Cheap Tomatoes- a letter from a California Teacher

I try my darndest to be apolitical but this letter isn’t about politics, it’s about a philosophy and a call to action as well as common sense and what is the fiber of our country.We’re all each guilty when it comes to “Wanting a good deal”…next time you buy goods or service think about the total price of what you’re buying

Ben Partain

 
CHEAP TOMATOES
900 teachers just got laid off from the Los Angeles
Unified School District . They are $650,000 over their annual
budget. The following by an English teacher helps to explain one
area that looms large over California’s educational crisis.
I hope each person receiving this mail will
read it carefully all the way to the end. It is sad what is happening to
our great country all because our politicians are afraid they will miss
out on a vote. What a travesty!
This English teacher has phrased it the best I’ve seen yet.
This should make everyone think, be you Democrat, Republican or Independent
>From a California school teacher – – –
“As you listen to the news about the student protests over illegal
immigration, there are some things that you should be aware of:

I am in charge of the English-as-a-second-language department at a large
southern California high school which is designated a Title 1 school, meaning
that its students average lower socioeconomic and income levels

Most of the schools you are hearing about, South Gate High, Bell Gardens, Huntington
Park , etc.., where these students are protesting, are also Title 1 schools.

Title 1 schools are on the free breakfast and free lunch program When
I say free breakfast, I’m not talking a glass of milk and roll — but a
full breakfast and cereal bar with fruits and juices that would make a
Marriott proud. The waste of this food is monumental, with trays and trays
of it being dumped in the trash uneaten.
(OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK)
I estimate that well over 50% of these students are obese or at least moderately
overweight. About 75% or more DO have cell phones. The school also provides
day care centers for the unwed teenage pregnant girls (some as young as
13) so they can attend class without the inconvenience of having to arrange
for babysitters or having family watch their kids.
(OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK)

I was ordered to spend $700,000 on my department or risk losing
funding for the upcoming year even though there was little need for anything;
my budget was already substantial. I ended up buying new computers for
the computer learning center, half of which, one month later, have been
carved with graffiti by the appreciative students who obviously feel humbled
and grateful to have a free education in America …
(OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK)

I have had to intervene several times for young and substitute teachers
whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant students here in the country
less than 3 months who raised so much hell with the female teachers, calling
them “Putas” (whores ) and throwing things, that the teachers
were in tears.
Free medical, free education, free food, day care, etc., etc., etc. Is
it any wonder they feel entitled not only to be in this country but to
demand rights, privileges and entitlements?

To those who want to point out how much these illegal immigrants contribute
to our society because they LIKE their gardener and housekeeper and they
like to pay less for tomatoes: spend some time in the real world of illegal
immigration and see the TRUE costs.

Higher insurance, medical facilities closing, higher medical costs, more crime,
lower standards of education in our schools, overcrowding, new diseases
etc., etc., etc. For me, I’ll pay more for tomatoes.

Americans, We need to wake up. The guest worker program will be a disaster
because we won’t have the guts to enforce it. Does anyone in their right mind
really think they will voluntarily leave and return?

It does, however, have everything to do with culture: A third-world culture
that does not value education, that accepts children getting pregnant and
dropping out of school by 15 and that refuses to assimilate, and an American
culture that has become so weak and worried about “political correctness”
that we don’t have the will to do anything about it.

If this makes your blood boil, as it did mine, forward this to everyone
you know including your Congressman and Senators.
CHEAP LABOR? Isn’t that what the whole immigration issue is about

Business doesn’t want to pay a decent wage.

Consumers don’t want expensive produce.

Government will tell you Americans don’t want the jobs.

But the bottom line is cheap labor. The phrase “cheap labor”
is a myth, a farce, and a lie. There is no such thing as “cheap labor.”

Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife and five children. He takes
a job for $5.00 or 6.00/hour. At that wage, with six dependents, he pays no
income tax, yet at the end of the year, if he files an Income Tax Return,
he gets an “earned income credit” of up to $3,200 free.

He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent.

He qualifies for food stamps..

He qualifies for free (no deductible), no co-pay) health care.

His children get free breakfasts and lunches at school.

He requires bilingual teachers and books.

He qualifies for relief from high energy bills…

If they are or become, aged, blind or disabled , they qualify for SSI.

Once qualified for SSI they can qualify for Medicare . All of this is at (our) taxpayer’s expense ..

He doesn’t worry about car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners insurance.

Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins and printed material.

He and his family receive the equivalent of $20.00 to $30.00/hour in benefits.

Working Americans are lucky to have $5.00 or $6.00/hour left after paying their bills AND his.

The American taxpayers also pay for increased crime, graffiti and trash clean-up.

Cheap labor? YEAH RIGHT! Wake up people!

THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS WE SHOULD BE ADDRESSING TO THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
FOR EITHER PARTY. ‘AND WHEN THEY LIE TO US AND DON’T DO AS THEY SAY, WE
SHOULD REPLACE THEM AT ONCE!’

THIS HAS GOT TO BE PASSED ALONG TO AS MANY AS POSSIBLE
OR WE WILL ALL GO DOWN THE DRAIN BECAUSE A FEW DON’T CARE


ROGERS’  ROOST

 

2 thoughts on “Cheap Tomatoes- a letter from a California Teacher

  1. Hi Rhonda and ben,

    thank you so much for blogging your views and inspirational thoughts.

    I’m not doubting that people from other countries are abusing our tax system, and themselves by their demands, which our forefathers worked hard to earn a living and save for greater privileges. But there’s something else I think we should remember. There are, honestly, those who come here seeking help, or when they come they end up with health issues and disabilities. They’re the ones who need our help. I hope we don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.

    Thanks for sharing this article,

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    1. No one is attempting to be anti-immigration here, the U.S. has always had rules, laws, and quotas governing this area the writer is suggesting perhaps we should only allow those who gain entrance legally and comply with our laws which have already been developed for this era. We should strive to be humanitarians but do it proportionally with our ability to sustain our quality of life in our country, every other government does the same.

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