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  •  It doesn't hurt the Repubs... (2+ / 0-)
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    ColoTim, Tweedledee5

    ...because they aren't voting for it.

    1) Democrats will vote "yes" and give the anti-worker goodies to the Corporations.

    2) Then Republicans will (mostly) vote "no" and look like saviors of the Working Man. Or saviors of American Racial Purity, depending on their audience.

    Remember the infamous Jesse Helms "White Hands" TV ad?

    Just imagine it with a different voice-over: "You needed that job. But they gave it to a kid on an H1-B visa instead...for wages 20% lower..."  The real kicker is that in the 2014 ad, the hands won't need to be white. They can be any color...!

    The Republicans need this bill more than we do. We should play hardball. We can strip out the anti-worker provisions and stand up for the Americans who are unemployed. They are already throwing the racists under the bus. Make them do the same with the Corporations.

    •  I think far more people will view this for (0+ / 0-)

      the immigration and path to citizenship than for the H1-B Visa issue.  It affects far more people and I think the Democrats will show that they're the ones who voted to help the undocumented while Republicans voted against them.  Yes, the H1-B issue will hurt, but I just think who votes for the path to citizenship will help Democrats more than trying to block it would help Republicans.

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