Fewer workers cross border, creating ...

Fewer workers cross border, creating US farm labor shortage

There are 240 comments on the Bangor Daily News story from Jul 5, 2012, titled Fewer workers cross border, creating US farm labor shortage. In it, Bangor Daily News reports that:

On more than 10,000 acres of drained swampland in western New York, Maureen Torrey's family farm grows an assortment of vegetables in the dark, nutrient-rich soil known as "Elba muck." Like other farms in the area, Torrey Farms Inc.

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smith

United States

#138 Jul 10, 2012
don juan wrote:
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He's right. The unions have done nothing but destroy jobs and send them overseas. The American worker through this union brainwashing feels he's owed a high wage and all the benefits that go along with it. Even if the job is just menial. Couple that with the culture that's been dumb down with rap music, political correctness, shamelessness about taking handouts and trained by the media to want the latest gadgets and fads. Many have become lazy, yes to many breaks and to much vacation time with the attitude that its owed to them. Unions, our education system, environmental laws and to much government will be our end. Its real close, if not here already. Damn shame to America was a great country.
The politicans have let the jobs go over seas.
The Unions are run by the Mafia. Any place where they pile up million and billions of dollars in a fund they are their.
Try working without the unions. the wages would be about $1.50 per hour and the ceo's would be making 100 times the money they are making now. Would be back to the 20's and 30's. Child labor or slave labor, etc until John L. Lewis came along and put a stop to it.
don juan

AOL

#139 Jul 10, 2012
True the politicians hand is all over this but the choice to have things manufactured overseas is a business decision. The business decides that because politicians through their kowtowing to unions, environmentalists, tax polices, and yes labor laws have made it to costly to make things here. Americans will pay the cheapest price for a good because that is hat hey can afford. IM not suggesting that we go back to the old days but the days of the unions are numbered and like anyone or anything that overdoes it, it will be by their own hand.
don juan

AOL

#140 Jul 10, 2012
smith wrote:
PS:
When the Japs hit Pearl Harbor, i was standing in front of a tall batter operated radio that had been converted to electric, that we has just moved into an area that had electric.
God Bless you Smith. I will remember Pearl harbor always even though i was not born. My heart gets very heavy at the memory of what went down that day. We got those Jap bastards and made them pay. I still dont trust them to this day.

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#141 Jul 10, 2012
don juan wrote:
<quoted text>
He's right. The unions have done nothing but destroy jobs and send them overseas. The American worker through this union brainwashing feels he's owed a high wage and all the benefits that go along with it. Even if the job is just menial. Couple that with the culture that's been dumb down with rap music, political correctness, shamelessness about taking handouts and trained by the media to want the latest gadgets and fads. Many have become lazy, yes to many breaks and to much vacation time with the attitude that its owed to them. Unions, our education system, environmental laws and to much government will be our end. Its real close, if not here already. Damn shame to America was a great country.
The U.S. has been eroding since the 60's. Wefare for blacks , then the whites wanted to get into the picture so more coffers drained. People having babies to increase their monthly welfare allotment.(And our corrupt Congress went along with it) Lawsuits making our health care sky high! Unions wanting uneducated people to earn the same as college grads.(not that the unions were all bad all the time) Illegal invasion from south of our border.(Allowed by our corrupt Congress) And the piece de resistance..........corrupt politicans and greedy corporations and stock holders. End of story and end of the United States.
Juan

Pearland, TX

#142 Jul 10, 2012
A latino president may be able to turn this country around.
not likely

Phoenix, AZ

#143 Jul 10, 2012
Juan wrote:
A latino president may be able to turn this country around.
not likely juanita but you can dream can't ya. Turn it around to what a 3rd world cesspool or maybe hugoville or heck maybe a 3rd world failed narco state like mexihole...yea that's the ticket...FO juan.
smith

United States

#144 Jul 10, 2012
not likely wrote:
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not likely juanita but you can dream can't ya. Turn it around to what a 3rd world cesspool or maybe hugoville or heck maybe a 3rd world failed narco state like mexihole...yea that's the ticket...FO juan.
got that right . this half black has the US well on the way to be a third world country and make him a dicator. He and his black AG , holdup gave away a bunch of guns to the Mexican cartel. ended up killing one or may two US border patrols with those guns. no indication of how many mexicans were killed with them . Holdup is wanted for questioning on the death of a innocent man in the Oklahoma City bombing along with a few questions for Clinton.
smith

United States

#145 Jul 10, 2012
don juan wrote:
<quoted text>
God Bless you Smith. I will remember Pearl harbor always even though i was not born. My heart gets very heavy at the memory of what went down that day. We got those Jap bastards and made them pay. I still dont trust them to this day.
Wasn't too bad. My father worked day and night to get ahead. I got 12 years of high school and after four years of Air Force , took a four year college course in three years . I haven't set the world on fire, but haven't done too bad. I did not know i was poor till i was a grown man. Taught me a lot. We did not have a lot of money but we had a good life.
Tictac

Dallas, TX

#146 Jul 10, 2012
Illegals help the economy...all you on here bashing them are nothing more than racists! I would choose Mexico any day over this mess.
smith

United States

#147 Jul 10, 2012
Tictac wrote:
Illegals help the economy...all you on here bashing them are nothing more than racists! I would choose Mexico any day over this mess.
Yeh boy they help the economy. I and other legals pay the taxes, they get the free babies, free medical, free rx, almost free food. no ss taxes, no medicare taxe, no income tax and they can buy a h... more than a work stiff who is pay ing his share and i am sure you are one of them, your share. JUst causes me a little trouble , because my insurance premimums goes up, because they are treating you for free, my medicare premimus go up because they are treating you for free and medicare is taking up the slack. Most fatalities in autos are caused by illegals who have no drivers licinse, no insurance and are usually drunk or on some of the dope they bring across the border. Yeh boy you help the economy very much. be careful, if your idiot president is not reelected you may be in for a bit of trouble. get out in AZ, i am sure you would be,.
Tictac

Dallas, TX

#148 Jul 10, 2012
smith wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeh boy they help the economy. I and other legals pay the taxes, they get the free babies, free medical, free rx, almost free food. no ss taxes, no medicare taxe, no income tax and they can buy a h... more than a work stiff who is pay ing his share and i am sure you are one of them, your share. JUst causes me a little trouble , because my insurance premimums goes up, because they are treating you for free, my medicare premimus go up because they are treating you for free and medicare is taking up the slack. Most fatalities in autos are caused by illegals who have no drivers licinse, no insurance and are usually drunk or on some of the dope they bring across the border. Yeh boy you help the economy very much. be careful, if your idiot president is not reelected you may be in for a bit of trouble. get out in AZ, i am sure you would be,.
Thats right, I sure am one of them. My parents are from Mexico and had me and my five other siblings right here in the good ol USA. I grew up here, learned your language, learned your culture all at your expense. So, shut the hell up and keep on working so we can keep receiving. I graduated high school here and have some college hours. Enough business hours to start my own business in Mexico. I spent the first quater in Mexico at my business site. Boy, my family and I enjoy huge profits and I was able to buy my parents and family a two story home in Rowlett. Whats even funnier is while I was in Mexico, this poor Americano was looking for work and hanging around my business practically BEGGING me for work. He got into some trouble while he was visiting Mexico and apparently was arrested. He went on to say that he was fined my the Mexican police and was being held in Mexico until he cleared his debt. I called immediately called the police and had him arrested, which btw added more to his fines. Ya see, Mexicans in Mexico despise Americans...jajaja! Getting him arrested and seeing him hauled off to jail was the highlight of my day. You Americans are so stupid. You let anyone come in to your country and take full advantage of you. Im sorry if this upsets you, however if the oppurtunity is availabe, we will take it. Godd day to you, american moron.
Tictac

Dallas, TX

#149 Jul 10, 2012
not likely wrote:
<quoted text>
not likely juanita but you can dream can't ya. Turn it around to what a 3rd world cesspool or maybe hugoville or heck maybe a 3rd world failed narco state like mexihole...yea that's the ticket...FO juan.
He said a Latino president, not Mexican. Theres a difference, you sad sack! Mexicans fall under the term Latino and so does Peruvian, Argentinian, Equadorian and so on....illiteracy is damaging!

Since: Apr 09

small town

#150 Jul 10, 2012
Tictac wrote:
<quoted text>Thats right, I sure am one of them. My parents are from Mexico and had me and my five other siblings right here in the good ol USA. I grew up here, learned your language, learned your culture all at your expense. So, shut the hell up and keep on working so we can keep receiving. I graduated high school here and have some college hours. Enough business hours to start my own business in Mexico. I spent the first quater in Mexico at my business site. Boy, my family and I enjoy huge profits and I was able to buy my parents and family a two story home in Rowlett. Whats even funnier is while I was in Mexico, this poor Americano was looking for work and hanging around my business practically BEGGING me for work. He got into some trouble while he was visiting Mexico and apparently was arrested. He went on to say that he was fined my the Mexican police and was being held in Mexico until he cleared his debt. I called immediately called the police and had him arrested, which btw added more to his fines. Ya see, Mexicans in Mexico despise Americans...jajaja! Getting him arrested and seeing him hauled off to jail was the highlight of my day. You Americans are so stupid. You let anyone come in to your country and take full advantage of you. Im sorry if this upsets you, however if the oppurtunity is availabe, we will take it. Godd day to you, american moron.
Go back to Mexico and start your Business, LOL. Mexico Government will throw you in Prison, Your just another "PARASITE" probably living on United States Taxpayers, like your parents.

Since: Mar 12

Puyallup, WA

#151 Jul 11, 2012
If there was no Welfare you can damn well bet there would be no shortage of American Workers for those jobs.

Grapes of Wrath Anyone.

Oh that's not a picture book, liberals might not like it.

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#152 Jul 11, 2012
Tictac wrote:
Illegals help the economy...all you on here bashing them are nothing more than racists! I would choose Mexico any day over this mess.
Explain to me, if you can, how hating illegal aliens makes one racist. Do you know anybody of the race "illegal"?

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#153 Jul 11, 2012
Tictac wrote:
<quoted text>Thats right, I sure am one of them. My parents are from Mexico and had me and my five other siblings right here in the good ol USA. I grew up here, learned your language, learned your culture all at your expense. So, shut the hell up and keep on working so we can keep receiving. I graduated high school here and have some college hours. Enough business hours to start my own business in Mexico. I spent the first quater in Mexico at my business site. Boy, my family and I enjoy huge profits and I was able to buy my parents and family a two story home in Rowlett. Whats even funnier is while I was in Mexico, this poor Americano was looking for work and hanging around my business practically BEGGING me for work. He got into some trouble while he was visiting Mexico and apparently was arrested. He went on to say that he was fined my the Mexican police and was being held in Mexico until he cleared his debt. I called immediately called the police and had him arrested, which btw added more to his fines. Ya see, Mexicans in Mexico despise Americans...jajaja! Getting him arrested and seeing him hauled off to jail was the highlight of my day. You Americans are so stupid. You let anyone come in to your country and take full advantage of you. Im sorry if this upsets you, however if the oppurtunity is availabe, we will take it. Godd day to you, american moron.
Of course Mexicans hate Americans. A banana republic next to the greatest, most powerful country EVER in all history. Can you say "jealous"? And of course beggars will take advantage of anything they can. No honor, you see.

Since: Mar 12

Puyallup, WA

#154 Jul 11, 2012
suwannee wrote:
<quoted text>Of course Mexicans hate Americans. A banana republic next to the greatest, most powerful country EVER in all history. Can you say "jealous"? And of course beggars will take advantage of anything they can. No honor, you see.
Hey now Mexicans have a love of math and science deep in their blood. What we see in Mexico is an example of how governments can destroy the environment that offers the most amount of prosperity to the most amount of people.

Liberals in America are trying to do precisely that here.

Liberals would rather have misery spread to everyone equally than give opportunity to succeed and fail to anyone.

Well everyone except those worthy liberal elite.

Since: Mar 12

Puyallup, WA

#155 Jul 11, 2012
Useful Idiots?

Do liberals ever try to understand what Lenin meant by that?

I doubt it. Most liberals are closed minded, hate filled ideologues, incapable of thinking for themselves.

Since: Mar 12

Puyallup, WA

#156 Jul 11, 2012
suwannee wrote:
<quoted text>Explain to me, if you can, how hating illegal aliens makes one racist. Do you know anybody of the race "illegal"?
It doesn't; but racist is the word used by liberals to describe anyone that disagrees with them.

Since: Mar 12

Puyallup, WA

#157 Jul 11, 2012
MY NAME IS THE END RESULT OF LIBERAL POLICIES

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