I'm an engineer. I was extremely upset by the enomous numbers of H1-B visas granted to (mainly) Indian and Chinese guest workers who took jobs from US workers. Twice, in two different jobs, I showed up to work to find a guest worker in my cubical with a note from human resources that I was free to quit, and forfeit unemployment and severence benefits, or I could train that guest worker to do my job for 30 days and be laid off. This has happened to millions of American's in the technology industries.Obama promised to put an end to this. So I campaigned for him, every day, 10 to 12 hours a day, for more than 2 months. I, also, gave $400 to his campaign. In one of his first acts in office, Obama permited those Wall Street banks to lay of 50,000 US IT workers and displace them with 50,000 "emergency" H1-B visa guest workers. Over the past four years, Mr. Obama has expanded guest worke visas to nursing, even though 20% of our own nursing shool graduates are without jobs, and has issued more guest worker visa than Clinton and Bush combined. I was angry about this that I wrote an article for the BBC about this (that was published). In that article, I didn't just cite this as a jbs issue, but as a natioal security issue, becasue the curent guest worker visa programs acively discourage US students from majoring in Mathematics, the hard sciences, computer prigraming, and engineering.
Now, I don't expect Romney to be any better, but I am flat out furious with Obama over his throwing us and the country under a bus. So, I am seriosly considering voting for Romney.
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