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Old 06-16-2012, 01:43 PM
 
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Originally Posted by 313Weather View Post
And besides that, there's an equilibrium to be met as well, which is why the silly "prices to consumers will double" crap is just that, crap. You reach a point where if you raise prices too high, your customrs will stop buying your product/service then you go out of business.

Business owners will just have to eat up some of the costs (like they did in the 1950s-1970, before executive wages became over-inflated as well), like many grocery stores so far have been eating up the price increases in commodities.
There's not much room for absorbing costs in the grocery business. They operate on very low margins.

 
Old 06-16-2012, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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"They do the jobs Americans don't want to do" is only the first half of that quote. The entire quote goes "They do the jobs Americans don't want to do at the ****-poor wages we want to pay".
 
Old 06-16-2012, 01:54 PM
 
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There's not much room for absorbing costs in the grocery business. They operate on very low margins.
Really ?

When the price of milk tumbles on the farm, check the price of milk ion the grocery store.

Still very high compared to what the farmer gets.
 
Old 06-16-2012, 01:56 PM
 
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Youngsters? Since when are 30 year olds viewed as youngsters? Age 16-30 might include 2 years of youngsterhood types, but 30 is way too long in the tooth to be viewed as a youngster. Oh yes, it's that "it's for the children!!!", the poor helpless little children but many illegals age 30 are already grandparents.
There is a racial undertone to that statement.
 
Old 06-16-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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There is a racial undertone to that statement.
Oh please -- "illegal alien" is not a race. Get over it.

It is in regard to your very goofy statement that we must do this for "youngsters" as though age 18-30 are youngsters. They are not.
 
Old 06-16-2012, 02:06 PM
 
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Really ?
Yes, really.
 
Old 06-16-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The US takes in about a million legal immigrants every year. You have to figure that the government calculates how many immigrants the country can take in a year based on how quickly their population can be absorbed into the economy without overburdening/overpopulating it. If you want to talk about increasing that number, then by all means letís take a look at it. If you want to have a program where migrant workers come over the border during a picking season to pick crops then thatís something we should look at too.

No matter what, nobody should be crossing over into the country without identification. Itís not unreasonable to think that a terrorist might dress up as a migrant worker to gain entry; though, were he caught in Mexico heíd be in big trouble! You also have the problem of drug mules; putting the issue of legalizing drugs aside, nobody should be crossing the border without ID.
 
Old 06-16-2012, 02:34 PM
 
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It's a pretty small number for a country of 300 million. I'd be more concerned if they came across with college degrees and security clearances. Having an underclass over the border has helped with the servant problem.
 
Old 06-16-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: California
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For the years you didn't work a a Lawyer, American taxpayers were subsidizing your life and thus you were a net-drain on its people and infrastructure. This is different from, if you had immigrated legally, you would have been contributing to the American infrastructure you benefitted from at the beginning.
Wow...that's an amazing assumption on someone you know nothing about. Did you use your Crystal Ball of Generalizations and Assumptions?

I was also unaware that legal immigrants are given a job, a house, and enough money to happily live on from the minute they cross the border. Because, according to you, if you immigrate legally, you will never need public assistance, or school lunch programs. Wow....must be so great to come here legally and have everything handed to you......
 
Old 06-16-2012, 02:58 PM
 
Location: California
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Do you really think people would complain about the price of food going up? Food is super cheap in the US and we have an abundance of it. I don't think many would care.
Are YOU kidding me? Where in the world have you been. YES people will complain about it. A normal pound of ground beef is about $3.00, a grass fed organic is a little over $6.00 because the cost of producing it is higher. Pay the wages the workers are worth and all of a sudden you have a pretty good idea the real cost of the goods.
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