I just have one thing to say to those reporters:
How dare VOA say that Americans don't want all these jobs? Americans are not turning down jobs. What they are turning down is $8/hour cash for a job that would normally pay $22/hour with benefits. There isn't a job in America that an American won't do for a fair wage. The truth is more like many unethical employers would rather break the law and hire illegal immigrants for third world wages than hire legal citizens.
Today on Labor Day, we need to recognize that middle-class Americans are what make this the greatest country in the world. Companies like Wal-Mart may like to play up the middle America feel of their stores, but at the same time they are destroying middle America with a vengeance.
The massive damage done by Hurricane Katrina will require rebuilding. This will present an opportunity of employment for the thousands of now out work victims. We must demand that President Bush and Congress ensure that those jobs only go to American citizens, and not illegal immigrants. Employer’s feet must be held to the fire, and burned right off if they are unwilling.