Jon Coupal is president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.
Funny how from 1776 - 1965, the dishes in restaurants still got washed without massive illegal immigration. How did they do it?
posted on 09/03/2004 8:46:33 AM PDT
(They want to die for Islam and we want to kill them)
That's a good summary of the issue.
Illegal immigrants may be devestating for taxpayers and for American workers, but by serving to depress wages, they are great for American employers. And that's the real reason that the government is encouraging illegal immigration. ;-)
posted on 09/03/2004 8:47:24 AM PDT
by Scenic Sounds
(Sí, estamos libres sonreír otra vez - ahora y siempre.)
Yes, without an illegal-immigrant labor force the price of a hamburger might go up a dime, but it is just as likely that the reduction in the tax burden would more than compensate for any increase in consumer prices.
Not only that but technology will be invented that will help decrease the need for the labor the invaders now perform, just like in Australia.
posted on 09/03/2004 8:49:41 AM PDT
(Reagan preferred to shoot the bear... the verdict of history will be simple: nice aim.)
More & more articles critical of illegal immigration showing up in SoCA publications.
Better late than never, but probably too late to positively effect the situation.
posted on 09/03/2004 8:50:26 AM PDT
Excellent article and right on the button.
posted on 09/03/2004 9:57:18 AM PDT
by Logical me
Property owners in the county are now paying an additional tax specifically to prop up the trauma care system, nearly half of whose clients are undocumented aliens.
they should have just taxed tacos, instead
These wages would be declared for tax purposes and these wages would be spent here in the U.S. instead of being sent home, as is often the case with undocumented workers.
It is also telling that the illegals have excess income to send home, but they don't have money to pay their medical bills. We're getting shaken down by the illegals and their representatives in the California legislature.
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But but but.... those that benefit directly and handsomely from hiring these low wage and often un(der)educated workers from south of our borders would be hurt economically themselves, they claim. Right now they get el-cheapo tax-payer subsidized labor. They get to pay no benefits like they would have to the American worker, nor pay any income taxes or SS taxes on the laborer if they are paid in cash, sometimes even taken further advantage of the undocumented worker and not pay him/her all of what they have coming if at all as has been reported on occasion over the years.
The two major political parties, especially the Republican party receive more donations from these law breakers business people so as to not crack down on their near slave-labor operations. Instead the tax-payer is stuck with the tax-burden of all this cheap labor they so richly enjoy.
I'm glad that gradually some in the media are starting to re-look at this situation and report on it thus helping to spread the word.
posted on 09/03/2004 11:52:53 AM PDT
by Ron H.
(It'spast time for Christian and social conservatives to look for a new home.)
posted on 09/03/2004 5:17:37 PM PDT
Another early endorser of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Recall.
posted on 09/03/2004 5:26:30 PM PDT
(Success is still the best revenge... In the land of the free... Because of the brave!!!)
There is a popular bumper sticker that reads:
There is a parallel to this, that I haven't seen anyone else notice:
The essence of the Minimum Wage
is that it outlaws lower wages. The outlaws who work for less are better known as illegal Mexican immigrants
. As we raise the Minimum Wage
, our need for illegal immigrants grows. It's not that there are jobs we Americans are too lazy to do. It's that there are jobs which don't justify the Minimum Wage
, so legal citizens are not elligible for them. Only illegals are elligible.
Thus does the Minimum Wage contribute to flooding our society with immigrants in greater number than we can assimilate, who are discouraged from assimilation by their illegal status. That such a flood of illegal immigrants is forthcoming is a testament to the free, capitalist health of our nation.
To reduce illegal immigration, don't try to fight the natural, profit seeking response of a free capitalist economy with central immigration planning and enforcement. Instead just lower the Minimum Wage !!
It will have to be reduced substantially. The true cost of an illegal immigrant's labor is doubly reduced, first by not having to pay Minimum Wage, second by not have to pay benefits and withholding.
posted on 09/04/2004 12:08:02 AM PDT
(I was humble, before I was born. -- J Frondeur Kerry)
We are in the midst of a great game of Monopoly and the middle class always draws the card "Pass go do not collect 200 dollars", but instead pay out.
posted on 09/04/2004 8:34:34 AM PDT
That's why I always laugh when I hear some genius say, "Sooooo, do you want to pay $6 for a head of lettuce?"
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