Monday, August 28, 2017

Will Hurricane Harvey Help Jorge?

A few years ago, a contractor friend of mine who went down to the Gulf coast -- New Orleans, and also Mississippi -- to get houses built/rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina told me that he would never have been able to keep up with demand (I think his words were "we would STILL be trying to get shit done") had it not been for the thousands of undocumented (mostly Mexican) laborers who showed up and busted their asses for very reasonable wages. He had trouble getting workers who were used to going home every night to relocate from Missouri for several months, and the ones who did commanded premium money.

I wonder if Texans will be as supportive of Trump's border wall fantasy a few weeks from now as they were a few weeks ago?

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