July 12, 2006

Cheap Labor

This arrived in an email forward and I thought I'd share it.

The phrase "cheap labor" is a myth, a farce, and a lie. There is no such thing as "cheap labor." Take, for example, an illegal Mexican who sneaks in here with his wife and five children. He takes a job for five or six dollars an hour. At that wage with six dependents he pays no income tax, yet at the end of the year gets an "earned income credit" of up to $3,200 free. He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent, food stamps, and free (no deductible, no co-pay) health care. His children get free breakfasts and lunches at school, and require bi-lingual teachers and books that taxpayers provide. He doesn't have to worry about car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners insurance. Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins, and printed material. He cannot be fired, harassed, or sued. He and his family receive the equivalent of $20 to $30 an hour in benefits, while working Americans are lucky to have $5 or $6 an hour left after paying their bills and his, to say nothing of paying for increased crime, graffiti, and trash cleanup. Cheap labor? My ass!

H/T Brenda

Posted by Seth at 09:55 PM | Comments (4) |

August 06, 2005

On Fisking A Terrorist

Mad Dog Vinnie at Vince Aut Morire offers this priceless post called How To Fisk A Terrorist(Again).

Check it out, only not with a mouthful of coffee.

Posted by Seth at 01:13 PM |