September 21, 2018

Friday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (092118)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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  1. Beto O’Rourke to Black American: Illegal Immigrant Labor Needed for Cotton Gin

    https://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/09/19/watch-beto-orourke-to-black-american-illegal-immigrant-labor-needed-for-cotton-gin/

    During a town hall event on Wednesday night, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) — running against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the Senate seat — told a black American who questioned his support of illegal immigration that illegal aliens from Central America and Mexico are today’s cotton pickers…

    …I mentioned going to the high school in Roscoe, I also went to the cotton gin in Roscoe. And at that cotton gin, there are 24 jobs and the manager of that gin says it does not matter the wages that I pay or the number of hours that we set … no one born in Roscoe … or Texas or this country who is willing to work. But there are immigrants who are coming from Central America or Mexico or other parts of the world to Roscoe to work these jobs and to help build our economy…

    In other words, an employer who will not pay the prevailing wage gets to underpay illegal aliens. What the Democrats always gloss over is the fact they are endorsing and condoning cheap skates at the expense of the lower economic class and furthermore fall over themselves to make sure that everyone at the bottom stays there. Democrats love the downtrodden, they provide such good lubrication when rubbing their heels against the pavement. The only economy this manager speaks of is his own salary since anyone who works/slaves for him can barely afford anything more than food and rent.

    Comment by dscott — September 21, 2018 @ 5:11 pm

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