Originally Posted by atomdanger
My point is, if we didn't have people working for under min wage,
they would have no choice.
I don't know why you're going off about working conditions in fields,
they are working illegally, so have no protection from the state for water,
shade, breaks, etc... If they refused to work for that money, and in those conditions, it wouldn't happen.
If they were working legally, labor and industries would force them to give the workers fair working conditions. You want to work and not pay taxes,
then you're going to have to deal with a little bit of BS.You can't expect the government to protect you, when you are paying for it, can you?
But to be honest no, I don't really care about people who CHOOSE to work for almost nothing, and not pay taxes. I have a hard time doing that,
Esp in California, where they are going to cut 40 billion dollars out of the state budget this year because the number of illegal immigrants PASSED the number of legal citizens.
Just to throw in my .02. Whenever an illegal buys something, they pay taxes. Many who have a forged social security card and use it to get a job, pay taxes and won't get anything in return if/when they "retire."
There are legal jobs out there where the minimum wage doesn't have to be paid if you work for tips. A waitress is one of them. Off hand I don't know the other occupations where this the norm.
Not for or against anything here, just saying.