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  •  The point of the system...As argued by Congress (3+ / 0-)
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    IreGyre, BlackSheep1, Mannie

    is to attract skilled workers to the US.  The way it's designed has (Probably deliberately) opens it up to this kind of abuse.  I absolutely believe that using the system to take advantage of an H1B Visa holder is an abuse of the system, and the system should be fixed to prevent this.

    I also believe that calling someone a "contractor" just so you can pay them $9.25 an hour is also an abuse of the system.  Jobs demanding either a Master's degree or 10+ years of experience, and especially one requiring both, certainly should pay a lot more than "$9.25" an hour (I use quotes because it's less than that, when you include the contractor issue).

    •  attracting skilled workers (2+ / 0-)
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      Mannie, Flying Goat

      is not the same thing as a race to the bottom. It's a fine example of how the Law of Unintended Consequences leaves loopholes open to the unscrupulous.

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 10:28:04 AM PDT

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