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Florida Democrat: Without Immigration Reform, Where Will We Get Our Landscapers and Maids?
http://freebeacon.com ^ | february 25, 2014

Posted on 02/25/2014 2:05:17 PM PST by lowbridge

Florida Democratic congressional candidate Alex Sink said immigration reform was important at a Tuesday debate because, without it, it would be difficult for employers to find people to clean hotel rooms and do landscaping.

“Immigration reform is important in our country,” she said. “We have a lot of employers over on the beaches that rely upon workers and especially in this high-growth environment, where are you going to get people to work to clean our hotel rooms or do our landscaping? We don’t need to put those employers in a position of hiring undocumented and illegal workers.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Mexico; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: alexsink; aliens; amnesty; benjysarlin; florida; haleybarbour; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration; luisgutierrez; mexico
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1 posted on 02/25/2014 2:05:18 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Back in the 80s I and all my friends were working on farms and restaurants doing all the low paid jobs.

Guess snowflakes just weren’t so special back then.


2 posted on 02/25/2014 2:07:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: lowbridge

wow

They really have become parodies


3 posted on 02/25/2014 2:07:39 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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4 posted on 02/25/2014 2:08:30 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: lowbridge

How about we give EBT users the choice of doing that job or not getting MY Tax money?


5 posted on 02/25/2014 2:08:31 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: lowbridge

Same thing you Democrats did when you couldn’t depend on black slaves for your landscaping and maid needs?


6 posted on 02/25/2014 2:08:43 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: lowbridge

I love it when democrats open their mouth and reveal their true thoughts

Like their opinion of you, Hispanics?


7 posted on 02/25/2014 2:09:08 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: lowbridge

“where are you going to get people to work to clean our hotel rooms or do our landscaping?”

How about the children and wives of Democrat politicians?


8 posted on 02/25/2014 2:10:06 PM PST by oldbill
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To: Red_Devil 232

I’ve always felt that we should have a low base level of benefits that can be raised through work.

Unfortunately that might get some folks to thinking that work is an even better option and we can’t have that.


9 posted on 02/25/2014 2:10:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: lowbridge; Liz; AuntB; La Lydia; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker

without it, it would be difficult for employers to find people to clean hotel rooms and do landscaping.
__________________________________________

Oh gosh they might be forced to employ...Americans !!!

OH NOEZ !!!


10 posted on 02/25/2014 2:12:32 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: cripplecreek

I’ve always wondered...

my first job in high school was working for a roofer illegally, off-the-books

it was a common way to make a few bucks in poverty-ridden rural NC, besides running drugs between Wilmington and points north (which I never did)

anyway, my adult co-workers were drunks, speed freaks and borderline ‘tards—who’ve since been replaced with illegals.

question: what are those sorts of barely-functioning people doing now?


11 posted on 02/25/2014 2:13:38 PM PST by warchild9
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To: All

60+ and never could afford either! My family was able bodied enough to do it ourselves! That a great line though~ We’ll give you the title of Citizen so you can be the same down trodden people we need to clean up our messes!


12 posted on 02/25/2014 2:14:17 PM PST by DocJhn
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To: lowbridge

Clean your own toilet, Sink.


13 posted on 02/25/2014 2:14:57 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: warchild9
question: what are those sorts of barely-functioning people doing now?

Generally living on the taxpayer dime in low income housing somewhere.
14 posted on 02/25/2014 2:17:30 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

there’s gobs of them, let me tell you


15 posted on 02/25/2014 2:19:23 PM PST by warchild9
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To: lowbridge
where are you going to get people to work to clean our hotel rooms or do our landscaping?

Unbelievable -- I get fliers daily from landscapers and maid services and watch them in the neighborhood and none of them are from across the border. They are all American citizens doing those jobs.

16 posted on 02/25/2014 2:21:41 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: warchild9

question: what are those sorts of barely-functioning people doing now?


Social Security “Disability”


17 posted on 02/25/2014 2:21:56 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: lowbridge

Hire Americans.

Pay them the wages for which they will work.

Too expensive?

Mow your own damn lawn!


18 posted on 02/25/2014 2:22:38 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Hooyah!!!!!!!!!!


19 posted on 02/25/2014 2:24:45 PM PST by JW1949
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To: lowbridge

“to find people to clean hotel rooms and do landscaping. “

And the unemployment rate among citizen youth is what?

Back in the 80’s I’d go to a resort area, all of the hotels had high school or early college age kids working as maids, butlers, cleanup, whatever. Earn cash, hang out and party in a fancy resort all summer.

Newspaper delivery in my area used to be kids, now it looks like adults who don’t speak English.

Lots of us picked fruit, depending on the season, now it’s all “migrants”.


20 posted on 02/25/2014 2:25:45 PM PST by DBrow
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To: lowbridge

Wow! I was grateful for my housekeeping job at the local motel while in between jobs 20 years ago. They were grateful INS wasnt breathing down thier neck.


21 posted on 02/25/2014 2:27:34 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: Red_Devil 232

“How about we give EBT users the choice of doing that job or not getting MY Tax money?”

If you have ever run your own business, you will know that a bad employee is worse than no employee and a lot of EBTers are worse than most bad employees.


22 posted on 02/25/2014 2:29:16 PM PST by staytrue
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To: lowbridge

P.S. In South Florida this isn’t illegal Mexicans but Brazilian .


23 posted on 02/25/2014 2:29:31 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: lowbridge

?...AND illegal democrat votes.

Mr. Sink, the illegals are already doing these jobs.


24 posted on 02/25/2014 2:30:40 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: VanDeKoik

Spot on


25 posted on 02/25/2014 2:31:00 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: warchild9

“my adult co-workers were drunks, speed freaks and borderline ‘tards—who’ve since been replaced with illegals.”

this is why just kicking the illegals out and replacing them with EBT people will not work.


26 posted on 02/25/2014 2:31:08 PM PST by staytrue
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To: BenLurkin

“Hire Americans.

Pay them the wages for which they will work.

Too expensive?

Mow your own damn lawn!”

The guy who mows your lawn is most likely to break into your home than anyone else. They are friendly with the dog, they know your schedule, they know what defenses your home has. AND they have to look at the stuff you have and they don’t have on a weekly basis.


27 posted on 02/25/2014 2:33:46 PM PST by staytrue
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To: lowbridge

Bttt


28 posted on 02/25/2014 2:34:09 PM PST by fedupjohn (America...Designed by Geniuses...Now inhabited by Idiots..Palin 2016...)
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To: staytrue

crooked construction business types (almost a redundancy) will always exploit the cheapest labor possible

I could tell you stories (particularly from the Mrs.’s days working around these crooks)

It would be lovely if massive 3D printers put them out of business permanently


29 posted on 02/25/2014 2:36:00 PM PST by warchild9
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To: Mr. K

Just ask ol’ Joe Biden. He’ll tell you that we need Indians to run 7-11s. After all, he can’t walk into one of those places without seeing one.

Only liberals are allowed to get away with saying stuff like this. They wold crucify a Republican.


30 posted on 02/25/2014 2:42:57 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Organic Panic
Mr. Sink, the illegals are already doing these jobs.

It's Ms. Sink...

31 posted on 02/25/2014 2:49:31 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: warchild9

Guess: 1/4 are in prison, 1/4 are pushing up daisies, 1/4 on SSDI or some other welfare-for-life program, for the last 1/4 the value of hard work sank in, and they set their lives on a better course, have done well enough for themselves.


32 posted on 02/25/2014 2:52:30 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: lowbridge

I own two houses in Florida. I demanded to the lawn contractor, everyone must be legal if he wanted the contract. Strange, when I made that statement, a new crew was at the house. I did check papers.


33 posted on 02/25/2014 2:53:40 PM PST by Capt_Hank (btu's...kcal's...to kJ's, but my activation energy is still high.)
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To: lowbridge
Florida Democratic congressional candidate Alex Sink.

In her case 'sink' is a verb.

34 posted on 02/25/2014 3:04:43 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: lowbridge

Here’s a surprise....”Do the work yourselves!!!”


35 posted on 02/25/2014 3:32:58 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: lowbridge

love to see the mask slip once in awhile.
truly evil people.


36 posted on 02/25/2014 3:37:38 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HdredscottIM all things are possible.)
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To: lowbridge

Has Rubio ever worked as a landscaper?

T. Willard Fair said blacks were doing many of these jobs in Miami before the cheap labor arrived.

https://www.numbersusa.com/content/learn/issues/black-americans/what-black-leaders-are-saying-about-ille.html


37 posted on 02/25/2014 3:38:16 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: lowbridge

Ms. Sink, racist and stupid is no way to go through life.


38 posted on 02/25/2014 3:42:05 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: lowbridge

As much money as hotels charge for rooms,they can get all the help they need and be paying good wages..All they want is cheap workers.


39 posted on 02/25/2014 3:44:26 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: lowbridge

Where are they getting their landscapers and maids now?


40 posted on 02/25/2014 3:49:24 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: cripplecreek

It’s an interesting idea, but I don’t think we should need to reward people for doing their most basic duties. Give them some incentive maybe, but straight up benefits, I don’t think that would be good.

How about this: you want welfare benefits, beyond a short window like 3-6 months, or something earned like a veteran pension or social security, then you give up your voting rights for the duration. You won’t be contributing to the tax revenue, so you shouldn’t have a say in how it is spent. That costs us nothing and can only improve the plight of the country.


41 posted on 02/25/2014 4:02:56 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: TigersEye

42 posted on 02/25/2014 4:24:45 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

In Hillary’s America, Gandhi would be confined to managing a convenience store.

Thanks lowbridge.

The other one (now locked):

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3126982/posts


43 posted on 02/25/2014 4:36:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: GeronL

Alex IS a walking, talking parody. That simpering socialist doesn’t remember those Jesse Jackson stories about his days as a “WaitPerson”.


44 posted on 02/25/2014 4:38:05 PM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: lowbridge
you'll have to pay good healthy wages to your slaves....

these animals want good cheap labor no matter what so they can live their silver spoon lives....

PAY UP YOU BUMS....

45 posted on 02/25/2014 4:42:10 PM PST by cherry
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To: lowbridge
She needs to be fired!
Hopefully we Floridians can get that done this year.There are plenty more out there just like her, and they all need to be fired from elected office, and then we can go after the unelected bureaucrats.

We have plenty of Florida citizens willing and able to do those jobs.
Enforce ALL the labor laws already on the books, and most of the illegal employer corruption will cease to exist.
If a landscaping or hotel business can't operate without breaking labor laws,they SHOULD go out of business.

46 posted on 02/25/2014 4:43:48 PM PST by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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To: GladesGuru

bump


47 posted on 02/25/2014 4:50:56 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: lowbridge

Alex Sink you mean you hire ILLEGALS to do your landscaping in your real house (which is not in the 13th)?


48 posted on 02/25/2014 5:37:59 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: lowbridge

I have a maid and two landscapers. None are illegal....not even foreign.

You find them by asking friends and neighbors.

By the way, I live in Florida.

Don’t believe the libs for a minute.


49 posted on 02/25/2014 6:05:07 PM PST by jch10 (John Beohner has got to be removed from the Speaker position.)
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To: lowbridge

The unemployment rate among Hispanics MADE LEGAL last time is sky high. Maybe this ‘humanitarian’ can hire some of the Hispanics already here - and legal...


50 posted on 02/25/2014 7:51:13 PM PST by GOPJ ({David} "Gregory, usually as alert and twitchy as a squirrel, flat-lined." Richard Cohen NYT)
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