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    Like minimum wage raise, Iraq builddown, protecting Social Security, and reforming Medicare D.

    Democrats are the party of those who are working, those who have finished working, and those who want to work. -- Elizabeth Edwards

    by philgoblue on Mon Mar 20, 2006 at 10:15:19 AM PST

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    •  Raising the minimum wage might help (1+ / 0-)
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      in other ways. Immigration, for one.

      If it's worth while for Americans to do the work that illegals are doing, and the penalties for the EMPLOYER are high enough, then it will be to their advantage to hire legal workers first - and the jobs will pay enough that the legal workers will apply.

      That, and universal healthcare. Couple those with a much better trade policy, one that promotes businesses here AND helps other, poorer countries to build up their base industries (usually agriculture), and hopefully there wouldn't be as many people trying to get in illegally.

      •  Here here (0+ / 0-)

        I can understand that no AMericans will pick strawberries, but there are lots of illegals with what would be good-paying construction jobs.

        Democrats are the party of those who are working, those who have finished working, and those who want to work. -- Elizabeth Edwards

        by philgoblue on Mon Mar 20, 2006 at 11:57:53 AM PST

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