July 14, 2014
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) reportedly had a private meeting with Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg in Sun Valley, Idaho, at an exclusive technology conference.
Politico reported that Paul had “private sit-downs” with libertarian investor Peter Thiel and Zuckerberg at the annual Allen & Co. gathering.
Zuckerberg has spent millions trying to get Congress to pass comprehensive amnesty legislation that would include an increase in the number of high-tech visas that he and the high-tech industry covet.
The Congressional Budget Office determined that that would contribute to lowering the wages of American workers, and numerous scholars and studieshave debunked the notion that there is a shortage of American high-tech workers. After a Census report found that “74% of those with a bachelor’s degree in these subjects don’t work in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) jobs,” even mainstream outlets like CBS News concluded the often unexamined notion that there is a shortage of American high-tech workers “is largely a myth.”
This article was posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 at 10:36 am