How Will They Manage Without Their Cheap Serfs?

Democrat Alex Sink, champion of the working man and woman, let slip one of the main motivating factors behind immigration “reform”:  access to cheap labor.

Florida Democratic congressional candidate Alex Sink said immigration reform was important at a Tuesday debate because, without it, it would be difficult for employers to find people to clean hotel rooms and do landscaping.

“Immigration reform is important in our country,” she said. “We have a lot of employers over on the beaches that rely upon workers and especially in this high-growth environment, where are you going to get people to work to clean our hotel rooms or do our landscaping? We don’t need to put those employers in a position of hiring undocumented and illegal workers.”

Go here to read the rest.  It is hilarious, and mendacious, for her to pretend that such positions are not already filled with illegal aliens.  The whole point in immigration “reform” is to combat demographics going through the floor in Latin America, and continue waves of illegals with the lure of amnesty.  Her statement is a clear, if unintentional, underlining of the class basis surrounding this issue.  Native blue collars, people like my late parents, I guess are just too expensive to hire in the eyes of people like Alex Sink, so an alternative cheap supply of labor must be found.  If that drives the wages of legal Americans down and raises unemployment for them, that is their fault for not being rich as Alex Sink.

8 Responses to How Will They Manage Without Their Cheap Serfs?

  • Social Justice!

    The bosses running the dem party want sure votes and cheap labor because its easier to control dependents (illegals take jobs from other poor people of color . . .).

    The bosses running the rump gop (and the WSJ) want cheap labor and don’t give a tinker’s dam about anybody/anything else.

    Kiss goodbye the middle class.

    Social Justice!

  • Cheap labor is nothing compared to slave labor. Many illegal immigrants are cheated of their pay for their labor and have no recourse without revealing themselves. A citizen may apply to the Division of Labor on the state level. An illegal cannot. Justice would require that all persons coming into the U. S. be registered and receive the same treatment as citizens receive. This would curtail criminal behavior among employers.

  • As Victor Davis Hanson puts it,
    Does the liberal congressman or the Washington public advocate mow his own lawn, clean his toilet, or help feed his 90-year-old mother? At what cost would he cease to pay others to do these things — $20, $25 an hour? And whom would he hire if there were no illegal immigrants? The unemployed African-American teenager in D.C.? The unemployed Appalachian in nearby West Virginia? I think not.
    .
    As a general organizing principle, “mow your own damn yard, clean your own damn toilets, watch your own damn kids” works pretty well for families, and whole neighborhoods… The time and effort keeps you grounded and aware, although I do understand some families at some times will need to hire out help.

  • “Cheap” was redundant. By definition all serfs are cheap. :-)

  • I recall a story told by Harry Truman. Truman had mowed his own lawn as a Senator from Missouri until he entered the White House. After retirement Bess Truman wanted him to go back to mowing. Harry told her he was too old, but she insisted. So he got up on Sunday morning and began to mow the lawn while his neighbors walked past on the way to church. “Harry, aren’t you going to church?” each asked, to which he replied “No, the Boss wants the lawn mowed.”

    Harry got his hired lawn mower after that.

  • If it was one of the old push non-powered lawn mowers that I first cut my teeth on, I don’t blame Truman for wanting to pay someone else to mow his lawn. Those gave me a rugged workout in my teens!

  • Mexico sends most illegal immigrants. Mexico booming and most Mexicans have home to go back to. We need to put legal residents to work.

    These people promoting retention are destroying the countries involved, America and Mexico especially. Vote them out.

  • Get those 30-year-old “children” off their parents’ couch and insurance and into the hotels and lawns to do some honest work. Their college degrees might enable them to push harder and clean faster.

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