Tuesday, April 11, 2006
immigrants Mexico and the real problem
The problem is not illegal immigrants, the problem is America has these jobs that current legal work force people do not want and the immigrants that illegally come in to the States are willing to do cheaply. So there is this large pool of opportunity for the 'illegals' and for the 'business people' who hire them.
The problem is that the schisim between wealth and poor is wide and everyone wants to be pretty wants to be wealthy wants to be famous blah blah blah.... So who wants to wash dishes, dig ditches, mow lawns, clean toilets?
Why is it that sticking a finger in the dike is the solution this administration comes up with? Did it work for New Orleans? No it did not work for the Pan Handle. Maybe a solution is folks want to come in to this nation then match them with a sponsor program that gets them work so that there is not a pool of people coming into our system and not contributing to supporting the social programs. Make it easier to come into this nation legally to fill the jobs legally that are there so people do not find it easier to break the law to feed and keep the family together.
When it comes down to it, the 'illegal aliens' are not the problem, they are the symptom, the problem is a social issue around responsible business ethics. Somebody out there is hiring these people and taking advantage of the scene which is of course the American Business way, keep your costs down.
When it comes down to it, how do we as a Nation support better ethical decissions? Decissions that take into account not just profit/loss but include social environmental and global impacts.
We need to get off this immediate return hobby horse we ride around on with our ten gallon hats afraid to admit our reality that we are not a nation, but we are part of a global family.
What do you think?