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Old 07-06-2011, 12:41 PM
 
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...you think that was an admission that my Dad's company hires illegal immigrants?

That's um...that's a fascinating interpretation.

 
Old 07-06-2011, 12:42 PM
 
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Still not paying attention, apparently. Any and all contractors would benefit from more affordable labor if there was more labor competition. Even if they don't hire illegals omg economics.
There is absolutely NO shortage of qualified construction workers. If so, then please explain why the wages have steadily declined during the past decade. Supply and demand. . . ECON 101.
 
Old 07-06-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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That red passage sounds to me like Rock's dad wants to hire more legal immigrants, but because of the current restrictions on immigration, there aren't as many for him to hire.
 
Old 07-06-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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There is absolutely NO shortage of qualified construction workers. If so, then please explain why the wages have steadily declined during the past decade. Supply and demand. . . ECON 101.
More supply = ?

It's not a trick.
 
Old 07-06-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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...you think that was an admission that my Dad's company hires illegal immigrants?

That's um...that's a fascinating interpretation.
All of the backtracking in the world will not make a difference. If your dad does not employ cheap labor from Mexico, why did you respond as if he did? After all, if he doesn’t employ cheap labor from Mexico, the competition would have a negative impact on his business. Right?

In any case, this discussion is pointless.
 
Old 07-06-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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More supply = ?

It's not a trick.
Common sense dictates if we have a glut of workers (which we do), the wages will be lower (which they are). Conversely, if the demand is great, and the supply is low, employers MUST pay more.
 
Old 07-06-2011, 12:55 PM
 
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All of the backtracking in the world will not make a difference. If your dad does not employ cheap labor from Mexico, why did you respond as if he did? After all, if he doesn’t employ cheap labor from Mexico, the competition would have a negative impact on his business. Right?

In any case, this discussion is pointless.
I didn't respond as if he did. At least one other person here is capable of reading, and has correctly interpreted my statement. You got carried away in a fit of illegal alien induced rage and are now pretending that I said something I didn't. You are currently referencing me asking you where I said that, and then saying "that's not what that says" as if it is "backtracking." That's an interesting read on the situation.

I've bolded a sentence of yours just for hilarity, because it makes no sense. Of COURSE the fact that others are willing to hire illegal labor negatively impacts his business. That's part of why I'm saying legalization would benefit him.
 
Old 07-06-2011, 12:55 PM
 
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All of the backtracking in the world will not make a difference. If your dad does not employ cheap labor from Mexico, why did you respond as if he did? After all, if he doesn’t employ cheap labor from Mexico, the competition would have a negative impact on his business. Right?

In any case, this discussion is pointless.
When I read his statement, I read it as saying that his dad does employ cheap labor from Mexico, and that labor is here legally. Why are you assuming that every cheap laborer from Mexico is here illegally?
 
Old 07-06-2011, 12:56 PM
 
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That red passage sounds to me like Rock's dad wants to hire more legal immigrants, but because of the current restrictions on immigration, there aren't as many for him to hire.
If true, then why did he specify CHEAP labor from Mexico, and not simply labor?
 
Old 07-06-2011, 01:01 PM
 
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If true, then why did he specify CHEAP labor from Mexico, and not simply labor?
A legal immigrant may be willing to do a job for less than the average citizen in the field but for a wage more than or equal to the minimum wage.
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