Wait a second, time out, time out!

For over a year now, we've been hearing lefty websites telling us that we "need" to have a $15/hr. minimum wage, but then the same sites say that Trump's deportation plan will destroy American businesses.  How can both be of things be true?  

Whether its the mainstream media, or some fourth rate blog.  Lefty journalists are scooped up from the bottom of the barrel.  Check out the article below.  
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source: Think Progress

Anthony Bourdain’s Wake Up Call To Trump On His Deportation Plan

 OCT 30, 2015 11:00AM

CREDIT: PHOTO BY CHRIS PIZZELLO/INVISION/AP
Anthony Bourdain arrives at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has some strong words for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who espouses some pretty xenophobic immigration policy plans: “Every restaurant in America would shut down” without the undocumented immigrant population.
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I can understand Bourdain's logic, but this article appears on a lefty site that is in favor of the 15/hr. minimum wage.

In the article Bourdain says:

I rolled out of a prestigious culinary institute and went to work in real restaurants. I walked into restaurants and always, the person who had been there the longest, who took the time to show me how it was done, was always Mexican or Central American. The backbone of the industry — meaning most of the people in my experience cooking, preparing your food. Twenty of those years in this business I was an employer, I was a manager employer. Never, in any of those years, not once, did anyone walk into my restaurant — any American-born kid — walk into my restaurant and say I’d like a job as a night porter or a dishwasher. Even a prep cook — few and far between. Just not willing to start at the bottom like that.
“If Mr. Trump deports 11 million people or whatever he’s talking about right now, every                 restaurant would shut down,” 

OK, so restaurants depend upon illegal immigrant workers because so few Americans are willing to work for the wages that American restaurants are willing to pay.  Let's assume that that is true.

Then why, why, would anyone who believes that also be in favor of a $15/hr. minimum wage?  Wouldn't that effectively eliminate any advantage of hiring illegal immigrant employees?

Maybe all of the people in favor of a higher minimum wage should be in favor of Trump's deportation plan. Maybe the reason that pay for restaurant employees is so low is because of illegal aliens flooding the labor pool.  As with everything else, increasing the supply of labor will drive down its price.

The author even alludes to this in the very same article, but is too stupid to realize it:
Beyond Trump, a 2008 Pew Hispanic Center report found that about 20 percent of the nearly 2.6 million chefs, head cooks, and cooks are undocumented. The same survey also found that 28 percent of the estimated 360,000 dishwashers are also undocumented. Those figures might beunderreported. As with many restaurant workers, the very low wages means that a lot of these workers are likely living in poverty or near-poverty.
If that's not bad enough, the author also adds this cheap shot at the end of the piece:
Trump has also suggested that Mexican immigrants could be rapists and drug dealers, statements that may have contributed to his supporters physically assaulting Latinos.
Can you believe that?  Adding a obviously biased statement like that (which has absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the story) at the very end of the article?  This doesn't even meet the standards of high school journalism.




4 comments:

  1. I am all for the maximum minimum wage the lefties want to propose - and here's why:

    A $15.00 minimum wage would destroy the cheap labour market and with no jobs - the low skill/low IQ illegal immigrants would pack up and go home. Those that stay will put even more pressure on existing social programs that have to die anyways - and the responsibility for the violence, upheaval and rioting would land squarely in the Democrat's lap where it belongs

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    1. Interesting in theory, but I doubt if our economy could sustain paying that much for all unskilled labor and the resulting labor black market would cause a whole host of problems.

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  2. who's gonna believe a drug addled, mentally ill homosexual anyway? Oh, wait, liberals..democrats, and morons. Oh, i forgot, and i'm so sorry for repeating myself.

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    1. The scary part is that they make up half of the population.

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