17 December 2012

“Cheap Labor”

“In 2010, 36 percent of immigrant-headed households used at least one major welfare program (primarily food assistance and Medicaid) compared to 23 percent of native households,” summarizes the document which was published by the Center for Immigration Studies and examines a wide variety of topics relating to immigration. Click HERE to read the full report.
The document breaks down the immigrant families by country of origin and gives specific types of welfare and percentages of the families that used it in 2010. An average fewer than 23 percent of native households use some type of “welfare” which is specifically defined in the study. 36 percent of households headed by immigrants use some type of welfare. Families headed by immigrants from specific countries or areas of the world range from just over 6 percent for those immigrants from Great Britain to more than 57 percent of those from Mexico using some type of welfare. [Emphasis added.]

From now on, I’m going to call bullshit on people who tell me how hard-working and thrifty Mexicans are.  If that’s the case, why are 57% of Mexican immigrants receiving money from the federal government of the United States?  Why are the taxes of American citizens being used to pay for people from shithole third world countries?

Also, I’m going to call bullshit on dumbass economists who insist that what we need is more cheap labor from Mexico.  Hint:  labor isn’t actually cheap if it’s federally subsidized.  The savings of cheap Mexican labor are apparently illusory.  What cheap labor really amounts to is federal subsidy scam.

What we’re seeing now is nothing more than a government that is forcing its citizens to pay for their cultural, economic, and social suicide.


  1. Do you think that some of the elites view 'cheap' immigrant labour in the same way that both Soviet officials viewed the GULAG and Southern US plantation owners viewed there slaves pre 1860?

    Everyone knows that slavery, be it Roman, US 1850, USSR 1950, or modern day prisoners, is less profitable than free workers, Adam Smith pointed it out in the 18th century, as did Hinton Rowan Helper in the 19th (http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/helper/helper.html), so why use them? Why have slaves? Why not have free workers instead? Free workers are more profitable for both the common man and the elites. The only reason that springs to mind is that the elites see workers as more like chattles that they own, things that they rule over and can use in their own system, like a kid playing with dolls or toy soldiers. Either that or the elite are scared of losing control, of not having something to rule over. Whatever the deal is they are going to keep trying to enslave the common man. Possibly through the prisons this time around.

    Watch out for a US equivalent of the 'Anti-Soviet Agitation' crime, which was what most of the GULAG inmates were convicted of. Basically any kind of broadstroke anti-establishment rebellion.

    - Luther Burgsvik

  2. @Luther- I would imagine that some elites do like to control people. Those who are more honest about their humanistic beliefs are basically trying to play God by creating man in their image. However, I think some elites are simply useful fools (Bryan Caplan comes readily to mind as an example), and I think some are naive utopists. I also think some advocates of cheap immigrant labor are arguing intelligently in good faith, but don't relate well to common people (I think this is mostly true of people who are sincerely transnationalist or globalist, but these sort of people are quite rare).

    I also think that there are those who desire to rule and those who desire to be ruled. Some people want to be free. Cheap labor can play a role in fulfilling one's desire to dominate or be dominated, depending on who we're talking about.

  3. You hit the nail on the head with this piece. A federal subsidy is the only way the underpaid workers can come out ahead. Of course this shortfall is taken from me under penalty of imprisonment. Paying for my own destruction is right. Privatize the profits and socialize the cost.