Due to hail damage I may be getting my roof replaced (insurance) - a guy
came by with an estimate after looking at the roof - I asked him if everyone
that would be doing the work on my house was working here legally - he
laughed at me - "Americans won't do that kind of work . . ." - I don't want
to support the illegal immigration mess - is is possible to find a roofing
company here in the Dallas area that employs legal workers?
But some folks can't even distinguish good work from bad looking at the
roof, LOL! One pays little extra for quality. I have a ceramic coated
metal roof tiles(European origin) which will last my life time at least.
Find out from the IRS and Texas equivalent whther the company is paying
taxes, especially SS, Medicare and workers' comp. Whether the workers
would get benefits is less of a concern to me than whether the taxes are
paid to support my retirement <grin>.
I hate that line of BS. It's one of the biggest myths (lies!) ever
foisted off on the American public. The worst part is, it's the
dirtbag politicians of both parties that are perpetuating these lies.
The truth is right where I live, where apparently, illegals are not
want to tread. We've got almost no illegals, here at 8k ft in the CO
Rockies, and "Americans" do all the construction, from sewers to
rooftops, and cook in all the restaurants and are damn happy to have
the work. Back in CA, where I came from, you couldn't even work in
the trades unless you spoke Spanish AND were willing to work for the
same wages paid 35 yrs ago!! There is no mystery why we are overrun
with illegals. Big business can't take domestic construction and
other service industries offshore. If you can't export the jobs,
entice the underpaid illegals, here, while Uncle Sam turns a blind eye.
Grrrr.... don't even get me started!! :(
nb --angry American
I truly feel sorry for these people but think all illegals should be
removed from the US. I too wish the politicians woud get this through
their thick heads.
In spite of the fact that they might be productive, they are a drag on
To educate a student in the public school system here in Delaware
costs $15,000 and the schools are full of anchor kids. The state did
a study a couple of years ago and promptly buried it when they found
it was costing the average citizen of Delaware about $100 apiece to
support the people that should not be here.
Most of the fruit and vegetables you eat are probably farmed by illegals.
Don't eat any of it unless you know who farmed it.
My next door neighbor had the entire roof of his split level 30 x 60
house torn off and reshingled in one day.
The shingles were delivered the day before, along with a big dumpster.
Early the next morning they showed up and got right to work.
There must have been 10 of them up there in the heat of summer.
They never broke for lunch either. All I heard all day was hammering,
Spanish, and salsa music.
I don't know if they were legal or not.
They were done at about 5 PM after cleaning all the debris from the ground.
OK - I know illegals do a lot of work here - and I'm not saying they do bad
work - I just don't want them to do any work for me - I can't change the
world, but I can change what I do.
I'll keep looking for a legal roofer here in Dallas . . .
I had my pool replastered. 32,000 gallon in ground pool, built in the late
70s. They came (they being a couple of Anglo-Saxon looking types, and about
12 Hispanics) at 7 AM on Monday. They were jackhammering it out and running
back and forth with wheelbarrows so full I know I couldn't do it. At 2 PM
Tuesday, we were refilling the pool. Same way with the landscaping.
Wrecked out a bunch of old walkway, and installed pavers, irrigation, and
plants. Took about three days. They were busting it with sledge hammers.
I told the contractor that he should get them a jackhammer at least. He
said they wouldn't know what to do with it, but THEY preferred sledges.
Darn fine work that it would have taken Anglos much longer to git r' done.
Americans WILL do the work, it just takes twice as long and costs twice as
Bingo! Hell, a third of my family is now Mexican. My adorable
grandaughters are half Mexican. I love Mexican food. All are
naturalized or native born. Fine by me. That's why I always use
the term, illegals. Couldn't care less about nationality.
Yeah, those stinkin' ungrateful American wretches, expecting fair
compensation for blue collar hard labor while, you GET fair
compensation for whatever it is you do.
I once worked in the swimming pool biz and busted my chops 6 days a
week, 12-16 hrs day. Jack hammering, shoveling, sweating in 100+
degree temps, covered in gunite dust till I was black with it. But, I
got paid good for it. That was when pools cost $8-15K. Now, you pay
$50-100K for the same pool and the illegals are still getting what I
made 30 yrs ago, but you don't mind cuz you don't wanna pay more money
to "Americans", even if YOUR pay scale kept pace.
I hope you get hit by a gunite truck driven by illegals.
nb --hard ass workin' white boy
Dang, Bob. Don't hold back. Tell us how you really feel. Through life, I
have always negotiated. I never worked for anyone, nor had anyone work for
me without everything being agreed to in front. I took advantage of no one.
BTW, when I work, I get $85 an hour.
But you weren't 40 yrs ago. If the "Americans" building pools got
your same pay increases, they'd still be building pools and making a
living wage, as they were back then. That's why most of the unions
were busted and illegals allowed to flood the labor force. People
like you don't think hard working "Americans" deserve the same pay
increases you got. They're not worthy of just compensation for
busting their hump on a roof where it's 130F and they earn a living by
the sweat of their brow. They're not worthy cuz they didn't go to
college ...blah blah....
(why am I arguing with this dolt?)
Gee, Bob, I don't know. I was a "working man", starting my own welding
business, and turned it into a steel erection contractor business. I worked
offshore oilfield, doing 24, 36, and 48 hour gigs. I have worked 12-16
hours a day for months at a time. I've stayed at sea for months at a time.
I owned businesses, and corporations. I have a total of maybe 12 hours of
college. Trade school - welding. In house training for various companies I
worked for. Union trade classes. I don't consider myself anything special
as far as the working class is concerned. Today, I got up at 0530, and at
0600 started working with my helper on my construction project on my own
property, rather than hire it out. Steel work. Welding. I'm 62, had a
five way bypass and have an artificial heart valve. I'm on my third 18 year
old helper, drove two of them into the ground because they couldn't keep up
You wanna join me in a chorus of Working Class Hero? I don't get your
point, and think you have me confused with someone else.
Big deal, I wrote a book about my heart surgery. Anyone with high school
English can do the same thing.
Being stupid in life can be temporary or permanent, everyone has the right
to do what they want. Sean Hannity used to be a dishwasher.
Heart surgery pending?
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