To: Guard Dog
We don't owe Brazil anything. The US should ensure that Brazilian citrus can't undercut Florida's. If that means a tariff, so be it.
I live in Florida, and it is truly a burden for these growers whose groves are their lives.
posted on 11/02/2003 10:28:00 AM PST
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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