Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Where did our Jobs Go? Liberals get Snared in their Own Social Engineering Traps and Whine about Low Wage Jobs

Where did our Jobs Go? Liberals get Snared in their Own Social Engineering Traps and Whine about Low Wage Jobs

Liberals are consumed with engineering perfect human societies.   They aren’t known for advocating for peace, liberty and prosperity.  So when the Huffington Post did a bleeding heart liberal piece on the plight of hotel/hospitality workers, I had to take notice because I had researched the topic myself.  In a piece titled “As Hotels Outsource Jobs, Workers Lose Hold On Living Wage” Dave Jamieson rants on and on about the miserable life of hotel maids who toil with reduced wages and benefit. 

“The jobs don't go offshore to India -- they go to little-seen labor agencies that provide hotel chains like Hyatt and Marriott with large pools of bottom-rung workers, who are often Latino. As some hotels increasingly rely on these middlemen agencies, the economic effects for blue-collar workers are significant. Wages tend to be lower, and employees often end up working full-time without health insurance, vacation or sick days. Although they're considered temps, they sometimes work at the same hotel for years on end.  Source:

Jamieson gets it right so far – wages are declining and hospitality workers are being replaced with lower cost labor.  Why?

Just ask Lucine Williams.  A article titled “A hard ending for housekeepers, Uncommon outsourcing eliminates 100 Hyatt jobs” with a gut wrenching photo of an African American woman who worked as a housekeeper for the Hyatt.  The face lined with pain and hopelessness has a name, Lucine Williams, and she worked as a housekeeper for Hyatt for 22 years and earned $15.32 an hour, plus health insurance, which translates to a weekly paycheck of $612.80  or $31,865 a year. 

The Hyatt fired 100 housekeepers and outsourced the job to a Georgia company called Hospitality Staffing Solutions.   Lucine and 99 other fired housekeepers who worked at 3 Hyatt Boston area hotels were asked, prior to their firings, to train staff who would be used to fill in for vacation.  After they trained their replacements only then were the housekeepers told that they were fired.  Their replacements will be earning $8 an hour with no benefits.  Those $8 an hour folks will probably be on Medicaid and other forms of welfare.  It’s probably also true that they are legal and/or illegal immigrants.  But these days, who knows?  They could be any number of desperate Americans desperately scrounging for work to feed their families.
It just so happens that the now infamous Massachusetts healthcare reform, dubbed Romneycare, has resulted in the highest healthcare costs in the nation at $13,788 per average family, up 40% since 2003 but that was before the passage of Obamacare which will further drive healthcare costs out of the stratosphere.   Could it be that outrageous healthcare plans mandated by the Massachusetts Legislature contributed to the Hyatt’s decision?  

Assuming that Lucine Williams worked 40 hours a week, her annual salary of $31,865 was actually a labor cost of $31,865 plus the cost of the annual insurance premium of $13,788 which brings her actual labor cost to $45,654 (plus retirement benefits).  By firing Lucine Williams and 99 others, the Hyatt just reduced its per employee labor cost from $45,654 per year to $16,640 with the taxpayers picking up the tab for the social costs of the $8 an hour folks.
Effectively, Hyatt didn’t just reduce its labor costs, Hyatt transferred the social costs to the taxpayers and used cheap third world labor and slave wages to reduce its labor costs.  It’s how America operates these days. 
Lucine Williams is just one of the pain lined and hopeless faces of millions upon millions of Americans of all races but mostly Caucasian and African Americans who have been shafted by the deliberate importation of cheap third world labor.
The website of Hospitality Staffing Solutions states:
Hospitality Staffing Solutions of Georgia specializes in providing service personnel to the hotel industry and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with four regional locations. We currently have over 4500 associates working in major hotels in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Biloxi, Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas, Dayton, Denver, Detroit, Green Bay, Ft. Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Lexington, Louisville, Miami, Milwaukee, Myrtle Beach, Nashville, New Orleans, Orlando, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, St. Louis, Tampa, Tucson, and Washington D.C.. Additional markets are being developed constantly. HSS provides associates to high-end, full-service hotels, convention and airport properties. Some of our current Hotel Partners include: Hyatt, Intercontinental, Marriott, MGM, Starwood, and White Lodging.

While Americans of African American, Caucasian and even Hispanic descent are witnessing horrific job losses and massive declines in wages, many of the immigrants are horribly exploited by ruthless operators.
An attorney with Greater Boston Legal Service is representing the workers.
Eight individual complaints have been filed since last year against Capital Cleaning Contractors, a national cleaning company; Hospitality Staffing Solutions, based in Virginia, and Boston Office Cleaning, Inc., and Capital New England Hospitality, Inc., the latter two owned by Brazilians and Massachusetts-based subcontractors with Capital Cleaning Contractors.
"The subcontractors have terrified people who dared to pursue their wage payments."
A Brazilian woman who worked for a subcontractor can attest to that. The woman, who is illegally in the country, doesn't want to be identified for fear of retaliation from her former employer. She was hired to clean hotel rooms in Cambridge for $8 an hour and was paid four of the six months she worked for a Brazilian man who ran one of the subcontracting companies.
"When I complained, he told me I'd better keep quiet because I didn't have documents," said the woman. "He was exploiting us, making us work and not paying us. It was like we were his slaves."
Welcome to the new America – no longer the land of the free but the land of the exploited - an America where human slavery is quietly and not so quietly being implemented under the approving eyes of a shameless Congress.   But what the heck, since it’s no longer African American slavery and encompasses Caucasian slaves, Hispanic slaves and slaves from other ethnic nooks and crannies of the planet, America the cesspool of the chronically downtrodden and impoverished is now heralded as a multi-cultural paradise complete with social justice.   That’s what the politicians tell us when we go to vote. 
No wonder everybody is angry at somebody.  But those who created the quagmire of human misery are laughing all the way to the bank and/or getting re-elected election after election. 
America is now freaking horror of a vanishing middle class.
But I can’t stop thinking about Lucine Williams and the only vision that comes to my mind is one of Nancy Pelosi’s stiletto high heels pinning her down on the ground and grinding it into her face saying “thanks for voting for the Democrats nigger.  By the way I support bringing in more third world folks so uppity niggers like you stay down on the plantation where you’ve always belonged but I’ll toss you a few crumbs as I sip vintage Champagne and eat caviar in my big taxpayer funded jet and stretch limos and if you complain, my gargantuan carbon footprint will be imprinted on your fat ass ”.   

Liberals lobbied hard for open borders and expanded entitlements.  They got their socialist paradise even if it is a living hell for everybody, citizens and immigrants alike.   The vanishing American middle class is very much a victim of progressivism and the Democrats, as well as their Republican co-conspirators who helped to utterly destroy the most prosperous middle class in all of human history.

The once world famous manufacturing legend known as America has been off-shored, downsized, outsourced and permanently eradicated, courtesy of Republicans and Democrats.  About the only jobs left are miserable low wage jobs. 

Who ate our good paying jobs and American manufacturing industries?  The regulatory state and the welfare-warfare state have destroyed the American middle class and American manufacturing.  Fedzilla is now a deadly monster that is consuming everything in its path.  Democrats just want a bigger and more carnivorous Fedzilla monster while the Republicans want to make love to Fedzilla in the hope that it doesn’t eat them.  

Saturday, August 20, 2011

An Open Letter to Jim DeMint and the Folks of South Carolina on Rick Perry

The Honorable James DeMint
United States Senate
167 Russell

Washington, DC 20510
Subject:  Rick Perry is the Reincarnation of George W. Bush
Dear Senator DeMint:

If you and the folks of South Carolina endorse Rick Perry, it will be a severe blow to the cause of liberty.  As a Texan, I can assure you that Rick Perry record in Texas is atrocious – big spending, mountains of debt and increased taxes/fees on everything. 

Let’s start with the fact that Rick Perry wrote a letter endorsing the Bankster Bailout just before Congress approved this horrific piece of legislation.  Effectively, Rick Perry endorsed giving the Federal Reserve the power to create unlimited money out of thin air to bailout banks and governments, foreign and domestic.  We now know that Federal Reserve bailouts totaled at least $16 trillion dollars. 

What small government and fiscal conservative advocate in their right mind would want to send this Democratic “former Al Gore 1988 TX Campaign Manager” turned Republican in an elephant suit to the White House?  

US Sovereignty
 American can’t solve any of our problems without our constitutional sovereignty.  Rick Perry is a bought and paid for globalist and Bilderberg attendee who supports the United Nations, globalism, NAFTA/CAFTA, the Trans Texas Corridor (dubbed Rick Perry $84 billion dollar boondoggle) and the wipeout of the American middle class.

Rick Perry is Anti-Property Rights
 and as governor vetoed a strong 2007 property protection, anti-eminent domain bill that would have made it illegal in Texas to seize private property for private gain.  Rick Perry totally endorses abusive government eminent domain powers.
Rick Perry is Anti-Parental Rights and he authorized the seizure of 438 children and babies from their mothers at the FDLS El Dorado compound.  The Texas Supreme Court declared the raid and kidnapping unconstitutional and ordered the children released.  The children were healthy and had not been abused.  Rick Perry is a huge supporter of draconian Child Protective Services powers and believes that children are the property of the State of Texas.  

Rick Perry signed an Executive Order mandating that Texas schoolgirls be forcibly inoculated with the dangerous HPV Gardisil vaccine. 
Perry’s then Chief of Staff Mike Toomey was a Merck lobbyist and Perry also received campaign contributions from Merck for his executive order.  The Texas Legislature had to pass a law overturning Perry’s EO. 

Rick Perry is anti free speech and 1st Amendment He signed into law a Texas hate crime statute that criminalizes free speech and free thought.  You can be criminally prosecuted in Texas for what you say or think.  

Rick Perry supports the federal and United Nations takeover of education
and endorsed Ted Kennedy’s No Child Left Behind bill. 
 Perry has always been a huge supporter of the federal Department of Education and even implemented the collectivist United Nation’s UNESCO education programs throughout Texas schools. 

Rick Perry helped weaken the powers of the elected Texas State Board of Educating by gerrymandering elected conservatives out of office
 Rick Perry totally supports the Trotskyite collectivist takeover of the Texas education system.

Rick Perry supports Police State USA and endorsed sobriety checkpoints throughout Texas (Perry supported SB 298 in 2009).  Perry also supports the federal takeover of local law enforcement by endorsing the Federal government’s fusion centers that merge local police departments with the federal militarized police state.  

Rick Perry supported and signed the Business Margins Tax
 but sold lucrative exemptions to his big corporatist campaign contributors.  All businesses pay the tax except for Rick Perry’s pals.

Rick Perry is a solid corporatist fascist
 who has doled out billions of tax dollars to politically connected insiders and corporate campaign contributors.  Rick Perry’s tax dollar filled slush funds for his corporate welfare pals are infested with numerous scandals and his corporate welfare game is to issue bonds for billions, give the money to his friends and tax Texans to pay the bond debt. 
Rick Perry has engineered public private partnerships (PPP) for Texas roads and highways.  A PPP is privatized profits at public expense.  Perry has allowed TXDOT to squander gas tax receipts and the TX Legislature typically raids our gas taxes of at least $10 billion per legislative session and spends the money on other things.  TXDOT screams “we are broke” and Perry supports giving lucrative toll road monopolies to foreign toll road operators who fill his campaign coffers.    Texas taxpayers are on the hook for bond payments as well as extraordinarily high cost monopolistic road tolls.  Rick Perry is desperate to give taxpayer paid infrastructure to private corporations while raping TX taxpayers for the bond debt.  

Rick Perry has infuriated civil libertarians by executing a possibly innocent man whose conviction was based on flawed evidence. 
 Cameron Todd Willingham was executed when Perry refused a stay of execution to evaluate the faulty evidence that so disturbed the Texas Forensic Science Commission that they ordered an investigation.  But Perry intervened and replaced 3 of the members with his pals who would rule that the evidence wasn’t faulty.  Executing a person is a very serious act and those facing execution shouldn’t be executed casually and without significant due process to prove guilt or innocence.  But quick draw Perry loves quick executions regardless of guilt or innocence. 

Rick Perry could be a walking Weiner-gate based on rumors of marital infidelity that have been flying around Texas for years.  Does the GOP really need a Weiner-gate in the middle of a presidential election? 

Also, Rick Perry has a serious theocratic problem and has aligned himself with the most radical Evangelicals and their rabid preachers.  As a Catholic, I find it extremely offensive when Perry’s preachers call the Pope the anti-Christ and the Whore of Babylon.   Rick Perry stands no chance of winning over the diverse constituencies that exist within the GOP base (Libertarians, Catholics, independents, fiscal conservatives, constitutionalists etc). 

Finally, I will speak the unspeakable.  Unless the GOP is willing to take foreign policy out of the closet and put it on the table for a serious debate in the context of what constitutes legitimate national defense needs vs. endless foreign interventions, I am convinced the GOP is headed straight to the trash heap of history.  Moreover, anybody can clear grasp that the US military is morphing into the UN’s global military. 


Judy Morris
Constitutional Political Activist
Round Rock, TX 78665

Note:  I no longer vote Republican because I’m sick of big government, endless wars, socialism, chronic assaults on civil liberties and crony capitalism.  I want Fedzilla booted back to its constitutional limitations and a massive shrinkage of power in the District of Crime.  Republican “Government Gone Wild” is just as immoral and offensive as Democratic “Government Gone Wild”.