ArLyne's Diamonds

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Minimum Wage hurts everyone

Migrant workers and Minimum wage

Martha’s Vineyard had to reduce its services because the usual influx of migrant workers from Jamaica had been reduced. The number of “Day workers” from Mexico that come to service the homes in South Texas have also been reduced.
This reduction was intended to make room for hiring low paying American laborers BUT, employers are forced to pay Americans a minimum wage, and migrant labor is a lot cheaper.

Who are we helping when we raise the minimum wage forcing a level of legal employment out of business?  Is it better to employee cheap labor from out of the country than to employ our own people?  By forcing people out of jobs we are forcing them into welfare.  Is this better?