I remember in the decades when I was a child, which I will age myself and say they were the 70s and 80s, most of the construction labor workers were Americans. My parents had an addition put on our house and the workers were Americans. When you passed by a subdivision the workers were all Americans. Not these days.
My Facebook status update: “I’ve seen it from a distance, but now the fact that times have changed in regards to American labor workers has slapped me in the face. We are getting our roof replaced today and the house is surrounded with Mexicans and only one seems to speak English. Don’t get me wrong I’m sure they’re doing a great job, but this is proof that a percentage of Americans are lazy and living off of the hard working American tax payers. So sad!”
When My Farmer mentioned the workers that would be replacing our roof would be a crew of Mexicans part of me didn’t believe him. I was honestly ready for a crew of American workers, even though I knew most of the construction labor force these days were Mexicans. My Farmer was right.
My heart is saddened that what Romney said about 45% of Americans during the election is true. What is going to happen to this country as that percentage grows, because our government is allowing it? We’re not going to be able to afford laziness! Are you kidding me?
My only comfort in being surrounded by hard working Mexicans is that they are working hard to take care of their families. Their kids will be able to eat because of the hard work they are doing on replacing our roof. I just wish it was a crew of Americans that are probably currently living off the system and the vicious cycle will just continue with the next generation.
It’s a bittersweet day today. I’m thankful for those whom are willing to work, but sad that the crew isn’t who they should be. The future of our country, which is one our children will live in, isn’t a promising one.