This is an open thread for use during and after this evening’s vice presidential debate. Duke it out here, though comment policy is still in effect.
The one thing which really got under my collar today: UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd, and a demand to shame companies employing foreign workers by insisting these workers must be listed.
This is beyond the pale, just short of asking for badges denoting religion. I hope the financial industry takes a stick to these fascists.
“But, but the foreigners! Taking (white’s) jobs!” one may say. Right — all those financial industry jobs in London for which the UK does not seem to be educating and training enough people. Healthcare jobs likewise, while the NHS is under pressure to cut services and reduce spending.
The answer to the lack of job opportunities for the under-educated and under-trained isn’t limiting immigrants. It’s more investment in education and training to increase the pipeline to higher paying jobs, combined with a higher minimum wage to encourage movement to jobs requiring lower skills.
Okay, have at it.