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Old 07-29-2010, 08:48 PM
 
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You do realize that being obese and overweight is likely a result of eating food that is highly processed and lacks substantive nutrition, right? These highly processed foods are usually quite cheap and inherently unhealthy and difficult for the body to adequately process thus resulting in large fat deposits HENCE leading to obesity and overweight. Think large amount of cheap store brand chips, cookies, soda, $1 meal from McDonalds, etc, as the bulk of one's diet. Why do you think the rate of obesity, diabetes, etc. is so high and prevalent in the lower socio-economic classes? They're only buying and eating the cheap crappy junk food because that's all they can afford.
They are eating though. Anderson's piece reported that they can barely afford food.
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:38 PM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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In both cases of med interns and IT admin, you certainly are NOT making 24K/yr are you? You also have benefits.

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Besides, neither of these positions are DEAD end positions, are they? Can a line cook realistically progress beyond what they currently are? Do they have a real future ahead? Quite doubtful and highly improbable.
that is not my problem. i educated my self. i am also a hispanic minority. i made well over 24k a year. again, it is not my problem that minorities or mexicans cannot educate themselves like i did.

i went from literally having nothing but the clothes on my back to running my own business, owning my own car, ect ect.

if i can do it, so can they. i went from having nothing to having everything i could ever want.

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in regards to the line cook, he sure as hell can... provided he isnt a lazy bum! the line cook can use his knowledge and experience to move up to a better position or restaurant. going on that, he can eventually apply himself and go to school to be a chef or some specialty cook. he can then use that knowledge to work at a high paying restaurant or open his own business!
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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They are eating though. Anderson's piece reported that they can barely afford food.
I just do not understand how so many illegals can afford to live in California. I know many LEGAL citizens of the U.S. who cannot afford to live there.
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:04 PM
 
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I just do not understand how so many illegals can afford to live in California. I know many LEGAL citizens of the U.S. who cannot afford to live there.
They share a house or residence with others in hopes to have an affordable life and also may be receiving financial assistance. Or they are working a good enough hours combined with a tolerable list of expenses.
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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They are eating though. Anderson's piece reported that they can barely afford food.
Maybe they shouldn't send so many billions back to Mexico and they COULD eat better? Hard to feel sorry for people who can't even keep enough of their wages to feed themselves. Oh wait...that's what food stamps are for, isn't it??
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Texas
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We're supposed to be OK with EVERYTHING that is the result of millions of illegal immigrants because of GRAPES? Tomatoes? LOL I can't believe the pro illegal immigration people and the media try to use this.
I'd gladly pay double or triple for grapes and tomatoes if it meant they'd all be gone.

People only see the direct costs - they don't see the indirect costs of having them here.
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:54 AM
 
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I'd gladly pay double or triple for grapes and tomatoes if it meant they'd all be gone.

People only see the direct costs - they don't see the indirect costs of having them here.
Amen to that! It is merely propaganda anyway that the cost of produce would go way up. The farmers are just pocketing the profits from illegal labor nothing or very little is being passed unto the consumer.
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Pa
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I'd gladly pay double or triple for grapes and tomatoes if it meant they'd all be gone.

People only see the direct costs - they don't see the indirect costs of having them here.
Its a myth that illegals save us money at the store. Are the employers of these illegals so knoble as to pass on the cost savings to the consumers?
I really doubt it.
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Florida
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The irony is...

maybe their model of survival and upward mobility (ones Americans use to follow)
Is one many of us will be following again...naturalized citizens that is...
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:56 PM
 
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There are also the tax dollars they are not paying and,as for how they live, it has been years but there was a neighborhood I was living in that had some illegal immigrants and they were 10-12 people in one apartment. With that many people sharing space, the cost was negligible.
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