"Agriculture should be proud of itself because the immigration reform legislation is where it is right now because of the hard work of agriculture during the past 10 years or more. Farmers and ranchers have brought this issue to the forefront. They've been willing to talk about it. They've worked tirelessly at the grassroots level to educate our communities and leaders about the many issues involved in immigration reform," she said.Um, no. Sorry guys, you were more than happy with status quo ante. In fact the less said in public about your heinous use and abuse of illegal workers would have been just fine with you nasty bastards.
The heroes who got this issue in the public square are here.
What aspect of America makes you prouder, that we held slaves, or our technical innovation?
It's a no brainer, right? Well, the situation on our farms today is a lot more akin to slavery than almost anything else going in this country (with the notable exceptions of sweatshops and the importation of sex slaves). So instead of yet another guest worker program, you did know there were more than twenty right now along with almost eighty different visas, no?
So, instead of yet another stupid guest worker or useless, open to abuse visa program why don't we pressure the government to use it's power and our money to back technological innovation?
Innovation is one of the things America is supposed to be pre-eminent at, yet everyone says it's impossible in this case, why? Why is this such a special case that squintillions in pork couldn't create a crop picking robot?
Unabashedly Unhyphenated had a great piece based around this idea but unfortunately I don't recall exactly when he posted it. Either way you should be reading his excellent blog.
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