RE: New America
By Mike Isaac
April 24, 2007
Just thought I would correct you on "strawberries at $50
a pound" As you already know illegals do pick most of the
crops on the west coast and are paid about $350 a week for apples,
berries etc. That works out to about 6% of the cost of produce.
If the greedy corporate farmer was forced to pay $700 a week
to have his apples picked the cost of those apples would go up
by 6% not 100%. Weather and fuel cost play a much larger role
in produce cost. And another thing there has been a few immigration
raids in the Midwest at meat packing plants and many of these
plants have had no problem finding legal workers or finding the
extra $5 an hour to pay the new legal workers.
Mr. Rettke, there are a lot
of people in this country that have no problem paying people
dirt wages, break every labor law on the books, cheat, steal
then pay off all the political hacks from city hall to the halls
of Congress just to keep the status quo alive and well. Just
look at the race for the White House. Good guys like Tom Tancredo
and Duncan Hunter want to change things and have raised little
money. On the other hand ,John McCain and Hillery Clinton have
raised millions but don't want to rock the boat.
Big Bear Lake, CA
Received April 24, 2007 - Published April 24, 2007
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