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    Re: Farmers Strain to Hire American in Place of Migrant Labor

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    True Jet...but whats your point ?
    You spoke of the big corporate farmers, their use of illegal workers is irellevent because of my statement overall, but their use of industrial machinary, combined with smaller time farmers using illegal workers does bring the cost down overall. Competition and all that. It is an unfortunate situation, people shouldn't have to work in **** conditions for long hours for **** all pay. But if I were a heartless bastard and spoke only economically, the corporate guys would gobble up the small timers if they were forced to hire Americans for a high wage who I garauntee the majority will not do the work anyway, they'll go work at Subway or Mcdicks to go home and jack off to Dancing With the Stars.

    Oh wait they can't do that any more or they might turn transexual.

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    Re: Farmers Strain to Hire American in Place of Migrant Labor

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    You spoke of the big corporate farmers, their use of illegal workers is irellevent because of my statement overall, but their use of industrial machinary, combined with smaller time farmers using illegal workers does bring the cost down overall. Competition and all that. It is an unfortunate situation, people shouldn't have to work in **** conditions for long hours for **** all pay. But if I were a heartless bastard and spoke only economically, the corporate guys would gobble up the small timers if they were forced to hire Americans for a high wage who I garauntee the majority will not do the work anyway, they'll go work at Subway or Mcdicks to go home and jack off to Dancing With the Stars.

    Oh wait they can't do that any more or they might turn transexual.
    I dont know enough about farming to agree or disagree lol

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    Re: Farmers Strain to Hire American in Place of Migrant Labor

    Quote Originally Posted by MKULTRABOY View Post
    Sure, we need to make not working less attractive than working. Now that we are well along the path to reversing the illegal alien trends let's reverse the rest of the welfare state. In my state the indigent get cell phones paid for by others. They are given a wide variety of benefits paid for by others. It comes out to a significant amount of money. Let's start reducing the amount we give the generationally lazy.

    There is work to be done. So let's make not working as unattractive as being an illegal alien in Alabama.

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    Re: Farmers Strain to Hire American in Place of Migrant Labor

    Folks, the answer to this is VERY simple... Here's the letter that fixes it all.....



    Dear Mr. & Mrs. Smith of Worcester, MA,

    Regarding the Federal Unemployment and Welfare benefits that you are currently receiving and have been for the last 42 weeks; those benefits are now contingent on your presence between the hours of 7am and 4pm Monday through Friday at Oak Hill Farm in Rutland, MA for the purposes of assisting the management of Oak Hill Farm in general farm work. You will be paid the minimum wage for all hours worked, and will receive the difference between that pay and your current benefits from this agency in the form of a monthly check. Failure to appear at Oak Hill Farm for this work, or unwillingness to do the work will void ALL CLAIM to any government assistance. Please see Mr. Frank Farmer at 7am on Monday, August 25th.

    Sincerely,

    The US Government.

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    Re: Farmers Strain to Hire American in Place of Migrant Labor

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Folks, the answer to this is VERY simple... Here's the letter that fixes it all.....



    Dear Mr. & Mrs. Smith of Worcester, MA,

    Regarding the Federal Unemployment and Welfare benefits that you are currently receiving and have been for the last 42 weeks; those benefits are now contingent on your presence between the hours of 7am and 4pm Monday through Friday at Oak Hill Farm in Rutland, MA for the purposes of assisting the management of Oak Hill Farm in general farm work. You will be paid the minimum wage for all hours worked, and will receive the difference between that pay and your current benefits from this agency in the form of a monthly check. Failure to appear at Oak Hill Farm for this work, or unwillingness to do the work will void ALL CLAIM to any government assistance. Please see Mr. Frank Farmer at 7am on Monday, August 25th.

    Sincerely,

    The US Government.

    Not a bad idea at all

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    Re: Farmers Strain to Hire American in Place of Migrant Labor

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Not a bad idea at all
    This isn't brain surgery. I'm no genius here. We also have a very large PRISON population in this country that needs to be put to work.

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    Re: Farmers Strain to Hire American in Place of Migrant Labor

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Folks, the answer to this is VERY simple... Here's the letter that fixes it all.....



    Dear Mr. & Mrs. Smith of Worcester, MA,

    Regarding the Federal Unemployment and Welfare benefits that you are currently receiving and have been for the last 42 weeks; those benefits are now contingent on your presence between the hours of 7am and 4pm Monday through Friday at Oak Hill Farm in Rutland, MA for the purposes of assisting the management of Oak Hill Farm in general farm work. You will be paid the minimum wage for all hours worked, and will receive the difference between that pay and your current benefits from this agency in the form of a monthly check. Failure to appear at Oak Hill Farm for this work, or unwillingness to do the work will void ALL CLAIM to any government assistance. Please see Mr. Frank Farmer at 7am on Monday, August 25th.

    Sincerely,

    The US Government.
    Stop! You're killin' me!

    Actually, though, in reality, it's a very bad idea. Do you have any idea what this would do to the Social Security fund?? All those people who would suddenly be suffering from agoraphobia? Back problems? Constant headaches? Depression?? Imagine the new disability claims!!
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    Re: Farmers Strain to Hire American in Place of Migrant Labor

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Stop! You're killin' me!

    Actually, though, in reality, it's a very bad idea. Do you have any idea what this would do to the Social Security fund?? All those people who would suddenly be suffering from agoraphobia? Back problems? Constant headaches? Depression?? Imagine the new disability claims!!
    Here's the answer to that, from my prior post.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger
    Failure to appear at Oak Hill Farm for this work, or unwillingness to do the work will void ALL CLAIM to any government assistance.
    That would clear up those back problems, headaches, heat stroke, very quickly. It would also push those people to get jobs they would prefer to do rather than standing out in the sun all day; which is the real purpose of it.
    Last edited by Tigger; 10-06-11 at 09:44 AM.

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    Re: Farmers Strain to Hire American in Place of Migrant Labor

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Stop! You're killin' me!

    Actually, though, in reality, it's a very bad idea. Do you have any idea what this would do to the Social Security fund?? All those people who would suddenly be suffering from agoraphobia? Back problems? Constant headaches? Depression?? Imagine the new disability claims!!
    Actually, I agree with Tigger. We should make government assistance contingent on people doing stuff, even if the work is unpleasant. This sort of assistance should be a last ditch thing after other mitigation efforts for unemployment or underemployment have failed.

    However, we should also be educating these peoples in new trades as well.

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    Re: Farmers Strain to Hire American in Place of Migrant Labor

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    You won't pay more -- you'll just buy produce that was grown in South or Central America instead of Georgia or Alabama. Mission accomplished.

    Wassup, CG?
    Actually my wife buys most of our veggies from a GA farmer that hauls his product into ATL ands sells them from a truck in the parking lot of a posh Buckhead office building. There is a lot to be said about buying "local" produce.

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