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Letter: On Immigration

RE: Palmetto State Awash In Immigration Rumors Dear Editor, Twenty-eight percent income tax. 15.5 percent workers’ compensation tax. 7.5 percent general liability … that’s being way behind on any given estimate in which my competition uses illegal immigrants. That’s not being out hustled by a Mexican. Also I have a…

RE: Palmetto State Awash In Immigration Rumors

Dear Editor, Twenty-eight percent income tax. 15.5 percent workers’ compensation tax. 7.5 percent general liability … that’s being way behind on any given estimate in which my competition uses illegal immigrants.

That’s not being out hustled by a Mexican. Also I have a BA in visual art and have been installing floor covering and doing renovations in Lexington, S.C. for twenty-seven years.

I’m far from an uneducated cracker who wants his job back. However, I do grow tired of all the vans full of illegals who have plenty of work while I struggle to stay busy.

I wish all people well … but you gotta pay to play.  I have compassion for stuggling Hispanics. But I also have a four-year-old son whose biggest obstacle to a healthy happy future shouldn’t be … being a “good” American.

Robert Johnson
Lexington, S.C.

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Robert: You’re right. The rules should be fair for everyone who plays – and companies shouldn’t be penalized for playing by the rules. Thank you for submitting this and providing your incredibly useful perspective on this ongoing debate.

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7 comments

Ludwig Von Mises July 20, 2014 at 4:18 pm

The “free enterprise” system in action.

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Condensed July 20, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Illegal Aliens – Contractors – Pay Low Hourly Amount – Not On Payroll – Issue IRS 1099s to Illegals. Aiding and Abetting in Felonies = Prison if Reported and Prosecuted.

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Native Ink July 21, 2014 at 10:40 am

If people are serious about fighting illegal immigration, they need to shame employers who hire illegal aliens. It’s funny, but a lot of people will rant and rave about the problem, but they’ll look the other way when the local farmer or contractor hires dozens of illegal aliens because they know him and don’t want to get him in trouble.

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William July 21, 2014 at 12:19 pm

How many Republicans in gated communities will turn in the owner of the the company that takes care of their lawn? I’m betting none. Get a clue. The young hispanic men cutting your grass and trimming your trees are undocumented.

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euwe max July 21, 2014 at 3:25 pm

I have a solution for undocumented workers.

Anyone found hiring an undocumented worker is prevented from working in that field again for a year, and pay a $34,000 fine.

If a corporation is found with an undocumented worker in it, the CEO must be fired without severance and pay a $34,000 fine for each one found, and the corporation must be put into receivership until a new board of directors is selected.

If an undocumented worker is hired somewhere, and turns his employer in, we give him $34,000 CASH, and immediate citizenship for him and his immediate family.

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Guero July 21, 2014 at 4:21 pm

The worst offender in the Midlands is Walter Rawl produce. Do y’all want to pay twice as much for your greens and tomatoes?

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euwe max July 21, 2014 at 4:37 pm

We grow our own tomatoes… A head of iceberg lettuce is a dollar, maybe 1.25.

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