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pampango Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-11 08:17 PM
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8. Teabaggers don't care. They share "a long regional history of undervaluing agricultural labor".
Their disdain for agricultural labor is matched only by their antipathy of immigrants and any "others" from whom they want to take the country back. Makes it easy for them to pass laws that drive Hispanics (citizen, legal and illegal immigrants) from the state.
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  -"anti-immigrant sentiment, fanned by incendiary Tea Partystyle the South... pampango  Oct-17-11 01:30 PM   #0 
  - K & R. n/t  FSogol   Oct-17-11 01:33 PM   #1 
  - ah the parasite corporate farmers probably get welfare and tax write offs, while the small farmers  msongs   Oct-17-11 01:40 PM   #2 
  - crop insurance. probably covers inability to harvest.  elehhhhna   Oct-17-11 07:41 PM   #6 
  - Good. About time they suffered the consequences of their stupid votes.  Zoeisright   Oct-17-11 01:46 PM   #3 
  - Tuesday night, watch "Lost In Detention" on Frontline.  EFerrari   Oct-17-11 01:48 PM   #4 
  - "But who will pick the cotton?"  Romulox   Oct-17-11 03:27 PM   #5 
  - Teabaggers don't care. They share "a long regional history of undervaluing agricultural labor".  pampango   Oct-17-11 08:17 PM   #8 
     - Demanding cheap labor isn't exactly breaking that chain. nt  Romulox   Oct-17-11 09:26 PM   #10 
        - Agreed. Comprehensive immigration reform (as the CPC proposes) would  pampango   Oct-18-11 07:03 AM   #12 
           - Right. But legal workers mean PAYING A LEGAL wage. That's what farmers are complaining against..  Romulox   Oct-18-11 08:58 AM   #13 
              - This is one instance where teabaggers and the repub base triumphed (so far) over farmers and  pampango   Oct-18-11 09:27 AM   #15 
                 - OK. But with over 9% unemployment, they could pay US citizens a legal wage, right now. They refuse  Romulox   Oct-18-11 09:29 AM   #16 
                    - Without effective employer sanctions and enforcement, new exploitable labor will be  pampango   Oct-18-11 09:51 AM   #18 
                       - But what of the objections of agri-business, who DEMAND cheap, unregulated labor?  Romulox   Oct-18-11 10:18 AM   #19 
                          - In reality, it's just a penny per pound on tomatoes that would make a difference.  Gormy Cuss   Oct-18-11 10:36 AM   #20 
                          - Thanks for this post. A defense of this economic system cannot be the basis of immigration reform.  Romulox   Oct-18-11 10:50 AM   #21 
                             - Reform must also recognize the need for more flexible visa programs for immigrant labor.  Gormy Cuss   Oct-18-11 11:35 AM   #23 
                          - I'm sure agri-business will still DEMAND cheap labor, just like industry DEMANDS cheap nonunion  pampango   Oct-18-11 11:07 AM   #22 
                             - OK. But your OP is about how agri-business allows crops to rot, instead of paying a legal wage.  Romulox   Oct-18-11 12:24 PM   #25 
                                - It's also about "spreading anti-immigrant sentiment, fanned by incendiary Tea Partystyle politics,  pampango   Oct-18-11 12:53 PM   #32 
                                   - So...your post was about a drive for "human rights"--spearheaded by cheap labor agri business?  Romulox   Oct-18-11 01:27 PM   #36 
  - The new slaves are not exactly like the old slaves....nt  nc4bo   Oct-17-11 07:47 PM   #7 
  - There's no job people won't do.  Shagbark Hickory   Oct-17-11 08:36 PM   #9 
  - Exactly  Tsiyu   Oct-18-11 12:20 PM   #24 
     - ...  Shagbark Hickory   Oct-18-11 03:20 PM   #37 
  - TeaParty = racists yea it figures. n/t  L0oniX   Oct-17-11 09:31 PM   #11 
  - Ah, you are talking about illegals  kctim   Oct-18-11 09:07 AM   #14 
  - immigrants versus illegal aliens  Lance_Boyle   Oct-18-11 09:31 AM   #17 
  - I imagine that rather than conflating the two...  LanternWaste   Oct-18-11 12:25 PM   #26 
  - all this immigration hype  newspeak   Oct-18-11 12:30 PM   #28 
  - The Three Faces of Racial Profiling: The ACLU Connects the Dots  EFerrari   Oct-18-11 12:37 PM   #30 
  - As if inciting racial hatred and as if passing draconian race based laws  EFerrari   Oct-18-11 12:28 PM   #27 
  - Expecting people to obey our laws is not draconian  kctim   Oct-18-11 12:44 PM   #31 
     - Laws based on racial profiling are both. n/t  EFerrari   Oct-18-11 01:07 PM   #34 
  - I doubt southern teabaggers will shed a tear when legal Hispanic immigrants and citizens  pampango   Oct-18-11 01:21 PM   #35 
  - pampango, you might be interested in this BookTV presentation  EFerrari   Oct-18-11 12:31 PM   #29 
     - Thanks.  pampango   Oct-18-11 01:02 PM   #33 

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