What field is Joe Smith in?
Are you saying that in order for Joe Smith to find a decent job that he must go to college and hold a degree.
What about all the folks in the US that don't have a college degree?....or teens just starting out in their first job?
Don't they have a right to have a minimum wage job to support themselves until they can be educated?....and support themselves so they don't use up our tax dollars in government programs?
You know what I find really funny about the responses so far?
If this had been posted a week after Sept. 11th, everybody would have said...."YEA, that's right...we need more AMERICAN products and companies...so we don't have to be so reliant on other countries." And...."yea..we should be careful about the immigrants we let in to this country."
I heard both of these comments and more after Sept. 11th. Funny how patriotic we get in the face of disaster...and even funnier how quickly we forget.
I'm not advocating banning imports...get real.
It wouldn't hurt though to encourage more companies to produce some of the products we import and then at least we would have an option to buy American or import.
Why aren't we importing more petroleum products from Mexico...instead of the middle east or elsewhere? Seems it would cost a lot less to import it from a country so close and one that doesn't threaten us constantly. It might improve the Mexican economy as well and maybe if we are lucky it will trickle down to their citizens so that they aren't so desparate to seek support from US services...ie: jobs and medical care.
Just my two cents...