The Rich share a huge burden of blame

The majority of the members of the "one percent club" share a huge burden of this problem. A lot of these members have the mindset that people are out to "rip them off ". When they build their five to ten bedroom winter homes in Florida for them to stay in just for a couple months out of a year, they bid out their home to multiple builders. When they see that there can be a price difference of several hundred thousand dollars on a house. Let's say, a five million dollar house, these "one percent club" members think that the higher priced builders are trying to take advantage of them, when those more expensive builders' subcontractors are probably playing by the book, while the cheaper ones are not.
 
These same "one percent club" members will beat the life out the builders, financially, which trickles down to all the different subcontractors and workers. Most of which will never see retirement, own a home, acquire health insurance, or obtain any real glimpse of the American Dream. These same "one percent club" members will spend astronomical amounts of money to furnish these homes with "price is no object" furniture, electronic gadgets, appliances, and art work.
 
The really mega-rich, who build massive winter homes down here, really don't have any clue of what is going on. They have "handlers" or lawyers who handle all the aspects of their home being built." One percent club" members such as these, or their handlers, need to get their priorities straight. They need to be educated on what they are doing to our economy. I'm not saying that all "one percent club" members are at fault. I've been working in Palm Beach County for over thirty years, and it seems that the majority of the rich building homes in the past five years have really taken advantage of this economy. They are getting their homes built at such low prices that they are helping to promote the use of illegal subcontractors. They are helping non-American citizens to thrive, while they are helping to ruin our economy and some American citizen's livelihood. I'm only addressing the rich, because most construction going on down here in South Florida is big winter homes for the rich. With all the foreclosures down here, you don't see any new housing developments going on.
 
The majority of these "one percent club" members and half of our politicians don't want the "one percent club" members taxes raised. They claim that they are the "job creators". That might be true, but let's see if we can make them create jobs for American citizens, not illegal foreigners from another country. They can't have it both ways. Oh, I forgot, they are the rich, they can have it both ways, who do you think owns the politicians?

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A los trabajadores hispanos de estas compañías

(To the hispanic workers of these companies)

De todos los trabajadores que yo he visto en los últimos 30 años en el campo de la construcción, los trabajadores hispanos son los que más se esfuerzan y que más ética tienen haciendo su labor. De hecho, la mayoría de mis trabajadores son hispanos y ellos son mis favoritos. El problema es que las compañías para las cuales muchos hispanos trabajan están haciendo algo completamente ilegal en nuestro país. Estas compañías están quitándoles trabajos a ciudadanos norteamericanos al no pagar lo que se suponen que estén pagando. Yo he escuchado historias de cómo algunos trabajadores hispanos trabajan por tres semanas sin recibir su paga y muchas veces nunca reciben su dinero porque están aquí ilegalmente y no pueden ir a quejarse por ese atropello ante las autoridades. Nosotros no estamos tratando de quitarles su trabajo; simplemente estamos tratando de que estas compañías sigan las reglas del juego para que sea justo para todos nosotros.