Let’s get real here - if you are a citizen - entitled to generous welfare benefits - why bust your butt at some minimum wage job? Better to sit at home and do a little work here and there - off the books - when things get tight.
For this we can thank LBJ’s “Great Society” programs and the Dimmocrats subsequent additions.
When I was a kid, dad had our house reroofed. All the workers were black, and they busted butt to get the job done. No more - the last two times I’ve done the same with my houses, there wasn’t a work of English spoken on the jobsite. I asked the contractor about it - the answer: “We just can’t get Americans to do this hard work anymore; they’re unreliable and would rather sit around or work at Mickey D’s.”
We just cant get Americans to do this hard work anymore; theyre unreliable and would rather sit around or work at Mickey Ds.
Same here. Back when I was young the “Chicken Men” had this area in an economic stranglehold. You worked for less than minimum wage, because it was “agricultural” or you did not work and starved. You did not even make enough to leave the area to find good work.
Then some upstart name Sam Walton bought several bankrupt Ben Franklin stores, reincorporated as WALMART and started paying some decent wages.
People fled the Chicken Men as fast as they could to these new Walmart jobs. The Chicken processors refused to up the wages and started bringing in Mexicans to do the work.
Now the children of those first Mexicans have found better work as even they don’t want to work in the chicken industry, so the Chicken Men have upped their wages, and hire anyone who will work fresh from Mexico.
And too lazy to shop around for a roofer who employs Americans.
There are such businesses out there.