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Old 02-23-2008, 05:58 AM
 
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Most workers on Cox's Mexicali farm earn around $10 a day instead of the $10 an hour they could earn doing the same job north of the border. But most say they prefer being near home.
You call that a living wage. I call that slave wages.
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Old 02-23-2008, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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You call that a living wage. I call that slave wages.
What does bother me with the labor shortage in Mexico why wages have not been forced up---------unless the elite there imports illegals from Guatemala, etc.
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Old 02-23-2008, 06:50 AM
 
Location: NM
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Have you ever saw a skiny welfare person?? NO.
As a matter of fact, I have. I've also seen/known a lot of them/citizens who are there because they have lost their jobs to illegal aliens. but then I suppose you were talking about illegal allien welfare.
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Old 02-23-2008, 02:45 PM
 
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U.S. farmers short on migrant workers move to Mexico - Yahoo! News (broken link)
Excellent!!!

Now the Mexican taxpayers can provide the free schools and free healthcare needed.

All businesses that require illegals should just relocate to Mexico. They refuse to provide jobs for Americans and we can just import whatever we need from them -- that's free trade for you.

It's far far cheaper for these people to live back in Mexico where health care is provided by their government -- Mexico has nationalized health care already for them. And it means Mexican teachers can have jobs in Mexico instead of being brought to the USA and paid enormous salaries by the taxpayers.

I see nothing but benefits in these employers relocating to Mexico.
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Old 02-23-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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You call that a living wage. I call that slave wages.
$10 a day in a country where minimum wage is $4.35 a day isn't bad.

Mexicans can live on $10 a day back in Mexico --- they can live on less than half of that. In Mexico things are much cheaper -- doctor visits cost much less because in Mexico doctors don't get anything close to what they get here. Mexican nurses get something like $2 an hour -- versus the $30 to $40 an hour they make in the USA.

$10 in Mexico is a lot of money.
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Old 02-23-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: California
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$10 a day in a country where minimum wage is $4.35 a day isn't bad.

Mexicans can live on $10 a day back in Mexico --- they can live on less than half of that. In Mexico things are much cheaper -- doctor visits cost much less because in Mexico doctors don't get anything close to what they get here. Mexican nurses get something like $2 an hour -- versus the $30 to $40 an hour they make in the USA.

$10 in Mexico is a lot of money.
Mexico's material products are based on American prices. $12 pesos will buy you a liter of coke, while here, you can get it for $.79 on sale.
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Rosarito Beach
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$10 a day in a country where minimum wage is $4.35 a day isn't bad.

Mexicans can live on $10 a day back in Mexico --- they can live on less than half of that. In Mexico things are much cheaper -- doctor visits cost much less because in Mexico doctors don't get anything close to what they get here. Mexican nurses get something like $2 an hour -- versus the $30 to $40 an hour they make in the USA.

$10 in Mexico is a lot of money.
You're right! Now, how about WalMart paying it's US workers 2x the minimum wage!

I can visit a doctor here for $3.00, what's it cost in the US?
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:06 PM
 
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Dental care in Mexico is at least half of what dentists in the U.S. charge, their waiting rooms are full of Americans and their work is excellent.
Sassy
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:24 PM
 
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Dental care in Mexico is at least half of what dentists in the U.S. charge, their waiting rooms are full of Americans and their work is excellent.
Sassy
I am afraid if too many Americans start going to Mexico for dental work, demand will drive the prices up. That is bad for Mexican citizens, and American expats who live in Mexico.
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:30 PM
 
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I love it, that means less incentive for illegal workers to come here... competition driving down prices of products in Mexico (I believe Mexican farmers are complaining from the increased competition as well, probably blaming U.S. robbing them of their money.. the hypocrisy)... keeps illegal immigrants over there means less social cost to legal taxpayers... The U.S. farms over here don't create jobs for legal citizens, so why keep them here at all and SUBSIDIZE them with our money... good riddance. If you can't comply with the laws then leave... we don't need more illegal immigrants, we don't need more greedy farmers planting corn for ethanol so that everyone pays more for food, we don't need that crap...
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