Originally posted by TheRedneck
When illegal aliens are able, by skirting the law anyway, to work for less than minimum wage, it means that Americans are fighting a losing battle for
jobs. Americans have to be paid minimum wage by law, and since illegals are not abiding by the law anyway, they can undercut the rest of us. Now, by
making them pay more to live here, their costs and their prices will go up so those that do decide to stay are at least on a more level playing field
with the rest of us.
And here I thought you didn't understand...
Of course, the issue is always short term verses long term gains.
It's the quarterly profit target.
Businesses need to make money in the short term. That's why they hire the undocumented. They understand the long term effect, but they need profits
The illegals have no "union" to turn to, and demand better rates, more vacation time, insurance for medicals, maternity leave, sick days, etc...they
have none of these "advantages" that the legal worker has. So, the business that hires them saves a tremendous amount on "costs".
That's short term profit, however.
But, that is the "magnet" that brings the illegals across the border.
Now business will have to accept a lower profit margin. American workers cost more. If the business can, it will move operations to Mexico. And the
profits will be made there instead. The factories will be built over there instead. They will go where the cheap labor can be found.
But, some things can't be exported. You still need local labor to pour the cement on the next new building in Alabama.
Now, an unemployed computer programmer can get that job. He can pour the cement.
But, the brick factory will probably make the cement bricks in Mexico and truck them back across the border instead of using expensive local labor to
manufacture the bricks themselves.
You need more laws to get those jobs back. You need a laws preventing American business from relocating abroad and shipping their product back
American business shipped so many jobs to China, that the Chinese manufacturing industry wiped out large segments of American manufacturing, which
used to be the best in the world, way back when.
All because of cheap Chinese labor.
Even though it costs a pretty penny, to ship those goods all the way from Chins to the US, with expensive fuel costs for ships, it's still so much
cheaper to use Chinese and Mexican labor, that the high cost of fuel doesn't even make a dent in the corporate profits.
Something for nothing.
It can't be done.
Every time you appear to be getting something for nothing, somebody is paying the piper.
It's all wrapped up in disguise, hidden from view, in a complex web of transactions, hard to unravel.
You buy cheap homes, get cheap food, but are out of work? Why? Your labor is too expensive !
Who want's to acknowledge that they are worth less than they think? Nobody.
It's got to be somebody else's fault.
Those illegals, they are the problem.
If we only get rid of them, we can charge what we want, and then buy those "cheap" homes, and "cheap" food.
So, imagine you succeed. The 20 Million undocumented all leave America.
You finally get that job paying what you think you should get.
But, guess what. The prices of all those goods that were so cheap, suddenly rise, and once again you still can't afford to buy them. You may as well
have remained unemployed. At least, in the old days, you could blame the illegals, bitch, drink beer, and feel good letting off some steam. But, now,
what is the excuse? Nobody left to blame.