Bill Gates Busted - Microsoft Lies to Press/Congress
by Robert Oak, Wed Feb 07, 2007 at 01:43:12 PM EST
Cross posted at Dailykos
Bill Gates has been busted in a big fat lie and we've got the statistics to prove it.
Last year, Microsoft founder Bill Gates told Washington Post columnist David Broder that the types of people they were bringing in on H-1B Visas, are:
Highly paid, highly qualified individuals. Salaries for these jobs at Microsoft start at about $100,000 a year.
Their counterparts can be hired more cheaply in China or India, he said, but Microsoft does 85 percent of its research and development work in the United States because it wants its computer scientists interacting directly with its program managers and its marketing people on its own campus.
Gates was pounding the halls of Congress at time of this interview, demanding more H-1B Visas along with the ITAA.
Unfortunately for Bill Gates, when a Corporation sponsors a green card, they must publish the actual salary along with the application.
From the graph above and the table below, only 3.3%, or 40 employees, of the 1202 total green card applications submitted by Microsoft had wages above $100k.
In fact, more applications, 8.3%, or 92 employees, were paid salaries below $60k. Most of the jobs titles of the 1202 applications were Software Engineer, an entry level job indicator.
The median salary for all was $71k, well below the $100k that Bill Gates touted in his claim of a great shortage of "talent" in America (read cheap, controllable and young).
The job title "Software Engineer" is an entry level job position, such a role would never be given to the level of expertise that Bill Gates claims he is obtaining through his cheap labor H-1B Visa.
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My question is, how come we, the bloggers, have to do David Broder's, Dean of Political Reporters as claimed by Tim Russert, job and research the actual facts versus publish the propaganda spewing from Bill Gates mouth as he demands Congress meet his cheap labor vehicle demands?
Is it because when Bill Gates, the richest guy in the world, demands more cheap labor vehicles, he gets them, like a feudal lord would if he demands a head on a platter?