12,000 hoofs

Swift and company does interesting work. I applaud them for furnishing thousands of factory jobs sorely needed in the USA. The only trouble is that most of those jobs go to people from other countries, namely, Mexico. Currently those jobs pay about $11.50 per hour ($10.50 just before the raid last week). The company was notified of the raid coming but still couldn't clear up most of the illegals without totally shutting down the plant. This is just one of several Swift Plants, but in this one they manage to do something with 12,000 cattle hoofs per day. Also, about 3,000,000 pounds of beef. I don't know what they do with the 3000 tails, the 6000 horns, 6000 eyeballs, 3000 hides, 60,000 pounds of guts and waste, and maybe 35,000 teeth---daily.
All the other plants have the same daily problems, and there are other much bigger slaughter operations than Swift.
I think they use the 3000 tongues, 3000 good tail meat parts, 3000 ears, livers, hearts (12,000 pounds), lungs, throats,
brains (9,000 pounds), and other things into processed food.
None of these things however is a problem for the AMERICAN worker at $12.00 per hour, except that the American worker would eventually want to be unionized for benefits and protective safety measures. The Mexiacan workers would be sent packing the instant they said the word "organize."
Does this help anyone with what the real reason is for the dirty work only Mexicans will do?
Yes, unless we had our own local slaughter houses, the price of beef would go up.

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Submitted by Bonkers on Fri, 10/16/2009 - 5:04pm.

It is all there!

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Submitted by Enigma on Fri, 12/22/2006 - 9:29pm.

To PetSmart where I pay top dollar (no pun intended buddy) for it so my chihuahua won't chew my house apart. Oh, and my two labs eat some of that stuff too. So, what was your point again?

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Fri, 12/22/2006 - 10:31pm.

You asked what was my point again about Mexican labor.
I think you know but don't care to admit it.
So, I'll tell you again: the Mexicans aren't here to do work only they will do, they are here because the companies who employ them want laborers who are indentured, so to speak. They can not complain about anything since they are illegal. They certainly can make no demands.
The same arguments were made prior to 1865 about slavery. Except they couldn't go back to their country as the Mexicans usually can.
Yes, your dogs do eat much of the vast quantities of offal at our slaughter houses, but don't fool yourself---much of that stuff is also available at Kroger. Ever wonder what they do with tons of bones a day? Me neither.

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Submitted by Git Real on Fri, 12/22/2006 - 9:23pm.

The Mexiacan workers

I think that's Mexican ole buddy ole Dollar. Tag you're it.

Submitted by Bonkers on Sat, 10/17/2009 - 4:59am.

I think dollaraday meant Mexicoians. I saw a whole crew yisterday at the road farm on 54 whar veggies are sold from a non-property tax payin vital piece of land.
They were a hadin fer the field to pick beans or sumthin. Maybe maters or white peas.
Rekon eny uf our 11% unemployed wood haf picked thet stuff fer $10?
No SS or uther deducts needed. Keep the government outn hit.

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Submitted by Git Real on Sat, 10/17/2009 - 6:15am.

I think dollaraday meant Mexicoians
Who knows what you guys meant bro. Smiling No doubt in my mind thems whytes 'n' blacks ain't a gonna pick no "beans or sumthins". Now think about something here? Do you think people are hungry or something like in them ole depression days when you were in your prime?

No SS or uther deducts needed. Keep the government outn hit.
Speakin' of Social Security Dollar... How's that working for these days. Gonna miss that COLA increase????? Glad to see you old people givn' it up fer yer country.

Obama.... The Bernie Madoff Of Washington

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