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If so many jobs are being taken from deserving Americans, then why are hundreds of thousands of truck-driving jobs going unfilled:  http://online.wsj.com/articles/help-wanted-jobs-in-trucking-go-unfilled-1404770060

Those jobs are hard work, and they don't pay six figures, but the wages aren't subsistence pay, either.  They also require valid CDLs (commercial drivers licenses), which are harder to get than just an ordinary drivers license (therefore harder for illegals to get).

Or are those jobs just beneath too many Americans (as the article points out, a lot of people who quit truck driving, even if it leaves them unemployed, do so for life-style reasons, not economic reasons).

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If so many jobs are being taken from deserving Americans, then why are hundreds of thousands of truck-driving jobs going unfilled:  http://online.wsj.com/articles/help-wanted-jobs-in-trucking-go-unfilled-1404770060

Those jobs are hard work, and they don't pay six figures, but the wages aren't subsistence pay, either.  They also require valid CDLs (commercial drivers licenses), which are harder to get than just an ordinary drivers license (therefore harder for illegals to get).

Or are those jobs just beneath too many Americans (as the article points out, a lot of people who quit truck driving, even if it leaves them unemployed, do so for life-style reasons, not economic reasons).
Kids have been assured they should all go to college, given loans to do so etc.

How do you break the heart of such heady dreams, with "apparently you'll need to be a truck driver, instead?"

I see a lot of 20-somethings riding in their girlfriends cars. The aspiration level of a lot of them is riding shotgun, in the car her daddy probably bought for her, and maintained by the job she holds.

Blame it halfway on their parents, for not instilling common sense and ambition, and half on Obama for instilling lifetime dependence as a way of life.
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Kids have been assured they should all go to college, given loans to do so etc.

How do you break the heart of such heady dreams, with "apparently you'll need to be a truck driver, instead?"

I see a lot of 20-somethings riding in their girlfriends cars. The aspiration level of a lot of them is riding shotgun, in the car her daddy probably bought for her, and maintained by the job she holds.

Blame it halfway on their parents, for not instilling common sense and ambition, and half on Obama for instilling lifetime dependence as a way of life.

Yes to both conclusions.
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