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  1. striper

    striper Member

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    > Something to think
    > about.......................submitted by one of our
    > Great Decision discussion leaders.
    >
    >
    > Subject: Tomatoes and Cheap Labor
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > THIS HAS GOT TO BE PASSED ALONG TO AS MANY AS
    > POSSIBLE OR WE WILL ALL GO
    > DOWN THE DRAIN BECAUSE A FEW DON'T CARE.
    >
    > This English teacher has phrased it the best I've
    > seen yet.
    >
    > Tomatoes and Cheap Labor
    >
    > CHEAP TOMATOES?
    > This should make everyone think, be you Democrat,
    > Republican or Independent
    >
    > >From a California school teacher - - -
    >
    > "As you listen to the news about the student
    > protests over illegal
    > immigration, there are some things that you should
    > be aware of:
    >
    > I am in charge of the English-as-a-second-language
    > department at a large
    > southern California high school which is designated
    > a Title 1 school,
    > meaning that its students average lower
    > socioeconomic and income levels.
    >
    > Most of the schools you are hearing about, South
    > Gate High, Bell Gardens ,
    > Huntington Park , etc., where these students are
    > protesting, are also Title 1 schools.
    >
    > Title 1 schools are on the free breakfast and free
    > lunch program. When I say
    > free breakfast, I'm not talking a glass of milk and
    > roll -- but a full
    > breakfast and cereal bar with fruits and juices
    > that would make a Marriott
    > proud. The waste of this food is monumental, with
    > trays and trays of it
    > being dumped in the trash uneaten.
    > ( OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK )
    >
    > I estimate that well over 50% of these students are
    > obese or at least
    > moderately overweight. About 75% or more DO have
    > cell phones. The school
    > also provides day care centers for the unwed
    > teenage pregnant girls (some as
    > young as 13) so they can attend class without the
    > inconvenience of having to
    > arrange for baby-sitters or having family watch
    > their kids.
    > ( OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK)
    >
    > I was ordered to spend $700,000 on my department or
    > risk losing funding for
    > the upcoming year even though there was little need
    > for anything; my budget
    > was already substantial. I ended up buying new
    > computers for the computer
    > learning center, half of which, one month later,
    > have been carved with
    > graffiti by the appreciative students who obviously
    > feel humbled and
    > grateful to have a free education in America.
    > (OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK)
    >
    > I have had to intervene several times for young and
    > substitute teachers
    > whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant
    > students here in the country
    > less then 3 months who raised so much h---
    > ��with the female teachers,
    > calling them "Putas" whores and throwing things;
    > that the teachers were in
    > tears.
    >
    > Free medical, free education, free food, day care,
    > etc., etc., etc. Is it
    > any wonder they feel entitled to not only be in this
    > country but to demand
    > rights, privileges and entitlements?
    >
    > To those who want to point out how much these
    > illegal immigrants contribute
    > to our society because they LIKE their gardener and
    > housekeeper and they
    > like to pay less for tomatoes: spend some time in
    > the real world of illegal
    > immigration and see the TRUE costs.
    >
    > Higher insurance, medical facilities closing,
    > higher medical costs, more
    > crime, lower standards of education in our schools,
    > overcrowding, new
    > diseases etc., etc., etc.
    >
    > �
    >
    > For me, I'll pay more for tomatoes.
    >
    > We need to wake up. The guest worker program will
    > be a disaster because we
    > won't have the guts to enforce it. Does anyone in
    > their right mind really
    > think they will voluntarily leave and return?
    >
    >
    > It does, however, have everything to do with
    > culture: A third-world culture
    > that does not value education, that accepts
    > children getting pregnant and
    > dropping out of school by 15 and that refuses to
    > assimilate, and an American
    > culture that has become so weak and worried about
    > "political correctness"
    > that we don't have the will to do anything about it.
    >
    > If this makes your blood boil, as it did mine,
    > forward this to everyone you know.
    >
    > CHEAP LABOR? Isn't that what the whole immigration
    > issue is about?
    >
    > Business doesn't want to pay a decent wage.
    >
    > Consumers don't want expensive produce.
    >
    > Government will tell you Americans don't want the jobs.
    >
    > But the bottom line is cheap labor. The phrase
    > "cheap labor" is a myth, a
    > farce, and a lie. There is no such thing as "cheap labor."
    >
    > Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife and
    > five children. He takes a job for
    > $5.00 or 6.00/hour. At that wage, with six
    > dependents, he pays no income
    > tax, yet at the end of the year, if he files an
    > Income Tax Return, he gets
    > an "earned income credit" of up to $3,200 free.
    >
    > He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent.
    >
    > He qualifies for food stamps.
    >
    > He qualifies for free (no deductible, no CO-pay)
    > health care.
    >
    > His children get free breakfasts and lunches at
    > school.
    > He requires bilingual teachers and books.
    >
    > He qualifies for relief from high energy bills.
    >
    > If they are or become, aged, blind or disabled,
    > they qualify for SSI. Once
    > qualified for SSI they can qualify for Medicare.
    > All of this is at (our) taxpayer's expense.
    >
    > He doesn't worry about car insurance, life
    > insurance, or homeowners
    > insurance
    >
    > Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins
    > and printed material
    >
    > He and his family receive the equivalent of $20.00
    > to $30.00/hour in benefits.
    >
    > Working Americans are lucky to have $5.00 or
    > $6.00/hour left after paying their bills and his.
    >
    > The American taxpayers also pay for increased
    > crime, graffiti and trash cleanup.
    >
    > Cheap labor? YEAH RIGHT! Wake up people!
    >
    > THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS WE SHOULD BE ADDRESSING TO
    > THE PRESIDENTIAL
    > CANDIDATES FOR EITHER PARTY. 'AND WHEN THEY LIE TO
    > US AND DON'T DO AS THEY
    > SAY, WE SHOULD REPLACE THEM AT ONCE!'
    >
    > THIS HAS GOT TO BE PASSED ALONG TO AS MANY AS
    > POSSIBLE OR WE WILL ALL GO
    > DOWN THE DRAIN BECAUSE A FEW DON'T CARE.
    >
    >
    >
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  2. Capt. Morgan

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  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    The pukes threaten 5 dollar lettuce if the borders are closed. NOthing could be further from the truth.

    A dollar head of lettuce costs less than a nickel to harvest. If you tripled the cost of harvesting (unlikely), It would go to the ghastly price of $1.15.

    Using scare tactics to promote an unusable idea is an old trick. Sometimes people fall for it.

    HM
     
  4. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    eye opening...
     
  5. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    I will pay more for tomatoes too!!!
     
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