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40 percent of the nearly 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States entered the country legally on visas and simply stayed. That means they probably can be caught only at work.
Farming may be the most federally subsidized profession in America. The persistence of farm subsidy programs results from the popular misconception that they stabilize the incomes of poor family farmers who are at the mercy of unpredictable weather and crop prices. Yet a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report concluded that, "On average, farm households have higher incomes, greater wealth, and lower consumption expenditures than all U.S. households."
The wealthiest 10 percent of American farmers receive 65 percent of all agriculture subsidies
NAFTA, by permitting heavily-subsidized US corn and other agri-business products to compete with small Mexican farmers, has driven the Mexican farmer off the land due to low-priced imports of US corn and other agricultural products. Some 2 million Mexicans have been forced out of agriculture, and many of those that remain are living in desperate poverty. These people are among those that cross the border to feed their families. (Meanwhile, corn-based tortilla prices climbed by 50%. No wonder many so Mexican peasants have called NAFTA their 'death warrant.
The Roundtable is little known outside Washington, but in 3 decades it has become the nation's most powerful lobby on economic issues. It reflects the views of the biggest U.S. Companies. The Roundtable has shaped the laws governing labor unions, corporations, and financial institutions. It was the prime mover behi9nd the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by SpectreDC
Your making me depressed. Here I thought I was coming up with some original and interesting information.
Originally posted by Nemesis0123
The farm I live on makes over a million dollars a year. The owner lives in a big house with a pool. He has a mercedes in the garage. He buys expensive items like they're nothing. There's a Jag parked next to my car. I've never met a poor farmer probably because these major farmers buy up all the little farms.
[edit on 5/15/2010 by Nemesis0123]
Originally posted by slank
It is about exploitation &
Dirty Employers advertise in Mexican & El Salvadoran papers to get illegal workers, because they can treat them like dirt in a way no legal American worker would put up with.
While the trafficking is generally by consent of the illegals or [self-endangering] self-trafficking,
There are other victims. Namely all the citizens & legal workers of all ethnicities in the United States.
And what all the lefties don't want to admit is that they are sponsoring human trafficking, as well as labor exploitation. And there is a lot of anti-white racism, including neurotic, on their side, and yet they are the ones bandying about the term 'racists'.
And they completely undermine & debase all the working class people of these United States.
They want to completely blow off all the legitimate claims of grievances.
They cry 'racism' & completely ignore that labor rights advocates fought & died for some kind of economic justice in this nation.
And that kind of elitism trashing of the working people of America yet again, just pisses the hell out of me.
I have worked a lot of menial jobs. Gay & with no college education there just wasn't any other freaking option.
And supposedly 'liberal' people who are so generously degrading YOUR citizenship rights & privileges
are enjoining the now deeply entrenched undermining of labor at every turn.
These lefties are not humanitarians, they are shallow, empty, mindless trash that is on the side of dirty employers.
they trade away YOUR citizenship rights & privileges the way congress self aggrandizes itself using YOUR tax dollars.
I think Reagan was the worst betrayal of American working people & most of them STILL don't get it.
Human trafficking amnesty will probably pass like this garbage that was called a healthcare bill.
And if a large number of people don't stand up & speak up & past the corporate media spin machine to their political officials & to the public at large, it is just going to keep on happening over & over again.
[edit on 15-5-2010 by slank]
Originally posted by St Udio
don't you know that this mild insurrection-of-thought is right now being played by the MSM
Just what is the reason for all these 'Rambo' marathons?
why does the MSM play (along with Ramboon 1 channel) the Marine with wrestler fame 'Cena' opposite the [get even-with-the-elite-establishment] shows of the Rmbo series
its because the MSM puppet masters want you to expend all your hate & fire in being placated by these type of morality films---
they are trying to 'diffuse' you and the situation, so you will feel that the real-life situation has been addressed by the film that arouses your blood lust & then satiates your blood-lust in the 2 hr. version (with an appropriate ending) appropriate to the puppet masters
lets wake up people & read between the lines at the clear manipulation going on beneath our noses
Many would argue that a business has a right to a profit. No one argues that.