We pay our property taxes and other taxes to help take care of our country, our state, our county, our community, and our citizens.
We do this willingly so that they will have the opportunity to be all that they can be by pursuing our best paying jobs in America so that they can pursue the American Dream.
So tell me, if our Government agencies are using that tax payer money to hire non-immigrant guest workers instead of hiring your qualified family members, would that make you mad?
I’m going to post some spreadsheets here for you to look at that shows what our government agencies are doing that I believe will shock you, and remember, it is your tax money that they are doing this with.
These files have that keyword in either the Employer column or the secondary named business entity column which is where they will be working at, and if you are local to the worksite, you can use the address in the worksite_address1 column to visit their office.
Feel free to share if you think this is wrong for the future of our country.
In a hearing broadcast live on YouTube on Tuesday, Luther said she had no choice but to open her business.
She said she hadn’t earned income since the county’s stay-at-home order was set in March. She applied for one of the federal loans aimed at helping small businesses but didn’t receive it until Sunday, she testified.
“I couldn’t feed my family, and my stylists couldn’t feed their families,” Luther testified, holding a phone to her face from the witness stand so the court reporter could hear her through a mask.
Before issuing his ruling, Moyé gave Luther an opportunity to apologize and promise not to reopen her salon until she was allowed to do so, saying he would consider levying only a fine “in lieu of the incarceration which you’ve demonstrated that you have so clearly earned.”
The owner of Big Daddy Zan’s Bar in Odessa, Gabrielle Ellison, was arrested Monday after a SWAT team was sent to shut her business down. She was charged with violating Gov. Abbott’s executive order that certain small businesses, including bars, remain closed.
Ellison says the financial hardship caused by the mandated closures was the reason she was compelled to reopen her business.
Folks, nothing in our constitution gives the President of America or the Governor of Texas the right to force any of us to close our businesses if we are doing nothing illegal and our citizens need income because trust me, as you can tell by reading this article, I’m there myself.
Do you think the governor or president can force you to lose everything in a state where our ancestors drew a line in the sands at the Alamo?
Release these people, and end this shutdown immediately.
The death numbers are so small that they are almost minuscule when compared to our population and from everything I’ve read they are comprised mostly of older people like myself who may not be in the best health to start with.
But I believe the worker testimony too. And at the end of the day, the big problem isn’t the specifics of Covid-19 response. It’s that Amazon treats the humans in the warehouses as fungible units of pick-and-pack potential. Only that’s not just Amazon, it’s how 21st-century capitalism is done.
Amazon is exceptionally well-managed and has demonstrated great skill at spotting opportunities and building repeatable processes for exploiting them. It has a corresponding lack of vision about the human costs of the relentless growth and accumulation of wealth and power. If we don’t like certain things Amazon is doing, we need to put legal guardrails in place to stop those things. We don’t need to invent anything new; a combination of antitrust and living-wage and worker-empowerment legislation, rigorously enforced, offers a clear path forward.
Poison · Firing whistleblowers isn’t just a side-effect of macroeconomic forces, nor is it intrinsic to the function of free markets. It’s evidence of a vein of toxicity running through the company culture. I choose neither to serve nor drink that poison. ¶
What about AWS? · Amazon Web Services (the “Cloud Computing” arm of the company), where I worked, is a different story. It treats its workers humanely, strives for work/life balance, struggles to move the diversity needle (and mostly fails, but so does everyone else), and is by and large an ethical organization. I genuinely admire its leadership. ¶
Of course, its workers have power. The average pay is very high, and anyone who’s unhappy can walk across the street and get another job paying the same or better.
Spot a pattern? · At the end of the day, it’s all about power balances. The warehouse workers are weak and getting weaker, what with mass unemployment and (in the US) job-linked health insurance. So they’re gonna get treated like crap, because capitalism. Any plausible solution has to start with increasing their collective strength. ¶
We are told that we need to retrain so I took their high demand skills training.
We are promised that we will receive employment assistance if we graduate.
So I graduated.
But their employment assistance seems to be to pass you off to the Texas Workforce Commission in my case.
To be fair, people making 2 or 3,000 per month are ill equipped to find work for software developers who have made in the six figure range and it is a complicated industry where many of the hiring managers do not share our beliefs in equal opportunity and prefer to hire via caste as this article demonstrates.
So we turn to what should be a safe haven which is a government job who absolutely has to put Americans first and adhere to our age discrimination laws and other laws.
Only to find out that our own Department of Labor who is responsible for the re-training that I took is not only complicit in allowing our government agencies to utilize non-immigrant guest workers instead of citizens and veterans like myself, but they actually use them themselves.
And then when we are doing our due diligence, we also find that the Department of Veterans affairs also is a user of non-immigrant guest workers and actually allows them to work from China using their own privately owned equipment.
And then one day, we are told like a kindergarten child that we will have to call our supervisor and ask for permission to go to the bathroom, so in frustration we walk out determined to find another job.
Only to have our government, federal and state, totally shut down the economy making it impossible to find work.
So we apply for unemployment only to be denied because we quit.
So we appeal and continue to submit a payment request.
leaving us with a va mortgage and 2 months to come up with a little over $4,000.00 for the forbearance and no way to do that with no job.
so we spend money we don’t have to buy a sign and hang our shingle out.
knowing full well that we don’t stand a chance with no operating capital, so we apply for the sba cares advance where they will give you up to $10,000.00 that is forgivable to help your business and eventually we actually do receive a check for $1,000.00 where we think, do I buy tools to do the work with, or pay the pickup payment.
All this time in the back of our mind is the realization that we actually begged Senators Cruz and Cornyn for help a long time ago only to be thrown under the bus leaving us with little options other than suicide.
Rather than complaining about a system that is broken, we even try to do what we can to fix the system and actually end up on the primary in one case with no money and nothing but a desire to make things work for the people that our government has turned its back on.
and after we lose the primary, we find out how we can stay in the fight because somebody has to do it.
With your help I will be a write-in candidate for the United States Congress representing Texas and District 11.
I will be running as a Republican.
How do we fix it?
Free Trade Agreements have to be structured using the following 3 rules and adopted by all countries signing the agreements.
It is ok to sell your products to another country
It is ok to expand to other countries, open up sales outlets and even manufacturing the products in that country as long as you only hire the locals in that country and you only sell those products in that country
It is NOT ok to move your manufacturing to another country to escape your countries regulations and salary levels and then turn around and import those products back to your country
Will you help me do this?
They tell me the odds are against a write-in candidate winning.
Which means we have to work harder at getting the message out there.
If you agree with what I have said, will you help me to get signatures in District 11 here in Texas?
Will you help me to spread the word in District 11 here in Texas