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Monday, April 16, 2007

It turns out Americans WILL do this type of work

Interesting bit in the St Petersburg Times about the President's misguided guest worker program. They referred back to a WSJ piece in January regarding a chicken processing plant that was raided and all the illegals were rounded up. Turns out that when they went looking for actual Americans to fill the void, the African-American community lined up.
The company had to raise pay by an entire dollar an hour. Given the fact that this takes a few hundred people off the payroll of Social Services, I'm guessing our economy can handle the increased price of the chickens, if it even raised the prices.

The article goes on to point out that the US has a huge supply of unskilled workers who need jobs like this without having to import additional poverty from Mexico.

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