As Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan is supposed to look out for Americans’ interests.
His position puts him third in line for Presidential succession.
But he revealed his true loyalties in one disgusting betrayal of Americans.
Ryan has long been a champion of the globalist agenda.
Even though he bills himself as a supposed “conservative ideas man”, the policies he’s had the most success in implementing are open borders and importing cheap foreign labor.
That’s remains true even after Donald Trump was elected.
Trump lit the GOP voter base on fire with his platform of “America First.”
This included cracking down on H-2B visa programs which employers used to import low wage foreign workers that drives down the take home pay of American citizens.
But Ryan opposes any effort to control immigration to the benefit of Americans and has worked in secret to continue the flow of cheap labor into America.
His latest betrayal included language in the Houses’ 2018 appropriations bill which allows employers to pay even lower wages to H-2B visa recipients.
“The latest 1,305-page draft House appropriations bill for 2018 uses a bureaucratic trick on page 732 to help employers cut wages for foreign H-2B seasonal workers — and indirectly, also cut wages for American workers.
“Republicans in Congress still haven’t got the message that voters sent last November,” said Rosemary Jenks, director of government relations for NumbersUSA. She continued:
Americans elected President Trump because they are tired of the elites in Washington being more concerned with big-business profits than with regular American workers being able to make a living wage. Wages [for Americans] in the top H-2B occupations [landscaping and hospitality] have been stagnant or declining for years, and this bill will make them worse.
Under current rules, employers can only apply for H-2B seasonal workers if they cannot hire Americans for the jobs, and they must promise to pay H-2B workers American-level wages when they ask the Department of Labor for H-2B visas.
The new language would help employers minimize wages for H-2B workers by allowing them to cite the results of skewed “private wage surveys” of local wages. The results of the surveys would be cited in the H-2B request instead of the actual “prevailing wage” rates for local Americans working the free market for labor.”
Critics argue the rule change is a backdoor method to depressing the wages of American workers since they will now compete with this new pool of low-wage foreign workers.
Breitbart also reports:
“This rule, if adopted, would also hit Americans because employers use their resident population of roughly 125,000 H-2B workers to deflate any bidding war for American seasonal workers. The rule would also hurt Americans because wages for each company’s full-time American staff are informally tied to the wages paid to the seasonal workers.
According to the bill text:
In the determination of prevailing wage for the purposes of the H–2B program, the Secretary shall accept private wage surveys even in instances where Occupational Employment Statistics survey data are available unless the Secretary [of Labor] determines that the methodology and data in the provided survey are not statistically supported.
“Basically, an employer can create a biased wage survey, base the [promised] wage for his H-2B workers on it, and submit the application to the Department of Labor,” said Jenks. “Unless the labor department analyzes every employer’s private wage survey to see if it is statistically valid (which it won’t), the employers can effectively lower wages.”
The process feeds back on itself because lower-H-2B wages reduce market-rate wages for Americans, so cutting the real “prevailing wage,” Jenks said. Also, when companies use H-2B workers to hold down prevailing wages, fewer Americans apply for the jobs — so helping companies claim they can’t find Americans to do the work. “Employers have been using H-2B workers to lower wages industry-wide for years — this lets them do it faster.”
Ryan is completely ignoring the wishes of the GOP voter base who were fed up with the establishment’s anti-American worker policies.
Instead, he is stabbing them – and all American workers – in the back by supporting policies that will lead to the mass importation of low-wage foreign labor.