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Tag: fruit farmers

Oct.
17th

JOBS: Transport welfare recipients to work on farms

I noted with interest the article (TNT, 10-15) about the fruit farmers being unable to obtain help even at $150 per day. We have hundreds of thousands drawing unemployment and welfare. Why not have the state pay to transport some of those people to the farms, removing them from the unemployed at least temporarily? Simple solution.

But then I checked the unemployment comp rate and find that a person might make as much as $580/day compared to $750/day working in the fields. Checking further I found on one page 11 separate welfare programs for children. (Certainly these could be

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