“They do the jobs nobody else wants to do” is a BS argument

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  1. xcvbn

    xcvbn Silver Belt

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    Employed by a Republican, full shock

    Charge em both with murder
     
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    zebby23 Silver Belt

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    Lol huh? Facts hurt your widdle feelings? Brown people that come here not criminals so your narrative is wrong?
     
  3. Higus

    Higus Gold Belt

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    You would think "They do the jobs nobody else wants to do for a price that is acceptable to the market" was so obvious that it didn't need to be said. And yet...
     
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    dormammu Banned Banned

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    That's the equivalent of saying bill clinton was telling the truth when he said he didnt have "sexual relations" with Monica, maybe technically true under the law, everyone knows better
     
  5. xcvbn

    xcvbn Silver Belt

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    Honestly, if such is the case maybe we ought to be paying more for our food. But how have we even reached this point in the first place?
     
  6. Seano

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    A "civil violation" is a violation of law.
     
  7. GOATER

    GOATER Banned Banned

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    That's a bunch of bullshit...Specially in the jobs Americans don't want to do like Agricultural jobs...The require an SSN, thus they do get paid with a check.

    Plenty of undocumented workers get paid with actual checks, thus the government takes away taxes for Social Security, medicare, etc...just like any normal American...Difference is, that the undocumented person, will never get to reap the benefits of his social security.

    https://bipartisanpolicy.org/blog/how-do-undocumented-immigrants-pay-federal-taxes-an-explainer/
     
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    Rygu R.I.P. Obie Platinum Member

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    No, that's incorrect. What's next, going to tell me the murder or violent crime rate in Mexico is lower than America?
     
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    Seano Hands of bone

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    Flipping burgers doesn't pay as much as being a tradesmen either but people do that.
     
  10. GOATER

    GOATER Banned Banned

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    I know plenty of people who worked these jobs...They have fucked up back/shoulders/etc...and with our shitty health insurance...You are sacrificing your health quality for minimum wage.


    This is why Americans wouldn't do these jobs unless they got paid something ridiculous like $20+.


    and I don't blame them...Why work a shitty hard agricultural job, when you can get the same pay working retail which doesn't destroy your body like field work.
     
  11. Rockapotomuss

    Rockapotomuss Woke Based Poster

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    Don’t mix cause and effect, the pay is low because the supply of illegal immigrant workers are available. The market does not dictate price based only on demand, price is based on a combination of demand with supply. If supply of illegal workers were not available people will still eat raspberries but will have to pay more for them. Just like people now pay more for cotton labor than they did during slavery (factor out technology). Anyone in favour of illegal immigrant workers being paid less than minimum wage will be judged by history no different than slave owners and all your statues will be torn down.
     
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  12. Lord Commander Palis

    Lord Commander Palis Superior Genetics Double Yellow Card

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    Impossible because every illegal is committing a crime.
     
  13. Staph infection

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    A civil penalty, so the US only fines people who came here legaly but don’t leave when they are supposed instead of deporting them?
     
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    No per @panamaican they are only commiting a civil offense.
     
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    Re: bolded - Relax, dude. I'm certainly not in favor of paying anyone, legal or otherwise, less than minimum wage. We're just pointing that the argument isn't bullshit because that the price would have to rise is implied within the statement.
    Personally, I'd like to see a credible analysis of what supply and demand for laborers and berries looks like under legal conditions.
     
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    Explain, assuming this is based on a 40 hour week. Cause the math in my head does not agree with you
     
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    LOL at not realizing that Dems are the ones who are supposed to be protecting worker's rights to begin with....


    Maybe in the Midwest. And that's a solid maybe.
     
  18. thefirstemporer

    thefirstemporer Overdone and dry! Platinum Member

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    High schoolers will never be able to work part time/summer jobs in fast food like we used to. Instead it will be career lower class and/or unskilled migrants.
     
  19. Darth_Inv1ctu5

    Darth_Inv1ctu5 I will shit on everything you love

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    This is the most mind-blowing part of it all - republicans who are all for free markets and maximizing profits and "shareholders' value", foaming at the mouth at the tactic which is literally the cornerstone of capitalism - cost reduction. They'd shit a boulder, not a brick, if Apple was made move all of it's production back into the US, and what they're doing is not different qualitatively from what a random contractor is doing when they employ an undocumented immigrant - they're looking for cheaper labor. How the republicans justify one but condemn the other has to be one of the most hilarious and blatant instances of cognitive dissonance (let's be real - you don't give a flying fuck about the legality of it all, it's just not that comfortable to see it happen in your own backyard because it reminds you of what kind of a person you are deep inside).
     
  20. Gluteus Swag

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    Meh

    Most jobs will be automated soon enough. They'll just find a new excuse for mass immigration
     
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