No Cerveza... No Trabajo
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Where's my beer?
Bird, the point being, illegals are but a small part of the problem.
SSI has screwed me much more than "Hector" will ever do but we all happily pay SSI (and Medicare, I've got a nice 6 figure payment to them as well) but we'll bitch about illegals.
As my lettuce post states in two other threads, American companies aren't going to hire American workers to do this work. They'll ship the companies off to were the workers are once we shut down borders.
Hell, now, I got to pay for importing the fucking lettuce and transportation costs into the country as well?
Obviously, we need to clean up our immigration policy but carrying the heavy hand and saying, "Get the fuck out and we're shutting down the border" isn't the answer. We'll be fucked more than we are currently. The illegals issue has just let us continue on a few more years while we avoid the real problems in this Country.
Which for me is personal responsibility and being productive. Americans live in a country where productivity was king and Americans have become way too lazy to take advantage of it. Do you really think if we cure the illegal problem in D/FW that South Dallas is all of a sudden going to become productive? Hell no. They'll still suck off the real workers and unfortunately we'll still need someone to pick the lettuce.
Personally I've started marketing my software and services from "You need this to compete" into "You need this to shave employee costs because we do the work of x number of employees." Sad but true. It's about cutting costs now (becoming more productive.)
My 401K is now a 400K (was 301K)