Wal Mart looks forward to new employee training! (political cartoon)


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I think most of the claims of racism against people who are against illegal immigration are unfounded. I didn't say all.

There are six fundamental problems with illegal aliens.

1. Those aliens typically work under the table for unscrupulous employers.
2. The are usually given wages below the mandated minimum wage.
3. Do not have access to worker's compensation through these employers.
4. Use the most social services without paying in to the system.
5. Move $25 billion a year out of the US.
6. Because they are willing to work for less than minimum wage, they displace American citizens.

None of these issues have a thing to do with race.

That said, there does exist the knee-jerk reaction with some people to see every Latino as an illegal alien - that is racism. I hope the new Congress can move beyond the issue of color and address the real economic problems of illegal immigration.

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It's the same reaction...

that was had with the Italians, the Irish, the Germans, the Eastern Europeans in General, the Lutheran's, the Catholics, etc.

Those who have fear what those who don't have will do in order to have. ?????????

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

that is why the idiot wall will not work.

I in no way blame illegal immigrants coming here. I do, however, think the corporations who knowingly hires these workers, pay them under the table with slave wages AND refuses to ante up for worker's comp need to be jailed for life, IMO.

It is just a new form of slavery that preys on the the weak and poor.

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if...

If a 3000 mile "moat" couldnt keep immigrants from coming to this country what good will a 10 foot wall do?

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"Keep the Faith"

we've always done that too

read The Jungle sometime to see how far we've come in protecting our poorest workers. That was the book that changed my mind on Labor in this country.

The situation in this country is depressing, but it is not new, it goes back to the era of indentured servitude, slavery, and sharecropping. When we fix this, we'll be fixing a problem older than this country.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

ditto

That was the book that changed my mind on Labor in this country.

I love that the book was big enough to get Upton Sinclair a personal, private meeting with President Roosevelt (Teddy).

In other book news, go look at this book. I am reading it now, and will do a blog book report when I am done.

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"Keep the Faith"

anecdote

I was talking to someone who works at Circuit City, and they said people were shopping there instead of Wal-Mart on black friday.

I try to get everyone I know to not shop at Wal-Mart because they are evil. Paying an extra 10 cents is fine by me.

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"Keep the Faith"

You mean SAVING an extra 10 cents

every time you shop at wal-mart you cost yourself 10 cents in health care costs for the wal-mart employees. Not to mention food stamps and other public programs.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Damn fine link

There is no way I an spending 3000 on anything from Wal Mart. It is a major investment and that is not the place you spend that kind of money on.

To land the big spenders, Wal-Mart is remodeling 1,800 stores to try to improve its much-maligned shopping experience. It's rolled out a line of urban fashions called Metro7, which include form-fitting jeans trimmed with faux fur and pleather patches. And it is adding higher ticket items like iPods and $3,000 plasma TVs. So far, the results are decidedly mixed. One of the company's most successful merchandising moves is a $4 deal on generic drugs, which plays to its regular customers who rely on its rock-bottom prices. But the fancier goods risk alienating that crowd.

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Town Called Dobson - Daily Political Cartoon: Not all is red in rural America!