Hagel/McClain is pushing an immigration bill that would bring 100+million new immigrants in the next 10 years. Gee, do you think that might destabilize the country just a tad? Hey, here’s an idea: let’s make it easier for educated people to come here legally, and harder for illiterate, uneducated people who don’t like this country to come here illegally. I know, I know, I shouldn’t stick it to poor President Bush that way. He wants me to be a caring blogger, a compassionate blogger, a welcoming blogger. But hey, what can I say… I guess I’m just a blogger who does the work compassionate, non-demented Americans won’t do.(My emphasis)
What's with this "work Americans won't do?" I've done a lot of jobs in my time, including in-home child care (major sucky), waitressing, retail sales, stock room, filing, typing, copy clerk, telephone operator, just to name a few. I've cleaned up junk no one should have to (too many people treat the cleaners as their personal maids - not that the maid wouldn't quit rather than clean up after such slobs). I've worked jobs that were poorly paid that I couldn't afford to quit. I spent a miserable 5 months once, dodging the boss's wandering hands, trying not to lose the job.
When the union my husband and I belonged to went on strike, I had 3 jobs within 24 hours. When the union rep asked when I was going to walk the picket line, I told him "when I don't have to work 3 jobs and I get paid like the other teachers". He was not happy with me. Tough - he had no problem taking my money, but couldn't be bothered to make sure that all certified teachers got full pay.
This whole "jobs Americans won't do" is nonsense. The reason illegals are preferred is because they won't complain - about pay that isn't minimum wage, about working conditions that violate standards, about working overtime without extra pay.
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