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Obama Never Helped TX Engineer Find A Job

From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

Fort Worth engineer who got Obama’s attention still doesn’t have a job

By Anna M. Tinsley
Posted Saturday, Apr. 07, 2012

FORT WORTH — More than two months after President Barack Obama asked for Darin Wedel’s résumé, the phone is quiet, e-mails are no longer flooding in and the long-sought-after job interviews — which had begun to be scheduled — have petered out.

"Not even recruiting companies are calling anymore," said Jennifer Wedel, the Fort Worth mother of two who chatted online this year with Obama about her out-of-work husband.

Mr. Obama cannot even focus on saving or creating a single job. Even when it would be great ‘optics.’

She says his job search has been hurt by a program to hire skilled foreign workers. It’s been more than three years since Darin Wedel lost his job as a semiconductor engineer at Texas Instruments.

Whoa. This is where she has gone wrong. There is no such thing as ‘foreigner workers.’ To Obama they are just ‘un-documented Democrat voters.’

But the family had newfound hope after Jennifer Wedel participated in a Jan. 30 video chat with the president using the "hangout" feature on Google Plus.

She asked the president why the government issues and extends H-1B visas to foreign workers when highly skilled Americans like her husband can’t find full-time work

And she thought that line would endear her to Obama? She was Barack-ing up the wrong tree.

For weeks after that, the family’s telephone rang constantly with calls from recruiters, headhunters, the news media, the Texas Workforce Commission, the White House, and out-of-town and out-of-state companies about possible job opportunities…

But the phone calls lessened, and now they have stopped…

Jennifer Wedel said the whole reason she participated in the chat was to draw attention to her concern about H-1B visas, which she believes are preventing workers like her husband from getting hired

Which was her first and last mistake..

Jennifer Wedel’s conversation with the president prompted Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, to send Obama a letter asking him to support a bill geared to reform the visa program.

"Your response to Ms. Wedel leads me to believe that you don’t understand the plight of many unemployed high-skilled Americans," the letter said

Which just shows how right the Obama campaign is to ignore her and her husband’s plight.

Now, more than two months after her chat with the president, she has changed her approach. She is turning to social media to try to find a higher-paying job for herself to better support her family.

"We are doing fine," she said. "Unless reform comes to the H-1B program, I’m afraid we are in a place where ‘our’ family roles are changed.

"This is our permanent job [situation] now. It’s unfortunate, but we will overcome," she said. "We didn’t do the interview with the president to get a job. We did it to get a voice for so many Americans who, like my husband, are in the very same situation."

Fortunately, this couple seem to have finally given up on Obama doing anything to change the H-1B visa program and moved on with their lives.

But they ought to be bracing themselves for the full blown amnesty for illegal aliens that Obama has in mind once he is re-elected and he has a little more ‘flexibility.’

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Obama Never Helped TX Engineer Find A Job”

  1. A_Nonny_Mouse says:

    See this video that’s been floating around the internet for several years:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCbFEgFajGU

    Essentially: How to tailor your employment ads so they’re guaranteed to FAIL at finding “qualified” US workers; that way the company can legally hire H-1B employees cheap-cheap-cheep!

  2. P. Aaron says:

    OBAMA: “I sent his resume to Solyndra and Caterpillar.”


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