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Old 12-02-2008, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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Can the US even consider itself part of the rich world anymore?
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:40 AM
 
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"There's always jobs that the host population don't want to do," said IOM spokeswoman Jemini Pandya. She said that, in many countries, the demand for workers in health care, domestic care and service industries will continue to grow.

i defy her to show me what jobs americans will not do!
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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"There's always jobs that the host population don't want to do," said IOM spokeswoman Jemini Pandya. She said that, in many countries, the demand for workers in health care, domestic care and service industries will continue to grow.

i defy her to show me what jobs americans will not do!
Pay proper wages and problem solved----------or, maybe the 'yuppies' need to come down of their collective high horses and 'get dirty' themselves.
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Pa
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Pay proper wages and problem solved----------or, maybe the 'yuppies' need to come down of their collective high horses and 'get dirty' themselves.
Pretty sure...
This American, jobs I have done:
Shoveled manure tons of it.....
Baled hay hundreds of acres.
Plowed fields
chopped corn
Picked corn
picked stone
built fences
milked cows
shoveled snow
landscaping
Drywall
masonry
tared and sealed driveways
Factory work
restaurant work
delivered pizza
roofing
install swimming pools
Make bounty paper towels
Served my country with HONOR, been shot, blown up and never felt anything but loyalty.
Yes I have done many of the jobs that Americans supposedly won't do. Just like tens of millions of others.
I find the phrase Jobs Americans won't do both insulting and condescending. Many of these jobs were when I was working 2 and 3 jobs to support my family. I never took a dime in welfare, I never failed to pay my bills including hospital bills for the birth of my 2 children. I had no health insurance and still found a way to keep my honor.
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I love it when they say all those jobs Amerricans won't do but only about 2% of the time do I see Hispanics and immigrants doing those jobs Americans are supposedly refusing to do.
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:35 AM
 
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Can the US even consider itself part of the rich world anymore?
Seeing as the US controls the largest chunk of global wealth....I'd say that's a question with a forgone answer my friend.

Or was that a rhetorical question?
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:31 AM
 
Location: John From Scranton
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I love it when they say all those jobs Amerricans won't do but only about 2% of the time do I see Hispanics and immigrants doing those jobs Americans are supposedly refusing to do.
Most of the reason why Americans, dont have many jobs, is because of all the immigrants doing the work under the table for 5 bucks an hour!!
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Most of the reason why Americans, dont have many jobs, is because of all the immigrants doing the work under the table for 5 bucks an hour!!
You must be referring to illegal immigrants AKA aliens working for $5 and hour------------legal ones can (and will) demand more $$$.
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Pa
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Most of the reason why Americans, dont have many jobs, is because of all the immigrants doing the work under the table for 5 bucks an hour!!
Bingo. Give the man a cigar.
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:11 AM
 
Location: John From Scranton
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You must be referring to illegal immigrants.

Yes you are right!!
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