Good news, everyone! Well, maybe not everyone...
Our conservative overlords, or "masters," have a great idea for keeping food costs low, while keeping all those unwanted Mexicans out of the U.S.:
"I say let the prisoners pick the fruits," said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California, one of more than a dozen Republicans who took turns condemning a Senate bill that offers an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants an opportunity for citizenship.
What a fantastic idea! Thousands of men and women in chains working the fields, picking various crops for basically nothing! Why hasn't anyone thought of this before?
"Anybody that votes for an amnesty bill deserves to be branded with a scarlet letter 'A,'" said Rep. Steve King of Iowa, referring to a guest worker provision in the Senate measure.
Wow, forced labor and branding? This idea just keeps on getting better and better! Too bad about those poor Mexicans trying to make a better life for themselves and their families, though. But I guess we won't be needing them any more, once we get our own American prisoner-slaves! They'll just have to go back to Mexico and enjoy being poor. Adios, muchachos! Lo siento!