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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Trump's 'Economic Nationalism'

Donald Trump is issuing an Executive Order to initiate emphasis on hiring American workers first. What are the concerns about this action?

To begin, ensuring that all American citizens are optimally employed should be a requirement of the overarching policy. The primary purpose of the federal government is to optimize return on national resources in partnership with citizens and private enterprises. Do you agree, yes or no?

If you agree, then is that supported by your political party and by the President's manifesto of policies?

President Trump's action presumes the following:
  1. Exceptionally qualified citizen workers are not being hired by American corporations and are therefore underemployed or not employed. Is that true or false?
  2. American employers have the right to recruit workers from the global marketplace to hire the best and brightest that they can find? Is that true or false?
  3. The National employment policy seeks to develop and nurture American workers such that they are the best and brightest workers? Is that true or false?
What is the nation doing to ensure that the workforce is the best and brightest such that is can staff the needs of American corporations with superior candidates in a globally competitive economy?

You see, the Political Parties, Congress, and the President get an "incomplete" for their fragmented and deficient actions. They are failing to address citizen needs completely.

"By combining aspects of immigration policy with federal procurement regulations, Trump is using executive action to advance his philosophy of economic nationalism without waiting for action from Congress.  But like many of his previous executive orders, the order will largely call on cabinet secretaries to fill in the details with reports and recommendations about what the administration can legally do. 
Specifically targeted: The H-1B visa program, which allows 85,000 foreign workers into the United States each year to take specific high-skilled jobs with U.S. companies. The program is popular with the information technology industry, which Trump has accused of "importing low-wage workers on H-1B visas to take jobs from young college-trained Americans." 
The executive order will stop short of the one to two-year moratorium on new skilled worker visas that Trump called for during the campaign. And it comes too late to have a direct effect on this year's visa season, which opened April 3."
We the People demand better performance from our elected representatives.

Economic Nationalism

1 comment:

  1. "President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday directing federal agencies to implement the "Buy American, Hire American" rhetoric of his campaign.

    "The buy and hire American order I'm about to sign will protect workers and students like you," Trump told a crowd of technical students and manufacturing employees at the headquarters of Snap-On Tools, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer. "It's America first, you better believe it. It's time. It's time, right?"