Day 2: Who wants those jobs?

The global elite love to say immigrants take jobs no one else wants. This statement is idiotic on quite a few levels.

First, it shows the disconnect between the elite and the people. Elites work for self worth, they are investing their energy in legacy. People work for survival, each paycheck keeps them treading at best. The wage stagnation and in many cases shrinking wages of the past thirty years means not smaller houses and less exotic vacations but homelessness and skipped meals at best.
Second it ignores that the global elite imports low skill workers to disrupt the labor markets in question (service, construction, and increasingly healthcare). By flooding the applicant pool, the corporate overlords can dismiss employee complaints as there are ten people who will work for worse conditions.
Third Brexit and Trump victories are a loud and clear statement that people want these jobs and they want them to pay livable wages. They are owed dignity by their fellow citizens. Paying someone an unlivable wage because that’s what you feel the work is valued at while knowing your competitors will do the same is shameful.
-E.C. Fiori

Author: paveamerica

Two Americans take the only radical position left in the country: centrists.

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