The scariest part of the State of the Union ...

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... for me was when President Obama lamented the fact that we're educatiing foreign students in our universities only to let them return to their own countries.

Taken literally, I agree with him. I don't thnk we should be educating any foreign students in US universities while American students have a hard time getting in.

But I suspect the president meant it the other way. I think he's starting to pay off his 2008 campaign donors from Silicon Valley and priming the pump for an attempt to raise the cap on the H-1B visa, expand the OPT program, or take a similar action which will hurt American high tech workers and STEM students.

For all the retoric I heard about education last night, if you want more American scientists and engineers, you need to stop atttacking our jobs with outsourcing and worker and student visa programs.

- Mike.

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