posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 09:36 PM
reply to post by Flatfish
It's not that American workers refuse to do those jobs, that's just what you would like for people to believe.
WRONG. American workers refuse to take jobs that have been deemed "undesireable." Many illegal or even legal migrant workers eat up jobs that
American workers outright refuse to do and are paid fair wages.
The fact of the matter is that American workers refuse to do those jobs for slave wages. Most American workers don't live in 5 family communal
houses and they cannot even begin to pay their bills on the wages offered.
You seem to be confused with this statement. First you say that most American workers DO NOT live in 5 family, communal, houses and then you go on to
say that they CAN NOT even begin to pay their bills on the wages.
This comment would make sense if you said that some American workers DO live in 5 family, communal, houses but CAN NOT even begin to pay for their
bills on the wages.
But that is not what you said.
And that is the root of the problem. If illegal workers can survive in this country on wages like this, then why is it said that American workers can
not survive? The answer is illegal workers do not feel they are entitled to many amenities that Americans do. This means illegal workers make
sacrifices that are totally reasonable to get by and American workers feel they should not have to make those sacrifices.
I am not talking about food or shelter, I am talking about the latest cell phone, cars, computers with internet access, cable television and many,
many other things that Americans have come to the belief that they are ENTITLED and have an undeniable right to because John down the street has
Even our current federal minimum wage is not a living wage and most of the jobs that you claim American workers refuse to do pay less than
That is debateable.
If you know of a business that pays less than the federal or state minimum wage, which ever is higher, make a complaint to the Department of Labor
because that company is breaking the law.
Jobs in which employees are compensated through tips and gratuity, for example a waitor or waitress, are exempt because the employee is
Sounds likes you really bought into that line of B.S. that John McCain was selling last election cycle.
John McCain seemed to touch on the subject but it is unknown what context that small clip was taken from.