Americans, mostly black, who live near large-scale farms say they are illegally discouraged from applying for work and treated badly by employers who prefer foreigners’ malleability.
Here’s the money quote:
“We have tried to fill our labor locally,” said Brian Stanley, an owner of Stanley Farms, which is being sued by Ms. Tomason and others. “But we couldn’t get enough workers, and that was hindering our growth. So we turned to the guest worker program.”
I wonder if they couldn’t get enough workers because the workers weren’t willing to work under the bad conditions and for the low pay that employers can get away with when they’re using guest workers or undocumented immigrants? Just saying.
Focus on employments opportunities for veterans, who tend to have higher-than-average unemployment rates.
Speaking of Very Serious People, Digby takes one of them (Fareed Zakaria) apart, with help. If you read to the end you will see this:
Thank goodness for Chrystia Freeland, because Zakaria agrees with Ann Coulter as he admits right up front:
FREELAND: … What it shows, actually, is that Americans don’t see successful government programs as treats, which they are childish for enjoying. They see successful government programs as what the government should be doing.
I am SHOCKED that Medicaid enrollment did not reduce rates of high cholesterol within two years. Because, that is, you know, SO EASY. Significantly reducing depression and financial insecurity? Meh. Very Serious People don’t think that’s important, so why should the rest of us?
NO, the study DOESN’T find that Medicaid doesn’t improve health. It does show that it reduces economic insecurity and depression significantly. Otherwise, two years is too short to have much of an impact on most health issues.
The Federal Reserve will continue it’s stimulus, but states that the austerity on the spending side (in other words, Congress) is slowing down the recovery. Sound familiar?
A 1993 NY state law already required health insurance plans to provide coverage to those with pre-existing conditions, an importnat component of the ACA. The NY law went further, requiring plans to offer everyone the same price for the same coverage (the ACA allows insurance companies to charge older customers as much as three times as much for the same coverage). That means that the risk pool for NY health insurance providers will be healthier under the ACA, which requires individuals to buy insurance, and so, premiums should not rise as a result of the ACA in NY state.
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