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  •  I'm a retired teacher (0+ / 0-)

    most of my students became white collar engineers. I have a daughter who is an attorney and a son who is a train mechanic. My daughter makes more in one year than I've made in 20. My son makes $30K a year. My daughter is on her second marriage, 2 kids she has lives with their dad, not her. My son has 3 children. My daughter has never been loyal to any boyfriend, now girlfriend she ever had. She has traveled around the world a number of times wining and dining with the elite. My son splurges by taking my grandkids to Chuckie Cheese or Dave and Busters. When they were kids (my daughter is 18 months older), and they had to get somewhere important in a crisis, I made sure my son drove. Not out of chauvinism, but because he is rock of discipline and character. I love my daughter. She is my favorite. However, when it comes to today, when both are in their late 30s, it is my blue collar son who I trust. That is just my story. However, when I see someone differentiate between rich or poor, white collar or blue, I have an issue about it that stems from over 50 years of working and not seeing a difference between a person who is out of work being a republican or democrat, laborer or manager. They're both unemployed.

    I know what the diarist was getting at. I can read. I am not referring to or arguing that sending high tech support and engineering jobs overseas hurts our economy. Just don't try to lay that bullshit on me about taking care of white collar people. It's taking care of Americans. I don't give a rats ass if it's a lawyer or a janitor. They both have to eat and they both have to survive. And if by chance a normally white collar worker has to be a blue collar worker to survive, there are far worse things in life that person has to deal with than worrying whether a job, any job is beneath their dignity.

    You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war..... Albert Einstein,

    by tazz on Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 11:51:46 AM PST

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    •  TAZZ, You have completely missed the point (4+ / 0-)
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      Chi, uscitizenvoter, dawnt, Norbrook

      There is a specific public program in place to replace workers who college degrees in specific industries (IT, Accounting, Nursing and Teaching) with workers from overseas.

      Lawyers are not mass replaced in this fashion.

      When you attempt to read this diary as a show of preference of white vs blue collar unemployment you have missed the point COMPLETELY.

      The diary is about H1-B and L-1 visa program.

    •  Obviously (1+ / 0-)
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      IT Professional

      you don't have a clue what the diarist is getting at. That axe your grinding is blocking your view.

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