The bailed out banks are now trying to get droves of foreign workers into the U.S. for high-paying jobs. That’s the word from the Associated Press’ review of visa applications.
More than 21,800 requested visas for senior vice presidents, corporate lawyers, junior investment analysts and human resources specialists have been requested in the past six years. Their average salaries are $90,721. That is twice the average salary of the standard American household. You know the households where the taxpayers reside that footed the bailout of these banks.
It’s a little disgusting to know that taxpayers are paying people more than $150 billion when they themselves can not find a decent paying job.
When the banks that have received the bailouts pursue foreign workers instead of working in their own backyard something stinks in Corporateville.
Vast numbers of American bank employees were laid off last year. As those former workers lined up for unemployment the banks were requesting more visas for foreign workers.
While the number of visas actually granted is likely to be less than the 21,800 applied for it is still a slap in the face of the American taxpayer.