"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
ERS/USDA Briefing Room - Farm Income and Costs: 2011 Farm Sector Income Forecast
Yeah...pay more.Net Farm Income Forecast Up 31 Percent in 2011
Net farm income is forecast at $103.6 billion for 2011, up $24.5 billion for a rise of 31 percent from 2010. Net farm income reflects income from production in the current year, whether or not sold within the calendar year, and is a measure of the increase in wealth from production. The 2011 forecast of net farm income is the highest inflation-adjusted value recorded since 1974.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Glad that some people have honed in on the key factor to solve this problem.
Higher wages will attract more American workers. Our standard of living is higher and we have social services that pay more than working full time with these companies would as a laborer. What incentive is there to go looking for those jobs if there are other choices?
Look at the grand scheme here. Companies are saving money, and politicians get kickbacks for giving those companies more free reign. All those border patrols and security also creates jobs to keep some illegals out (but never all of them, of course).
Our government is not serious about cracking down on illegals. This should be plainly obvious by now. And it's not only Obama who is responsible either... it was Bush before him, and every President before that. Southern business and illegal workers go hand in hand, always have.
Just checked the department of labor website, to see what they're offering in my state.
So far it's $9.12 an hour, which is a hair more a week than unemployment (like $34 give or take).
So who here wants to go plant and pull crops, in the heat and/or cold, getting filthy, all the while wearing your back out?
That's soooo much more attractive, than sitting on your duff collecting a check from the state.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
Business that cant find workers....either have horrific work conditions or just dont pay enough....PERIOD.....
Does anyone believe that big corporate farmers charge less at the wholesale levels market value for fruit and vegetables based on how much they saved underpaying illegal immigrants...it just puts more in thier pocket...doesnt lower the price of produce a dime
Last edited by lpast; 10-06-11 at 05:47 AM.
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