If there's a god, damn it she won't mind.
If there's a god, baby she won't mind.
For a long time, I have said that if you want to curb illegal immigration of our southern border, the easiest way to do so, is to hammer those that employee those illegals.
There is however a side effect to this, that most American's will not like, I happen to work in an industry that is dominated by Mexican workers most can and do have a SS card and a drivers license. I know this because I have to have copies on file, and have to be able to produce them to protect the company I work for from such fines being levied.
I work in the construction industry, and have had Fred Flintstone, Bill Clinton, and John Wayne to list a few working on my sites. But by the law, the company is covered because we have SS cards and drivers licenses on file. So the law is very weak, and only those that have a blatant disregard for it are ever fined.
The side effect I mentioned is going to be higher costs, in rental apartments, housing developments, and even most commercial projects, which in return is going to lead to higher rental costs, and higher costs in affordable housing.
The higher costs come from various things, not just wages, because many of the subcontracting crews pay these people well, or it might be better to say they earn a good wage, the major difference being that most are not paid an hourly wage, they are paid for production, the more they produce, the more they are paid, and they as a whole, tend to work harder, longer, and their production, far exceeds that of hourly workers.
This is not an attack on the American work force, it's just stating something that is factual, and American people are sometimes fickle when it comes to wanting things produced and made by American's then being presented with such things, only to find them more expensive.
Last edited by The Barbarian; 01-31-11 at 09:47 AM.
It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
"Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.