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Originally posted by sdcigarpig
So they legalize 12 million workers, and care to guess what will happen? Prices will skyrocket, and there will be millions more on unemployment or out starving, cause they can not get hired at this time.
There's a major hurdle to the U.S. economy's recovery: The mismatch between the skills held by the millions of people who are losing jobs and the expertise needed for the few jobs that are being created.
The nation lost 53,000 construction jobs during December, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, the lion's share of the net 85,000 jobs lost last month. It also shed 27,000 manufacturing jobs. Taken together, those two sectors have shed about 3.7 million jobs since the recession began in December of 2007.
“The mismatch is there. People with certain kinds of skills that may not be readily transferable to other parts of the economy … continue to be hit really hard in this downturn,”
In contrast, the number of people who have been unemployed for six months or more reached 6.1 million in December, and now account for about 40 percent of unemployed Americans.
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
But 12million all at one shot makes zero sense to me.
Originally posted by sdcigarpig
12 million illegale immigrants are going to be legalized with a pen and they think it would boost the US economy? Well if it was not apparent before, it will soon be, cause the people in charge are not thinking in realistic terms.
You have 12 million workers who broke the law to get into the country, so I would say there needs to be a penalty for that, but lets skip the law and law suits that will follow, or have been broken, and get to the good stuff.
Illegale immirgrants work for cash, and do not pay into the tax system, except for when they purchase items, (Sales Tax). Most of the money they make is sent back to their country of origin. And most of them are paid by the hour, but not at the federal wage rate, rather it is below min wage. The system of such, also means that there is no insurance.
So they legalize 12 million workers, and care to guess what will happen? Prices will skyrocket, and there will be millions more on unemployment or out starving, cause they can not get hired at this time. Not many in washington consider the cost of business, or what all goes into running a busness. 80% of business cost is labor. From paying a person, to the different taxes that go into the system, and that cost is passed onto the consumer.
Then there are the families that those who are here are going to want to bring over to be with them, after all they are here and legal immigrants, from the very young to the elderly. This is a diseaster in the making.
I say secure the borders, send those who are here illegally home, telling them when they can come in through the front door, and legally, then they will be welcome. But to sneak into the country at night, to avoid the authorities and to break the federal laws that we all have to follow is just wrong.