Low-skilled jobs

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I read in the news today that business and labor had reached a consensus on immigration reform. Supposedly, we must have some form of guest worker program to fill "low-skilled" jobs that Americans don't want.

I would submit that the last time I visited a construction site, I saw a lot of illegal immigrants doing well-paying jobs that Americans do want. But that is a subject for another letter.

I would like to propose another solution: We could start by instituting a 5 percent real cut in the welfare and food stamps budget each year for the next 10 years.

This would guarantee a steady stream of low-skilled workers entering the job market each month.

For those that say you can't live on the wages that these jobs pay, apparently millions of illegal workers have been doing so all this time and sending money home in the process. Imagine that.

The real question is, why would any country pay people not to work and then import others to work in their stead?

It doesn't take a genius to see why our country is about to go broke.

-- Art Bullard, Granbury

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