Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Steve Olsen Blog Announcement: "The K Street Conservative Guest Worker Plan"

District One Congressional Candidate Steve Olsen, is the latest Democrat to plant stakes in the Utah political blogesphere.

The K Street Conservative Guest Worker Plan

One of many chapters of the Jack Abramoff/Tom DeLay scandal is the story about the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), a U.S. Commonwealth in the eastern Pacific Ocean. As a quick review, over the last twenty years the CNMI has built a huge garment industry, almost entirely owned by big business tycoons from Asia, and staffed not by island natives, but by Filipinos, Chinese and Malaysians recruited under a “guest worker” program. These workers are paid $2-$3 per hour, under living and working conditions that are sub-par to U.S. standards. Even better for the Asian tycoons, the clothing made there and sold by major retailers is allowed to bear the “MADE IN USA” label.

To read the entire article click here.

Steve Olsen plans to post once a week on his offical blog. If his first post is an indicator of what is to come, all I can say is that I can hardly wait!

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