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Senator John McCain Offering $50 an hour to pick lettuce!
Senator John McCain's Office ^ | April 14th 2006 | Senator John McCain

Posted on 04/14/2006 10:21:40 AM PDT by Fred

U.S. Senator John McCain is offering $50.00 an hour to anyone willing to stay in Yuma for 1 year and pick lettuce.

Here are his numbers. They will ask you for your name address and phone number.

241 Russell Senate Ofc. Bldg. United States Senate , Washington DC 20510 Phone: (202) 224-2235 Fax: (202) 228-2862

Phoenix 5353 North 16th Street Suite 105 Phoenix, Arizona 85016 Phone: (602) 952-2410 Fax: (602) 952-8702

Tempe 4703 S. Lakeshore Drive Suite 1 Tempe, Arizona 85282 Phone: (480) 897-6289 Fax: (480) 897-8389

Tucson 407 W. Congress Street Suite 103 Tucson, Arizona 85701 Phone: (520) 670-6334 Fax: (520) 670-6637


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KEYWORDS: amnesty; illegal; illegalaliens; immigration; john; johnmccain; lettuce; mccain
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I called, please call. Told them I am ready to go.. They blew me off and said they are taking comments.

Can't wait for McCain's sound bite on the Sunday morning shows.....

Call the state offices, of course, they are all on vacation from DC...

1 posted on 04/14/2006 10:21:43 AM PDT by Fred
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To: Fred

$50/hr x 40 hrs/week = $2000/week x 50 weeks = $100,000 a year. Yeah, I'll take that.


2 posted on 04/14/2006 10:22:58 AM PDT by Old_Mil (http://www.constitutionparty.org - Forging a Rebirth of Freedom.)
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To: Fred

It's not the lettuce job that people don't want -- it's living in Arizona, home to that idiot McCain.


3 posted on 04/14/2006 10:23:15 AM PDT by TommyDale
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To: Fred

McCain knows about picking lettuce - his buddies picked all kinds of Federal Reserve lettuce during the Keating Five scandals.


4 posted on 04/14/2006 10:24:11 AM PDT by dirtboy (Illegal is to immigration is as methyl is to alcohol - both make a good thing toxic.)
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To: Fred; Admin Moderator

Link? Or are you here to stir the pot?


5 posted on 04/14/2006 10:24:59 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: Fred

Ummmm, minor point, he didn't say for a whole year, he said for picking season...


6 posted on 04/14/2006 10:25:02 AM PDT by null and void (<----nasty, brutish, and short...)
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To: Fred

I'll bet he's paying with RUBBER CHECKS!


7 posted on 04/14/2006 10:25:33 AM PDT by RasterMaster ("Bin Laden shows others the road to Paradise, but never offers to go along for the ride." GWB)
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To: Fred
LOL!

Is this stunt going to blow up in his face or what?

I can't imagine a better way to get an extra 50,000 illegals crossing the border just at the thought.

What an idiot!

8 posted on 04/14/2006 10:26:15 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Multiculturalism is the white flag of a dying country)
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To: Fred

-bump-

Holy cow, a 1997 sign-up date!

9 posted on 04/14/2006 10:26:34 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Old_Mil

They only pick lettuce from the end of November to the middle of March in Yuma.


10 posted on 04/14/2006 10:26:47 AM PDT by Misplaced Texan
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To: Fred

...sign me up.


11 posted on 04/14/2006 10:27:15 AM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: Fred

Is the catch just that it's a fraudulent offer, or is there something else?

I'd pick lettuce for $50 an hour..


12 posted on 04/14/2006 10:27:18 AM PDT by AntiGuv (The 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty is bad for America and bad for humanity - DUMP IT!)
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To: dirtboy
McCain knows about picking lettuce - his buddies picked all kinds of Federal Reserve lettuce during the Keating Five scandals.

Thanks for the reminder. He was just picking Iceberg Lettuce that invaders were unable to pick.

13 posted on 04/14/2006 10:27:40 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Fred

U.S. Senator John McCain is offering $50.00 an hour to anyone willing to stay in Yuma for 1 year and pick lettuce




Again? Or same offer from last week?


14 posted on 04/14/2006 10:27:40 AM PDT by trubluolyguy (Allah demands you to send your son to die for him, God sent His son to die for me.)
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To: Old_Mil

"$50/hr x 40 hrs/week = $2000/week x 50 weeks = $100,000 a year. Yeah, I'll take that."

I wonder how many weeks a year you can pick lettice - what if picking season is only 10 weeks?


15 posted on 04/14/2006 10:27:44 AM PDT by gondramB (Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.)
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To: Fred

The nitwit made that "offer" over a week ago. I'm surprised it didn't show up here sooner. I haven't seen much of it in any of the so called media. I wouldn't spend too much time looking for it in the Sunday shows.


16 posted on 04/14/2006 10:27:58 AM PDT by FreePaul
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To: Fred

At $50 an hour, you know it's gotta be government lettuce.


17 posted on 04/14/2006 10:28:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Fred

oooooohhh yyyyeeeaaaaaaa

I'm sure this will be tax free income, correctamundo?


:)


18 posted on 04/14/2006 10:28:03 AM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1609095/posts


19 posted on 04/14/2006 10:28:06 AM PDT by Post-Neolithic
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To: Fred

I'd rather pick ILLEGAL aliens out of society and deport them for $50/hour.


20 posted on 04/14/2006 10:28:17 AM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: Fred
Can I claim 19 deduction on my W-4 and disappear afterwards too?
If "yes", sign me up!!
21 posted on 04/14/2006 10:28:21 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Multiculturalism is the white flag of a dying country)
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To: Old_Mil

Well, if we are replacing illegals, we get cash under the table too!!! Who wouldn't take the deal!


22 posted on 04/14/2006 10:28:23 AM PDT by TaxMe
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To: Fred

Did I say an hour? No! I said $50 a day!

23 posted on 04/14/2006 10:28:31 AM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: Publius6961

The heck with illegals..I'm a bonda-fide lifelong citizen of the U.S....happy to move to Arizona for the picking season for $50 an hour- I'm not afraid of hard work and love being outdoors. Wonder if I'd qualify? :)


24 posted on 04/14/2006 10:28:42 AM PDT by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve..)
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To: Cboldt; Fred

Old enough to know better than to post the thread in every possible topic.

I fixed that.


25 posted on 04/14/2006 10:28:56 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Call them yourself, they will talk to you. Quit being so lazy...

BTW the weather is great in Yuma in the winter...


26 posted on 04/14/2006 10:29:23 AM PDT by Fred
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To: Misplaced Texan

They only pick lettuce from the end of November to the middle of March in Yuma.




Wow, I could winter in a warm climate for once, sign me up!


27 posted on 04/14/2006 10:29:30 AM PDT by trubluolyguy (Allah demands you to send your son to die for him, God sent His son to die for me.)
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To: DTogo
I'd rather pick ILLEGAL aliens out of society and deport them for $50/hour.

But the sky would fall and the economy would collapse!!!/s off

28 posted on 04/14/2006 10:29:41 AM PDT by andie74 (I don't skinny dip; I chunky dunk!)
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To: Fred
I called and was told that it was a "rhetorical" statement by McCain.

His office does not care what you think, I 'm sure he does not either.

No jobs, but please call anyway.
29 posted on 04/14/2006 10:31:03 AM PDT by MrPiper
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To: Fred

Yeah, some guys went into his office and asked for applications. The secretary told them, McCain was just joking.

So apparently, Mr. McLame thinks it's all a joke.


30 posted on 04/14/2006 10:32:08 AM PDT by Lucky9teen
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To: Post-Neolithic

OK, so he got booed by union creeps. They're for amnesty. By the way, the original posters "source" was McCain's website. There's nothing there to suggest anything what this thread is about.


31 posted on 04/14/2006 10:32:15 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: Admin Moderator

Sorry


32 posted on 04/14/2006 10:32:45 AM PDT by Fred
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To: AntiGuv

I'd pick lettuce for $50 an hour, too. But do I get dental and a 401(k), and not have to pay union dues?


33 posted on 04/14/2006 10:32:51 AM PDT by Wombat101 (Islam: Turning everything it touches to Shi'ite since 632 AD...)
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To: trubluolyguy

I'm going to undercut your wage. I'm willing to do it for $30 an hour tax free. LOL


34 posted on 04/14/2006 10:33:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Fred
Quit being so lazy...

I see no one building the fence down there.

BTW the weather is great in Yuma in the winter...

I'm sure it is the best time of year to build that fence.

35 posted on 04/14/2006 10:33:42 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: Cboldt; Fred

Wow...Fred, you must be a Founding Father :-)


36 posted on 04/14/2006 10:34:13 AM PDT by Lekker 1 ("Computers in the future may have only 1000 vacuum tubes..." - Popular Mechanics, March 1949)
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To: Fred

You are forgiven.

The moderators are generally in a good mood on Fridays.


37 posted on 04/14/2006 10:34:49 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: cripplecreek

Ah heck AMIGO, lets settle on $40 and both take the job!


38 posted on 04/14/2006 10:34:50 AM PDT by trubluolyguy (Allah demands you to send your son to die for him, God sent His son to die for me.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Please call and let McCain know what you think. I called they are taking comments.

I talked to my sister. She is ready to ship her kids off to Yuma, and if they are good, she will give them a cut!


39 posted on 04/14/2006 10:35:09 AM PDT by Fred
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To: Fred

I pick lettuce in my own garden for free. I plant it too. This is on top of my regular job. How stupid does that make me?


40 posted on 04/14/2006 10:35:38 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (RICE 2008)
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To: andie74
What's funny about that lamebrain argument by the open borders crowd, is that if ILLEGALS are legalized, employers would have to pay them at least the minimum wage and the associated payroll/other taxes. Hence, prices of goods and services now produced by ILLEGAL aliens would go up.

If ILLEGAL aliens are removed from society, employers would have to pay an American worker at least the minimum wage and the associated payroll/other taxes. Hence, the price of the same goods and services would go up.

Given the choice, I prefer the jobs go to Americans first. No brainer.

41 posted on 04/14/2006 10:36:06 AM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: Fred

Bummer, Im giving lettuce up for Lent.


42 posted on 04/14/2006 10:36:16 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (May 1st: - PINKO DE MAYO / STINKO DE MAO)
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To: Admin Moderator
The moderators are generally in a good mood on Fridays.

It's gotta be the Hawaiian shirt.

43 posted on 04/14/2006 10:36:17 AM PDT by Lekker 1 ("Computers in the future may have only 1000 vacuum tubes..." - Popular Mechanics, March 1949)
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To: Fred
I'm holding out for the $75.00 hr lawn care job. I can't feed my family on $50.00 hr dang it! Do they have any idea what a head of lettuce costs! :P
44 posted on 04/14/2006 10:36:29 AM PDT by TheForceOfOne (El Chupacabra spotted near U.S./Mexican border feeding on illegal immigrants. Pass it on..)
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To: NormsRevenge
Bummer, Im giving lettuce up for Lent.

Me too.
I hate rabbit food...

45 posted on 04/14/2006 10:40:14 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Multiculturalism is the white flag of a dying country)
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To: Fred

I've done much more menial jobs in my life, so I'll take it!


46 posted on 04/14/2006 10:40:48 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Fred

Is that $50 dollars of HIS money or taxpayer's money? What a arrogant ass!!


47 posted on 04/14/2006 10:40:54 AM PDT by caisson71
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To: Fred

I need at least $65 an hour. Get back to me later.


48 posted on 04/14/2006 10:40:57 AM PDT by SunTzuWu (Hans Delbruck - Scientist and Saint.)
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To: Lekker 1; Fred; Eric
Wow...Fred, you must be a Founding Father

Eric (poster No. 3 - who posts infrequently) has the most seniority under the current system/incarnation of FR. Well, JR (Poster No. 1) has more than Eric. Fred is poster No. 403. I'm so far up in the numbers at poster No. 18,066 that assigning anything that resembles "seniority" to me is a farce.

49 posted on 04/14/2006 10:41:50 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Fred
Is he trying to say that one of his state's fine cities, Yuma Arizona, is such a hell hole that nobody (but illegal aliens) would live there even if they were making $100,000 a year picking lettuce?

I tell you, with a personal cooler and an Ipod, I'd be more than happy to pick lettuce all day for $2000 per week. My wife and I could both do it and we'd net out at $208,000 per year.

I've been to Yuma. Someone needs to tell McCain that it ain't that bad of a place.

50 posted on 04/14/2006 10:43:12 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (((172 * 3.141592653589793238462) / 180) * 10 = 30.0196631)
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