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Reply #43: Construction work pay has been frozen for more than 20 years due to the underground economy. [View All]

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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-16-07 09:28 AM
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43. Construction work pay has been frozen for more than 20 years due to the underground economy.
It is time to call it what it is, the "illegal economy" or "underground economy." It has an enormous drag on government financing, placing a greater burden on all who comply with the law and pay their taxes. The big effect on individuals, however, is wage impact. I know that construction pay has not gone up for more than 20 years due to illegal workers and contractors competing for jobs. In fact, many illegal construction workers are being paid far less than I was when doing home building 20 years ago.
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