As I say all the time, skepticism is a good and necessary skill. If you didn’t pay attention to the studies that refute these lobbying firms, take a look at my diary to see what I’m talking about here. Because of the skepticism my post generated, I just wanted to highlight the fact that Senator Kerry’s position on H1B’s and offshoring efforts from his 2004 Presidential campaign were exactly the same as what I presented (thanks Joe):
In a speech given during his 2004 Presidential campaign, Senator John Kerry (D-MA) famously declared, “When I am President, and with your help, we’re going to repeal every benefit, every loophole, every reward that entices any Benedict Arnold company or CEO to take the money and the jobs overseas and stick the American people with the bill.”
That was Senator Kerry’s position before his current position. Not only has he done a complete 180, but he has now sought out the assistance of the Department of Homeland Insecurity to issue an executive order to bypass the legislative process to do exactly what he was against in 2004. One can presume that this is because the AeA, NFAP and the other lobbying firms have told him to. Here’s the forest. Can you see it?