I live in Florida, too. I am happy to pay more for Oranges than they are worth. And shoes, too. And lumber. I make enough money as it is, and feel guilty. I want to pay more for stuff, so that the underpriveledged get more. It's just not fair that I live in a capitalist society, and cheat and steal to get my wealth. I am ashamed.
I am in favor of preventing, through tarrifs, any product that would result in a single job loss. We all have ths same intentions, after all.
In fact, let's raise the minimum wage to $120,000 a year. If it is good enough for longshoremen in LA (that is the average salary), it is good enough for all of us.
posted on 11/02/2003 4:33:09 PM PST
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No one is suggesting you should pay more than they're worth.
Conversely, you also should not be able--at the expense of hard working AMERICAN citrus farmers--to get them for *less* than they're worth either.
Did you read the part of the article that details what happened to Florida tomato growers as a result of NAFTA?
I'm all for lower prices, but dumping South American citrus into the US is killing the entire stateside citrus industry. Let's allow them to be completely killed off so we'll *have* to buy it from overseas, then see what happens to the price when there are NO American farmers growing it...huh?
posted on 11/02/2003 8:02:32 PM PST
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