Raise Import tariffs. It’ll provide the government more revenues to help pay for this, while encouraging more production here at home. Jobs are needed to get people off of welfare.
Well, how about an Illegal Immigrant Tax?
Starting at $1000 per head per year? Democrats LOVE taxes............
“Raise Import tariffs.”
Ah, you mean “raise prices”, and as prices rise (on business and consumers) from where is it that new jobs will be distributed, to main street, or to the conglomerates, and of them how many will go to a majority of the currently unemployed? They’ll go to the conglomerates and most not to a majority of the present unemployed.
More jobs will be outsourced and sent off shore to cut costs. A higher portion of new jobs will be for people with college degrees and fewer new jobs for those without them. Many of those jobs will go to new immigrants with college degrees, especially in engineering - we don’t have enough.
Those best fixed to pay for higher prices (that’s what raising tariffs and limiting imports does) will suffer the least; those not able to raise their own incomes/revenues will suffer the most.
The largest beneficiaries will be the biggest companies and their existing employees. The biggest losers will be main street and a majority of American workers.
Is that what you’re looking for.
You aren’t going to find many of them that will go back to work now that TANF work requirements have been neutered. If you look at the programs that are available to the average “poor” person here, the amount of spendable income they actually get (rent, utilities, Obamaphone, etc. aside) is MORE than a man with family of 3-4 making near $50,000 year!. Why would they want to work when they can sit home and let us pay for everything?
I never dreamed, though, the number of them numbers 1/3 of the total population. We won’t last 20 more years.
At this point it's use foreign labor, or go out of business.
Payroll taxes + insurance + regulatory issues + threats of unionization, etc make it difficult to employ Americans.
If it were only a matter of paying higher wages, businesses might be able to adjust. Some people are willing to pay a premium for "made in America". But there is so much more.
Absolutely!! Just look at the stunning success of Smoot-Hawley in preventing the Great Depression. Well, maybe not.