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Old 06-27-2011, 04:13 PM
 
Location: South FL
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That's great, then they will be able to tell formerly middle class Americans that they can either accept minimum wage jobs in the fields or lose their unemployment. Third World here we come!
Americans won't accept minimum wage jobs like they did back in the 1940's and 50's. They will not work as slaves.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:16 PM
 
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Americans won't accept minimum wage jobs like they did back in the 1940's and 50's. They will not work as slaves.
I would't call minimum wage slave labor wages. Our youth, seniors and less educated Americans would be glad to work for minimum wage.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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The average salary for a farm hand is around $44K a year. Farm Hand Salaries | Simply Hired

For a migrant laborer it's about half that, but the hourly rate is still above minimum wage @ just under $10 an hour.

Migratory Farm Hand - job and career information, median salary, and schools
I'm sure no one is offering a layed off Engineer Farm Hand Salary unless he has some experience. In some states $10 an hour is the minimum wage.
As long as they can get used to the migrant life style they will be able to compete with most Third World Pickers. It's the GOP Pathway to Poverty
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Americans won't accept minimum wage jobs like they did back in the 1940's and 50's. They will not work as slaves.
When their unemployment is cut off, what will they do?
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:03 PM
 
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Americans won't accept minimum wage jobs like they did back in the 1940's and 50's. They will not work as slaves.
I would. Stop with that mentality.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:12 PM
 
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Labor shortages would drive up wages. It's all part of the normal supply and demand but the open borders crowd wants unlimited and very cheap labor which naturally drives down wages.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:17 PM
 
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Labor shortages would drive up wages. It's all part of the normal supply and demand but the open borders crowd wants unlimited and very cheap labor which naturally drives down wages.
Not necessarily.


Tim Pawlenty Can Get 5% Growth (but He Needs Immigrants to Help) - Megan McArdle - Business - The Atlantic
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:32 PM
 
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Mexico is growing it's economy, it's gaining middle class while we are losing middle class, it's unemployment rates are about half ours. It seems better for an economy to have the impoverished masses leave rather than come -- which is why you don't see those government attempting to bring their people back.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:46 PM
 
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Mexico is growing it's economy, it's gaining middle class while we are losing middle class, it's unemployment rates are about half ours. It seems better for an economy to have the impoverished masses leave rather than come -- which is why you don't see those government attempting to bring their people back.
Yet, as above, it doesn't naturally drive down wages.
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