In something that should be a complete work of fiction, citizens in Mexico city are tired of being invaded by, wait for it, AMERICANS!
Growing up in Texas, I’ve always been aware of the struggles of the Mexican laborers coming across the border in an effort to make a living. They couldn’t support their families on an average Mexican wage. I’ve witnessed countless workers, taking subpar American jobs because the money went a long way in Mexico.
Fast forward to 2022, and oh how times have changed. Thanks to Biden, and his policies that continue to ruin the economy, the American worker can no longer support their family on an average wage.
Let’s do the math.
If minimum wage is $7.25/hr. a 40 week grosses $290. That’s not going to buy much is this world. But let’s say you make double minimum wage. We’ll round it up to $15/hr. That’s about $31,200 a year, or $2,600 a month. That averages out at $650/wk.
According to CNN, “The national median rent was $1,827 a month in April, up 16.7% from a year ago, according to a report from Realtor.com. Rent has been steadily increasing since early last year. If recent trends continue, the report projects the typical rent could be more than $2,000 a month by August.” That’s all thanks to dear old Biden. So if our $2,600 paycheck has to cover $1,800 rent, well that leaves just $800 a month to live on.
Factor in electricity and water, and you’re lucky if you have $400 left. Now you must choose between all your other needs. Shampoo, dog food, ramen noodles, toilet paper, milk, bread, On this budget there is no winner, winner, chicken dinner. Heaven forbid you might need monthly medications. Even if you use the Walmart $4 list, it’s hard to cover those after you fill up your gas tank.
Now, I don’t know about your car, but my suburban takes $128 to fill up right now. That means I might could get one tank of gas a month if I’m living on cash. Good thing I work from home, because the average commute is 40 miles a day. The average commuter is getting 25mpg. Thus, he/she/it/they need at least $30 a week for gas JUST to go to work. That means no driving the kids to the movies or football practice. No date night. And no afternoons shopping with your sister. At this point, you’re paying to go to work every day.
No wonder half our workforce decided to just sit it out. Welfare might not bring in a steak dinner, but at least you don’t have to pay to be stuck in the red. But most Americans were raised to pull their weight. You don’t sit around watching reality TV and spending food stamps.
So what’s a hard working American to do?
If you’re dollars don’t stretch far enough here, you go somewhere where your dollars mean something. And lately, that somewhere is Mexico.
The LA Times shared this story from Mexico City:
Fernando Bustos Gorozpe was sitting with friends in a cafe here when he realized that — once again — they were outnumbered.
“We’re the only brown people,” said Bustos, a 38-year-old writer and university professor. “We’re the only people speaking Spanish except the waiters.”
Mexico has long been the top foreign travel destination for Americans, its bountiful beaches and picturesque pueblos luring tens of millions of U.S. visitors annually. But in recent years, a growing number of tourists and remote workers — hailing from Brooklyn, N.Y., Silicon Valley and points in between — have flooded the nation’s capital and left a scent of new-wave imperialism.
The influx, which has accelerated since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and is likely to continue as inflation rises, is transforming some of the city’s most treasured neighborhoods into expat enclaves.
In leafy, walkable quarters such as Roma, Condesa, Centro and Juarez, rents are soaring as Americans and other foreigners snap up houses and landlords trade long-term renters for travelers willing to pay more on Airbnb. Taquerias, corner stores and fondas — small, family-run lunch spots — are being replaced by Pilates studios, co-working spaces and sleek cafes advertising oat-milk lattes and avocado toast.
And English — well, it’s everywhere: ringing out at supermarkets, natural wine bars and fitness classes in the park.
Isn’t that ironic?
Americans don’t cater to speakers of any foreign language, not even Spanish. Yet, in Mexico City, there’s more English than native tongue.
At Lardo, a Mediterranean restaurant where, on any given night, three-quarters of the tables are filled with foreigners, a Mexican man in a well-cut suit recently took a seat at the bar, gazed at the English-language menu before him and sighed as he handed it back: “A menu in Spanish, please.”
Some chilangos, as locals are known, are fed up.
Recently, expletive-laced posters appeared around town.
“New to the city? Working remotely?” they read in English. “You’re a f—ing plague and the locals f—ing hate you. Leave.”
That sentiment echoed the hundreds of responses that poured in after a young American posted this seemingly innocuous tweet: “Do yourself a favor and remote work in Mexico City — it is truly magical.”
“Please don’t,” read one of the kinder replies. “This city is becoming more and more expensive every day in part because of people like you, and you don’t even realize or care about it.”
Hugo Van der Merwe, 31 — a video game designer who grew up in Florida and Namibia and has spent the last several months working remotely from Mexico City, Montreal and Bogota, Colombia — said he understands why locals are vexed by the growing population of “digital nomads.”
“There’s a distinction between people who want to learn about the place they are in and those who just like it because it’s cheap,” he said. “I’ve met a number of people who don’t really care that they’re in Mexico, they just care that it’s cheap.”
Clear financial incentives are drawing Americans to Mexico City — where the average local salary is $450 a month.
For the cost of a $2,000 one-bedroom in Koreatown, an Angeleno can rent a penthouse here.
What would change this crazy new trend?
It’s simple. All we need to do is get rid of Biden, along with as many Democrat “leaders” as we can possibly eject from office. Economic flourishing can’t happen under Democrat policies. It’s just a fact. No matter how much you hate the bad orange man, you can’t deny the growth we experienced under his leadership. Trade deficits were reversed. Unemployment hit record lows. Guess what? People wanted to go to work. Especially women and minorities, who joined the workforce in unbelievable numbers.
Our stock market hit records highs. Gas prices hovered around $2/gal. And people had no problem affording the good life. But Democrats were so butt-hurt over Hillary Clinton’s epic loss, they cheated Trump out of his second term. And what did it get us? A country full of people who are ready to say “adios amigos”!