I'll agree w/most of your post except where you state the migrant labor from Mexico (whether legal or illegal) as being a major financial/jobs problem for our society. Any "welfare" for which they may qualify pales next to the corporate welfare our current regime grants its patrons. By forcing this labor underground we lose their tax revenue. Toni has more on this subject down-thread, but I had to get my two cents in (par value currently $0.014). We can use more labor from abroad, but I agree it has to be legal, honest and equitable.
YOU,RE RIGHT SCOTT, MY POINT WAS ,ANY JOBS LOST IS TOO MANY YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. I HAVE A SMALL NURSERY , AND DO SOME LANDSCAPING FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO PAY WHAT IT COST TO DO QUALITY WORK. I GET A LITTLE UPSET WHEN SOMEONE TRIES TO TELL ME THERE NOT TAKING (ANYONES JOBS) THATS A LITTLE SHORT SITED AND A LOT SHORT ON THE FACTS SCOTT I,VE SEEN AND KNOW OF CONTRACTORS HERE IN PA WHO HIRES THEM AND PAYS THEM $5.00 BUCKS AN HOUR, THATS SURE NOT FAIR TO THE POOR GUY WHO GETS ONLY $5.00 BUCKS AN HOUR, AND IT,S CERTAINLY ALSO NOT FAIR TO ME WHO HAS TO PAY A GOOD LABORER $10-12.00 BUCKS AN HOUR, WHEN I HAVE WORK FOR THEM. SOME PEOPLE GET A BIT EXCITED SCOTT, YOU,VE KNOW DOUBT NOTICED THAT I,AM NOT AT ALL POLITICALLY CORRECT BUDDY, AND I,AM TO OLD TO START NOW I,VE ALWAYS TOLD IT LIKE IT IS , AND SOMETIMES PEOPLE DON,T CARE TO OR GET NERVOUS WHEN THEY HEAR THE TRUTH PRESENTED TO THEM ,THEY WOULD RATHER YOU ALWAYS KISS PEOPLES AS.ES IN THE INTREST OF NOT ROCKING THE BOAT P.S. I THOUGHT YOU,RE COMMENT ABOUT THE FENDERS WAS VERY FUNNY , AND I CAN READ THAT AND NOT THINK YOU,RE RIPPING SOMEONE, WHY CAN,T OTHER PEOPLE????? OH WELL BUDDY KEEP ON ROCKIN PEACE PAUL
Paul, I certainly don't mean to be unsympathetic to you, or anyone who feels negatively affected by some inequity. We have an opposite yet similar problem generated by the same idiotic immigration laws. You're evidently hurt by under-priced (and less talented, I'll wager)labor competition from those who are here illegally. For me, I have been trying for two years to get a uniquely qualified woman from Moldova here legally to fill a position that I cannot fill any other way. Immigration and foreign worker laws tell me "NO" every time. My advice to her was to fly to Mexico and walk across! It's cost me thousands $$ to not have this position filled.
YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN THEN SCOTT, THE SAD THING IS THE FLOOD OF ILLEGALLS ALSO HURTS PEOPLE LIKE THE LADY YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEGALLY HIRE. I,AM HOPEFULLY BRIGHT ENOUGH TO SURVIVE SCOTT, I JUST GET PIS.ED OFF WHEN SOMEONE TRIES TO SAY OH WHAT PROBLEM, I DON,T THINK VICTOR GETS IT, I,AM SURE HE,S A GREAT GUY HE,S JUST WRONG WHEN IT COMES TO THAT. THERES A STORY HERE TODAY ABOUT HALIBURTON GOING INTO NEW ORLEANS, AND FIRING ALL THE CARPENTERS WORKING ON THE RECOVERY PROJECTS DOWN THERE AND REPLACING THEM WITH (ILLEGAL IMIGRANTS)AND KNOW DOUBT PAYING THEM A FRACTION OF WHAT THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE AND HAVE A STAKE IN THERE COMMUNITY WERE MAKING (WHAT THE FUC. IS THAT) THAT IS IN EFFECT (STEALING PEOPLES JOBS )JUST LIKE I SAID PEACE PAUL