While Donald Trump and the outrage machine dominate our news with political soap opera, journalists are failing to report truly useful news. For example, buried in the 2,000-page omnibus budget bill, Congress quadrupled H-2B visas for low-skilled foreign workers, giving away 260,000 jobs, and flooding the labor markets of construction workers, motel-hotel services, truck drivers, food processors, forestry and many other jobs that don’t require a college degree. Millions of Americans are still looking for full-time work, especially in vulnerable groups such as minorities, single parents, the disabled, the elderly, new immigrants and recent parolees. Where’s the outrage?

Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have deftly carried the ball once again for the cheap-labor lobbies. Are we surprised? Both parties are bought, and the press has been clueless.

Jonette Christian

Holden