posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 06:31 PM
I agree, you fine a business for $250,000 per illegal alien they have employeed, and you know what, they'll stop hiring them. The reason why I chose
that number is that is the number that the RIAA and MMPA can sue you for per song that you illegally download.
Ignorant of the fact that you are breaking the law does not make you except to it. If you got a farmer using 8 of them, thats 2million dollars, if you
have a meat packing using 400, thats 100,000,000 dollars, that makes a serious impact to the bottom line. Additionally, if your charge the hiring
personnel with conspiracy to commit a felony, and give them 10 years, thats less inclination to hire them.
With all this being said, if we choose not to use illegal immigrants, then you need to be prepared to pay more for food, as a direct result of paying
more for increased wages associated with having higher labor costs. Nobody that I know will pick vegetables for $8.00 an hr, 50-60hours a week, in the
If a farmer was to do it legitatamately, then they would have to pay 12-16 an hr, or a 1.5 to 2X the regular cost of labor. Since labor typically
costs 80% of the cost to of the food, you could estimate a 60-70% increase in food costs.
An example: A bushel of apples cost $30 regularly. Bushel typically has 40-50 apples in it. So it basically would cost 60-75 cents per apple. That
apple know would cost 90 cents - $1.20.
Just something to think about.
I do think that we need to end illegal immagration, but that is done by documenting people, not throwing them in jail for trying to make a living for
there family. If we increased the seasonal worker permits, opened more offices to process them, and gave them permission to work here for 6months or a
1yr, then return home for 6months before returning, it would give them more inclination to do it legally. The majority of the people that cross the
border do so to work, to make money. Not to break any serious laws. If you make it easier for them, they will follow the law.
As far as the 2 Duel Monarchy we have in the U.S., I agree it needs to end. I'm a democrat and will vote for Obama. If I were republican, I would
vote for Ron Paul. When the primaries end, I think I'll write in non-of-the-above.
I would seriously like to look into getting Non of the Above put on all ballets, I think it would be a serious wake up call for the candidates.