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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-10 01:33 PM
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37. So that makes it a living wage? Because others are paid less?
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  -Despite economy, Americans don't want farm work Mefistofeles  Sep-27-10 01:09 PM   #0 
  - $10.25 is not a living wage...unless you are living in...  rfranklin   Sep-27-10 01:15 PM   #1 
  - Yet it exceeds the minimum wage that I'm sure many people are paid at.  dkf   Sep-27-10 01:19 PM   #3 
  - If you are "sure" the salary is minium wage, then you must have a link  Mefistofeles   Sep-27-10 07:12 PM   #22 
  - Federal minimum is $7.25  dkf   Sep-27-10 10:37 PM   #29 
  - Part of the problem is that few people live around there  Nikia   Sep-27-10 08:44 PM   #25 
  - So that makes it a living wage? Because others are paid less?  TBF   Sep-28-10 01:33 PM   #37 
  - Yep. And the fact that so many liberals engage in this rhetoric is disgusting.  Hello_Kitty   Sep-27-10 01:42 PM   #6 
  - I don't think that is the problem. My dad worked at this kind of  JDPriestly   Sep-27-10 03:07 PM   #13 
     - I did that work as a summer High School job. Sure makes you appreciate  Downwinder   Sep-27-10 03:22 PM   #15 
     - That isn't the biggest problem either. The problem is it's a temp work.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Sep-27-10 04:59 PM   #20 
  - So Americans are lazy then?  dkf   Sep-27-10 01:18 PM   #2 
  - American and legal residents do not want farm jobs  Mefistofeles   Sep-27-10 07:10 PM   #21 
  - Imagine that, AP re-writing one of the longest standing pervasive lies of the whole  Greyhound   Sep-27-10 01:23 PM   #4 
  - + 100000  Hello_Kitty   Sep-27-10 01:43 PM   #7 
  - I don't believe this to be true. It may be more true in CA,  Tippy   Sep-27-10 01:25 PM   #5 
  - The way people here were gushing over his performance was sickening  Hello_Kitty   Sep-27-10 01:46 PM   #8 
  - It's not laziness, it's wanting to be paid for work performed.  Still Blue in PDX   Sep-27-10 02:29 PM   #11 
     - He didn't breathe a word of criticism of the employers  Hello_Kitty   Sep-27-10 04:54 PM   #18 
        - I guess I (and a lot of others) misunderstood his point, then. nt  Still Blue in PDX   Sep-27-10 10:03 PM   #26 
        - Show me where he did.  Hello_Kitty   Sep-27-10 10:10 PM   #28 
           - Farms moving to Mexico?  Tippy   Sep-28-10 10:45 AM   #34 
              - Colbert testified that a million and a half acres have moved to Mexico.  Hello_Kitty   Sep-28-10 01:30 PM   #36 
        - While that is true, you could say that the following comment he made  Javaman   Sep-28-10 10:13 AM   #31 
        - Not suprising he is after all a republican,,,n/t  Tippy   Sep-28-10 10:37 AM   #33 
           - How do you figure that?  Confusious   Sep-28-10 04:13 PM   #38 
           - He has to be a Republican  Tippy   Sep-28-10 04:34 PM   #40 
           - I believe he has said he is an Independent.  Still Blue in PDX   Sep-29-10 05:02 PM   #46 
  - I thought Colbert was great in front of Congress.  JDPriestly   Sep-27-10 03:10 PM   #14 
     - Hypocrisy is a rich guy pitting unemployed Americans against poor immigrants.  Hello_Kitty   Sep-27-10 04:55 PM   #19 
        - I thought he was just trying to get higher wages and change the  JDPriestly   Sep-27-10 08:31 PM   #24 
           - He was.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Sep-28-10 08:25 AM   #30 
  - Have they tried  bergie321   Sep-27-10 01:49 PM   #9 
  - Hell no,  Rincewind   Sep-27-10 02:24 PM   #10 
  - A lot of people in the Pacific Northwest remember when berry picking  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-27-10 02:54 PM   #12 
  - Exactly  Stumbler   Sep-27-10 03:47 PM   #16 
     - That reminds me of the time I picked blueberries for $1.25/bucket in 1982  Art_from_Ark   Sep-27-10 08:12 PM   #23 
     - it's the willful lowering of our standard of living that the republicans are after...  Javaman   Sep-28-10 10:23 AM   #32 
        - kennedy  Confusious   Sep-28-10 04:15 PM   #39 
           - Reagan...  Javaman   Sep-28-10 09:08 PM   #41 
  - Maybe if they paid a living wage people would be willing to do it.  Luciferous   Sep-27-10 04:05 PM   #17 
  - I did farm work until I went to college. Of course I wasn't paid but it  Synicus Maximus   Sep-27-10 10:05 PM   #27 
  - Some of the issue is because immigrants have the jobs  MARALE   Sep-28-10 10:59 AM   #35 
  - Correction: Americans don't want farm jobs at SHIT wages due to flooded labor pool.  joeglow3   Sep-28-10 09:16 PM   #42 
  - It is good to point out that LEGAL immigrants....  MellowDem   Sep-28-10 09:31 PM   #43 
  - I am an organic farmer. I hire people to help me, primarily Mexicans.  riderinthestorm   Sep-28-10 10:06 PM   #44 
  - Most people aren't going to move for $10 an hour, because...  BreweryYardRat   Sep-28-10 10:52 PM   #45 
  - A living wage is at least $12.00 an hour  Terry in Austin   Sep-29-10 05:29 PM   #47 
 

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