In Washington, business leaders and lawmakers have been pushing to ease visa rules and caps. And across the country, high-tech workers -- both foreign and domestic -- are seeing the notion of job security give way to a brutal contest of survival.
If the choice for salvaging the American economy is between Republican snake oil and the puff ball proposals of the president's CEO-laden jobs council, America will be in deeper and deeper trouble. And so will the president.
President Barack Obama unveiled his jobs package last week. His proposal includes more of the same: more money to the states for fiscal stabilization, more weatherization initiatives, more infrastructure spending.