Eating Your Cake

I have little patience for Americans who complain about Mexican day labourers. Like spoiled children, Americans demand to have their cake and eat it too.

If you want (1), (2) necessarily comes with it.

  1. Abundant under-the-table labour willing to work well below minimum wage for both corporations and individuals.
  2. Poor people living in squalor in your communities who are willing to put up with subsistence wages, thus driving down wages and taking jobs.

You have to either give up cheap labour, or live with the squalor. Stop blaming the day labourers for your indecision!

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)