Jeffrey Flake consistently votes for laws that hurt American workers, cutting their pay and endangering their jobs, while increasing the profits of his corporate sponsors and campaign contributors. That is despicable!
According to Computerworld, the I-Squared foreign worker bill that Senator Flake co-sponsored would decimate American tech workers’ job prospects.
IEEE-USA said the legislation, introduced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Tuesday, will “help destroy” the U.S. tech workforce with guest workers.
Other critics, including Ron Hira, a professor of public policy at Howard University and a leading researcher on the issue, said the bill gives the tech industry “a huge increase in the supply of lower-cost foreign guest workers so they can undercut and replace American workers.”
But Jeff Flake didn’t stop at trying to flood the job market with foreign replacements. In reference to Obama’s job killing TPP, a so-called free trade agreement, Senator Flake said Congress needs to “suck it up” and pass it.
Flake acknowledged that globalist trade policies are currently unpopular because many American workers have been devastated by the negative impact of these trade deals. Flake says that it’s been challenging for politicians to get voters to ignore these losses and instead focus on how these trade deals have benefited companies, which have reaped the rewards of cheaper goods.
Americans should just ignore the fact they are losing jobs and getting paid less because Flake’s campaign contributors are getting more rich at your expense!
Indeed, since 2001—the year China entered the WTO—Arizona lost nearly a quarter of all its manufacturing jobs.
Arizona suffered a net loss 21,000 jobs in 2015 due to the U.S. trade deficit with TPP countries, according to the Economic Policy Institute.
Senator Flake even whines about how hard it is to get citizens of America to suck it up and take a loss of pay and jobs while his corporate sponsors are making more money! You see him admitting exactly that below!
As Business Insider notes:
The senator said trade has always been something that’s harder to sell to the public during an election year because it’s ‘easier to identify those who have lost because of trade,’ pointing to factories that have closed or relocated. ‘But it’s more difficult to identify on the net, companies that have benefited from exports, cheaper goods,’ he said. ‘Not just cheaper goods, but cheaper inputs.’