posted on Mar, 11 2014 @ 04:41 AM
No, kicking illegal workers who work for less would not create an economic boom; it might not even result in increased employment for legal workers.
If business owners had to pay their workers more, they would have to charge more, and customers would have to use less of their services or products
because they would cost more. These employers would then likely have to cut back on the number of employees.
Then there is the fact that all of these currently employed illegal workers spend their money for food, rent, gas, and other stuff. They help to
stimulate the economy. If they all left, then there would be businesses that wouldn't make as much money and would possibly have to cut back on the
number of their employees or even go out of business, i.e. causing an economic contraction.
Obviously in this scenario you postulate, one would have to do a comprehensive analysis to determine what the economic impact is, i.e. would such a
move create an economic boom or a contraction, but it is most likely the latter.
You also could have asked, what if you forced 'Murikens to purchase products only built in 'Murika. This would increase manufacturing jobs in the
US, but the cost of items would be more, so people would buy less, also likely causing an economic contraction.
I'm not making any value judgements here, just stating the economics of the matter.
Do you really want to cause an economic boon? Then the wealth of the country needs to be more evenly distributed in order to generate more demand for
products and services. This country's problems have resulted from a great decrease in the tax rates at the upper end of the economic scale and the
outsourcing of production and service jobs overseas, and the vast amount spent of Defense, which is not productive or a good long-term investment for
Putting greater tax burdens on the middle and lower classes causes them to have even less expendable income which stimulates the economy. Henry Ford,
that great socialist, realized that if he paid his workers a decent wage, then they would be able to buy his product, thereby increasing his revenues.
American companies and their rich owners have lost site of this basic economic tenant. Poor and middle class folks spend just about everything they
earn; if you put a greater tax burden on them, then you cut back on their expenditures. Rich people: not so much. They'll just have a little bit
less money to invest with, and it has been quite well established that trickle down economics does not stimulate the economy; i.e. rich people don't
create jobs. People in mass buying stuff and services creates jobs, and they can only buy stuff if they have money.
Companies have outsourced jobs thinking that they will cut costs, but they don't figure in the fact that their business will suffer because all the
other companies are doing the same thing and so their potential customers, as a whole, have less to spend.
The large defense budget is a great waste of money. Yes, it increases the GNP but very in efficiently relative to other possible uses of the money.
Making more weapons systems that will just go out of date, as well as cause a lot of ecological damage, are not a good investment for society. Our
bridges are falling apart, our coastlines are eroding and becoming ever more susceptible to storms. And we're spending billions essentially to
subsidize fossil fuel companies taking oil out of the Middle East. Cut the defense budget in half -- it will still be larger than about the next
three or four countries' defense budgets added together -- and take half the savings and put them into infrastructure investment, which will create
jobs, and the other half into alternative energy research and development, which will also create jobs as well as make us less dependent on oil, so we
can cut our defense budget even more, because we won't have to give a rip about what happens in the Middle East, where currently we pour hundreds of
billions of dollars in pointless wars and military aid to detestable so-called "allies".
Take a look at Germany for example. They don't have a large military budget, they do have manufacturing jobs and they are doing a great deal of
alternative energy development. The workers make a living wage, which keeps their economy invigorated.