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Senators John Warner and Jim Webb Please Vote stop H-1B

March 5, 2008

Senators John Warner and Jim Webb please vote against the secret H-1B deal being cooked up in the Congress now. This is very much against the interests of the people of Virginia. We are tired of losing our jobs and chances so that Northern Virginia tech moguls can get bigger houses.

Jim Webb promised to vote against guest worker. This is a guest worker bill. Jim Webb said that Harris Miller was the “Antichrist of outsourcing.” Well Bill Gates is the anti-Christ of H-1B and he is up with his money roaming around the Senate buying votes and ending our future.

http://blog.vdare.com/archives/2008/03/04/new-h-1b-deal-being-hatched-by-industry-hispanics-and-congresss/

Senator Warner recently had a chance to see that the hospitals in Northern Virginia don’t hire Americans on staff very much anymore. They have no Americans need apply for nursing and doctors jobs. Many of the nurses and doctors have trouble speaking English. They also make errors with medications because of their poor reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. These add costs.

A small surgical procedure can turn into a long stay because the wrong medicine is used and this produces side effects. That drives up costs. There is no savings when patients have to spend extra days in the hospital because their heart becomes unstable from the wrong medicine.

Senators Warner and Webb should remember that the INOVA they see is much better than the one we live under. We are the ones who get the doctors who mix up the wrong medicines and ignore drug interactions until after it shows up in the heart or other organs not functioning and thus requiring a longer hospital stay.

They get taken to the ER that is closest. However, the rest of us have had to be taken to a farther ER because the near one is full. This has happened twice in my family in the last year. This is real. We are not getting proper care and we are not getting prompt care. This is because of 3rd world immigrants clogging INOVA. But we are also getting poor care in INOVA because of the failure of communication from the lack of good English skills of the staff.

Not everyone can understand some of the accents of the doctors and nurses. This creates problems. You need to stop listening to Bill Gates. Bill Gates is disloyal to the people of this country. The prosecutors in the antitrust division of the DOJ looked the other way on his possible perjury or antitrust violations. He was given a second chance. He repays that by betraying us.

Senators and Bill Gates are responsible for each case of the wrong medicine being prescribed. They are responsible for every case where a person is taken to an ER farther away. They are responsible for the long waits in ER’s. If you don’t call 911 but go yourself, and you go to the closest ER and its full, then you may wait forever. We deserve better than this. We deserve senators who vote for us not for the money Bill Gates has.

Jim Webb won the Democratic primary in 2006 because he was against guest workers. He also won against George Allen because Allen supported the Skil Bill to increase H-1B. Those who wish to replace Senator Warner need to come out clearly against any H-1B increase or even continuation of H-1B. We need to end this taking of good jobs away from Americans.

There is no reason we need to import any nurses or doctors into this country. This has to stop. Senators need to learn loyalty to this country. We see your handiwork when we go to INOVA and get 3rd world medicine. We get the wrong drugs and the long waits because of immigrants, legal and illegal. We are not being fooled by you because we experience it with our own eyes and feel the pain ourselves or see it in the eyes of our family members. You need to stop pushing us down by H-1B and legal immigration and amnesties.

We wish the best for Senator John Warner with his heart condition just as we do for all of us in Northern Virginia or Virginia. Senators who want medical care that is accurate might also want to think about their vote. They can get Bill Gates money but what does it profit them if a 3rd world doctor gives them the wrong medicine that interacts with one of their existing medications?

Senator Byrd also recently went to the hospital for care.

http://www.reuters.com/article/featuredCrisis/idUSN26373452

Senator Byrd has a great record of voting against legal immigration. He is a real hero to the people of this country. Senator Byrd is loyal to the people of West Virginia.

Information on the secret H-1B increase:

http://blog.vdare.com/archives/2008/03/04/new-h-1b-deal-being-hatched-by-industry-hispanics-and-congresss/

4 March 2008

New H-1B Deal Being Hatched By Industry, Hispanics, And Congresss

Last week I sent out a newsletter warning that a deal is being worked out on Capitol Hill to pass a large H-1B increase.

http://www.competeamerica.org/hill/letter_congress/index.html

http://radio.woai.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=119078&article=3347863

==Virginia 2008 Senate Candidates should know this is an important issue to us. We are tired of Bill Gates 3rd world medicine in Virginia. Every time a 3rd world doctor or nurse replaces an American, its Bill Gates doing it to us. Those taking Bill Gates money should think about that. Every computer programming job taken is from Senators taking Bill Gates money. Every spy from China is a Senate guest of Bill Gates.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_United_States_Senate_election%2C_2008

List of candidates

[edit] Democratic

[edit] Republican

http://www.markwarner2008.com/

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Voter opposition to H-1b has been discussed by posters at the Washington Post political blog, the Fix:

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/thefix/2007/02/warner_considers_senate_bid.html

This is aptly named, because Bill Gates is trying to apply the fix now. We are also seeing our medical care needs to be fixed. We don’t want anymore 3rd world medicine in Northern Virginia. The Senate did this to us. Our having to go to ER’s farther away is from the Senate’s immigration bills. They did this to us. The pain we feel is from the senators.

Democratic Underground has discussion directed to Mark Warner to stop H-1B.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=364×1950642

I liked all the candidates in ’04. I will probably have just as difficult time deciding among them in ’08. Mark Warner was good for Virginia. If he will cut down on the number of foreign professionals who are brought in on H-1b visas to take jobs away from Americans, I may go for him in the primary because he is my former Governor and he did an exceptional job.

This was not posted by me and was posted in 2006.

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George Allen co-sponsored Skil Bill and lost. Allen betrayed his base and when he got into trouble, he didn’t have enough of their votes. George Allen immigration votes here. It was exposed that George Allen had options on high tech firms while he was voting for H-1B for those firms against the voters. That came out before the 2006 election.

Mark Warner is also part of the H-1B complex in Northern Virginia. He already starts out down on this issue.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Warner

In the early 1980s, Warner served as a Senate staff member to Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT). He later used his knowledge of federal telecommunications policies as a broker of cellular phone franchise licenses, making a significant fortune. As managing director of Columbia Capital Corporation, he helped found or was an early investor in a number of technology companies. He was one of the early investors in Nextel, co-founded Capital Cellular Corporation, and built up an estimated net worth of more than $200 million.[2]

Warner involved himself in public efforts related to health care, telecommunications, information technology and education.

We don’t need Mark Warner selling us out on H-1B to increase his 200 million dollar stock portfolio performance. We don’t need more 3rd world medicine and longer ER waits so that Mark Rich can make more money in the stock market or from his pals in the Northern Virginia business community.

http://www.jimgilmoreforsenate.com/

http://www.jimgilmoreforsenate.com/?q=node/111

As Governor of Virginia, Mark Warner amended legislation to give in-state tuition to illegal immigrants:

immigration site:markwarner2008.com

We don’t need Mark Warner to betray us on illegal immigration and H-1B as a senator. He needs to be loyal to the people of this state. He needs to stop 3rd world medicine’s growth and takeover of Virginia. Every person in Virginia who is a victim of 3rd world medicine here has a right to ask the Senators who voted for immigration to explain themselves and why they took Bill Gates money in exchange for the pain and suffering of our family members.

Our prayers and best wishes are with Senators Byrd and Warner that they receive the best care and continue long and healthy and productive lives. We also extend that to everyone in the INOVA 3rd world medical system.

We also extend best wishes to Senator John Warner’s staff to find new jobs. Men’s median wages are the same as in 1973. Women’s median wages are what men made in 1960. Productivity has doubled since 1973 but its all gone to Bill Gates. A parting gift to his staff from Senator John Warner is to stop H-1B. Graph of men’s and women’s median wages since 1960 is at page 16:
http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/p60-233.pdf

Maybe if we paid nurses and paramedics better we would have a better health system in INOVA.

==Nancy Pelosi H-1B Deal

http://www.numbersusa.com/index

==Third World Medicine

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/health/2002/bma_conference/2092231.stm

The NHS is verging on “third world medicine” in parts, the new president of the British Medical Association has said.

Sir Anthony Grabham, speaking in a personal capacity at the BMA conference in Harrogate, said one-third of the NHS was of high quality, the second reasonably good but the lowest third was of great concern.

Criticism of this view here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2093005.stm

The new head of the British Medical Association says parts of the NHS are verging on “third world medicine”.

Search “third world medicine”

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6VBF-3T3SS6V-1J&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=2ee284321886c1347cbc1a1ad2be2d2a

Third World medicine in First World cities: capital accumulation, uneven development and public health

David G. Whiteis
School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN 46805, USA

Available online 7 July 1998.

Abstract

This paper addresses issues of public health and access to care for the urban poor in the context of current U.S. urban, economic and industrial policy. The pathologies that threaten “inner city” neighborhoods are the result of decades of political neglect, economic exploitation and resource withdrawal, which themselves stem directly from public and corporate sector strategies to facilitate capital accumulation and consolidation.

Capital Accumulation strategy? Would that be Bill Gates courting Nancy Pelosi for H-1B’s?

Speaker Pelosi Poised to Give Millions of U.S. Jobs to Foreign Workers

NumbersUSA’s Capitol Hill Team is hearing numerous reports and seeing signs indicating that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is negotiating to give millions of American jobs to foreign workers.

Pelosi’s backroom deals appear to be motivated by fear that a group of freshmen Democrats may get most Republicans to help them force a vote on the enforcement-only SAVE Act (Secure America with Verification Enforcement). That bill — with 148 bi-partisan signers in the House and Senate — primarily would drive millions of illegal aliens out of their jobs. But Pelosi is trying to ensure that if the bill comes to a vote, it will include huge increases in H-2B and H-1B visas for foreign workers of all kinds – and, that it will include millions of legal work permits for all the illegal aliens currently holding jobs unlawfully.

http://www.numbersusa.com/index

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Pelosi Gates H-1b

Gates Buffet are giving their wealth to the third world not to the Americans whose lives fueled their path to riches and celebrity. Without the American working class and middle class, Buffet and Gates would never have had their success. But they show their real emotions by saying they have no loyalty to the people who made their success possible. Are they the teachers of senators?

Bill Gates Buffet “third world”

http://www.vdare.com/guzzardi/061013_pelosi.htm

By Joe Guzzardi

Pelosi sits near the top of the list of wealthy Congressmen. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Pelosi and her husband have amassed a fortune approaching $55 million—much of it from real estate development and Napa Valley vineyard ownership. (Take a few moments to peruse the C.R.P. list to find out how much money your local representatives have in the bank.)

And it is a near certainty that part of her and her husband’s wealth is derived from illegal immigrant labor. Their vineyards use non-union labor to pick grapes and sell those grapes to non-union wineries. Read the various Internet blogs on the subject—including our friends the Lone Wacko and Flopping Aces.

Take it from someone who just this morning walked though a Lodi, CA. vineyard with his dogs—illegal aliens work in those fields.

Pelosi doesn’t pay their medical care and wants us to give up our medical care to pay the bills for her workers. She wants to degrade us to the same level. Another impact of her employment and immigration policies is to bring third world diseases here. That costs us money too. That is another version of third world medicine brought to us by Bush Clinton Kennedy Obama McCain Pelosi. Vote Constitution Party for President if you don’t want one of these diseases to finish off someone in your family or leave them lingering with endless misdone paperwork in our third world medical complexes.

Free Fax at Numbers USA from your computer to stop H-1B and legal third world immigration.

http://www.numbersusa.com/faxcenter

Bloggers should tell unPC truths

November 9, 2007

MSM journalists get speaking fees and even their regular job is a paid corporate infomercial as Randall Burns wrote recently at Vdare.

http://blog.vdare.com/archives/2007/11/08/corporate-media-electoral-bias-and-immigration/

“Corporate Media Electoral Bias–and Immigration”

Blogging isn’t about being polite to our family members or co-workers.  Blogs are a place to tell unpleasant unvarnished cold truths without apology.  Blogs are the unPC Zone.  PC liberalism in blogspace should be treated not with fear but contempt.  They are undermining one of the last refuges of truth.

They are also taking away our future descendants by driving down our fertility.  That is deliberate, they want us working for them not attending our children or grandchildren.  They want us to devote ourselves entirely to them.
MSM journalists are not our teachers.  They are paid infomercial shills.  It doesn’t matter what they say about us, unless its good.  Then we know we aren’t telling the truth.  To blog or write comments that are just repeating corporatist pc mantras is to be worse than a thrall, its to be a chump.

Tom Tancredo against H-1B

August 5, 2007

Randall Burns by email has graciously supplied me with some information that makes the issue of Tom Tancredo and H-1B a little more complicated to understand.

http://www.zazona.com/NewsArchive/2005-09-21%20Tancredo's%20un-REAL%20GUEST%20Ac
t%20of%202005.htm
http://www.outlander.com/policy/imref.htm

and the following that I found in a search

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1054928/posts

Rather than characterize this material myself at this time, I will let the reader follow the leader, in this case Randall Burns, to these other sites.

== The post I had before the input from Randall Burns:

Tom Tancredo has on numerous occasions taken a strong stand against H-1B visas. The following shows that Tancredo has a strong record against H-1B.

Better Immigration has what appears to be an error in its grade for Tom Tancredo as a member of the Colorado Delegation.

For Tom Tancredo as a presidential candidate, they give him an A+ and a check on all items. This is a detailed list.

http://www.betterimmigration.com/candidates/2006/TancredoPres08.html

http://www.betterimmigration.com/candidates/2006/prez08_gop2.html

For his individual record in the Colorado Delegation they show him with a B+/C+ on visa workers.

http://grades.betterimmigration.com/testgrades.php3?District=CO06&VIPID=146

Tancredo’s Numbers USA profile is all green as well:

http://profiles.numbersusa.com/improfile.php3?DistSend=CO&VIPID=146

This error has propagated to Wikipedia:

Tancredo was an early critic of H-1b expansion. However, his recent votes in that area have been only slightly more restrictive than the average member of Congress and earned a C+ from Americans for Better Immigration, a project of NumbersUSA, in that area of immigration policy.

In 2005, Tancredo sponsored legislation to eliminate H-1B visas for temporary workers[28].

Americans for Better Immigration has awarded Tancredo a career score of 100% and a career grade of A+ for his opposition to amnesty for illegal aliens [29], his efforts to eliminate the automatic granting of citizenship to the babies of illegal aliens[30] and for his support of the interior enforcement of United States immigration laws[31]. In 2007, they awarded Tancredo a “Congressional Immigration Reduction Grade” of A+.[32]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Tancredo

http://grades.betterimmigration.com/testgrades.php3?District=CO06&VIPID=146

Randall Burns has written a recent column relying on the seemingly incorrect Colorado delegation record for Tancredo at Better Immigration, showing a poor voting record for Tancredo on H-1B. We find, as indicated above, with further research that that webpage appears to be inaccurate.

(In the google blog search engine, for Tancredo H-1B and some other searches, it picks up the Randall Burns quote, and thus gives an incorrect view of this column which finds no support for the poor record on H-1B indicated by the website Burns linked to.)

http://profiles.numbersusa.com/improfile.php3?DistSend=CO&VIPID=146

http://programmersguild.org/docs/Tancredo_18Jun2003.html

Tancredo Statement to House June 18, 2003

Reference: Congressional Record Online (highlighting added)

So I am saying that it is now approaching a million people, if not more, that are here under an H-1b program that are taking jobs in “that high-tech industry that no other American would take.” Does anybody really buy that?

What we know is that they are being given these visas because they will work for less. It is a cheap labor program.

http://teamtancredo.typepad.com/team_tancredo/2007/07/tancredo-on-c-3.html

http://blog.vdare.com/archives/2007/08/05/ames-straw-poll-and-immigration/

Randall Burns]

Furthermore,despite his early attention to H-1b expansion, Tancredo’s recent voting record on H-1b expansion has been fairly weak. Paul has placed less emphasis on immigration, but has a stronger recent record on H-1b expansion.

Is this vote record on Tancredo accurate? It seems in conflict with the Numbers USA link above on Tancredo’s voting record and Tancredo’s statements on H-1B. The website Randall Burns references, Better Immigration, lacks a link to the House on actual votes of Tancredo.

Numbers USA does have links to the Library of Congress webpage.

====Excerpts Numbers USA follows==========

Cosponsored bill to reduce foreign worker importation by eliminating the H-1B program in 2005-2006
Rep. Tancredo was a cosponsor of H.R 1325, to repeal the H-1B visa category for temporary workers in specialty occupations. The H-1B program increases the number of high-tech workers allowed into the U.S; however, there aren’t that many high-tech jobs available in the U.S.Without evidence of a shortage of high-tech workers, and considering it is laden with fraud and abuse, there is no need for the H-1B program. H.R. 1325 recognizes the fact that the program is obsolete – if it was ever truly needed – and puts an end to the unfair job competition for America’s high-tech workers. Read a summary of the bill here.
Cosponsored legislation to protect American jobs by reforming the L-1 and H-1B visa programs in 2003-2004
Rep. Tancredo cosponsored H.R. 2849, the USA Jobs Protection Act of 2003. H.R. 2849 would have implemented reforms of the H-1B and L-1 visa programs aimed at preventing American high-tech workers from being displaced by foreign workers. The legislation included important protections for American workers, including prevailing wage and no-layoff provisions. It also extended current no-layoff provisions for H-1B dependent employers to all H-1B employers. A companion bill, S. 1452, was introduced in the Senate by Senator Dodd.
Cosponsored bill to abolish the H-1B program in 2003-2004
Rep. Tancredo cosponsored H.R. 2688, a bill to abolish the H-1B visa program. Introduced by Rep. Tom Tancredo, H.R. 2688 would have put an end to the H-1B foreign-worker importation program that primarily allocates visas to high-tech workers. The annual cap of 195,000 on H-1B visas returned to its previous level of 65,000 in October of 2003.

====Excerpts Numbers USA ends==========

Search H-1b at Numbers USA page on Tom Tancredo to find info on his record with links to House.gov.

http://profiles.numbersusa.com/improfile.php3?DistSend=CO&VIPID=146

WaPo article

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/16/AR2005121601814.html
House Votes to Toughen Laws on Immigration
One Setback for Bush: No Guest-Worker Plan

By Jonathan Weisman

Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, December 17, 2005; Page A01

http://www.dhs.gov/ximgtn/statistics/publications/yearbook.shtm

H-1B are part of non-immigrant admissions. For the US government, immigrant means here to stay permanently. Even though most H-1B’s do, they represent they are here temporarily.

2005 Admission Numbers Page 3 of pdf:

The following are the flow for 2005, not the stock of total H-1B’s in the US in 2005, which was larger.

Temporary workers/trainees and families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .883,706

Specialty occupations (H-1B). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407,418

Spouses/children of H-1, H-2, and H-3 workers (H-4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130,145

http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/2005_NI_rpt.pdf

Edwin Rubenstein discusses these immigration numbers at Vdare

http://www.vdare.com/rubenstein/070731_nd.htm

see also his displacement index

http://blog.vdare.com/archives/2007/08/03/july-jobs-american-worker-displacement-resumes/

Search h-1b Tom Tancredo

Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act smited Graham family’s stability

February 19, 2007

Two posts at Vdare by Patrick Cleburne and Randall Burns lead into this article’s discussion of how Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act harmed the family of Senator Lindsey Graham while he and his sister were growing up. Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act created income inequality and economic insecurity to further undermine Senator Lindsey Graham and his sister’s start in life when both their parents died.

If you look at p60-191.pdf at Census.gov they have a graph showing income inequality went down from the start of statistics in the 1940’s to bottom out at the time of the 1965 Immigration Act and started up after 1968 and has gone up ever since. Men’s median wages flattened in 1973 and in 2005 were below 1973. See p60-229.pdf graph page 14. Most Senators timed the income inequality graph perfectly, coming of age as young adults when income inequality was low from the 1940′s to 1960′s and then building or increasing fortunes as income inequality increased from 1968 to the present.

In an earlier article, Graham was compared to several other senators who sponsored or cosponsored the S. 2611 amnesty bill who unlike Graham benefited from low income inequality when they started out as young adults and high income inequality in their peak earning years. Several Senators who conspored S. 2611 built or deepened fortunes from the misfortunes of others on the income inequality graph.

From an earlier Old Atlantic article:

The lives of Arlen Specter and the 6 cosponsors of S. 2611 are reviewed at the end of the article in terms of how they fit on the income inequality graph. Arlen Specter, John McCain and Ted Kennedy were born in the 1930′s and became young adults in the 1950′s while income inequality was falling. They could build careers and have families while still young. Two Senators, Chuck Hagel and Mel Martinez were born in 1946. They became 21 in 1967. They had families and full careers as they timed the income inequality graph perfectly, low income inequality when they were young and rising while they got on top. Both became rich on this curve.

Lindsey Graham and Sam Brownback were born in the mid 1950′s. Graham had to start out as the curve was getting worse. He had to choose a career or family and chose career. He has never had children. Brownback solved this problem by marrying an heiress and has 5 children and a career. Brownback is running for president.

Patrick Cleburne comments on the prior Old Atlantic article at Vdare.com:
The Senate: In an Income Time Warp?”

Patrick Cleburne

A large number of Americans appear to have realized that income inequality has increased and that massive immigration is substantially responsible. And they are increasingly willing to say so.

A frequently-expressed view of Peter Brimelow’s is that the current generation of political “leaders” was formed intellectually before immigration was discernable as a social problem. Quite possibly they will literally have to die off before public policy will change – people rarely have new ideas.

Personally, though, I still think the more persuasive explanation is that these Senators are selfish, corrupt, and unAmerican.

Mr. Cleburne has some kind words for a previous Old Atlantic column and this blogger, which I thank him for. I am only too well aware of the editing work needed for this blog and I thank my readers for putting up with it.

What To Do With The Senate?” Randall Burns at Vdare.com

Randall Burns deepens our understanding of the comparison of the lives of the Senators by providing information on the life of Lindsey Graham. Burns points out that Graham helped to take care of a sister when both of their parents died.

His sister was taken in by relatives and Graham arranged to do his law school education near to where she was living and also with the military’s assent adopted her so she could take advantage of military health care.

As Burns points out, this was not selfish on the part of Graham. But in the context of the discussion here and in Mr. Cleburne’s column, Graham was distinguished from the selfish Senators as illustrating the impact of economic insecurity as he reached young adulthood. The other Senators’ lives illustrated selfishness and attributing to themselves the advantage of the timing of their birth on the income inequality graph.

The loss of both parents can only be a shock to the sense of economic security of any person. Since Graham had a minor sister at the time, that can only deepen that sense of economic insecurity. In the comparison of the lives above, Graham illustrated how economic insecurity was higher in the late 1970′s and 1980′s as income inequality was going up from its low in 1968 as the effects of Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act cut in.

By pointing this episode out, Burns deepens our understanding of this. Graham was subject to two shocks, one was the loss of his parents while he had a minor sister and the other was the rising tide of income inequality from Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act. This meant it would be harder for her to have a job during school or for her relatives to support her who had taken her in.

In fact, Graham tells us she got 600 dollars per month from Social Security and that she needed that money. This shows how social security had taken the place for the Graham family of a job market with job shortages and high wages, which is the historic basis of income security for all but the rich.

Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act had taken from the Graham family the economic opportunity it needed both before and after the loss of Graham’s parents. The Kennedy 1965 Immigration Act had left the Graham family unprepared except by social security and the kindess of relatives for one of life’s blows, the loss of the two parents. We can infer that Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act kept Graham’s parents from having sufficient life insurance, and that they couldn’t afford sufficient life insurance because Kennedy took away the wages of both of Graham’s parents with his 1965 Immigration Act.

Kennedy McCain rode income inequality wave

February 13, 2007

Most Senators today were born or became young adults in the 1940′s or 1950′s while income inequality was going down. If you look at Change in Income Inequality for Families: 1947-1998 Fig 1 or p60-191.pdf at Census.gov they have a graph showing income inequality went down from the start of statistics in the 1940′s to bottom out at the time of the 1965 Immigration Act and started up after 1968 and has gone up ever since.

Census Income home page:

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/income.html

Census Income Inequality Home Page:

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/incineq/p60204.html

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/incomestats.html#incomeineq

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/income05.html 

Men’s median wages flattened in 1973 and in 2005 were below 1973. See p60-231.pdf page 18 or see p60-229.pdf graph page 14. Specter who sponsored S. 2611 was part of the group that could get married early, have kids, and still have a career. Now he is against the young people of today being able to do this.

The census gov charts show why young adults don’t get married and have kids, they are struggling against the H-1B immigration, amnesty, family reunification that Specter supports.

But Specter and most of the cosponsors rode the chart of income inequality from the time it was going down to the bottom of income inequality when they were starting out to the top where he is now on the top. He takes credit for the chart being his genius. That’s why they had it good and young people today don’t in their minds.

The lives of Specter and the 6 cosponsors are reviewed at the end of the article in terms of how they fit on the income inequality graph. Specter, McCain and Kennedy were born in the 1930′s and became young adults in the 1950′s while income inequality was falling. They could build careers and have families while still young. Two Senators, Hagel and Martinez were born in 1946. They became 21 in 1967. They had families and full careers as they timed the income inequality graph perfectly, low income inequality when they were young and rising while they got on top. Both became rich on this curve.

Lindsey Graham and Sam Brownback were born in the mid 1950′s. Graham had to start out as the curve was getting worse. He had to choose a career or family and chose career. He has never had children. Brownback solved this problem by marrying an heiress and has 5 children and a career. Brownback is running for president.

The Senators who voted for S. 2611 with amnesty and more legal immigration rode the same inequality curve. When they started out, inequality was at a bottom and they could get good paying summer jobs, go to college, and have kids right after college. They think their life is normal or their hard work. Many were in the Senate in the 1970′s when income inequality started to go up, and most were in by 1980. So they have been on top while income inequality went up, but in their minds, they worked their way up, because when they were starting out they were doing so at the time of low income equality, the bottom of the income inequality bowl graph.

So they feel morally superior and entitled to vote for immigration, because their success is their hard work. Lobbyists give them money in and out of office and they don’t realize at a gut level its for causing this bowl shape of the income inequality graph by immigration. They know it intellectually, but don’t accept it emotionally because they remember when they started out, there was low inequality and they could work themselves up and have families at the same time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._2611

http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/109/senate/2/votes/157/

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:SN02611:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:SN02611:@@@P

S.2611
Title: A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Specter, Arlen [PA] (introduced 4/7/2006) Cosponsors (6)
Related Bills: H.R.4437, S.2454, S.2612
Latest Major Action: 5/25/2006 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Passed Senate with amendments by Yea-Nay Vote. 62 – 36. Record Vote Number: 157.


COSPONSORS(6), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]: (Sort: by date)Sen Brownback, Sam [KS] – 4/7/2006
Sen Graham, Lindsey [SC] – 4/7/2006
Sen Hagel, Chuck [NE] – 4/7/2006
Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA] – 4/7/2006
Sen Martinez, Mel [FL] – 4/7/2006
Sen McCain, John [AZ] – 4/7/2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlen_Specter 1930http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Brownback 1956http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindsey_Graham 1955

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Hagel Born 1946

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_M_Kennedy 1932

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Martinez Born 1946

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCain Born 1936

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlen_Specter Born 1930

http://www2.census.gov/prod2/popscan/p60-191.pdf

You may want to open the above pdf in another window and look at the income inequality graph. It is a bowl shape that goes down from the late 1940′s to bottom out from 1965 to 1968 and then heads back up. It splits into two indices and these reach the 1940′s level of income inequlity sometime between 1980 and 1985. Income inequality then rose to its current levels the most extreme. The bottom of the bowl is the 1965 Immigration Act. Despite the effect of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, income inequality was at its low from 1965 to 1968 for all time that they have statistics.All the bill sponsors and cosponsors benefited from the time period at the bottom of this bowl.

Specter is the bill sponsor. He was born February 12, 1930 and 21 years later, in 1951, income inequality was headed down. That was when he was starting out as a young adult. Income inequality was falling rapidly in the early 1950′s. He could go to law school, get married, and have a family while he was a young adult and attribute all of that to his smarts and hard work.

Edward M. Kennedy was born February 22, 1932 and he was 21 in 1953. Although rich, he could feel that he was part of a generation where income inequality was falling rapidly. He became a young adult and even became a Senator in 1962 while income inequality was falling faster than at any time in history. He was the one who stopped that and reversed it by the 1965 Immigration Act.John McCain was born August 29, 1936 and was 21 in 1957. This was while income inequality was falling rapidly. He started out as a young adult during that time of rising boats for all. He was able to get married during this time. He was in a prison camp from 1967–1973 while income inequality bottomed out. When he returned he would divorce his wife, marry a millionairess and launch his political career. He was helping Charles Keating in the early 1980′s during the S and L scandal and was a member of the Keating 5.”

Melquíades Rafael “Mel” Martínez (born October 23, 1946) is a Cuban-born American politician,”. He started out as a lawyer in 1973 and built his practice for 25 years. He was 21 in 1967. The all time bottom in income inequality was 1968. He too could go to law school like Specter, get married, have a young family and build a legal career all as a young adult.”

Charles TimothyChuckHagel (born October 4, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Nebraska. A member of the Republican Party, he was first elected in 1996 and was reelected in 2002.” Hagel enjoyed the same opportunity that Mel Martinez had, to become 21 in 1967 one year before income inequality bottomed out in 1968. Hagel thus could build his life while income inequality was low and enjoy rising income inequality later when he was an investment banker and businessma in the 1980′s. He could build a fortune in the 1980′s as income inequality was going up from over 20 years of the action of the 1965 Immigration Act. Hagel wants to keep his business network of rich guys in the same sweet spot of when they were born together and doing well so they can hire each other’s kids and avoid the fate that young people who are not children of business moguls like Hagel have to face.

“Lindsey Olin Graham (born July 9, 1955) ” “Graham graduated from the University of South Carolina at Columbia with a B.A. in Psychology in 1977 and from its school of law with a J.D. in 1981, and eventually entered private practice as a lawyer. He is a brother of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Graham has never married.” Graham unlike the others, could not build a career and have a family as a young adult. Graham is already illustrating the impact of the 1965 Immigration Act, its why he had to choose building a career or a family as a young adult. Graham chose to build a career, so he never had a family as a result.

“Samuel Dale “Sam” Brownback (born September 12, 1956) is the senior United States senator from the U.S. state of Kansas. On January 20, 2007 he announced his intentions to seek the Republican Party‘s nomination for President in the 2008 Presidential election.[1][2]“Brownback is married to the former Mary Stauffer, heiress[citation needed] to a Topeka, Kansas newspaper fortune. The couple are the parents of five children (three daughters and two sons; two of the children are adopted).”

So Brownback avoided Graham’s choice have a career or a family but not both, by marrying an heiress. So he could have both. But not those he governs. Brownback’s S. 2611 puts most Americans in the same boat as Lindsey Graham, if you want to build a career during this time of economic uncertainty, you have to defer marriage and children, maybe forever. For those making this choice, even becoming a US Senator may not be enough to reverse income inequality preventing them getting married and having kids when biology tells them to, as young adults.

==Reference Material

Table IE-6.  Measures of Household Income Inequality: 1967 to 2001*

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                      Variance        Mean

                        of the logarithmic                Atkinson

                        log of   deviation         -----------------------

 Year            Gini   income   of income   Theil  e=0.25  e=0.50  e=0.75

 -------------------------------------------------------------------------

 2001           0.466    1.007       0.515   0.413   0.098   0.189   0.282

 2000 30/       0.462    0.983       0.490   0.404   0.096   0.185   0.275
1970           0.394    0.805       0.370   0.271   0.068   0.138   0.214

 1969           0.391    0.774       0.357   0.268   0.067   0.135   0.209

 1968           0.388    0.779       0.356   0.273   0.067   0.135   0.208

 1967 12/       0.399    0.813       0.380   0.287   0.071   0.143   0.220

=–

http://www.census.gov/hhes/income/histinc/ie1.html

==

 Table IE-1.  Selected Measures of Household Income Dispersion:

      1967 to 2001      (Households as of March of the following year.  Income in current

      and 2001 CPI-U-RS adjusted dollars 28/)

      -------------------------------------------------------------------

      Measures of Income Dispersion    2001   2000 30/ 2000 29/   1999
Household Income Ratios of

         Selected Percentiles         95th/20th                        8.38     8.10     8.11     8.26

         95th/50th                        3.57     3.46     3.46     3.48

         80th/50th                        1.98     1.95     1.95     1.94

         80th/20th                        4.65     4.56     4.56     4.62

         20th/50th                        0.43     0.43     0.43     0.42
Gini coefficient of

         income inequality               0.466    0.462    0.460    0.457
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Measures of Income Dispersion    1970     1969     1968   1967 12/

      -------------------------------------------------------------------

       Household Income at

         Selected Percentiles       In Current Dollars:

         20th percentile upper limit   3,687    3,574    3,323    3,000

         50th (median)                 8,734    8,389    7,743    7,143

         80th percentile upper limit  14,661   13,900   12,688   11,841

         95th percentile lower limit  23,178   21,800   19,850   19,000

In 2001 Dollars:

         20th percentile upper limit  14,556   14,789   14,350   13,474

         50th (median)                34,481   34,714   33,436   32,081

         80th percentile upper limit  57,881   57,519   54,790   53,181

         95th percentile lower limit  91,505   90,209   85,717   85,334

Household Income Ratios of

         Selected Percentiles

95th/20th                        6.29     6.10     5.97     6.33

         95th/50th                        2.65     2.60     2.56     2.66

         80th/50th                        1.68     1.66     1.64     1.66

         80th/20th                        3.98     3.89     3.82     3.95

         20th/50th                        0.42     0.43     0.43     0.42

Mean Household Income

         of Quintiles

In Current Dollars

         Lowest quintile               2,029    1,957    1,832    1,626

         Second quintile               5,395    5,216    4,842    4,433

         Third quintile                8,688    8,335    7,679    7,078

         Fourth quintile              12,247   11,674   10,713    9,903

         Highest quintile             21,684   20,520   18,762   17,946

In 2001 Dollars:

         Lowest quintile               8,010    8,098    7,911    7,303

         Second quintile              21,299   21,584   20,909   19,910

         Third quintile               34,300   34,491   33,160   31,789

         Fourth quintile              48,350   48,307   46,261   44,477

         Highest quintile             85,607   84,913   81,019   80,601

Shares of Household Income

         of Quintiles

Lowest quintile                   4.1      4.1      4.2      4.0

         Second quintile                  10.8     10.9     11.1     10.8

         Third quintile                   17.4     17.5     17.5     17.3

         Fourth quintile                  24.5     24.5     24.4     24.2

         Highest quintile                 43.3     43.0     42.8     43.8

Gini coefficient of

         income inequality               0.394    0.391    0.388    0.399

http://www.census.gov/hhes/income/incineq/p60tb1.html

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/p60191.html

http://www.census.gov/hhes/income/histinc/ineqtoc.html

“income inequality” site:census.gov

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s109-2611
January 29, 2007
National Data, By Edwin S. Rubenstein

“Yes, Tyler, Income Inequality Is Real. And Immigration Is A Cause.” More on Rubenstein‘s ESR Research, which does statistical research.

Time to Rethink Immigration?
by Peter Brimelow
from National Review, June 22, 1992

Mr. Brimelow is Editor at VDARE.com.

Above is the famous Brimelow piece at National Review, when William F. Buckley was still for us on immigration restriction. William Kristol is now editor of National Review. Kristol, born in 1952, rode the income inequality wave and has pulled up the ladder on the generations that came after him.

The above was rewritten from a comment at Front Page Magazine on

The GOP’s Moment of Truth
By William Kristol
The Weekly Standard | February 13, 2007

William Kristol was born in 1952. He rode the same income inequality wave.

==Comment that was rewritten into above:

Kristol was born in 1952 while income inequality was going down. If you look at p60-191.pdf at Census.gov they have a graph showing income inequality went down from the start of statistics in the 1940′s to bottom out at the time of the 1965 Immigration Act and started up after 1968 and has gone up ever since.

Men’s median wages flattened in 1973 and in 2005 were below 1973. See p60-229.pdf graph page 14. Kristol was part of the group that could get married early, have kids, and still have a career. Now he is against the young people of today being able to do this.

The census gov charts show why young adults don’t get married and have kids, they are struggling against the H-1B immigration, amnesty, family reunification that Kristol supports.

But Kristol rode the chart of income inequality from the bottom of income inequality when he was starting out to the top where he is now on the top. So he is against us. He takes credit for the chart being his genius. That’s why he had it good and young people today don’t in his mind.

You can simply type in the names of the pdf files into google and those will give the link to the pdf files at the census site, you don’t have to hunt through it.

The Senators for S. 2611 with amnesty and more legal immigration rode the same inequality curve. When they started out, inequality was at a bottom and they could get good paying summer jobs, go to college, and have kids right after college. They think their life is normal or their hard work. Many were in the Senate in the 1970′s when income inequality started to go up, and most were in by 1980. So they have been on top while income inequality went up, but in their minds, they worked their way up, because when they were starting out they were doing so at the time of low income equality, the bottom of the income inequality bowl graph.

So they feel morally superior and entitled to vote for immigration, because their success is their hard work. Lobbyists give them money in and out of office and they don’t realize at a gut level its for causing this bowl shape of the income inequality graph by immigration. They know it intellectually, but don’t accept it emotionally because they remember when they started out, there was low inequality and they could work themselves up and have families at the same time.

==Comments at Vdare on this post

The Senate: In an Income Time Warp?”

Patrick Cleburne

A large number of Americans appear to have realized that income inequality has increased and that massive immigration is substantially responsible. And they are increasingly willing to say so.

A frequently-expressed view of Peter Brimelow’s is that the current generation of political “leaders” was formed intellectually before immigration was discernable as a social problem. Quite possibly they will literally have to die off before public policy will change – people rarely have new ideas.

Personally, though, I still think the more persuasive explanation is that these Senators are selfish, corrupt, and unAmerican.

Mr. Cleburne has some kind words for this column and this blogger, which I thank him for. I am only too well aware of the editing work needed for this blog and I thank my readers for putting up with it.
– Also

What To Do With The Senate?” Randall Burns at Vdare.com

These are discussed further in this article.

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