Monday, September 05, 2016


Organized Labor as an American political movement has been crippled, compromised and now struggles to come to grips with an election season wherein they're likely to keep losing members and influence no matter who wins.

Meanwhile . . .

Undocumented and illegal alien workers remain a vital component of the Kansas City and the American workforce overall.

Like it or not this nation runs on cheap and mostly illegal alien labor. Here are a few favorite examples:

- Think you're "Buying American" when you hire a big burly white dude with a nice truck? Think again, most Kansas City construction dudes (even the really "Conservative" ones) subcontract with illegal alien undocumented workers.

- Ever look in a local Kansas City kitchen, even at a Chinese place? They're mostly illegal alien undocumented workers.

- At the conclusion of yet another Summer season of yard work, roofing jobs and day labor of all sorts . . . These markets are still dominated by illegal alien undocumented workers who continue to keep costs low and create a vibrant and liquid economy overall.

Amid one crackdown after the next and despite promises to "build the wall" . . . The undocumented illegal alien workforce remains an integral component of the American economy even as out of touch Americans celebrate an "organized labor movement" that only exists in the popular imagination.

Locally, organized labor leaders confront serious threats to union membership with "paycheck protection" and "right to work" efforts continually gaining more traction in Missouri. On the other hand, nobody likes getting charged full price and paying people (poorly) under the table is a proud American tradition that's nearly as old as the slave labor which built this country in the first place.

And so, despite the protestations of pundits, online tough guys, desperate candidates for elected office and political poseurs pretending to advocate for workers while feeding off of one dying industry after the next . . . Undocumented illegal alien workers comprise the "real" American labor force powering the nation's economy.

Furthermore, these folks are the first to encourage deportations of violent undocumented illegal aliens within their own communities, most of them skew socially conservative AND, most importantly, their food is simply much better than so much American fast food cuisine.

Rather than rage against a battle that's already been "won" it's probably wiser to learn a bit of Spanish in order to garner a discount whilst realizing that Labor Day doesn't mean much nowadays other than a bunch of sales on merch that's mostly available thanks to the hard work of Asian toddlers toiling away overseas and undocumented illegal aliens right here in the U.S.A. hoping to build a better life by offering their services at a deep discount.

You decide . . .

News for further edification . . .

New York Daily News: Models for Donald Trump's 'crooked' modeling agency say they worked in U.S. illegally under conditions that resembled 'modern-day slavery'

Fox News: Clinton campaign enlists undocumented 'Dreamers' for voter registration drive

Washington Post: How Trump's immigration policies could put Americans out of work

New Yorker: The Trump Immigration Idea That Almost Makes Sense

NBC News: Trump Tower Got Its Start With Undocumented Foreign Workers

Desert Sun News: Amid labor shortage, farmers and advocates want legal status for undocumented workers

Politico: Republicans won't be pinned down on immigration

US News & World Report: 'Undocumented' Immigrants Pay Billions in Taxes

Daily Kos: Disposable workers will be on the job this Labor Day

The Hill: Most Americans have positive view of illegal immigrants

And even if today's "parade" is gonna be pretty paltry to virtually non-existent like the last few years . . .

Happy Labor Day!!!


Anonymous said...

People vote with their wallets.

That's why illegal immigration remains a problem.

Start penalizing employers and the debate gets serious and beyond these little culture war issues, but most politicians lack the political will.

Anonymous said...

I'm in favor of more Trump models. Let's legalize them! It'll be YUUUUUUGE!

AjD said...

A few good theories in here but what you don't want to admit TKC is that the welfare state is what makes the U.S. dependent upon illegal labor and even threatens the aliens too. Do something to reform that and we'll see a lot more Americans returning to work.

Anonymous said...

Let's face it. A good percentage of U.S. Citizens are just too God damn lazy to do the jobs these guys are willing to do. Immigrants usually work circles around U.S. Citizens in any labor job.

Anonymous said...

They are cheap, and don't do high quality work.

Anonymous said...

You know blacks and poor, uneducated whites used to do those jobs. Teens used to do the jobs in fast food. Then the early '80s happened. And blacks found welfare and they haven't been the same since.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand. The blacks say there are no job opportunities for them and somehow aliens, legal and illegal, manage to find work.

Anonymous said...

If you think about, the blacks have taught the illegal aliens to work at beating the system and get their WIC, SNAP, whatever federal program the Obama admin is handing out for illegal votes.

Anonymous said...

No easy jobs

Anonymous said...

If Illegals disappeared.

In California, if 3.5 million illegal aliens moved back to Mexico, it would leave an extra $10.2 billion to spend on overloaded school systems, bankrupt hospitals and overrun prisons. It would leave highways cleaner, safer and less congested. Everyone could understand one another as English became the dominant language again.

In Colorado, 500,000 illegal migrants, plus their 300,000 kids and grandchildren would move back 'home', mostly to Mexico. That would save Colorado an estimated $2 billion (other experts say $7 billion) annually in taxes that pay for schooling, medical, social-services and incarceration costs.. It means 12,000 gang members would vanish out of Denver alone.

Colorado would save more than $20 million in prison costs, and the terror that those 7,300 alien criminals set upon local citizens. Denver Officer Don Young and hundreds of Colorado victims would not have suffered death, accidents, rapes and other crimes by illegals.

Anonymous said...

Denver Public Schools would not suffer a 67% dropout/flunk rate because of thousands of illegal alien students speaking 41 different languages. At least 200,000 vehicles would vanish from our grid locked cities in Colorado. Denver's 4% unemployment rate would vanish as our working poor would gain jobs at a living wage.

In Florida, 1.5 million illegals would return the Sunshine State back to America, the rule of law, and English.

In Chicago, Illinois, 2.1 million illegals would free up hospitals, schools, prisons and highways for a safer, cleaner and more crime-free experience.

If 20 million illegal aliens returned 'home', the U.S. Economy would return to the rule of law. Employers would hire legal American citizens at a living wage. Everyone would pay their fair share of taxes because they wouldn't be working off the books. That would result in an additional $401 Billion in IRS income taxes collected annually, and an equal amount for local, state and city coffers.

No more push '1' for Spanish or '2' for English. No more confusion in American schools that now must contend with over 100 languages that degrade the educational system for American kids. Our overcrowded schools would lose more than two million illegal alien kids at a savings of billions from English as a Second Language programs and free breakfasts and lunches.

We would lose 500,000 illegal criminal alien jail and prison inmates at a cost of more than $1.6 billion annually. That includes 15,000 MS-13 gang members who distribute $130 billion in drugs annually who would vacate our country.

Anonymous said...

In cities like L.A., 20,000 members of the '18th Street Gang' would vanish from our nation. No more Mexican forgery gangs for ID theft from Americans! No more foreign rapists and child molesters!

Losing more than 20 million people would clear up our crowded highways and gridlock. Cleaner air and fewer American deaths by illegal aliens drinking and driving!

America's economy is drained. Taxpayers are harmed. Employers get rich. Over $80 billion annually wouldn't return to the aliens' home countries by cash transfers. Illegal migrants earned half that money untaxed, which further drains America's economy which currently suffers an $8.7 trillion debt.

At least 400,000 anchor babies would not be born in our country, saving us $109 billion per year per cycle. At least 86 hospitals in California, Georgia and Florida would still be operating instead of being bankrupt out of existence because illegals pay nothing because of the EMTOLA Act.

Americans wouldn't suffer thousands of TB and hepatitis cases rampant in our country - brought in by illegals unscreened at our borders.

Our cities would see 20 million less people driving, polluting and grid locking our cities. It would also put the 'progressives' on the horns of a dilemma; illegal aliens and their families' cause 11% of our greenhouse gases.

Over one million of Mexico's poorest citizens now live inside and along our border from Brownsville, Texas to San Diego, California in what the New York Times called 'colonias' or new neighborhoods. Trouble is, those living areas resemble Bombay and Calcutta where grinding poverty, filth, diseases, drugs, crimes, no sanitation and worse. They live without sewage, clean water, streets, roads, electricity, or any kind of sanitation.

Anonymous said...

The New York Times reported them to be America's new ' Third World ' inside our own country. Within 20 years, at their current growth rate, they expect 20 million residents of those colonias. (I've seen them personally in Texas and Arizona; it's sickening beyond anything you can imagine.)

By enforcing our laws, we could repatriate them back to Mexico. We should invite 20 million aliens to go home, fix their own countries and/or make a better life in Mexico. We already invite a million people into our country legally; more than all other countries combined annually. We cannot and must not allow anarchy at our borders, more anarchy within our borders and growing lawlessness at every level in our nation.

It's time to stand up for our country, our culture, our civilization and our way of life.

Anonymous said...

Ironic that the taco trucks are run by hipsters

Anonymous said...

Tony, you just got your ass kicked by 8:47.

Anonymous said...

We need a President with the integrity to enforce the laws in this country. These criminals need to go no matter how corrupt the libtards have become.

Anonymous said...

Viva la migra, pendejo!!!

Anonymous said...

8:47 was a copy and paste job. I've seen that b.s. all over the internet.

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

I like old movies. You see movies from the fifties you always see people going into factories and office buildings by the thousands
But that was when there were less than two hundred million people in the country
Today there are almost one hundred million without jobs but illegal aliens can find work?
The problem isn't so much the illegal alien as much as it is the obvious lack of character of an American that thinks some jobs are beneath their dignity to do, so they sit on their dignity at home each day and complain that illegal aliens are stealing jobs
While I know that illegal aliens are nothing to democrats but votes and not people, and they shouldn't be allowed in the country by violating our laws, I find it hard to get made at people who WANT to work and then feel sorry for Americans who think being a man is sitting in they're ass each day doing nothing while people who work have to pay them for they're lazyness

So I propose this
For every Mexican who wants to come here, Mexico has to take one lazy, welfare recipient American

Anonymous said...

10:33 Shut the fuck up ass hole licker. Go get your work gloves. you are gonna help build a wall ya fucking beaner.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ Not a bad idea , Sly ,BUT..Let's make absolute sure,and let's educate all Americans,that there are whites and blacks who are legitimately on welfare , SSI,SSDI, food stamps,housing,and other government safety nets.

there are people who are really ,actually disabled .people who are really sick,some dieing
people who have been hurt badly ,by all different circumstances. BELIEVE IT OR NOT,people who are actually NOT ABLE TO WORK..Some of these people have worked for years and years ,and through no fault of their own,now they can't,and for most of us who end up in this situation,it really is a gravy train.thank God the safety net is there ,even though most of us have to go through hell to get it..

yes i'm rambling.what i'm trying to say is i like your plan .i can't stand a lazy-ass cheat

But let's make sure we root out the right recipient ,not the guy or gal who actually n it and would not survive without it ...these recipients are more often than not ,the one's who would rather work any day,rather than in most case's, loose so much,make so much less,and already feel shame for taking the help..YES..there are actually real people out here ,like how ive described..i am one of them..MY GOD,I wish i could work!!

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

1231. I'm with you. We should always help those who need it. But if someone coming out of high school goes on welfare when they are physically able to work, that should stop
As for your situation, I don't know what injuries you have, but if you can drive go to ABF freight in kcmo on gardner ave
They need forklift drivers and pay damn well

Anonymous said...

The mistake is having a government full of libtard bureaucrats as decision makers in these cases. A huge mistake made in framing the constitution was that we did not separate government authority from bureaucrats as we have used rules, requirements and regulation to circumvent legitimate law every step of the way.

If we had agencies, separate from political influence, that were actually able to be objective about who REQUIRES hand outs we could likely cut entitlements by a good 30 percent the first year. It seems incredible that we hint at ending social security or claim it's going broke when workers have paid more into it, for decades, than they will ever get back. This because the government spent decades robbing social security while claiming there were too many older people and not enough paying in. The facts do not support that premise. Do the math. So the solution is pay kids college loans, provide food stamps, health care, housing to many, capable of working, who have never saved a dime or contributed to the entitlements system while those who earned their retirement, with their own money, are treated like freeloaders?

Bob said...

11:18, cut-and-paste does not make it any less true. If you have substantive disagreements with any of the points in the posts, identify them and explain why you think they're wrong.

Anonymous said...

Hillary is hiring illegal workers for her campaign? So she is already breaking the law. Enough reason to never vote for her.

Anonymous said...

Wanna know why the Construction guys hire the illegals in their crews? Because they have lowered wages for most of the trades and white guys are just not interested in working that cheaply in a hard demanding job with no benefits and no security. The illegal crews are not getting better in quality. They are getting worse. The whole business has gone to hell. Not just because of the illegals. Most of those guys are good hard working men but they killed the building trades by working too cheaply.

Anonymous said...

As long as she is a "Democrat" and named Clinton she is above the law. Welcome to the new "enlightened" America where there is no need for values or rule of law.

Anonymous said...

Crops are rotting because farmers are begging for workers.

The good news is, the butt-cracks and trailer trash that could get factory jobs 40 years ago, are close to God's waiting room.

Adapt or die. That might mean, getting off your asses and take a class in coding or SQL because those jobs are not coming back.

California was once a toss up State. Arizona was once solidly red. Shit, smart people are suggesting when Texas turns toss up in 2020 or 2014, the GOP will head the way of the Whig party.

Georgia is in play in 2016? And you Arpaio sucks actually think Trump can building a fucking wall?

Whose property that going on?

What about reservation lands?

The wing nuts gave the GOP the only candidate that would ensure the D's a victory in Novemebr. Who could have figured it?

Probably a Obama's birthplace, and Area 51.

Anonymous said...

STFU I lost my job to cheap labor. Belong to a union and they come gunning for you. Union busting. Cheap illegal labor. Ageism overqualified under. Re- educate oneself...just roll out the FEMA caskets. Hail Hitler.

Anonymous said...

Read some of those links. I like how people think Trump is gonna stop illegal labor or illegal immigration because he has profited from it just as much as anyone in this country.

Anonymous said...

underclass minorities have been screwed once again by corruption and crony capitalism bringing in underpaid labor replacements.

it's not fair.

Anonymous said...

Wetbacks don't 'power' shit. They are leeches on American society.

Anonymous said...

Undocumented aliens are drawing down public benefits?


Any of you deep thinkers understand how far you get into the public assistance system without a SSN?

Beginning to get the bright line relationship between lack of education and support for Trump.

Two months from now, you dimwits will be sending your public benefit checks to Trump for one of his conspiracy shirts based on a rigged election.

Bite down hard losers.

Anonymous said...

This snow job about whether illegal Mexshitcans are only taking jobs legal peckerwoods don't want is not even relevant. The facts is giving illegals jobs is anti labor and anti union - the same unions Democrats turn around and suck up to. What is relevant is the fact that illegals are allowed in America and they are allowed to work both of which are crimes.

Lets hope the libtards do not apply their logic when illegals move to Detroit and agree to build your next car for ten bucks an hour. I got a feeling the tune might change if the Democrats lost that Union support, but of course, unions are not real smart about thinking ahead or strategies these days.

Anonymous said...

3:58 So you are the up and coming genius psychic journalist and political scientist syndicated in one whole blog? Wow you must really know what you are talking about.

JoCoPost said...

Tony, this was one of the best strings of comments ever. I guess the trolls slept in. And the white collar class that cannot reply on work computers perhaps logged in today. Refreshing.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^^You're the troll