Posted 5 years ago on Aug. 1, 2013, 8:23 a.m. EST by Stuffsnotfree
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Poverty and inequality are big issues. So, why do things that make them worse? That means we don't shoot down ideas just because something might or might not be the biggest influence, but accept them as contributors to the problem that are worthy of changing.
Take immigration. The United States is a modern country. Average educational attainment is a little over 1 year post-high school (very unlike 100 years ago).
If you lack an education, are perhaps even illiterate, don't speak English, or are massively out of synch with our values or way of life (think a Somali out of a refugee camp as a tri-fecta of what we don't need), you will be poor. You will.
There's no evidence grunt labor is in shortage. They "do jobs others won't do" is silly. Just look at unemployment rates. They rise as skills and education fall. They do. Look it up. The shortage is in EDUCATED people (geniunely educated doesn't me a faux-degree in a soft-major), not uneducated people. Pretty clear and obvious stuff.
As we add poverty immigration, we add poverty to the country. That adds to inequality as well. We should plug this obvious hole in the boat if we don't like rising water.
So, "occupy" poverty, "occupy" poverty immigration. Control our border, end poverty immigration. Stop increasing poverty and then complaining about increasing poverty.