I’d heard the audio of this before, but here via Harold Meyerson is the first time I’ve ever seen good video footage of John McCain’s shocking claim that Americans would be incapable of working as lettuce pickers even if the job paid $50 an hour:
$50 an hour times eight hours per day comes to $400 per day. Five days in a week comes to $2,000 a week. Figure a fifty week year and we’re talking about a $100,000 job. Hard work? Sure. Something Americans would be incapable of doing? I doubt it. That kind of money may be chump change to a guy with eight houses who thinks that people earning $4 million a year aren’t rich, but I bet there are plenty of people who’d take the job.