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Originally posted by jude11
Criminals have everything paid for as it is. What about the people that don't?
Prisoners don't need the jobs to survive, honest taxpaying citizens do.
This would be another way for the privatized prisons to profit from the labor of the inmates. And where will this money go? Not in your pockets but to the corporations, again.
1) Put the able bodied people currently collecting welfare and not looking for employment to work. Or the free ride is cut off. Ease the drain on the system and many will be surprised at the sense of pride they find within themselves again.
2) Give the jobs to people that WANT to work. The ones that need to feed and shelter their kids, that are out looking for work.
edit on 15-6-2011 by jude11 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Byeluvolk
I have sent this story on to my contacts at the homeless shelters however. If these farmers will hire people "sight unseen" and guarantee that any of the homeless we send them will get one of these jobs, that will be a huge boon to many of the homeless we help each day. Many of the people we are helping here would gladly relocate and work on these farms, even for minimum wage.
the real problem is they dont pay enough to live as it is and if they paid you enough to live the cost would go up and then you would be in the same boat so I think the people sucking up the last of the free money are probably right altho i have never been with out a job thank god with the prices of everything going up that $9/h = about $3/h when i was younger the point is the monitary system is screwed because we let tards rape it and have their way with it
Originally posted by majesticgent
Originally posted by marg6043
Sad but truth, and as for the convicts this are not your regular felons but just small crooks that have to pay their Dues to the city and society, but with plenty of out of luck children to feed that are mostly fed by the state and tax payer, this group do not work, hangs out on malls and do stupid things like stealing from empty houses that has been on foreclosure as we have plenty in the area
The problem is that as soon they feel the heat of the sun they give up work.
My point exactly. They do not want to be out there working. I'd rather the jobs go to people who want, and are willing to work. Which brings up the problem you mentioned earlier.
If the farmers have to dole out higher wages, then guess what? The price of produce will rise at the grocery store (well at least for Georgians.)
For example: those of you that like Vidalia onions, if this keeps up, they'll be unaffordable by most.edit on 16-6-2011 by majesticgent because: (no reason given)