Republican policies could cost Georgia a billion dollars - will voters forget?

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    Earlier in the summer, Governor Deal and the state’s Department of Agriculture sought to address the loss of jobs by using probationer labor, claiming that giving jobs to former convicts on probation allowed them to develop valuable skills and while filling needed jobs. Despite these hopes, many probationers left their farm jobs after only a few days, citing backbreaking work and hot weather.

    Earlier in the month, an informal survey of Georgia farms, directed by Governor Nathan Deal, revealed over 11,000 farm labor vacancies, most caused by the departure of farm laborers, both illegal and legal, in response to the new immigration bill. The worker’s flight has so far cost Georgia farms over $300 million in lost revenues and could reach over $1 billion if the loss of labor is not stopped. The President of the Georgia Agribusiness Council warned that without the necessary labor, crops will rot in the fields and loss of revenue will spiral out of control, costing everyone in the state.

    Georgia | Farm Plus Financial-Farm Loan News

    I love how these right wingers claim how bad Obama is. They fight everything he does and everything they do turns to shit because they haven't thought about "unintended consequences". Too bad they won't give him a chance. Might be interesting to see how a Democratic policy might work without Republicans dragging it down and then crowing, "See, it didn't work". Looking to Republicans for help is like asking an arsonist to help put out a fire - they started.
     
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    So you would rather see the previous "left wing policy" put back in place? Allowing illegal (and legal) migrant workers to work in the fields for a fraction of the prevailing minimum wage, and allowing the owners of these huge farms to house their migrant workers in rundown shacks with no plumbing and no proper sanitation?

    You leftists sure do like your SLAVE LABOR, don't you! The south will rise again if you have your way!
     
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    I thought you believed in protecting workers form evil people who want to exploit them and not pay them a living wage.
     
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    So allowing people to break the law is the rdean way?
     
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    Not all migrants are illegal. Oops. You guys didn't know that, did you? Figures.
     
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    So you're upset that Republicans won't allow companies to exploit legal and illegal immigrants because it hurts the government's bottom line. Not really surprising coming from you rdean. You'll jump on anything if you think it will hurt Republicans. No matter if what you recommend would end up exploiting people.

    The only real question is how you can honestly look at yourself as someone who cares about the poor working people.
     
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    No one said otherwise rdean.
     
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    The Georgia farmers hopefully learned the lesson that they can't operate criminal enterprises. Now they should go out and hire American citizens, raising the wage offered if necessary.
     
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    Yes they would, and then they will whine about how greedy farmers are "exploiting" immigrants so we should grant them citizenship.

    No matter what position Republicans take, libturds like rdean will attack them.
     
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    Somehow, free market principals are forgotten by most business men when it works against them. Anything but increasing wages!
     

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