"It drives up the wages of this particular group. As these wages go up, it essentially makes Oklahoma production less competitive relative to our neighbors and suppresses Oklahoma production. So as Oklahoma firms produce less, as they slow the rate of expansion, not only do they require fewer workers, they require fewer high-skill workers."Funny how he completely rejected this argument two years ago when he was crusading for a hike in the minimum wage. Now the effects of that policy are coming home with sudden unemployment spikes caused by cheap student labor that is unemployable.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Left Wing Hypocrisy
I can smell it rolling in. From Bruce Prescott's blog post opposing illegal immigration reforms which crack down on employers: