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Old 11-01-2007, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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Northeast 2,120,000
Connecticut 115,000
Delaware 20,000
District of Columbia 35,000
Maine 5,000
Maryland 150,000
Massachusetts 250,000
New Hampshire 15,000
New Jersey 490,000
New York 1,110,000
Pennsylvania 140,000
Rhode Island 35,000
Vermont 5,000

Midwest 1,615,000
Illinois 775,000
Indiana 110,000
Iowa 55,000
Kansas 90,000
Michigan 200,000
Minnesota 125,000
Nebraska 45,000
North Dakota 5,000
Ohio 115,000
South Dakota 5,000
Wisconsin 90,000

South 4,100,000
Alabama 55,000
Arkansas 50,000
Florida 810,000
Georgia 440,000
Kentucky 40,000
Louisiana 25,000
Mississippi 20,000
Missouri 65,000
North Carolina 385,000
Oklahoma 85,000
South Carolina 75,000
Tennessee 100,000
Texas 1,740,000
Virginia 205,000
West Virginia 5,000

West 4,965,000
Alaska 10,000
Arizona 475,000
California 3,470,000
Colorado 270,000
Hawaii 30,000
Idaho 35,000
Montana 5,000
Nevada 170,000
New Mexico 70,000
Oregon 170,000
Washington 255,000
Wyoming 5,000

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i'm shocked at VA's numbers. i'm guessing that 80% of that 205,000 live within an hour of Washington DC.
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:02 AM
 
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Fair enough:

Our wages were 'too high' and had to be cut to reflect world supply and demand.

If indeed such is the case: the CEO's definitely need their wages whacked as well-------maybe on the order of 75% less.

I am being quite serious here: most of them are not worth their present compensation with the incredible screw ups in the market place.

Lead paint in toys from China for one flagrant example.
Well, as long as you buy products from corporations, you are tacitly supporting those high salaries that CEOs earn.
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:21 AM
 
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The most important figure is the percapita amount. The worst seems to be Arizona. About one in 7 people.
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Old 11-01-2007, 06:26 AM
 
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Well, as long as you buy products from corporations, you are tacitly supporting those high salaries that CEOs earn.
Where else can we get products except from these corporations? We just don't buy anything at all? Doesn't make sense. It is not our fault that some big cheese CEO is making 400% more than the workers in the factory. WE did not vote on that.

Also, I understand that if you get yourself educated and work hard, you MIGHT make more money, but most of our jobs that are now being created are in the service sector, and do not pay well. Just because you go to college or have experience, does not mean you will make a good paycheck these days. And, yes, illegals depress wages because they flood the market, so of course, wages go down. And, other well-paying jobs are going overseas.

Do not blame the American citizen for being ripped off by the corporations and the government who only care about themselves, and not about their fellow citizens or their own country. Even our own government is not patriotic.
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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The most important figure is the percapita amount. The worst seems to be Arizona. About one in 7 people.
More like 1 on 12......our legal population is about 6 million.

Note too that our Employer Sanctions Law is due to kick in 2 months from now------barring a court injunction.

Already; the illegals are fleeing.......almost as if intuitively they realize the *** is up this time.
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Ne
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Well, to be clear - I agree with you that illegal immigrants cause depressed wages. I'm just not convinced that depressed wages are a bad thing.

I saw people complaining that American jobs are being sent overseas, and in the same paragraph, they complain that illegal immigrants are depressing American wages. That seems contradictory to me, since American jobs are being shipped to other countries because our wages are so high.
Yeah, I'm sure you can see the frustration? May sound contradictory but just because our wages are high in comparison to someone in another country doesn't mean they aren't extremely low here at the same time. It's very simple, corporations are finding the cheapest way to do business at the expense of the American people.
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Old 11-01-2007, 11:33 AM
 
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Where else can we get products except from these corporations? We just don't buy anything at all? Doesn't make sense.
It makes perfect sense. Corporations are there to provide you with a certain lifestyle at a certain price.
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