Monday, April 29, 2013

Apparently Italy Needs Illegal Immigants

Italy needs illegal immigrants, at least that's what the wizards of economics prescribes to help Italy meet its dwindling supply of pizza makers.
Despite a long recession and high unemployment, Italians are shunning the job because of the long hours and modest pay.
Long hours, modest pay?  What could possibly convince Italians to fill those much needed jobs?  Nope, not higher pay and better hours.  It seems the solution is to throw open the doors to the third world's poor and low-skilled workers:
Italians may be reluctant to get their hands dirty by stoking ovens and kneading dough, but foreign immigrants have no such qualms and are now filling the gap, producing an increasing share of the three billion pizzas that Italians eat each year.
But without a Mexico right next door, where will Italy get it's third world, low-skilled workers from?
Egyptians have shown themselves to be particularly adept at mastering the art of the perfect pizza and now run many of the pizza restaurants and hole-in-the-wall takeaways in big cities like Rome, Milan and Turin.
"I would say about 80 per cent of Egyptians who come to work in Italy end up as pizza makers," Amadeo Al-Wikel, who emigrated from Cairo to Rome 12 years ago and now runs his own pizzeria on a street corner near Rome's Trevi Fountain, told The Daily Telegraph.
The advocates of this mass immigration turn to attacking Italy's native workforce in order to push their agenda for cheap labor.  If they are to be believed, Italians are pretentious, greedy bastards who don't believe in earning a fare wage:
"The Italian mindset is that being a pizza-maker is humiliating, it is a manual labour job," he said. "Young Italians want to own 40,000 euro cars and wear nice clothes but they are not prepared to work for it. So the gap is being filled by the Egyptians, the Filipinos and the Arabs."
Instead of raising pizza prices by a few pennies per pie in order to increase wages and attract native workers, the pro-mass immigration crowd would rather import low-skilled labor from countries known as breeding grounds for terrorists.  Surely that reckless policy won't have any dire consequences.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There was a commercial campaign run by Fram filters where a mechanic would say, "You can pay me now, or pay me later". This meant you could either pay a small sum now for the replacement of oil and filter or a far larger sum later for the replacement of the vehicle's engine.

Well the same is true when thinking about paying pizza workers in Italy or construction workers in America. You can either raise your labor rates to attract more native workers and pay a small sum now, or you can import an alien, third world workforce and pay a larger sum later in the form of social, health and infrastructure payments.

But one thing is for sure, you are going to pay.