But I’m certain those same folks will be HAPPY to stand in a hot dusty field and pick sugar beets for $4 and hour.
I’m certain you are severely nearsighted. There are probably 20 solutions to that problem that don’t involve illegal immigration. I can think of 3 without even trying.
as for your ridiculous clothing rack anecdote...walmart seems to have no problem keeping clothes on racks. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?
Please go back and read what I wrote a little more carefully. This was a program to hire the “hardcore unemployed”. This is code for people (mainly women) that come from three or more generations that have existed on welfare, that have kids as a profit center, and are totally uncontrolled.
My wife would come home totally frustrated. She'd say things like, “I spent two hours trying to teach them to use the price gun, yet they set around in the break room discussing exactly how much they got if they lived in this much government housing, how much got deducted if they took this kind of benefit versus another kind, and how much they got if they had another kid. They were doing the math in their heads so fast I couldn't keep up.” I told her, “of course they can do that, that's the family business.”
And it is. And they will continue to consume about 500 billion a year and it grows yearly. And it won't stop, and for some reason, apparently no politician really wants to take it on. And I'm sorry, but I really believe it is a bigger problem than the illegals.