August 6th, 2010
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  1. Ohsnap!

    Go after people who hire these people, pay them nothing and reap all the benefits. I won't be buying grapes/wine from California, thanks for the info.

    August 7, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Reply
  2. GuyFromKentucky

    @JMcCain:

    Go troll Fox's news boards...you'll stir up some lively right wing convo.

    August 6, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Reply
  3. Mac

    Oops I forgot to mention that thousands not tens of millions of third world people have always have always come here to pick grapes and harvest things. We are not unwilling to do construction, but they have those jobs too. I do not know what the first commenter does, but there are less and less jobs behind a cash register. Our teens used to take such jobs, but now you have to speak Spanish to get a job in many fast food places.

    August 6, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Reply
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants

      I work for a financial institution, have for 3 years now, but am looking to change cause it sucks. I see our customers getting raped everyday with fees under the guise of "customer service" and the employees treated like crap and expected to like what the bank does and adhere to their practices.

      I think we should stop blaming the workers (they're chasing 'the American dream') and begin severly punishing these Corporations for working the system as the government looks the other way as they collect taxes on the company's profits. That's not gonna happen. Everybody making money.

      August 6, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Reply
      • JMcCain

        Nothing you just said makes any sense. Immigrants are ruining this country. Take our president (please!), he is a foreign immigrant. No one can prove he was born on American soil or is in any way an American citizen. He doesn't even speak English or know where America is on a map, because he has never been here.

        August 6, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Reply
  4. Mac

    We have artificially high rents and land prices to support an economy that is a house of cards. The jobs they take will take will barely pay the rent on a reasonable living space with nothing left over. The low pay is because we have so many extra people and because, even with them the good jobs have been outsourced. These poor people are afraid that the coyotes or drug wars will get them if they go back. So they have one family go and rent a place and move two or three in when the landlord is not looking. The results are often illegal and almost always not what the landlord expected. If you employ then and abuse them they are afraid to complain to the authorities. That supposedly equals 'better workers.'

    August 6, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Reply
  5. Jdizzle McHammerpants

    Immigrants don't take away American jobs. We're just effing lazy and would rather stand at a cash register scratching our balls. For the same wage. You're welcome to apply for this job picking grapes. No one is stopping you. However, good luck overcoming the "Mexicans work harder than you" stigma when requesting a position.

    August 6, 2010 at 10:32 am | Reply

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