Here in the United States, a heated debate has been going on for some time now is illegal immigration. Many Americans have become upset with high amount if illegal immigrants for a number of reasons. One includes the fact that illegal immigrants do not pay taxes but send their children to public school, thus exploiting other peoples tax dollars. Another reason many Americans are fed up with illegal immigrants is that they work for very little and take jobs away from Americans.
From what we learned to day in lecture, wouldn’t capitalists support this to a certain extent? The capitalist wants to decrease wages in order to make more profit and if they can find an illegal immigrant who will work for way less than an American are they so wrong in hiring the American over the illegal immigrant? I can see where workers and laborers might want to take issue with this, they want to secure their job and cover their costs to come back and be able to do that job. Will capitalism always cause a scenario like this?
Another subject many Americans are upset about is job outsourcing. Companies are constantly moving their production factories to other countries where they know they can pay very little for labor and make much more profit than they would if they were to keep their factories in America. Who wants to pay workers $7.25/hour when they could pay $2/hour? The capitalist looks to make profit, it does not seem to care about the worker.
Now would socialism change all of this? Would it keep illegal immigrants from ‘stealing’ our jobs or would it keep companies from outsourcing jobs? Is anything above actually true of the capitalist or is it an over exaggeration of what Marx thinks about capitalists?