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Posted 11/28/15

brigand554 wrote:

You can't compete with people from Mexico. They will work for less while doing it better and more efficiently.



Unless the ones you work with do the exact opposite, minus the lower pay. I work with quite a few, and only one (a welder) has consistently pulled his weight and not ignored procedures. A lot of my coworkers from the US, Guatemala, Cuba, and Puerto Rico are also jackasses.
Posted 11/28/15

aeb0717 wrote:


brigand554 wrote:

You can't compete with people from Mexico. They will work for less while doing it better and more efficiently.



Unless the ones you work with do the exact opposite, minus the lower pay. I work with quite a few, and only one (a welder) has consistently pulled his weight and not ignored procedures. A lot of my coworkers from the US, Guatemala, Cuba, and Puerto Rico are also jackasses.


Puerto Ricans and their cockiness. Always thinking they don't have to do nuting.
Posted 11/28/15
anotther boom depends on what the environmentalists are coming up with lol
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Posted 11/28/15
A booming economy like in the 1990 would help the common man. I say "like in the late 1990's", because that's when Robert Reich was in charge of things.

Obviously a not booming economy helps nobody, but all we need to do is compare America with foreign nations of considerably less GDP, that somehow have higher happiness, standards of living, and quality of life even with their lower GDP.

GDP in America is about 75% comprised of consumer spending. Immigrants mean there's more consumers, and also that there are more workers to help fulfill demands that come with higher consumption. Immigrants are not bad for the economy 'per say', at least not from standard economic theory.
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Posted 11/28/15 , edited 11/28/15
A booming economy like in the late 1990s would certainly help the average person. Household incomes, adjusted for inflation, rose about $7,000 dollars according to the US Census Bureau during the late 90's before gradually sliding down during the Bush years and then dropping because of The Recession and not recovering.

True, the bottom wouldn't benefit very much due to competition from illegal immigrants. But that is the nature of unskilled labor. There is more than enough opportunities for unskilled labor to become skilled labor through education and vocational training.
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