"Republicans should call for lower immigration to stop the Democrat voter recruitment. But more importantly, all Americans should call for lower immigration in order to offer a better opportunity of finding jobs for those millions of their fellow Americans of all political persuasions who would like to work."
SOARING POVERTY AND UNEMPLOYMENT UNDER OBAMA’S OPEN
HILLARY WILL HAND 40 MILLION LOOTING MEXICANS AMNESTY, AMERICAN JOBS AND BILLIONS IN WELFARE.
AMERICA’S TWISTED ROAD TO REVOLUTION:
Fighting back Wall Street’s Looting and Rule
A NATION IN BORDER MELTDOWN:
MILLIONS OF JOBS TO ILLEGALS AND BILLIONS IN WELFARE
"More than 728,000 illegal immigrants have been shielded from being deported and
granted work permits through President Barack Obama’s 2012 executive amnesty
program, according to the Migration Policy Institute."
The gig economy: More than 160 million in US and
EU rely on “independent work”
The gig economy: More than 160 million in US and EU rely on “independent work”
By Genevieve Leigh
29 October 2016
Up to 162 million individuals in the United States and the
European Union, or 20 to 30 percent of the working-age population, engage in
“independent work,” a phenomenon that makes up what is being called the “gig
economy,” according to a McKinsey Global Institute report released this month.
The report defines this independent work as a position that meets
three basic criteria: a high degree of autonomy; payment by task, assignment,
or sales; and a short-term relationship between the worker and the customer.
These jobs include things like freelance work, driving for Uber, sales on Etsy,
renting out rooms on Airbnb, and various temp jobs.
The report divides those who take part in independent work into
four categories under the headings: “free agents,” those who both actively
choose independent work and collect their primary income from it; “casual
earners,” defined as workers who supplement their main income with independent
work and do so by choice; “reluctants,” who make their primary income from this
work but would prefer traditional jobs: and “financially strapped,” workers who
do independent work out of necessity.
The group referred to as the “reluctants” make up 14 percent of
independent workers, which equates to 23 million people. The “financially
strapped” comes in slightly ahead, at 16 percent, or 26 million people. This
adds up to almost 50 million people who take second or third jobs in the
independent sphere out of necessity.
The report does not include what are becoming known as “fissured
workers,” those whose jobs are considered non-core functions such as technical
support, janitorial services and security, and are therefore being turned over
to vendors and subcontractors, often resulting in another form of casualized
The report explains that independent work provides many “macro
benefits” to the economy by increasing labor force participation and the number
of hours worked in the economy. Also among the beneficiaries of this layer of
workers are the owners of startups, who rely on such cheap labor to avoid the
“burden” of full-time employees. In other words, those on the receiving end of
the “benefits” of the casualization of the labor force are not the workers, but
the capitalist class, the petty-bourgeois, and aspiring petty-bourgeois layers
who are no longer forced to supply long-term fixed jobs to their employees.
As the study notes, independent workers have limited access to
income security protections, such as unemployment insurance, workers’
compensation, and disability insurance. Since pay is often awarded as a lump
sum according to the type of project, rather than by hours worked, minimum wage
laws may not apply and retirement security is virtually nonexistent. Most
casualized laborers are not provided health insurance, forcing them to turn to
the overpriced Obamacare exchanges, or individual insurance market, or pay tax
penalties for not being insured.
In addition, workers are considered to be “independent
contractors” by the IRS, which requires paying self-employment tax in addition
to income tax. This type of work creates other obstacles as well, such as
reduced access to credit, the risk of not being paid for work that is already
performed, and complex tax filing, licensing and regulatory compliance
However, many of the obstacles cited above have come to apply not
only to part-time work, but to full-time jobs as well. With workers’ pensions
being liquidated in many major US cities going through economic crises,
Obamacare health care plans on track to increase by 25 percent in 2017, and
wages remaining stagnant across the board, the “benefits” of full-time
employment are becoming more and more a thing of the past.
The reality of the situation is that casualizing the workforce
means only that the working class may now “choose” how they wish to be
exploited, be it a “traditional” 9 to 5 job, or under the more novel guise of
Often packaged as creating “options” for workers, as this study
suggests, the reality is that these new forms of employment provide options and
increased profits for the ruling class. The push for more part-time and
independent work is an attempt to curb the declining rate of profit, inherent
in the capitalist system, by finding new ways to squeeze labor at a lower cost.
It stokes competition between workers who are now forced to enter a race to the
bottom within the independent sphere, as well as between those in the
independent sphere and in full-time employment.
Possibly most affected by this shift in the
economy is the
Millennial generation, those
aged 18-30. The report notes that more than
of those under age 25 participate in
independent work, not just in the United
States but throughout the European Union as
“Our entire crony capitalist system, Democrat and Republican alike, has become a kleptocracy approaching par with third-world hell-holes. This is the way a great country is raided by its elite.” ---- Karen McQuillan THE AMERICAN THINKER.com
FOLLOWING THE CRIMES OF BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON BECOMES AMERICA’S ROAD TO REVOLUTION
…… ILLEGALS SUCK IN BILLIONS IN WELFARE… they also get our jobs!
H-1B Employer Maps: Dependent, Willful Violator, Debarred
Thousands Prefer Alien Workers to Americans
View the maps and their descriptions at: http://cis.org/Immigration-Maps/H1B-Dependent-Willful-Violator-Debarred
Center Fellow David North, who oversaw preparation of the maps, said, "One great concern with the H-1B program is the prevalent discrimination. Under H-1B, an employer can prefer foreigners over Americans, Indians over Germans, and young workers over old. Of course, the biggest lure of the program is that they can be paid at below-market wages."
The second map shows the 45 H-1B employers who are classed as willful violators of the program or are debarred from using it. At some point in the past, these employers violated the H-1B rules, typically being abusive to workers, and have been denied the use of H-1B workers for a period of time. The DOL rarely punishes erring H-1B employers, so this number barely scratches the surface.