Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Nurses: GOP wants unlimited immigrants
Ah yes. This must be YET another example of one of those damned jobs Americans just won't do, huh? (via NYTs): "Sponsored by Sen Sam Brownback (R-KS) a little-noticed provision in their immigration bill would throw open the gate to nurses and, some fear, drain them from the world's developing countries." Ah yes... but guess what else it would do? It will allow the hospitals- who don't want to pay nurses more- or pay what the nurses' union demands, to find it cheaper to import immigrant nurses who will work for less. We can't get universal healthcare, but the GOP makes sure that the critical healthcare giver-- the nurse-- is insourced into oblivion at our expense & the healthcare system of the immigrant nurses' homeland.