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Old 06-23-2011, 08:53 PM
 
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I'm saying that if you offer 1 million slots, and the market has demand for 900k workers, only 900k will show, assuming adequate supply. If you offer 1 million slots and the market has demand for 1.2, the slots are not "sufficient" to keep up with demand.
Then explain how there are 1.2 million job slots open with milions more Americans out of work than that number.

 
Old 06-23-2011, 08:57 PM
 
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Unemployed computer programmers aren't taking farm jobs?
 
Old 06-23-2011, 08:58 PM
 
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You might want to look at the history of immigration laws, too. This country was founded on open immigration. The doors were shut for overtly racist reasons.
But the doors were re-opened clear back in 1965 with no discrimination or racism involved and it turned into a floodgate. So who cares about what happened prior to that?
 
Old 06-23-2011, 08:59 PM
 
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If a computer programmer gets laid off, is he going to go work in construction?
Probably not but we have no shortage of American construction workers so your point is?
 
Old 06-23-2011, 09:00 PM
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Spin, spin, spin. Not just "someone" as in an American who has a right to work here but an illegal alien who doesn't have that right. These kind of anti-American comments make me want to puke.
Wait, applying your own reasoning to other stuff is "spin" but calling me anti-american when I support freedom (for everyone, not just for special people who are better than everyone else because their mom happened to be on the right side of an imaginary line when they were born) isn't spin?

Get real.
 
Old 06-23-2011, 09:01 PM
 
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But the doors were re-opened clear back in 1965 with no discrimination or racism involved and it turned into a floodgate. So who cares about what happened prior to that?
Huh? I mean, I know you don't like looking at history, but it was not reopened "clear."
 
Old 06-23-2011, 09:02 PM
 
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I still want to know about where all these demands to learn spanish are coming from. Where do you guys live, exactly? I spend a lot of time out in the community and I can't think of a single instance where someone even strongly suggested I speak spanish. I mean I did have to press one for english on the ATM yesterday but it didn't seem like that big of a deal.
You've already been told numerous time in here. Do you need it repeated to you once again? You aren't suffering from Aldheimers, are you?
 
Old 06-23-2011, 09:04 PM
 
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You've already been told numerous time in here. Do you need it repeated to you once again? You aren't suffering from Aldheimers, are you?
Random rants from people in a department store are pretty meaningless. They don't carry the weight of "demands."
 
Old 06-23-2011, 09:04 PM
 
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You're, of course, ignoring the fact that for a century and a half or so, everyone outside America did have this right. The government then took it away.
Then things changed. Grow up and move along.
 
Old 06-23-2011, 09:04 PM
 
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Probably not but we have no shortage of American construction workers so your point is?
Well, since you don't understand the most basic of examples, the job openings aren't in areas that the unemployed people are trained in. There are plenty of construction openings in my area right now btw. Sure, there is no Georgia crisis but homes don't go to rot like crops.
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