Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Opus 2017-326: On the Street: Illegal Economics

Certain groups are in favor of open borders.  They make strange bedfellows.

You have the liberal democrats and the RINO businessmen.  You would think they are in opposition yet both want lots of illegal immigration.  The reasons are similar.  The Democrats want cheap votes.  The businessmen want cheap labor.  They are both willing to destroy our republic.

There is another reason that employers and business owners often like open boarders.  It isn’t just cheap labor.  It is also the existence of the cash economy.  If you can hire someone and pay them cash you are ahead.  You don’t have to pay a bookkeeper and pay all the extra expenses of insurance and taxes. 

About two years ago our neighbor was having some remodeling done.  I talked to her contractor over the fence for a few minutes.  I learned a lot. 

He was able to work cheaper because of the cash economy.  He was an American born Latino.  He spoke well and drove a really nice truck.  He was able to do this and charge lower prices because most of what he did was below the radar.  Yes, he started with employing illegals.  He also paid in cash and was paid in cash.  This combination allowed him to save thousands of dollars.  He charged less and made more.

Think about the expenses that are dumped on legal operators.  Next time you get a pay stub, look at all the items being withheld.  Notice how many are matched by the employer.  All of it has to be passed on to the person buying what you make or sell.  In addition your employer must pay accountants and bookkeepers to make sure the numbers work.  Then you have business licenses, construction permits, insurance and so forth.  The list goes on. 

Illegals work for less.  They are often afraid to complain about abuse.  If you are really sneaky you can pick up day laborers, have them work all day and not show up to give them a ride home or pay them. 

And you wonder why you can’t get a raise.

homo unius libri


  1. Have you seen the video of Nancy Pelosi being attacked by her own illegal base? Truly a gem of content.

    1. I watched the first few minutes. I could not take the Nance simpering helplessly in the background and the young fools acting like they were at a teachers' union rally.

      Grace and peace


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