I just witnessed a disgusting spectacle of ignorance and bias against those who do physical work for a living. On Fox Business news today at 12:45pm while interviewing Pat Buchanan host Stuart Varney complained that he had to pay a contractor $75/hour to remove leaves from his lawn in NJ. He was disdainful that he had to pay this much to Americans for "manual labor" (he literally spit out the words, as if he was disgusted at those who do this work) Of course NJ is a higher cost of living area in the first place, so that rate is very close to what I charge here when adjusted for that. I will also point out that this clown, who anchors a financial newscast, for heaven's sake, doesn't even realize that they don't NET $75/hour, and he totally discounts the capital costs of the equipment needed to quickly handle this type of work. They started trying to compare it to someone walking in off the street and getting paid $75/hour as an employee. His basic theme seemed to be that mass immigration was needed so that rich folks like himself don't have to part with an extra $500 or so a year on the lawn. The guy is so ignorant he can't distinguish a crew showing up and moving leaves with blowers and vacs into a truck vs a day laborer who is handed a tarp and a rake. I think someone should find this exchange on video and post it and then let those who see it let Mr. Varney know where he's off base.