Thursday, May 25, 2017

Blame It On The Boss - A - Nova -- The Political Page, T+125 -- May 25, 2017

This problem has been going on for more than five years, according to CBS Sacramento which means the former president didn't do anything about it but now it's time to blame the new boss (or as they say out in  the fields, "boss-a-nova"). The "boss-a-nova" has been in office for less than six months and has pretty much been stymied by judges and Congress. In fact, as far as I can tell, President Trump doesn't have any new policies; simply enforcing the laws that are on the books.

From the linked article:
As harvesting season gets underway, many growers in need of workers fear they may lose their crops, and President Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigration orders appears to only make matters worse.
Goehring says it’s become more and more difficult to find people to do this work.
“It’s been a real struggle and it’s been increasing the last 5-6 years,” he said.
Goehring is among the growing number of agricultural businessmen in California who have tried a number of strategies to lure workers. From putting ads in the paper to offering benefits- such as health insurance and 401(k)s, Goehring has even increased pay on certain jobs up to $22 an hour.
Population In Windy City Blowing Away

Link at Chicago Tribune.
  • only major US city to report population decline in past year, from 2015 to 2016
  • city's third consecutive year of population loss
  • Illinois' population fell by more than any other state in 2016
  • Illinoisans in recent years have flocked to Sun Belt states, such as Texas, Arizona and Florida
  • will eventually overtake population of Houston -- but it may take awhile

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