"Raising the pay will require raising lodging rates, which, combined with higher
gas prices, may discourage people from traveling."Then close
down.Cheap labor foreigners are welcome if they will leave when they
should. That's why employers need to be required to use the employee
verification system upon strict penalty for failure.
"Owners are scrambling to find low-wage employees." So I guess Lost In DC and
the cheap labor hotel owners think raising wages is out of the question, because
it will raise rates. So? "The laborer is worthy of his hire," (Luke 10:7). I
guess hiring high school and college students at a fair wage is out of the
question as well? Most "Guest Workers" never go home, but stay and have a
family of U.S. citizen children. The taxpayers in one way or another subsidize
all employers that pay below subsistence wages, including depressed wages for
workers that require public assistance.
raising the pay will require raising lodging rates, which, combined with higher
gas prices, may discourage people from traveling.The Congressional
Hispanic Caucus should be taking more heat for this. By playing politics they
have hurt small businesses in the US and hispanics who want to abide by our laws
(the type we want here). Good job, guys. Play that one up in your re-election
Answer: Raise the pay and you'll get plenty of help.