Letters to the Editor 5-29-19

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Who advocates for resident poor, labor?

Dear Editor,

Columnist Tom Wright (Los Alamos Monitor, May 22) alludes to the elephant in the room, apparently — if you believe Wall Street-owned media — “more jobs available than applicants” or despite 82% immigration-driven population growth of a staggering 28 million to 30 million a decade for decades, still not enough workers. 

Democrats and others who once cared about resident laborers ignore stagnating wages, loss of benefits and low or stagnating entry-level wages that indicate a basically flooded labor market — one that Wall Street and the 1% would love to see continue.

Might it be that we are being suckered into the highest rate of immigration in our history not because there are de facto labor shortages, but because workers can’t or won’t work for the wages offered? And what of the low end of the labor market, simultaneously hit by technology, by outsourcing and globalization and the flood of literally millions of mostly unskilled, semi-literate immigrant workers?

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