When is enough enough?
December 27, 2005
Interesting to note that in the article “(illegal) Immigrants fill critical niche, employers say,” employer Gould observes that he pays all his workers $14 an hour and also notes that this is “not a living wage” for a single person. Yet the article titled “Latinos increase their buying power” and written by the same reporters, Brady McCombs and Donna Gray, notes that these same “thousands of illegal immigrants” in Garfield County who are making substandard wages also have tremendous buying power here. Now how can that be? One makes non-sustainable living wages but still has a lot of money to spend in our stores? Someone is paying their monthly bills and it isn’t the illegals, it is you and I.When is enough enough? When you all realize that over and above what illegals pay in tax contributions, we legal American families are paying out $70 billion annually in welfare for these substandard wage illegal alien employees so they can continue to have “tremendous cash buying power” in our Colorado stores? Is it finally enough when American legal residents realize that we spend less than 1 percent of $70 billion on our own homeless American veterans?