Time To Say Goodbye to the Deception of Cheap Labor

Written by Bill Martinez on June 15, 2019

Good Partners and Neighbors Look Out for Each Other’s Interest-The Opportunity That Remains, Mexican Labor

What we witnessed this past week, was an effective use of sanctions to encourage a trade partner to do the right thing. Like it or not, hand it to President Trump to use every tool possible to resolve what has become this dysfunctional immigration crisis.

No thanks to Congress, activist judges, lobbyists and special interests, the sex trafficking, abuse of women, children, drugs and yes, growing cost to the taxpayers continues. So why does it continue you ask? Some say it’s all about cheap labor, Dems cultivating future voters, and of course there’s big money from an addicted society that just can’t say “no,” to sex or drugs. There’s plenty of blame to go around, and this is why it continues.

I have maintained that Mexico can be a part of the solution starting with the management of our porous border. Consider Mexico’s interest in border management if they started leasing their labor force to the United States. The companies and organizations that need labor services from Mexico would pay them at a rate that would include an hourly rate, and health care. Very similar to what labor leasing agencies in America do now.

Of course, the next question is, can Mexico riddled with corruption manage such an operation. So, to assist perhaps we manage it from our side of the border. The basic principle, is that once Mexico appreciates the benefit of leasing their labor force than they will naturally be compelled to have a shared interest in patrolling their side of the border.

The threat and success of trade sanctions was a clear sign that Mexico understands this is a problem and are willing to help and be rewarded, especially if there’s a shared financial interest.

I believe it’s time for the Chamber of Commerce, businesses and organizations to accept that the era of “illegal cheap labor” is over. Truth is, it was only “cheap” for them. Meanwhile, it’s been the American people paying for healthcare, education, welfare and related services.

So much for “cheap labor.” Isn’t it about the time that the businesses and organizations stop stealing from the American treasury? Shame on our elected officials for allowing for the perpetuation of this fleecing of America.

These obvious questions and ideas are all lost when you have the dysfunctional government that we are currently suffering with. The future and survival of our constitutional government demands an understanding of the American Dream as spelled out in our Declaration of Independence and US Constitution.

This also compels the voter electorate to exercise an intelligent and wise choice for the representatives that are similarly committed. Is a real voter revolt in the offing?

Bill Martinez is an award-winning marketing and broadcast journalist and host of the nationally syndicated radio show, Bill Martinez Live. Find out more at billmartinezlive.com