Bush’s dream (immigrants underbidding Americans for jobs), America’s ruin
has posted at the 2 blowhards blog
an epitome of the process by which low-wage immigration drags down America. I’ve copied it below. I would only add that one of the things that always made America different from the rest of the world was that it was a high-wage
country. Now our masters celebrate the fact that—in the name of democracy and love—we are becoming a low-wage country.
It is difficult to believe people think Mexicans do jobs Americans won’t do. Americans did these jobs for almost 200 hundred years before Teddy (the dastardly coward) Kennedy sponsored a devastating immigration bill in 1965 knowing full well it was an invite to the Democratic Party, which would now be a local party without immigration from Third World countries.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 17, 2005 10:18 PM | Send
The thinking is understandable though because of the propaganda and virtual blackout of discussion of the issue by the mainstream media for over 40 years. People do not realize a network is slanting when it focuses on the travails of illegal laborers instead of on the damage to American culture and the failure of a government that allows big and small businessmen to exploit America out of greed.
Moreover, some thinking people do not consider that the more low income laborers there are, the lower the wages of everyone else. An honest American roofing contractor cannot support his nuclear family by refusing to pay the low wages an illegal is willing to take. The illegal is one person living in a hole with other men and sending the balance of his wages to his family in Mexico. The honest roofing contractor cannot compete, so he goes out of business and enters the unskilled labor market selling tires at Wal-Mart for whatever he can get. He cannot afford an accountant or a nice home or an attorney. So he feels helpless and in need of government help or a thuggish union. The accountant and attorney lose clients.
The vicious circle continues when the office worker, attorney, or accountant needs his wife to enter the labor market at reduced wages so as to keep their children in a good neighborhood and school and church. The white and blue collar worker therefore just shake their heads in frustration when they see their roof being repaired by obvious illegals.