Cheap Tomatoes

5 12 2007

Cross posted from Miss Beth’s Victory Dance

Another gem from Bonnie:

This is why the taxpayers are fed up with the President and the congress!

This English teacher (ESL) has phrased it very well.

Tomatoes and Cheap Labor

This should make everyone think…be you Democrat, Republican or Independent.

From a California school teacher

As you listen to the news about the student protests over
illegal immigration, there are some things that you should be aware of:

I am in charge of the English-as-a-second-language department at
a large southern California high school which is designated a Title 1 school,
meaning that its students average lower socioeconomic and income levels.

Most of the schools you are hearing about, South Gate High, Bell Gardens ,
Huntington Park , etc., where these students are protesting, are also Title 1 schools.
Title 1 schools are on the free breakfast and free lunch program. When I say free breakfast, I’m not talking a glass of milk and roll — but a full breakfast and cereal bar with fruits and juices that would make a Marriott proud. The waste of this food is monumental, with trays and trays of it being dumped in the trash uneaten. (OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK)

I estimate that well over 50% of these students are obese or at least moderately overweight.
About 75% or more DO have cell phones. The school also provides day care centers for the unwed teenage pregnant girls (some as young as 13) so they can attend class without the inconvenience of having to arrange for babysitters or having family watch their kids. (OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK AGAIN)

I was ordered to spend $700,000 on my department or risk losing funding for the upcoming year even though there was little need for anything; my budget was already substantial. I ended up buying new computers for the computer learning center, half of which, one month later, have been carved with graffiti by the appreciative students who obviously feel humbled and grateful to have a free education in America . (MORE OF OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK).

I have had to intervene several times for young and substitute teachers whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant students here in the country less than 3 months who raised so much hell with the female teachers, calling them ‘Putas’ whores and throwing things, that the teachers were in tears.

Free medical, free education, free food, day care, etc., etc, etc. Is it any wonder they feel entitled to not only be in this country but to demand rights, privileges and entitlements ?

To those who want to point out how much these illegal immigrants contribute to our society because they LIKE their gardener and housekeeper and they like to pay less for tomatoes: spend some time in the real world of illegal immigration and see the TRUE costs.

Higher insurance, medical facilities closing, higher medical costs, more crime, lower standards of education in our schools, overcrowding, new diseases etc., etc, etc. For me, I’ll pay more for tomatoes.

We need to wake up. The guest worker program will be a disaster, because we won’t have the guts to enforce it. Does anyone in their right mind really think they will voluntarily leave and return?

It does, however, have everything to do with culture: A third-world culture that does not value education, that accepts children getting pregnant and dropping out of school by 15 and that refuses to assimilate and an American culture that has become so weak and worried about “political correctness” that we don’t have the will to do anything about it.

CHEAP LABOR? Isn’t that what the whole immigration issue is about?

Business doesn’t want to pay a decent wage.

Consumers don’t want expensive produce.

Government will tell you Americans don’t want the jobs.

But the bottom line is cheap labor. The phrase “cheap labor” is a myth, a farce and a lie.
There is no such thing as “cheap labor.”

Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife and five children. He takes a job for
$5.00 or 6.00/hour. At that wage, with six dependents, he pays no income tax yet at the end of the year, IF he files an Income Tax Return, he gets an “earned income credit” of up to $3,200 free.

He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent.

He qualifies for food stamps.

He qualifies for free (no deductible, no co-pay) health care.

His children get free breakfasts and lunches at school!

He requires bilingual teachers and books.

He qualifies for relief from high energy bills.

If they are or become aged, blind or disabled, they qualify for SSI. Once qualified for SSI they can qualify for Medicare. All of this is at (our) taxpayer’s expense .

He doesn’t worry about car insurance, life insurance or homeowners insurance.

Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins and printed material.

He and his family receive the equivalent of $20.00 to $30.00/hour in benefits.

Working class Americans are lucky to have $5.00 or $6.00/hour left after paying their bills AND his.

The American taxpayers also pay for increased crime, graffiti and trash clean-up.

Cheap labor? YEAH RIGHT! Wake up people!


**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email brianbonner90-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would you would like to participate.

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4 responses

27 10 2011
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10 07 2009

I too am a first-generation immigrant, coming over from China some time ago. We didn’t have a lot of the “helpful” advantages that today’s immigrants have. HOWEVER, I managed to survive and thrive – I was forced to learn English, ‘forced’ to adapt to the American way of life, served in the US Army, and somehow survived to raise a fine family and am now retired. We do NOT need a lot of the crap that is given out to immigrants, illegal or otherwise. Nor do we need to have voting ballots in languages other than English! There are SO many things wrong with our country or the direction that it is going in, but if you say anything at all, you are racist! Too much “give me” policies, too much ACLU, too many lawyers, etc. I could go on and on, but we all know the truth – politicians get votes because they give YOUR money to someone else.

10 06 2008

What you said is 100% true but we live at time where you could show the truth, the facts and all the common sense behind your statements and they STILL refuse to act upon what’s right. Basically, it’s like asking a prostitute to keep the law of chastity. Illegal immigration is like prostitution in many ways.
I used to get all mad about the issue, now I don’t really care anymore. Give the whole country to the Mexicans, might as well. They get away with everything. Just today, while coaching little kids soccer, we had to give up our space for 20 illegals who pushed their way into the field and we had no choice but to leave even though we were there first. They take over our parks, recreation and everything. It’s mess. If I could just push a button and send them all to hell, I would. But no such luck. It is what is. They get away with their crap and Americans simply have to put up or shut up.

9 12 2007
throw em out

I am working at a $8.75 job paying taxes for these people to get all this handed to them on a silver platter!!! These should only be SEASONAL WORKERS who do NOT bring their family with them and LEAVE at the end of the season!!!! I will go out and pick tomatoes for that kind of money!!!!

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