Monday, February 11, 2013

Wages

http://www.manufacturingnews.com/news/manufacturingwages01015131.html

The wages of manufacturing workers in the United States is not keeping pace.  At one time our workers were the best paid in the world, but no longer.  There are many reasons for this problem.  The trade with Mexico and Communist China have dramatically undercut the need for American jobs.  Workers ask for and accept smaller raises because they don't want their jobs to be outsourced overseas.

Uncontrolled immigration depresses wages.  Illegal aliens are willing to work for far less money than Americans, so they depress wages.  Legal aliens also drive down wages as a surplus of workers keeps wages low. 

Increased government regulation causes companies to move out of state and ultimately to move out of the country.  High paying jobs go overseas where labor is cheaper.  Companies have no national pride so they don't hesitate to move jobs out of the country.  We need a multidisciplinary approach to increase American wages; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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