Trump's immigration policy could hurt U.S. farmers, but there is a solution...

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  1. Angrytaxpayer

    Angrytaxpayer Well-Known Member

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    We have thousands upon thousands of low level criminal infesting our prisons. Put them to work and on the payroll. It'll keep BILLIONS of US dollars in the US and these criminals will earn money and save the taxpayers a ton of money as well. Of course I'm sure the 'brown shirt' liberals and ACLU will scoff at this. But then again that's why this country has gotten so weak.

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  2. Angrytaxpayer

    Angrytaxpayer Well-Known Member

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    Yeah well every time I discuss this with a leftist in person they all cry "Slave labor!!"
    Uh, no idiot they're getting paid for their work. :roll:
     
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    Sage3030 Well-Known Member

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    Show them the constitution:

    13th amendment:

    "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
     
  4. RichT2705

    RichT2705 Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    It's a very good idea. The people who have harmed society in such a way that they get incarcerated SHOULD be giving something back to that society. They could earn a little money...less than the current illegals even which helps the farmers profits, and they could give back to those who are keeping them housed and fed. On top of that it's healthy exercise.


    Very good idea IMO.
     
  5. Pred

    Pred Well-Known Member

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    Using our inmates to supplement labor for infrastructure projects would provide incredible support AND teach valuable skills to those who wish to retain it. It's a massive opportunity that isn't utilized.
     
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    Ayuh,.... Except the labor Unions will have nothing like that goin' on,.....
     
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    Questerr Well-Known Member

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    So how do we pay to move all of these prisons and prisoners to where the farms are?
     
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    Don't think it would work, but a more realistic answer is to tell someone who is on welfare that they now have a job and if they refuse it, the welfare stops.
    If there are unemployed on welfare, and the farmers need labor, it's time for the Department of Workforce Solutions to do their job and get them working.
     
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    lemmiwinx Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Great idea making criminals work off their crimes against society. Has all the benefits of slavery but without the guilty conscience.
     
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    PARTIZAN1 Well-Known Member

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    Your average criminal high school dropout dirt bag HIV infested turd will not be able to perform even 1% of the jobs required for infrastructure upgrade.

    I can see criminal punks picking pumpkins grabbing grapes or tossing tomatoes but skilled labor?
     
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    Hotdogr Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I dunno. The prisoners pay for their own housing and transportation out of their wages... just like everyone else does?
     
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    Or the famers could just pay a wage high enough to attract citizens to those jobs.
     
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    Hotdogr Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Why would they do that?
     
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    Questerr Well-Known Member

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    So until they make enough to do that, are they just going to be living on the street next to these farms hundreds of miles from where there prison is?
     
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    Because that's how the free market should work?
     
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    I like the idea of criminals working to try and compensate their victims and society but it will only be practical for low skill jobs. They will literally have to be treated as slaves in that most will need to be chained up to each other or a thether. They will need to have RF chips implanted inside their bodies so if they escape they can be tracked and hunted down like the dangerous animals that they are. We will also need to accept that a certain percentage will be killed trying to escape or during the recapture process. They will also need to have thise electronic colors that are activated to give them a shock to subdue them when they act up on the job or they are not performing fast enough. That is fine with me because a lot of them should have been killed fir their crimes anyway.
     
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    Hotdogr Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Is there any farm in the US that's "hundreds of miles from a prison"?

    Here are just the private prisons:

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    I am 100% sure that the private prison industry would be happy to set up more if there were sufficient demand.
     
  18. Questerr

    Questerr Well-Known Member

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    Also if we are going to use prisoners as de facto slave labor, then the products they are producing should be sold at cost. No one should be allowed to make private profits off slave labor in America.

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    The last thing we want is more private prisons. The moral hazard of them is absurdly high and is a direct threat to freedom.
     
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    If they are paid the going rate for farm labor how are they slave labor?
     
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    Questerr Well-Known Member

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    Do you think for a second those prisoners will actually get paid at the going rate for farm labor? The PRISON might get that money, but the prisoners likely wouldn't see even a tenth of it.

    If you are forced to work and do not have a choice, it is slave labor.
     

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