It's been a long time since we had a guest post on Inside Zebster. Hopefully this nice piece by LadyA will be the first of more to come. She points out in the piece below something that we don't as American consumers want to think about...we just want it cheap. How long has it been since the standard of living for the middle class and below in this country even came close to keeping pace with the cost of living?
Please welcome Lady A and leave any comments you'd like.
"For those currently engaged in debate over the “illegal alien” issue, I offer this:
You forget your history. The entire original infrastructure of this country was built on slave/cheap imported labor. From the plantations in the south to the rail lines in the west, land/company owners have never paid decent wages if they weren't required to. As long as American consumers want the lowest prices, regardless of the wages paid to the producers of said products; and American stock holders want the highest returns on their investments, regardless of the working conditions and benefits offered to the employees of said companies; American employers will have to look for sources for the lowest wages. When American consumers are finally willing to pay the>true< full price of the goods and services they consume, there will no longer be a need for employers in this country to employ these illegals.
After I posted the above commentary on my Facebook the other day, I had a conversation with friends regarding compulsory education for our children between the ages of 8-16. I was again reminded that without laws to prevent it, our business owners will employ the most vulnerable members of the population without regard to ethical practices."