Putatively Frank, Helpful, Local Newspaper (amazingly- shrinking Westchester County (NY) outlet of USA Today/Gannett corporate entity) Tries to “Tell-It-Like-It-Is” on Subjects of Municipal Finance, Government Expense, Taxes (dare read occasional “Tax Watch” feature by occasional Democratic Party candidate David McKay Wilson) – Misses Real Issues


Cute. But keep looking at the golf and other “field sports” industries (soccer, baseball, football etc.) to see the future of what has become one of the most expensive and under-technologized incidents of home ownership; home lawn care and gardening. Already, irrigation, aeration and seeding of fairways and greens have become mechanized; in the future, you can expect other innovations in the maintenance of courses and “natural” play fields.


And you can be sure that as soon as the true costs of private lawn care are gathered and studied, some smart local gardeners and their suppliers will figure out how to mow our overly large lawns and wild flower beds without all the manpower that is presently drafted for the task from the pool of illegal aliens from Mexico and Central America. You didn’t expect Washington’s unlawful subsidy of the lawn and gardening industry to last forever, did you?


While we are at it, consider the local roofing and construction trades. In the metro-NYC area at least, you will find some of the lowest-cost per capita housing and repair costs in any major American city. Of course, most material and supply expenses in the northeast exceed of most other comparable regions. But if you break the skill-sets down into their component sectors, you will find the labor costs of common roof tar/paper/flaming applications reasonable; certainly below the range of costs for other industrial/commercial/residential job practices that do not so readily tap into the enormous cost advantages of local illegal immigrant labor sources.


Of course, thanks to the “nationalization” of the undocumented alien issue throughout the 50 states, the real and relative cost advantages long enjoyed in the major metro areas has been gradually shrinking. But continue to expect the specious justification for illegal immigration (“they (illegals) do the work that Americans can’t or won’t do anymore”) to be stated and retailed by the DeMedia, academia and dutifully dramatized in Hollywood as long as the fib continues to pay electoral dividends to statist Democrats. At some future time, after the truth of the illegal industry is revealed, these myths may be expected to finally fall by the wayside and be buried in ignominious death!

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Stephen I. Mayo is an attorney, owner of Mayo Linoleum Works LLC, host of The Steve Mayo Show on WVOX radio 1460 AM, Mondays from 6 to 7 PM and legal counsel to the Westchester County Tea Party. He is not embarrassed to be known as a Republican.