Thursday, September 15, 2005

The Stupidity of America

Brevity is my friend, brevity is my friend...

Here are some interesting things to consider about America

-Labor unions have come together to demand higher wages for laborers, health benefits, 401K's, daycare, etc in many parts of the country. We pay manual laborers an UNBELIEVABLE amount more than any other part of the world.
And yet we complain about factories and jobs sent overseas......

-Illegal immigration is completely out of control. I don't even want to start discussing this in detail. I would be here for years. If we could control it, more jobs would be available to American workers.... if they would take them.

-In the South, the vast majority of manual labor is done by Hispanics, some legal, some illegal.
Every construction crew, every landscaping business, every janitorial service, in short- every job not wanted by Non-Hispanic Americans is DOMINATED by an imported labor force.

What drives me insane is this...

We whine so much about the condition of our economy, about low wages for the working class, etc. and we are losing our country to people who come into our country illegally to find higher paying jobs. We have become too proud. There is nothing wrong with working for minimum wage. I have done it. I wasn't trying to support a family while doing it, but then again, I wasn't stupid enough to go out and start a family with a minimum wage income.

I'm not saying unfortunate instances do not occur. I am saying "Suck it up" to American people who whine about their wages/benefits, etc. If all Hispanic immigrants decided to stop working or form a labor union- the Southern US would be done in a second- with the rest of the US quickly to follow. We have put ourselves in an inestimable state of fragility through pride.

The equation is simple for Corporate interests:

American Laborer = $10/hr. + BENEFITS.
Foreign Laborer = $.50/hr + air.

Where would you build your factory?


At 9/20/2005 07:22:00 AM, Blogger jomama said...

Not in America but all you'll hear is about how to stop this.

Makes me chuckle a lot like the Dutch boy with his finger in the dike.

Nicely done, Mike.


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