“Facebook intentionally created a hiring system in which it denied qualified U.S. workers a fair opportunity to learn about and apply for jobs that Facebook instead sought to channel to temporary visa holders Facebook wanted to sponsor for green cards,” — DOJ
The goal on the part of the extreme Left early on was suppression of economic activity, especially the so-called “non-essential” side, under the guise of public health.
Even before Covid, many tried to talk down the stock market, wished for a recession, and insisted the economy only worked for 1%. They will NOT re-open the way were, if they can get in the way.
The re-open goal posts started at a firm 30-day lock down, shelter-in-place, social distancing. The goal posts have gradually moved (back) for dozens of reasons since then.
Since not even one death, but just from Covid, made no sense, the general approach recently has been to re-open with “guidelines”. Guidelines so oppressive that the economy is effectively, essentially, still shut down.
The latest chess move. Introduce quietly the idea that society will have to be adjusted to accommodate the most vulnerable (elderly and/or those with serious comorbidities) so they can participate just like everyone else in the age of Covid. A variation of ADA.
The Right. Conservatives, the GOP, Republicans, Capitalists …
Are NOT listening to
The Left. Marxists, Communists, the Resistance, Socialists, Democrats …
Every Democrat Party candidate for their party nomination BEFORE Covid insisted the economy only worked for 1%. Were they joking? Just kidding?
The so-called “non-essential” economy was not shutdown because of Covid, Covid was used as a pre-text to effect a shutdown. The off the charts “models” projecting infections and deaths used to influence Trump were no mistake.
Bottom line. The Left is NOT going to reopen the way we were. They are not kidding. Furthermore, even a reopen with irrational, draconian “guidelines” is not much better than the broad lock down.
The Right must not risk it all. Open borders, nationalized ed and med, suspension of private property rights. The list is long.
Listen to the Left now. Because Trump is a lightning rod, they won the Battle of 2018 and are in power in NY, WA, CA, IL, OR… now and forming multi-state alliances to fight the political Covid Battle. The Left could easily consolidate more power this November leaving just a 5-4 SCOTUS as the firewall.
Negotiate and compromise on the broad socio-economic reforms the Left is seeking. Don’t risk it all!
Like Obama said, both sides must be honest, tell the truth. People are being harmed or worse by the 10’s of millions all over the world from this centuries old ideological struggle.
Is NYC a hot spot?
The population of the city is nearly 10,000,000 and very densely packed with a large number of international residents and visitors.
Assume the effective population is double that over let’s say the course of a month with people from all over the world transiting in and out.
In the news …
The Trump administration has dramatically stepped up its scrutiny of visa applications for technology workers, forcing some Massachusetts companies and academic institutions to wait months to fill jobs designated for overseas workers. US Citizenship and Immigration Services is challenging the work credentials of a much higher percentage of applicants this year than in previous periods, requiring more companies to provide documentation to prove the proposed employee both had special skills and will be paid at a fair rate. — BostonGlobe
Why are jobs designated for overseas workers?