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Sick of Mexicans Taking our Jobs
Nelliemae

Posted on 02/21/2007 5:53:58 PM PST by NellieMae

I am getting really sick of the Mexican Invasion costing so many jobs in the Southwest Virginia- East Tennessee area. My husband is a brickmason. He is the 5th generation mason in his family- our son is the 6th. Up until just a couple of years ago brickmasons had contractors ringing their phones off of the wall wanting them to do work for them. My husband had to turn down dozens of callers because he couldn't do it all. Things have sure changed . Now, a lot of contractors in this area have gotten dollar signs in their eyes and all that they can see are cheap Mexican workers. My husband has actually had a contractor (real builders that know how to actually build a house are really scarce around here anymore) pull Mexicans on the job that he was working on because he was in such a hurry to get it finished that he couldn't wait the 2 weeks that it would have taken to do the whole job. They will pull in a huge crew and wipe the job out real quick. They waste a lot of brick though (they get paid by the 1000 brick). My husband is a very good, fast mason. His speed and quality is not the issue here. Most of these workers cannot even speak English. It is really aggravating to have lived in a place your entire life and have your livlihood seriously threatened by people that are not supposed to be here in the first place. How do we get rid of this problem? Also, on another related note: It was announced today that there are hundreds of jobs being cut in ANOTHER local factory, Bristol Compressors. I was told several months ago that a construction site in Mexico was marked with a sign that read:" Future site of Bristol Compressors" Is this a coincidence or is there another company by the name of Bristol Compressors?


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1 posted on 02/21/2007 5:54:00 PM PST by NellieMae
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To: NellieMae

The Mexicans are only here to do the work your husband won't do.


2 posted on 02/21/2007 5:56:57 PM PST by Types_with_Fist (I'm on FReep so often that when I read an article at another site I scroll down for the comments.)
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To: NellieMae

Masons, carpenters, roofers, painters...all getting screwed.

Thank you George Bush.


3 posted on 02/21/2007 5:57:20 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: NellieMae

I'm on your side but let me be the first to say.....

THEY TUHK R JAHBS!!!!


4 posted on 02/21/2007 5:57:47 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: Types_with_Fist

Boy, that was cheap shot!! How do you know what he will do. He usually will tackle jobs nobody else will do.


5 posted on 02/21/2007 5:58:42 PM PST by NellieMae
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To: NellieMae

You must fill your heart with love! "Our Diversity Is Our Strength!" Life in the "Big Tent!" There is lots of "Room at the Table!"(Just not for you and yours.)


6 posted on 02/21/2007 5:59:25 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: NellieMae

Well, just have your brickmason husband start his own brickmason firm and hire only Americans. Be part of the solution.


7 posted on 02/21/2007 5:59:45 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I'm 27 days from outliving Steve Irwin)
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To: NellieMae

Uh, he was being sarcastic. That is the phrase the open borders crowd use.


8 posted on 02/21/2007 6:00:24 PM PST by Politicalmom ("Always vote for principle...and your vote is never lost."-John Quincy Adams)
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To: NellieMae

I think the poster was simply being ironic about it...


9 posted on 02/21/2007 6:00:43 PM PST by Swanks
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To: NellieMae

Not only are they taking jobs, but a large segment is here to commit horrific crimes and live off our welfare. Illegal aliens actually get a variety of perks not available to us taxpayers.


10 posted on 02/21/2007 6:01:34 PM PST by Dante3
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To: NellieMae
They are NOT YOUR JOBS!

You DON'T have the right to a job!

You have the right to offer your services at whatever price you choose. If your price is too high the organization offering the opportunity will choose someone else. You need to become competitive with the market or find something else to do.
11 posted on 02/21/2007 6:01:50 PM PST by SomeoneNeedsToSayIt (Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.)
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To: Types_with_Fist

Yes.And send money to mexico.


12 posted on 02/21/2007 6:01:59 PM PST by QQQQ
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To: NellieMae
Boy, that was cheap shot!! How do you know what he will do.

Uh.. it's a play on the popular phrase "They are only here to do the jobs Americans won't do."

Unclench.

Use paragraphs, even.

13 posted on 02/21/2007 6:02:03 PM PST by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: Politicalmom

Sorry, thought that maybe I had been responded to by a liberal.


14 posted on 02/21/2007 6:02:21 PM PST by NellieMae
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To: NellieMae

Guess what? They're going to raise your property taxes to educate their children and pay for their healthcare.


15 posted on 02/21/2007 6:03:03 PM PST by 38special (I mean come'on.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

I've heard something like that before.

WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

This has been a public service announcement by the Ministry of Truth.

Ingsoc Forever.


16 posted on 02/21/2007 6:03:44 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedanism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: NellieMae

You might like the views of Duncan Hunter on that issue.

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1780767/posts

http://www.ontheissues.org/CA/Duncan_Hunter.htm


17 posted on 02/21/2007 6:04:25 PM PST by Beagle8U (Jimmy Carter changed me into a Republican.......R. W. Reagan made me DAMN proud of it!)
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To: SamAdams76

...And some mexicans will undercut his prices.No taxes, no insurance.


18 posted on 02/21/2007 6:04:25 PM PST by QQQQ
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To: NellieMae

Go to a job site and yell "La Migra, La Migra" and watch them run. Seriously, call Immigtation or the owner.


19 posted on 02/21/2007 6:04:48 PM PST by unkus
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To: NellieMae

The battle of San Jacinto took 800 men only 13 minutes.


20 posted on 02/21/2007 6:04:50 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Go stick it where the sun doesn't shine!

They forced me to close a 56 year old construction company in 92 in Los Angeles.

The rest of the country is now starting to feel it.


21 posted on 02/21/2007 6:06:48 PM PST by dalereed
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To: NellieMae

Der takin me jabss!!! Derka derka!!! Derka takin mi jabsssss.

Man skilled labor is easy. Become a foreman if you can't hack the tough stuff. Learn to be social.


22 posted on 02/21/2007 6:07:04 PM PST by Porterville (Bullies love Peace and the Peaceful fight Wars.)
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To: NellieMae

Both Pelosi and Bush agree: Mexicans can do your job better than you can.


23 posted on 02/21/2007 6:07:10 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: SomeoneNeedsToSayIt

You have the right to offer your services at whatever price you choose. If your price is too high the organization offering the opportunity will choose someone else. You need to become competitive with the market or find something else to do.



How can an American contractor compete price-wise with someone who is living 10 guys to an apartment and can support his family in Mexico for $300/mo?

I'm a little suprised at the lack of compassion here for this poster.


24 posted on 02/21/2007 6:07:59 PM PST by FauxBlonde
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To: SomeoneNeedsToSayIt
You need to become competitive with the market or find something else to do.

Let me re-phrase that for you:

You need to become competitive with people who are breaking the law or find something else to do.

25 posted on 02/21/2007 6:08:37 PM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: QQQQ

EXACTLY. A small company cannot compete with them on the price. You could not afford to pay your help decent wages. It is extremely hard work and my husband will not work someone for less than a good wage.


27 posted on 02/21/2007 6:08:53 PM PST by NellieMae
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To: QQQQ

Whenever I have work to be done at the house, I usually go with the contractor with one of the higher quotes. I prefer to give my business to people who value their workmanship and charge accordingly.


28 posted on 02/21/2007 6:09:36 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I'm 27 days from outliving Steve Irwin)
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To: unkus

I've thought about doing that actually. I'm not sure who to call around here.


29 posted on 02/21/2007 6:10:25 PM PST by NellieMae
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To: NellieMae

Here in Texas you can't find an English speaking framer, roofer, yardman, etc. Some days I feel fortunate if I can find groceries without Spanish/English labels. I'm sorry for your husband. I guess we aren't protesting loudly enough for our government to hear us.


30 posted on 02/21/2007 6:11:08 PM PST by McLynnan
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To: NellieMae
Yawn!

Populism: Socialism for backwoods morons.

31 posted on 02/21/2007 6:11:14 PM PST by Clemenza (NO to Rudy in 2008! New York's Values are NOT America's Values!)
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To: SomeoneNeedsToSayIt
Competitive? mexicans don't pay workmen's comp, insurance,taxes.My neighbor hired mexican to paint his house.Very cheap.The guy(worker) fell off the the roof(painted gutters).Police,attorneys the whole nine yards...it cost my neighbor $25000 to settle...
32 posted on 02/21/2007 6:12:42 PM PST by QQQQ
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To: dalereed

Thank You!!


34 posted on 02/21/2007 6:13:02 PM PST by NellieMae
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To: SomeoneNeedsToSayIt
You have the right to offer your services at whatever price you choose. If your price is too high the organization offering the opportunity will choose someone else.

So it's a race to the bottom with anyone that can walk swim or crawl over our borders from anywhere in the world? You really gonna like living in the third world? Cause that's where this "open borders" movement is taking us.
35 posted on 02/21/2007 6:13:16 PM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: NellieMae
I'm in SW VA and eventhough when I venture out to shop on weekends wondering what country I'm in, I'm not as distressed about Mexicans taking jobs as I am the jobs leaving all together. Of course I live in a very rural area that's lost around 10,000 jobs in the last decade. People around here used to be worried about Mexicans taking jobs when there were jobs here to take. Now most folks are pissed because the Mexican ladies always seem to get in line first for welfare, and they create long lines at the grocery stores during the first of the month while their Mexican boyfriends are out working on farms tax free. Of course the Mexicans that aren't working on farms are either selling meth, breaking into houses, or working for one of the Latino criminal gangs that have been popping up around here.
36 posted on 02/21/2007 6:13:19 PM PST by KoRn
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To: NellieMae

Best of luck NellieMae. See what the Sheriff says.


37 posted on 02/21/2007 6:13:22 PM PST by unkus
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To: SomeoneNeedsToSayIt
They are NOT YOUR JOBS! You DON'T have the right to a job! You have the right to offer your services at whatever price you choose. If your price is too high the organization offering the opportunity will choose someone else. You need to become competitive with the market or find something else to do.

I agree with your comment....however many times it is not a competitive situation...when your competion pay's cash to their help....and don't have to match SSN and do withholding...that's not a fair playing field. Please tell me how that is fair??

38 posted on 02/21/2007 6:13:25 PM PST by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: NellieMae
BTW: I feel for your husband. Deport all illegals NOW!

However, if a factory can't produce things efficiently, let it close! There is a reason industrial employment is down WORLDWIDE, even in China.

39 posted on 02/21/2007 6:13:49 PM PST by Clemenza (NO to Rudy in 2008! New York's Values are NOT America's Values!)
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To: NellieMae
One thing I've certainly noticed with the flood of cheap illegal immigrant labor is the piss poor quality of the work they are doing. The contractors sure aren't passing along their savings, and the product being sold is pathetically substandard.

However, there are those here on FR who will defend their supposed constitutional right to cheap labor. It's an issue that has it's root in greed, IMO.
40 posted on 02/21/2007 6:14:42 PM PST by Pox (If it's a Coward you are searching for, you need look no further than the Democrats.)
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To: SomeoneNeedsToSayIt
Exactly, whereas US mega-corporations have the right to offer their products at whatever price they choose, and if foreign companies are a bit too "competitive", Congress, having been bribed granted due consideration, will call it dumping and slap on a protective tariff.
41 posted on 02/21/2007 6:15:09 PM PST by Mr J (All IMHO.)
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To: Types_with_Fist
Thanks for your deeply, intellectual, well-thought comment.

I've been feeling horrible all evening because my wife had to drag out the garbage this morning after I left for my 100 mile round trip commute to work. It was two weeks worth of garbage since the snow stopped all garbage pick-up last week.

I assumed that, because of President's Day, garbage pick-up would be a day late.

I was wrong.

42 posted on 02/21/2007 6:16:05 PM PST by HoosierHawk
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To: NellieMae

I was amazed the other day to see a crew building a cinderblock wall a few streets away and all of them appeared to be native born Anglo-Americans.


43 posted on 02/21/2007 6:16:23 PM PST by Argus
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To: FauxBlonde

Me too Blonde. But you know what? They will feel different when their jobs are lost to illegals. Then you can say, 'get competitive'.


44 posted on 02/21/2007 6:17:31 PM PST by biff
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To: NellieMae

My late uncle was from a long line of brick masons, and he did fantastic work, even historic restorations. I watched him do the masonry on an addition to my parents' house when I was a child, and the care he took ... breaking down every pallet of bricks to sort for an even color mix, carefully mixing the mortar so it would always match and not leach lime, how he could precisely break a brick in half with his trowel when he needed half a brick ... just amazing. That's why I can't stand to look at what passes for brick work these days, done primarily by Mexican workers, because I know how it's supposed to be done and how it's supposed to look. The "runs" of color from mismatched lots, the lime leaching out, the sloppy mortar; all I can say is, there are going to be a lot of houses down the road with serious masonry failures.

I don't know what the answer is for your husband. If he's willing to expand his market and travel a bit, it may be that there are enough people who don't want inferior work or illegals doing it, to bring his business back around.


45 posted on 02/21/2007 6:17:31 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: NellieMae

The "La Migra" gambit ought to scare them. Seriously, call immigration and have the crew checked out. A few rounds of that and they'll learn to stay away.


46 posted on 02/21/2007 6:18:23 PM PST by muleskinner
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To: NellieMae

Sorry, thought that maybe I had been responded to by a liberal."

It would seem you have been responded to by a couple of liberals.
Around these parts we call them trolls.


47 posted on 02/21/2007 6:18:33 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: KoRn

I wonder if frustrated American workers are going to get so fed up, they're somehow going to pay back the Mexicans for stealing our jobs.


48 posted on 02/21/2007 6:18:52 PM PST by Mr J (All IMHO.)
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To: SomeoneNeedsToSayIt
"They are NOT YOUR JOBS!"

America jobs belong to Mexican illegals?

"You DON'T have the right to a job!"

And Mexican illegals do?

"If your price is too high the organization offering the opportunity will choose someone else. "

So far as that outfit is operating within American laws.
If they are operating outside US immigration and employment laws, they might as well be outlaws like the vermin peddling cocaine,and should be thrown in jail.
49 posted on 02/21/2007 6:19:15 PM PST by ShawTaylor
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To: SomeoneNeedsToSayIt

No action in DU tonight?


50 posted on 02/21/2007 6:19:37 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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