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[–] SmokeyMeadow 1 points 49 points (+50|-1) ago 

I'm trying like hell to see a downside here.

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[–] MrHarryReems 0 points 37 points (+37|-0) ago 

Well, they could always lease the empty factories themselves and produce their own goods to sell..

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[–] ridikewl 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

AND , How many Mexicans have you seen crying about the unemployed in America? They don't give 2 shits about America or Americans.

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[–] Marthvedderette 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Found a leaf!!!!

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[–] Aldo 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Either businesses will be forced to pay American workers a fair wage to entice them to tough jobs or they'll have to get Americans to get the save-level wages we pay immigrants currently.

Also, why not just force all employers to submit paperwork on employees and have the gov't provide checks for citizenship? So employers can't hire illegals anymore?

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[–] Slayfire122 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

They won't be able to pay for the wall?

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[–] GuyRomaine 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They're going to have a million unemployed people available to make bricks.

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[–] IndigoElectric 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Jobless Mexicans-->bad economy for Mexico-->More people wanting to illegally immigrate here-->More support for leftist policies

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[–] SmokeyMeadow 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

There are still plenty of Mexican professions that I don't see heading North of the border.

  • Cartel boss assassination specialist

  • Kidnap victim locator

  • Protection racket collector

  • Cock fight bookie

  • Donkey show promoter

Those donkey shows have a fantastic trade union. They'll be fine.

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[–] Ajaxofbarbaria 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Did you forget the wall? I'm still trying to get autoturrets and armed drones, give me time.

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[–] totes_magotes 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Stop trying. There isn't one.

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[–] Spaceballs-1 0 points 34 points (+34|-0) ago 

And CNN didn't give a flying fuck when manufacturers moved out and left American workers unemployed.

And I won't give a fuck when that Cuomo guy becomes unemployed.

I might say "Oh, no. That sucks! "

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[–] Morbo 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

This is Mexico's problem not the US'. That blowhard former presidente Fox wasn't working to build Mexico up on their own two legs and Pena won't be mobilizing local manufacturing job creation either. Mexico can whine and cry about this all they want, but the truth is there is plenty of wealth in Mexico that can make the jobs but they have no desire to bring the poor up a notch or two. Mexico's rich like it just the way it is so they will not fix this, ever.

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[–] RoryBellowsLives 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They kind of did originally and might still if you can show it will disproportionately affect blacks. However, the left and their media enablers have abandoned the (mostly) white labor/union vote at this point.

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If it happens through competition then that's fair enough. It's no loss when one guy gets a job instead of another guy. If he's unwilling to take on the unions though, and forces those jobs back without making american labour more competitive, then life in the US is about to get a lot more expensive.

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[–] Sev_ 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I. Don't. Care.

Seriously. NPR did a piece like this after the Ford thing where they interviewed a bunch of Mexican factory workers who wouldn't be getting those Ford jobs now. "oh, it's a tragedy they are moving jobs out of our country, what are we supposed to do for work now, why are all the companies leaving".

American companies owe you nothing. By virtue of being based in this country, and using it's laws, infrastructure, taxes and skills as it's foundation, it should put American workers as a higher priority than anyone else in the universe.

If you want that kind of priority from a company, start it yourself in your country.

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Companies in general owe you nothing. Lefties love to argue about whether companies are giving enough to the workers, or too much to the owners, but they're completely missing the point. Companies exist for one reason and one reason only, to provide goods and services to consumers. Your paycheck/dividends is just an incentive to work/invest, it's not the purpose of the operation.

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[–] Doomking_Grimlock 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Don't be sad, Manuel. When the robots get here, we'll all be unemployed.

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[–] Doomking_Grimlock 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Ha!

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[–] wesofx 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Except it will be great because our GDP per capita would be higher so you wouldn't have to work as long to earn the same buying power. (EDIT: please correct me if I'm wrong, I'm speculating)

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[–] Doomking_Grimlock 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

What work would I do, exactly? Can't afford to get any sort of degree, no bank in their right mind would give me a loan. Fast Food will be automated. Factories will be automated. Retail Stores will be automated. The pool of available jobs for humans is just gonna keep on shrinking, and I've got no viable means of upward mobility at this point. Maybe I'll get moved from Temp to Associate with my current factory job and be able to hold that long enough to take full advantage of their tution reimbursement program, but a lot of people ain't gonna be that lucky.

Hungry days ahead of us, that's all I'm saying.

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

People have always predicted that human labour will be wiped out by machines, but it never happens. When someone invents a powerloom which allows one guy to produce 20 carpets an hour, it doesn't mean they hire 20 times less weavers, it means they make 20 times as many carpets and sell them at a fraction of the price.

Automation means lower prices and a higher standard of living, not less opportunity.

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[–] Doomking_Grimlock 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What's the point of producing more carpet if you're not selling a good chunk of the carpet produced? Furthermore, with the power loom, you still needed a human to operate the thing. What happens to a guy like me when humans aren't needed to operate the machines, or even repair them? I can't afford to pursue an STEM degree, as much as I really want to. And even having such a degree wouldn't guarantee a job in such a world because once you can simulate a human mind via AI, you don't need am actual human.

I know I sound like a doom and gloom cynical guy here, but my concern is not that it's impossible for the human race to benefit immensely from automation, but that it is highly unlikely the vast majority of people will.

In my mind, it seems far more likely that the rich and powerful will reap all the benefits of automation, while telling the rest of us to go fuck ourselves. And of course they'll have plenty of "security" forces willing to fight and kill to protect their meal ticket, and after that? War bots. What worries me is that humans seem to be completely incapable of doing what is best for the species. I'm concerned that we will see a rise of a new "feudal" system, and that people like me and the people I care about are inevitably going to live out their lives on the bottom rung of that cultural ladder.

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[–] ThisIsCathartic 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I think, ultimately, that's what we want. We just need to not have a unchecked corruption masquerading as government implementing it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khOaAHK7efc

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[–] Doomking_Grimlock 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't want it. I saw Elysium. That's the first movie in years to genuinely scare the shit out of me.

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[–] Titus-of-Voat 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I don't wish anything bad on Mexicans but "America First!".

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[–] Tanngrisnir 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

We are helping Mexico by making them face their own problems. Carlos Slim will continue to rape the country financially until we close our borders and Mexicans have no choice but to throw his exploitive ass in prison or starve.

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[–] Foralltoosee 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

They understand the sentiment. Watch the clip the linked article links (again) to. The Mexicans are worried about US deportations; they don't want those people back either. They know damn well that the ones who flood here are their trash. When they heard "Send us your tired and weary" they did just that. They don't want these people back because now that they are rid of the shitiest among them, they are thinking "I don't wish anything bad on America but 'Mexico first.'"

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[–] 1moar 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

CNN should give heir jobs to them. At this point it can't get much worse anyway.

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[–] lord_nougat 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Mexicans could not possibly do a worse job than CNN is presently doing!

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[–] HowieCameUnglued 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I like this idea a lot. Put your money where your mouth is.

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[–] newoldwave 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Cry me a river. MAGA

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[–] StuntmanMike123 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Make the Rio Grande deep again?

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[–] Marthvedderette 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Here's something that's never brought up in all of this. What the fuck is wrong with Mexico? How can a third world shit hole boarder, arguably, one of the greatest countries on earth? Canada is just fine. Mexicans have always been raped by their government, and 100's of historical figures have asked Mexicans why. They never have a fucking answer. Why is Mexico such a shit hole? Is it Spain? Spain is not a third world shit hole. It must be their Native American fuck it gene.

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[–] HowieCameUnglued 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Seriously. Drive 30 minutes south from San Diego and you'll see such a stark contrast. What really hits me about Mexico (besides how dirty it is) is how little architecture there is. Every building is just a stucco or concrete slab with some colorful paint on it. It's bewildering. Less than 10 miles away, stores have things like wood paneling, windows, drywall, and signs. But Mexican stores seem to have the attitude "fuck it; it's too much work to decorate the exterior of my shop."

Some of it might be the lack of money, but there's a lot you can do with just a few dollars and a trip to the junkyard -- but it takes work and pride in what you do.

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[–] Marthvedderette 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Yeah it's very strange. I really get the sense that they are just content living in shit. Even other South American countries hate Mexicans, they call them hillbillies basically.

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