Originally Posted by alkemical
Americans could still do those jobs...they just don't want to.
"Dem mexicans are stealin' our jobs! But I don't want to compete with them for it!"
How can you compete when an air conditioning tech (or construction) was getting $15-$20 an hour is now being done by illegals for less? It isn't that they don't want to do it but that the employers have found a group of workers that will do it at $10 or less and they can't complain because they are paid under the table.
If you want to talk about the locals after Katrina not working when there was a ton of cleanup work, then you have a point. That is New Orleans not the West.