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Bernie Sanders Right to Call Out Disney on Firings

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Tuesday, 31 May 2016 09:54 AM Current | Bio | Archive

I certainly didn’t see this one coming: Bernie Sanders and I are on the same side of an immigration issue. My regular readers know I’ve long been opposed to the deny–American–workers–jobs scam better known as the H1–B visa.

You can click here and here to read more regarding two of the more egregious examples of firing U.S. workers to import cheaper government–approved workers.

Last week I learned that Bernie and I see eye to eye on H1–B visas. Politico covered a speech Sanders made before supporters in Anaheim, Calif. During his usual rant against capitalism and profit Sanders criticized Disney for firing 250 IT workers and replacing the U.S. citizens with foreign nationals willing to work for much less money.

Even better, the H1–B visa holders are essentially Disney serfs, since by the terms of their visa they can’t leave Disney for another job, because that would result in termination of the visa.

The strange thing about Sanders is he doesn’t see the ideological contradiction between his opposition to importing H1–B visa workers that displace US citizens and his support for giving citizenship to illegal aliens who break the law to cross the border and also displace citizen workers by driving down the wage scale. The only difference being one is government–approved and the other is government–overlooked.

Could it be Sanders opposes H1–B workers because they can’t vote Democratic and the newly legalized illegals can?

Of course after that brief ray of sunshine, Sanders’ speech plunged back into the swamp of socialism. “Here in Anaheim and the surrounding areas, Disney pays its workers wages that are so low that many of them are forced to live in motels because they can't afford a decent place to live,” Sanders ranted.

Aside from the fact I’ve never rented an apartment where the sheets were changed every day, Sanders’ motel numbers don’t add up. A quick search on cheaphotels.org for La Habra, Calif, a suburb of Anaheim, shows the least expensive rental is almost $1,800 a month, while you can rent a one bedroom apartment there for $1,200.

By simply using their heads, Sanders’ supporters who work for Disney can save $400 a month!

But using their heads doesn’t apply to Sanders or much of his support base. It’s easier to practice the politics of envy and make bettering your personal situation the responsibility of others.

Still, I’m grateful that Sanders and I can agree on one issue this election season. I just don’t anticipate it happening again.


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I certainly didn’t see this one coming: Bernie Sanders and I are on the same side of an immigration issue. My regular readers know I’ve long been opposed to the deny–American–workers–jobs scam better known as the H1–B visa.
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