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originally posted by: luthier
originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
Good idea! Farmers/others who claim they can't find enough workers are lying. If they were willing to pay a fair wage, they'd find workers. We should be incentivizing immigration by those who bring real skills to America, not those who can only do jobs that literally anyone could do.
You understand higher wages are higher costs correct?
I am not against solving this problem but it's not like turning a screw folks. It's pretty complicated and tied it the actual economy.
The illegals are largely present in necessity based commodity. Like food and housing. Increase in pay directly makes increase in cost for consumers.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: luthier
Well then that might be a problem in how the government forces employers to pay off on simply hiring a person isn't it?
The answer isn't to let in a bunch of people who can be illegally paid so that employers don't have to pay those things, especially if that's the only way employers can stay in business.
You want to talk about us scapegoating, but you're equally guilty of it in your own way. Allowing in illegal labor to provide a simple fix to a real problem creates a host of other issues, not least of which is that we have a permanent underclass of illegals living in this country because as soon as you "fix" that problem with some kind of amnesty, they cease to be illegal and must be hired legally and then all your problem taxes and fees apply to them and they cannot be employed like they were before.