Interesting your point about the Mexican not knowing what white collar jobs are in his country because of circumstance. True, but is that America's fault? Just as the notion, "Is it my fault that finding good, hard-working American-bred labor is tougher to do these days"? No, it's not my fault. I hear that the white American owner is "greedy" because he wants to make more money. Don't we all? I have yet to meet the business owner that purposely makes less in order for his employees to buy a nicer car for themselves or be able to upgrade their bedroom furniture. Where is that owner you speak of? Just because the Mexican will send half his wage back home...that makes him virtuous and the "white owner" who puts in a third bath in his home greedy? I understand your premise, and it's a good one, one that many people will find favor and sympathy with. I'm different from most, though. Lower end labor from my vantage point, and I've seen many hundreds come through my door on that level of work...most have made plenty of life mistakes along the way to put them exactly where they're at. I meet a lot of stupid, mistake-prone poor people, including Mexicans. And believe it or not, I see plenty of worthless Mexican labor out there, no better than American guys we tend to rail on every season. We all like to think of the "working poor" as somewhat angels on earth just taking it for the team. They work so hard and realize so little. Play the violins. Overpaying American labor in order to justify reminds me of the auto workers getting $29/hr to put backseats in the back of Trans Ams years back. Overpaying because it's the "right thing to do". Is paying down the new "right thing to do" in order to keep a guy in business?