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Iowa "Latinos" Not Getting Paid. Legal or Illegal?
Yahoo/AC ^ | March 19th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld

Posted on 03/19/2011 8:14:00 AM PDT by stillafreemind

Not until the 12th paragraph does it say anything about whether or not these Latinos are legal or not. In that paragraph a woman saying that she wasn't paid declined to give her full name. Why? Because she came to the United States to work illegally and was afraid she would get deported.

Iowa has had milk toast legislators when it comes to illegals. Farmers and businesses alike drive the so called "need" to use illegal immigrants.

(Excerpt) Read more at associatedcontent.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: illegals; iowa; wages
I believe the illegals should get sent back and the businesses should be in trouble up to their sit-me-downs. There are plenty of Iowans that would work these jobs. But the businesses may have to pay at least minimum wage to get them there.

Those comments in the Register show how fed up Iowans are getting.

1 posted on 03/19/2011 8:14:11 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

Put yourself in an Iowa farmer’s shoes. You run an operation and need 600 man-hours of help in August and September. If you went after legal help...it’d dig into your profit. So you settle for Juan from Mexico who works for sixty-percent of what a local guy would charge. Across Iowa, lots of farmers get into the same position. And the back side of this is that no sheriff is about to question a farmer on this because the local backlash at election time would toss him out of office.


2 posted on 03/19/2011 8:20:41 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: stillafreemind

You can only profile white Americans. You cannot profile any other person regardless of religion or ethnic or citizenship status.


3 posted on 03/19/2011 8:24:08 AM PDT by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: pepsionice

Do away with welfare and the minimum wage and you would find a large labor pool of legal residents of the United States who could perform the work.


4 posted on 03/19/2011 8:25:46 AM PDT by henkster (Every member of Congress must put the fate of the nation over their next re-election campaign)
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To: stillafreemind

Illegal aliens are the nuclear weapons of small business. Once one business has them they all have to have them and when used they screw things up for everyone.


5 posted on 03/19/2011 8:26:01 AM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: stillafreemind

PS - In the way the media hides the fact that a Democrat politician committed a crime of sorts, I’m waiting for the day when a news story starts out with: “Today, a white American blah blah blah”


6 posted on 03/19/2011 8:26:52 AM PDT by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: pepsionice

“Put yourself in an Iowa farmer’s shoes. You run an operation and need 600 man-hours of help in August and September.”

I don’t know a single reason that a farmer in Iowa would need someone for 600 man hours in August and September. The machinery can do it all now.

These workers are not on the farm picking anything. They are roofers, waitresses, working in egg factories and meat processing factories. You know, what all of us uneducated people did in hard times or when we were kids. /s


7 posted on 03/19/2011 8:27:34 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

These business want illegals and guest workers? Fine. Pay ALL expenses for bringing them here. Medical, Housing, etc. Not one dime of cost from the taxpayer.

Whats that you say? It’s not quite the bargain now?


8 posted on 03/19/2011 8:28:35 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (The most dangerous place on the face of the earth is between a liberal and their money.)
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To: stillafreemind
These workers are not on the farm picking anything.

You are right, Iowa farms, in general, are about corn, wheat, soy beans, all harvested by machine, not lettuce, grapes and oranges.

9 posted on 03/19/2011 8:34:45 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country. The thing is, Sarah loves mine.)
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To: stillafreemind
There are plenty of Iowans that would work these jobs. But the businesses may have to pay at least minimum wage to get them there.

Not true. If it is a ten-hour job, the latino will do it in two hours with two others helping him for less than $50. The American wants $70 (minimum wage) plus benefits plus one hour for lunch.

From http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7873724/iowa_latinos_not_getting_paid_legal_pg2.html?cat=9

Iowans need to get a grip and work the jobs that their parents and grandparents had to work.

They won't. If they would, there would be FEW centroamericanos here. Get it?

Try this: next time you neeed some basic car work, like brakes or a new radiator, price it out at a dealership or private garage. Then shop around at your local latino work hangout and you will find that they do it for much less and the work is quality. And they do speak enough ingles for you to communicate.

10 posted on 03/19/2011 8:52:49 AM PDT by backslacker ("Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man")
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To: stillafreemind

“Iowa has had milk toast legislators...”

“Milk toast”? The word is Milquetoast, and it has nothing to do with sweet bread in milk and butter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milquetoast

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_toast

What ever happened to journalism?


11 posted on 03/19/2011 8:55:50 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: PastorBooks

Are you really a pastor?


12 posted on 03/19/2011 9:02:47 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

I have no problem with illegals being “cheated” out of wages. Serves them right.


13 posted on 03/19/2011 9:09:42 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: stillafreemind; PastorBooks
Are you really a pastor?
Who cares if he's a pastor or not!
Is PastorBooks correct in noting that this "reporter" doesn't even know the proper word to use and that such improper usage is an indicator that journalism is failing?
14 posted on 03/19/2011 9:11:27 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: PastorBooks

If you hadn’t pointed it out I would have.


15 posted on 03/19/2011 9:12:41 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36

You are so right. Much more important than anything about the article. Next time I will try to screen an article for boo-boos before posting it. My fault. I do apologize!


16 posted on 03/19/2011 9:17:51 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: backslacker

Ya know, there are a lot of hard working Iowans and Americans. Why you paint them all with a lazy brush is more than I can understand.

If the wife makes better burritos than the restaurants, then it’s okay for her to sell them out the back door cheaply. Right?


17 posted on 03/19/2011 9:25:55 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind
Bite me you sanctimonious twit!
18 posted on 03/19/2011 9:30:52 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: henkster

Finally, common damn sense on this issue. Dump welfare, dump minimum wage laws. I’d extend this to dump all payroll taxes, everything that the employer has to pay in order to hire someone.

This is WHY they hire illegals because they don’t have to pay payroll taxes, ss taxes, tax on the tax, etc. The government has given them incentives to hire illegals by taxing the legal workers.


19 posted on 03/19/2011 9:37:32 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: headstamp 2

That’s not a bad deal either. I could go with that.


20 posted on 03/19/2011 9:40:19 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: pnh102

>>I have no problem with illegals being “cheated” out of wages. Serves them right.<<

I am happy that there is a very small probability we will ever do business together. A man’s word is his bond. If you hire someone and then don’t pay him you are lower than snake sh!t.


21 posted on 03/19/2011 4:01:16 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: B4Ranch
Shrug, the more illegals get "cheated" (how can you cheat someone of something of which they were never entitled anyway) the more incentive for illegals to stay home.

Of course, any employer that knowingly employs illegals should be prosecuted to the fullest extend of the law.

22 posted on 03/19/2011 9:45:01 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: headstamp 2
These business want illegals and guest workers? Fine. Pay ALL expenses for bringing them here. Medical, Housing, etc. Not one dime of cost from the taxpayer.

On top of that, make them give back all the WELFARE these farmers got in the form of farm subsidies. Make them give back every tax break, every dime of wealth these farmers transferred from the taxpayers into their pockets.

23 posted on 03/19/2011 9:50:41 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pnh102

I agree the employers need to be punished but if you hire a man for a certain wage then you should be man enough to pay it because you agreed to the terms. You agreed to an unwritten contract.

From your way of looking at things when you say “I promise you”, you’re really saying, “Maybe I will and maybe I won’t” which in my eyes makes you lower than snake sh!t. You don’t even respect your own word.


24 posted on 03/20/2011 8:15:47 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: B4Ranch
From your way of looking at things when you say “I promise you”, you’re really saying, “Maybe I will and maybe I won’t” which in my eyes makes you lower than snake sh!t. You don’t even respect your own word.

And in my view, you think illegals should be paid for the wages they steal from US workers. What does this say about you?

Illegals should be offered no benefits from living in the US. That includes denying them payment for the wages they have stolen from US workers. If that makes their lives a living hell, then so be it.

25 posted on 03/20/2011 10:40:17 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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