Bludgeon wrote: What if a hard working family that falls from the middle class into poverty after decades of hard work and doing everything right, is just as much of a catastrophe as the Mexican immigrant who doesn't get to be a citizen? What if these things are important too, but your obsession with the one distorts your perspective of the other?
Are you suggesting that 12M immigrants in a country of 350M are to blame for the loss of middle class jobs? How many of those 12M do you figure have well paying jobs?
Bludge again wrote:If you re-read and consider, you should quickly realize that's not what I'm suggesting.
I agree with you that the collapse of the middle class is very hard on a lot of people. The reason immigrants were getting a lot of attention in this topic might have to do with the fact it was titled "Guest Workers."
Two questions, related:
1)If the immigrants did not take away all these good-paying jobs, then what ARE you suggesting?
2) How do you feel about labor unions? They built the middle class, as much as any other factor, by demanding good wages, reasonable hours, a work week and a weekend, and benefits enough to keep those middle class people afloat. What should replace them, or replace their effectiveness in helping keep a middle class in this country?
You're really good at getting irate about other people's theories, so it's time you stated your own. Otherwise people might start to think you're just here to spew invective against liberals.