What IS Systemic Change?

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Since the Board of Education will no longer be providing video-taping for cablecast (effective July, 2002), suspended delivery of the "Molalla River Reporter" and stopped communication with the "Educational Ambassadors" (September, 2002) I have tried to provide information regarding education concerns for interested persons:


(From an e-mail message circulating through the Internet)

Isn't that what the whole immigration issue is about?  Business doesn't want to pay a decent wage; consumers don't want expensive produce, government will tell you Americans don't want the jobs, but the bottom line is cheap labor.

"The phrase "cheap labor" is a myth, a farce, and a lie.  There is no such thing as "cheap labor"! 

Take, for example, an illegal Mexican who sneaks in here with his wife and
five children.  He takes a job for five or six dollars an hour.

At that wage with six dependents he pays no income tax, yet at the end of the year, if he files income tax, he gets an "earned income credit" of up to $3,200 free.  He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent.  He qualifies for food stamps.  He qualifies for free (no deductible, no co-pay) health care.  His children get free breakfasts and lunches at school.  He requires bilingual teachers and books.  He qualifies for relief from high energy bills. 

If they are or become, aged, blind or disabled they qualify for SSI.  Once qualified for SSI they can qualify for Medicare.  All of this is at that taxpayer’s expense.  He doesn't have to worry about car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners insurance.

Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins and printed material, as well as an education.  He cannot be fired, harassed, or sued.  He and his family receive the equivalent of $20 to $30 an hour in benefits.

Working Americans are lucky to have $5 or $6 an hour left after paying their bills and his.  They also pay for increased crime, graffiti, and trash cleanup.

Cheap labor? YEAH RIGHT!"