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Sun Mar 17, 2013, 12:31 PM

35. The age old battle of capital and labor goes on.

And it is one of the main reason the immigration issue is never resolved. Capitalists need cheap labor. Since we outlawed out and out slavery here in the good old USA, business capital has always stressed paying workers the least they can. It was natural they eventually turned whole hog to foreign workers in places where there were no protections for workers. In other words, where slavery was still possible.

The belief constantly trumpeted by the Repukes is that those "job creators" with enough capital to own a business deserve the maximum return on that investment. This return comes mostly from keeping salary and benefits at minimum. High unemployment and desperation keep wages down. They will fight hard to keep it that way. Good thing we have someone like Elizabeth, calling out their bullshit on why they "can't" raise the minimum wage.

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