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To: Dane
Business is in business to make money and in this highly competitive marketplace, raising prices is suicidal to a business, but what the hey we gotta get rid of the dirty immigrants who clean our toilets, wash our dishes, and make our beds in hotels. No matter their work ethic.

The problem is, neither the businesses nor the immigrants pay the full costs of immigration - the massive increase in educational costs from the influx of non-English speaking and special-needs children, the increase in crime, the increase in uninsured people needing health-care, etc.. Illegal immigrants don't generally earn enough to pay significant amounts of state tax; which means the rest of us pick up these costs. Thanks, but I'd rather see the meat-packing industry and the hotel industry pay higher wages to hire native-born Americans, and pay the higher prices for meat and hotel rooms, than pick up the tab in my tax bill.

34 posted on 01/27/2004 11:06:03 AM PST by Right Wing Professor
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To: Right Wing Professor
The problem is, neither the businesses nor the immigrants pay the full costs of immigration - the massive increase in educational costs from the influx of non-English speaking and special-needs children, the increase in crime, the increase in uninsured people needing health-care, etc.. Illegal immigrants don't generally earn enough to pay significant amounts of state tax; which means the rest of us pick up these costs. Thanks, but I'd rather see the meat-packing industry and the hotel industry pay higher wages to hire native-born Americans, and pay the higher prices for meat and hotel rooms, than pick up the tab in my tax bill.

Perfectly said and exactly correct.

57 posted on 01/28/2004 9:14:59 AM PST by jimt
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