Hah! And my view is the exact opposite!
In all the ranting about “illegal immigrants” and the eeevil businesses who hire them (no doubt mostly small, small businesses), not 1 person ever mentions how the Minimum Wage has created this Under-the-Table haven for illegals.
If there are illegals who don’t want to be discovered, you can hire them and pay them under the table - at cheap rates. Legal people MUST be paid the higher rates; they will be discovered.
So, businesses that struggle likely love the idea of paying low-skill people for their simple jobs rather than the crippling rates that merely START at MW.
Thus, and vicious cycle - MW+ is too high for small business, they secretly pay secret illegal residents for easy work, more illegals keep coming in.
Maybe if we cut off this socialist nonsense, there wouldn’t be so many illegals!
EXACTLY. The market will always find a way, even if it has to add a black market or move to a better location.
>> the Minimum Wage has created this Under-the-Table haven for illegals. <<
Really a great insight. Thanks. Don’t know if the idea is original to you, but it certainly deserves wider exposure!
Eliminating the minimum wage would create an avalanche of new demand for low skill foreign labor.
Not a good plan.
Low skill immigrant citizens vote 80% for the Democratic Party.
Low skill workers - home grown or immigrant - receive more in government benefits than they pay in taxes.
High unemployment among home grown ethnic groups - like Blacks - would not change.
Black workers are not being turned down for low wage employment.
They fail to apply, or they are fired for poor attendance or tardiness (terminating Black workers for insubordination, poor performance, or failing a random test means an INSTANT lawsuit).
Reducing their wages would make the situation even worse.