Democrats like to say that the U.S. needs illegal immigrants because they will do the jobs that Americans are too proud to do, and that they are a benefit because they pay into the system.
In his latest video, CRTV host Steven Crowder decided to investigate that myth — with shocking results. Crowder and Not Gay Jared hired themselves out as day laborers and competed with migrant workers for work.
The illegal immigrant workers didn’t like the competition at all.
To his amazement, Crowder learned that some workers claimed to make as much as $400 in three days. A worker he tried to hire wouldn’t take less than $160 for six hours of work. Crunching the numbers, the “Louder with Crowder” team found that, with steady work at these rates, a day laborer could make between $45,000 and $56,000 per year without paying state or federal income taxes on a cent of that money.
And that’s before taking home entitlement benefits (for them, or their children) at the taxpayers’ expense.
See more “Louder with Crowder,” on CRTV.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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