posted on Jun, 5 2007 @ 05:33 PM
Originally posted by RedGolem
Justen, thanks a lot for chiming in.
Thanks for letting us know what you have heard about the kids on capital hill. Also thanks for backing up the advise for people to contact there
In spite of what we have been encouraged to believe, we are not victims. We get the government that we deserve. the debate over this immigration
bill will be the defining discussion of this decade. For some of you, it may be "the issue" of or for your generation.
For those of you under 30, I'd like to point out that this issue will affect your generation more than it will effect mine. I have education,
credentials, and most importantly work experience that remove me from the socio economic layer that will be most impacted by this issue. I'm not
trying to be snooty, I'm just stating a fact. I don't mean to offend anyone.
If this bill turns in to the wrong kind of law, it could impact your professional future in ways that you may not have considered. A huge influx of
cheap labor means that your own wages will not rise very fast over a very long period. Consider that you will have to be making 3x the minimum wage
to be at the top of the labor scale. Not beyond it, just at the top of it. Even with a college degree, I didn't see that kind of money until I was
38. Are you ready to chase that until you're 45?
I'm not trying to pick a fight, but I am trying to give you something to think about. It's find and well to embrace the idealism and want to help,
but ask yourself one question. When 'help' means wealth redistribution, how much of YOUR help are you willing to give? That's a question that you
and your generation will have to answer.