The aphorism is that illegal aliens are coming here to do the jobs that “Americans won’t do”.
When the American takes home his paycheck, he finds that the pay loses 35% for federal taxes and 10% for state taxes. And then when he goes to spend it at the store, there goes another 5% for local taxes. 50% of the pay. Gone for taxes.
When the illegal alien gets his pay, he loses 4.2% for Social Security, which he will not get back. Of course, with the current course by the government to bankrupt the country AND Social security, it is the same for Americans. We won’t see a dime of it back either. Or he pays zero tax, if his wages are under-the-table. Then he sends it to Mexico for the transfer cost of a few dollars.
So we have to earn twice the dollar rate per hour to just stay even with the illegals. Just a little cavalier to criticize Americans for refusing to work for half of what the Mexicans are making. We have been priced out of minimum wage jobs too. a minimum wage jopb, by the time all the government bennies are added, ends up with the take-home equivalent of a person who is making $60K a year.
We must not be desperate enough. Yet. 4 more years.