“Damn foreigners coming over here and stealing our jobs and using up our resources. Why don’t they just stay in their own country? Turn around and git!”
No, that’s not the Tea Party’s latest bumper sticker. That’s what Chinese people might be saying today when they see this Bob Sullivan-penned article about Americans moving to China, India, and other countries to escape unemployment and poverty here at home.
Then again, the Chinese people are probably more gracious. An American woman who moved there for employment recently had this to say: “Being poor anywhere in the world is bad, (but) if you are broke in the U.S., people just do not treat you very well,” said Francine, who is 28 years old. “In China, people are still very polite and respectful regardless of your financial status and I like that.”