Friday, August 19, 2011

Foreign students walk off Hershey’s factory job in protest | The Lookout - Yahoo! News

The J-1 visa program brings foreign students to the country to work for two months and learn English, and was designed in part to fill seasonal tourism jobs at resorts and seaside towns. The 400 students employed at a Pennsylvania factory that makes Hershey's candies told The New York Times that even though they make $8.35 an hour, their rent and program fees are deducted from their paychecks, leaving them with less money than they spent to get the visas and travel to the country in the first place.

Hmm....

Why is the US funding a program that takes jobs away from Americans?

Why was the US ever funding a program that reduces the need for companies to compete for employees by paying them what the local market requires?

Why is the US paying to teach foreign students English and send them back to their respective countries to be more educated when our own kids aren't competitive with some of those countries because they're too uneducated?

Why do Obama and his crew think that people like me are the reason we're having an economic crisis when I raise questions like this?

Why do Democrats call me a government hater for wanting to get rid of stupid programs like this?

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