The San Francisco Chronicle is down on lazy Americans. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/06/18/BAC01890SD.DTL Curiously it is up on free healthcare for those earning upwards of $1oo,000 a year. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/06/03/BAC717VNIE.DTL In the first Chron story they tout the $25-30K a year salary and an employer subsidized health plan, but they seem not to realize that that is not much of a draw if the City of San Francisco provides it free. And illegal aliens qualify for the free care as well. There is no incentive to work at all if you provide generous welfare to residents. And, of course, in expensive San Francisco, $30K is not much, basically illegal alien wages anyway. Of course, the issue of raising wages to attract better workers is not broached by the author, C. W. Nevius. So we have here the perfect storm, huge welfare subsidies to those who chose not to work, low wages that attract illegal alien labor and a city that supports illegal immigration. Then they tell us that we have to accept illegal immigration because Americans won't work. Well, in San Francisco that is true, no one wants to work. Everyone wants that fat welfare check. Another thing not mentioned is the employers refusal to hire local blacks who have a dismally high unemployment rate, but they aren't looking for jobs, execpt getting on the city payroll where they can retire at a higher pay level than that which there were paid while working.
Of course, Obama's plan is to replicate this at the federal level. Put everyone on welfare and let all the illegal aliens work. But when they get here, they will have no incentive to work if they are on the dole as well. But that was always the plan of the American welfare socialists. At least the Russians made their citizens at least appear to work.