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What do you think of this solution for illegal immigration?

Many americans won't do menial jobs like busboys and picking lettuce, because we have become accustomed to comfy lifestyles which we don't truly appreciate. Instead of focusing on acquiring wealth and possessions, why not have institute a program requiring people to live in hardship, picking tomatoes in the fields, with very few luxuries, for a few weeks, that way when we come back to our regular homes and jobs, it will feel like we've just stumbled into luxury. Since the perception of wealth has to do with acquiring rather than the having, we can feel like we are becoming wealthy if we just force ourselves to live in poverty for a few weeks. And all this is gained without having to gain anything that we didn't already have. And we solve the labor shortage, if every american citzen were required to do this on some rotational basis. Everyone wins.

Asked By: Birddawg - 1/22/2007
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Its not a labor shortage, if these cheap a** agriculture producers would just pay a fare wage. They cry they don't make enough money, to pay a standard wage. Its easier to set up a bunch of "illegals" in shacks and have them tend thier crops, then it is to hire an U.S. Citizen and pay him min. wage, and have to pay for... More
Answered By: Gianna M - 1/23/2007
Additional Answers (9)
How about no.
Answered By: PENIS ENVY - 1/22/2007
 
Why not call ourselves the USSR?
Answered By: iLLegal Mexican - 1/22/2007
 
u should be president... u think outside the box...
Answered By: pomona_909 - 1/22/2007
 
sounds good. how many do you think can leave their high paying jobs to do this? none. the only ones who will do these jobs are the poor and middle class. i pick veggies everyday in my garden. yes it is back breaking work, but the reward afterward are great.
Answered By: monreda - 1/22/2007
 
I totally disagree with u go home
Answered By: Mr.Man - 1/22/2007
 
How about that's unconstitutional. However implementing harvest picks for students at school would be a more viable option. And most definitely educational. Sometimes it helps to understand our history. Why? because this is exactly what we used to do. Thats one of the reasons kids got a break during the summer out of... More
Answered By: justanotherjoe - 1/22/2007
 
You are sorely confused. It's not that "many Americans won't do menial jobs". It is that most Americans won't do those jobs for wages that force them to live 15 deep in a one bedroom apartment! Once all the willing illegals are gone those wages will rise.
Answered By: uhateme - 1/22/2007
 
And how would this help the small business owner that has his employees pulled away for a few weeks. It could be what pulls them under. Or they may have to hire another to replace you, and you would have no job to come home to... More
Answered By: Laurana - 1/22/2007
 
Thats socialist garbage you and joe kennedy should go work for chavez down in venezuela and leave us freebirds alone
Answered By: JOHN D - 1/22/2007
 
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