Quote (Thor123422 @ 25 Oct 2020 06:43)
I was talking about the Mexican border, which I assumed you were referring to because of the "unskilled labor". Those immigrating through other means are largely skilled.
Oh, so now you're pivoting to pretty much the only "bright spot" which can be twisted to support your talking point, namely the reduced levels of immigration from Mexico to the U.S. since the Great Recession, while conveniently ignoring everything else.
My initial claim was very clear: the U.S. has seen an influx of around 1 million people net
per year for quite some time. I provided census data which prove this claim.
Note that even the legal immigrants coming to the U.S. on skill-based grounds like H-1B visas are still generally used to undercut domestic wages, or to keep them trending moderately upward where the fundamentals of the field would normally lead to far more drastic wage growth (Silicon Valley).
By the way, if corporate money in politics is this huge corrupting force as you claim, why do you support Democrats who are currently outraising Republicans by a 2:1 margin for the third election in a row? And it's not just small dollar donations, Wall Street prefers Biden over Trump too:https://www.npr.org/2020/08/17/902626429/wall-streets-big-money-is-betting-on-biden-and-democrats-in-2020
I will admit, however, that I wasnt aware of earlier landmark rulings like Buckley v. Valeo or First National Bank of Boston v. Bellotti. So you have a point there. But it's still a stretch to argue that the corporate influence allowed into American politics through these cases is what caused Reaganomics, NAFTA or the admission of China to the WTO. (Let alone the Hart-Celler Act of 1965...) Think tanks, academia and the media were shaping public opinion and pushed it into this "globalist" or neoliberal direction. Even with all the corporate influence in the world, politicians couldnt have pursued those neoliberal policies for decades if public opinion had been against them.
Basically, we're looking at a multifaceted problem, and you blow the importance of one piece of the puzzle way out of proportion.This post was edited by Black XistenZ on Oct 24 2020 11:11pm