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unlawflcombatnt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 03:48 PM
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12. Cheap for the illegal employers only
Illegal immigrant labor is "cheap" for the employer only. The rest of us pay the price through lower wages, while social service expense increases outstrip taxes collected from illegal immigrants.

And the price reduction from cheap labor is a farce. A New York Times analysis suggests that the cost of a 40% increase in wages for farm workers would add only 2 cents to the dollar on the price of produce.

The author's right. It isn't cheap. It reduces the cost of labor to the employer only. The rest of us pay the "price" in reduced wages and increased costs for government social services.




The economy needs balance between the "means of production" & "means of consumption."
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  -RW e-mail on immigration/cheap labor Mz Pip  Aug-27-06 06:48 PM   #0 
  - So what benefits does the American  spindrifter   Aug-27-06 06:54 PM   #1 
  - When I worked for social services  Mz Pip   Aug-27-06 07:13 PM   #2 
  - He's *almost* on the right track.  silverweb   Aug-27-06 07:14 PM   #3 
  - Blaming the poor as scapegoats is as old as history.  Cleita   Aug-27-06 07:36 PM   #7 
  - If he's illegal  SheilaT   Aug-27-06 07:16 PM   #4 
  - As for the CEOs  Mz Pip   Aug-27-06 07:19 PM   #5 
  - Bravo! That is a great point  spindrifter   Aug-27-06 07:20 PM   #6 
  - These were the same things said about so-called welfare  Cleita   Aug-27-06 07:40 PM   #8 
  - You couldn't be more wrong  unlawflcombatnt   Aug-28-06 04:02 PM   #14 
  - Labor is cheap for the corporations and the taxpayer foots the bill  Nikki Stone 1   Aug-27-06 07:43 PM   #9 
  - I have a question  Alacrat   Aug-27-06 08:16 PM   #11 
  - Exactly  unlawflcombatnt   Aug-28-06 04:09 PM   #17 
  - Our collective foot needs to be put on business  Stargazer99   Aug-27-06 07:51 PM   #10 
  - Cheap for the illegal employers only  unlawflcombatnt   Aug-28-06 03:48 PM   #12 
  - Check out this thread  Elwood P Dowd   Aug-28-06 04:03 PM   #16 
  - no sources no sources no sources  LSK   Aug-28-06 03:56 PM   #13 
  - All Americans could have these "luxuries" if it weren't for  ComerPerro   Aug-28-06 04:02 PM   #15 

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