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    I have been hearing about problems with Mexico for years, owing to family in Texas. Factories located in border states constantly threaten their employees with moving to Mexico where wages are dirt cheap. Indeed, quite a number of factories have Moved to Mexico, or so close to the border that Mexican citizens cross to work. It is a separate issue from illegal immigration, but underscores the problem of having a dirt-poor country next door to a wealthy one. Capitalists are constantly looking to exploit the cheap labor, driving down wages for American workers in the process, by plant closings mainly. Note that this bogus bill does nothing to prosecute capitalists who are illegally Hiring illegal aliens, all the focus is on  the immigrants. You know, capitalism is only fun for the winners. For the losers it pretty much sucks, and at some point they refuse to play the game any more, hence emerging democratic socialism in South America. Capitalism simply won't work for everyone. This is sort of an unfocused rant, but that's okay. My main point was that the imbalance between Mexican labor and US labor HAS BEEN an issue for many years. But the issue is being framed to avoid the real problem which is the usual capitalist greed-heads.

    •  That's very true. (0+ / 0-)

      It'd be nice if Mexico and the United States stopped the mutual exploitation of Mexican workers and began a mutual solution to Mexico's economic problems.  But Mexico is addicted to the cash their nationals send home and the American capitalists are addicted to the cheap labor.  If we cracked down on the employment of illegal immigrants, it wouldn't be the agricultural sector that would be hit - farmers produce goods.  It would be the service sector.  Restaurants, hotels, lawn care, housecleaning and landscape services - these aren't essential services for the average person, they are luxuries.

      We must never lose it, or sell it, or give it away. We must never let them take it from us.

      by Fabian on Tue Jun 06, 2006 at 11:12:58 AM PDT

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