09.21.12

The Farmers’ Bummer: Slave labor pool diminished

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Decline and Fall at 1:49 pm by George Smith

One can almost hear the angry sobbing:

Ralph and Cheryl Broetje rely on roughly 1,000 seasonal workers every year to grow and pack over 6 million boxes of apples on their farm along the Snake River in eastern Washington. It’s a custom they’ve maintained for over two decades. Recently, though, their efforts to recruit skilled labor, mostly undocumented immigrants, have come woefully short, despite intensive recruitment efforts in an area with high rates of unemployment.

The Broetjes, and an increasing number of farmers across the country, say that a complex web of local and state anti-immigration laws account for acute labor shortages …

So, across the country, they have started to lobby Congress for an legal illegal immigrant slave labor exemption, to restore business. Only it’s called a national guest worker program so that America can once again compete with the agricultural nations employing slave labor, globally.

“The United States farmer is still the most efficient in the world, and if we want to be in charge of our food security and our economy and add favorably to our balance of payments, we need to support a [slave] labor force for agriculture,” said some douchebag to Time magazine.

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