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To: Beelzebubba
But I’m certain those same folks will be HAPPY to stand in a hot dusty field and pick sugar beets for $4 and hour.

Consider that those wages aren’t JUSTIFIED by the presence of illegals, they’re CAUSED by the presence of illegals.

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Yes this commenter is correct. Competition is what makes Capitalism work, and cheating capitalism is what makes it fail. The illegals come here and get money under the table. They don't pay the taxes that Americans pay for the same work so they are effectively paid twice as much. There are many poor people that will work all day for $10.00 an hour. That will increase the price of vegetables a little but it will also dramatically reduce the burden on society and increase the taxes flowing into the government.

It is time, no way past time to send the illegals home!

26 posted on 09/14/2011 9:33:27 AM PDT by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: JAKraig

I have actually picked beans, corn, peas, watermelons, cantaloupes etc. so I am very much aware that a doubling of wages for those who still pick by hand would have an almost undetectable effect on the price in the grocery store. Those who claim that paying ten dollars an hour to pickers would double the price of food are simply spouting nonsense. Mechanical harvesting is the future anyway and whether the operator makes five dollars an hour or fifty dollars will have little effect on grocery prices.


28 posted on 09/14/2011 9:53:52 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a liberal is like teaching algebra to a tomcat.)
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