Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Economics wakeup from Hillaryville

Silicon Valley voters backed Mrs. Clinton big time. Valley employers want more H1b visas so more immigrants can take jobs Americans won’t do. You know, those $160,000 a year jobs?

“’I didn’t become a software engineer to be trying to make ends meet,’ said a Twitter employee in his early 40s who earns a base salary of $160,000. It is, he added, a ‘pretty bad’ income for raising a family in the Bay Area.”


Oh, and there is that threat to free speech from President Trump:

The Twitter dude “was one of several tech workers, earning between $100,000 and $700,000 a year, who vented to the Guardian about their financial situation. Almost all of them spoke only on the condition of anonymity, or agreed only to give their first names, fearing retribution by their employers for speaking publicly about their predicament.”

Okay, so it isn’t Trump directly, but he has lots and lots of money, and tech employers have as much money as does Trump, so what one does the others also do, right?

And a real boo-hoo to the poor baby making $700,000 a year, yet bitches because his “more mundane day-to-day costs” include “spending $8 on a bagel and coffee or $12 on freshly pressed juice.”

The writer throws in a few comments on how bad the techs feel because they walk past homeless people every day and those guys with the real money ought to be spending some on social issues.

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