Fining employers of illegal aliens will cost consumers

Discussion in 'Protest' started by johnnybravo, May 30, 2006.

  1. johnnybravo

    johnnybravo Member

    There has been talk of enforcing laws against knowingly hiring illegal immigrants in order to discourage that very action. However, the companies will not be the ones who will actually pay the fines in the end. They may pay it up front, but we, as consumers, will pay for it in the end. Think about it. Many companies already do it. When they get fined for whatever reason, such as illegal dumping or making people work overtime without paying them for it, they pass that on to their customers in the form of higher prices for goods and services.

    For example: If the car wash I work at gets penalized for allowing illegal aliens to work, the cost of washes and detailing like hand waxing or carpet cleaning will go up 2-10 dollars or more to offset the fine.

    What needs to be done is to pass laws that prohibit businesses from raising prices on the cost of goods and services to their customers. After all, the customers are not the ones who broke the immigrant hiring law, so they should not have to pay for it. It should be similar to sexual harassment law that prohibits a company from demoting or firing a complaining employee for six months after the complaint is filed.

    Johnny Bravo
  2. Dr Phibes

    Dr Phibes Banned

    you borgeoise git - get a life and stop rippin other people off
    Them are real people youre on about not some fuckin wage slave to keep the economy cheap
    how about you get off yr teenage ass and work for a living
  3. streamlight

    streamlight Member

    You don't see the point here, if they get fined and raise prices, consumers will go elsewhere, so they will have to lower their prices to a competitive level. If it costs too much for a car wash, then wash your car yourself.
  4. steffan

    steffan puffin

    thats the very short sighted veiw that has cost america so much. whats the best for all is not how much money the rich have. its how much disposable income we have. What good is it if the cost of tomatoes is 1 penny less a pound if so much of the resources that go into growing it are being sent to mexico?
    what there are not telling you is something most all older constuction and farm workers know. that at one time those laws where heaveily inforced. right up untill they closed the oils wells, makes you go "huh" dont it.
    of course after that the pay went down all over the nation and many hard working people had to go get foodstamps

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