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White House Presses Senate to Allow Mexican Trucks(11/2008 won't come soon enough for me)
worldnetdaily.com ^ | June 14, 2007 | staff

Posted on 06/14/2007 5:41:44 AM PDT by kellynla

In an effort to ensure Mexican trucks will begin rolling across the U.S. on schedule, the Bush administration is pressing the Senate to not take any action on a bill passed overwhelmingly by the House that essentially would block the project.

Sources within the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation have confirmed in background conversations that the panel has put on hold taking any action on the Safe American Roads Act of 2007, the bill the House passed May 15 by a vote of 411-3.

At the encouragement of the White House, the senators on the transportation committee are taking the position that the requirements of the Safe American Roads Act were wrapped into the provisions of H.R. 2206, the Iraq supplemental funding bill, signed May 25 by President Bush.

At the moment, the staff of the Senate transportation panel has no plans to discuss a Senate bill comparable to Safe American Roads Act before the July recess.

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An unhappy Todd Spencer, executive director of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, believes the Bush administration "has preordained that the Mexican truck demonstration project will begin regardless who objects."

"Simply put, the Bush administration has turned a tin ear to both the public and the Congress and there are no objections which can put a stop to the DOT plans," he told WND.

In response to the Iraq supplemental funding bill, the Department of Transportation issued a press release June 8 indicating additional regulations applicable to the Mexican trucks had been filed in the Federal Register, with a public comment period that extends to June 28.

As WND reported, Spencer has argued the supplemental funding bill demanded verification of safety issues that the DOT did not provide in its Federal Register filing.

The new regulations supplement the Mexican truck regulations DOT published in the Federal Register on May 1.

A statement by John H. Hill, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration suggests the agency believes the new regulations complete the legislative requirements set out in the Iraq supplemental funding bill.

Referring to the supplemental Federal Register notice published June 8, Hill said, "This shows the great lengths to which we've gone to ensure this program meets high safety standards while providing American business opportunities for further economic growth. We continue to meet or exceed every condition required by law."

The only remaining step required by the Iraq supplemental funding bill is for the DOT inspector general to confirm that the regulations published by FMCSA meet the safety and security requirements specified by Congress in the Iraq supplemental funding bill.

Allowing an extra month for this requirement to be filled, industry insiders now anticipate the Mexican truck demonstration project will begin Aug. 15, one month later than the July 15 start anticipated as recently as a week ago.

"No matter how many forms FMCSA creates," Spencer said, "nobody can assure us that the Mexican commercial driver licenses or drug testing procedures are up to U.S. standards."

"DOT is jamming these regulations for us, yet we seriously doubt that Mexico will have controls in place that will assure the U.S. public that the Mexican trucks allowed in the United States will be safe or secure," he said.

Spencer suggested that in the final months of the Bush administration, every effort will be made to keep promises made to Mexico.

"Whatever it takes, the administration is going to make sure that Mexican long-haul rigs have free access on U.S. roads before George W. Bush leaves office," he said.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: business; dot; illegals; immigration; mexico; trucking

1 posted on 06/14/2007 5:41:48 AM PDT by kellynla
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To: kellynla

keeping us supplied with illegal alien invaders, drugs, and cheeep chinese slave-labor produced trinkets.

Thanks, BOOOOSH! Thanks a lot!


2 posted on 06/14/2007 5:44:19 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

Bush is obsessed with Mexico and wants us to be to.


3 posted on 06/14/2007 5:46:35 AM PDT by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: kellynla
But what did Debka have to say?
4 posted on 06/14/2007 5:46:52 AM PDT by badpacifist (Touching the portal of infinite knowledge right now!)
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To: kellynla
(11/2008 won't come soon enough for me)

Who, may I ask, do you think will occupy the post next. I bet it won't be anyone who even pretends to be a conservative. The next president will be able to behave in the same manner without letting anyone down.

5 posted on 06/14/2007 5:47:18 AM PDT by nitzy (globalism and limited government cannot co-exist)
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To: kellynla

Shiite!


6 posted on 06/14/2007 5:48:29 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: kellynla
My Eagle Forum chapter has issued an alert that today may be critical on the issue and to CALL your senators and say NO to amnesty.

You Tube

Reid

This week, we will vote on cloture and final passage of a comprehensive bill that will strengthen border security, bring the 12 million undocumented Americans out of the shadows, and keep our economy strong. In the days ahead, we will work to improve the bill to protect and strengthen family ties while improving the structure of the temporary-worker program.

7 posted on 06/14/2007 5:49:32 AM PDT by GailA (I'm a quilt-a-holic and proud of it. Run Fred Run!)
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To: kellynla

I was on jury duty the week of 12/11/06 and one of my fellow jurors told me that her nephew was killed a year earlier by two illegals DRIVING their truck with FAULTY BRAKES to the BRAKE SHOP to be repaired when – surprise, surprise — the BRAKES FAILED AND THEY KILLED HER NEPHEW. I guess these MORONS thought they were back in Mexico where – in addition to driving DRUNK — they and their idiot friends do crap like that all the time. Can you say “Tijuana Taxi?” Can you say “TOW TRUCK?”

The driver got 4 years in prison and will be deported when he gets out.

Gotta wonder how long it will take him to sneak back in and kill someone else?
Estimates indicate they are killing around 25 American citizens each day, either with vehicles or via other criminal activity.

I can’t wait until the interstates start filling up with Mexican truckers on tight deadlines – and I do mean DEADlines – hurtling at carloads of unsuspecting native-born American citizens – all 387 of us.

Do you suppose this crap might stop if one of Bush’s daughters became a victim?

Of course, unlike the rest of us, they are driven to their endless round of parties by an armed SS detail, which eliminates the risk that they will be tempted to drive drunk themselves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_zCpQZ-H94


8 posted on 06/14/2007 5:49:39 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: kellynla

FR *bookmark*


9 posted on 06/14/2007 5:53:57 AM PDT by Dad yer funny (FoxNews is morphing , and not for the better ,... internal struggle? Its hard to watch)
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To: kellynla

Economic growth of American companies is not worth Americans being endangered. It’s pro business, unless your a trucker, and anti American.


10 posted on 06/14/2007 5:54:37 AM PDT by mefistofelerevised
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To: kellynla
Will these Mexican truckers also pay tax to states and cities in the form of licenses to repair roads their trucks tear up and damage.
11 posted on 06/14/2007 5:56:39 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, DUNCAN or THOMPSON 08, ELECTION 2008, MOST IMPORTANT OF MY LIFE TIME)
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To: kellynla

On again, off again...Now its back on...

I guess they are really going to show us this time...

Just be aware...When the Mexican POS trucks (and their sub-par drivers) start killing American citizens...For whatever cotton-pickin’ reason!!!

It would be safe to say, all bets would be off at that time...

Part of me still hopes, and would really like for this stuff to work itself out...But when the government tells me to accept something that all of us who know better, know that its going to be an extreme risk, not only to me and my friends and family, but to other Americans which I care for as well, but don;t knwo personally...

I just wonder why this whole concept of accepting this newworldorder-ish BS being shoved down our throats is going to backlash on those in our government, and in a way that is really going to sting them!

But what do I or anyone else know, right??? Our government is holding us in contempt, and that may not be a crime in that aspect, but when that contempt kills people, or at the very least puts us at risk...You have to wonder how long its going to take for most to figure out that enough is enough...


12 posted on 06/14/2007 5:58:18 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: nitzy

“Who, may I ask, do you think will occupy the post next?”

I couldn’t tell you...I left my crystal ball at home. LOL

But, that’s the whole idea of elections now isn’t it;
to find someone who will do a better job than the last person.


13 posted on 06/14/2007 6:01:57 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: OKIEDOC

You old kidder, you!! Of course they won’t pay for anything they damage. Look at how they behave now!


14 posted on 06/14/2007 6:03:15 AM PDT by twonie (Keep your guns - and stockpile ammo.)
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To: kellynla

Read www.spp.gov to see what this potus wants for the country formerly known as America.


15 posted on 06/14/2007 6:04:48 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: kellynla
"Simply put, the Bush administration has turned a tin ear to both the public and the Congress and there are no objections which can put a stop to the DOT plans"

All Hail The King!

16 posted on 06/14/2007 6:07:36 AM PDT by Afronaut (Press 2 for English - Thanks Mr. President !)
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To: kellynla
"Spencer suggested that in the final months of the Bush administration, every effort will be made to keep promises made to Mexico."

I cannot wrap my mind around this. Voting in this land has become a choice, would you like your arm broken or your leg?

17 posted on 06/14/2007 6:09:24 AM PDT by Afronaut (Press 2 for English - Thanks Mr. President !)
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To: kellynla

The Republican Jimmy Carter. Only Jimmy wasn’t out to destroy our borders and let the dregs of Mexican society overrun us.


18 posted on 06/14/2007 6:14:12 AM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: kellynla

Just one more in a number of very asinine positions from Bush and the White House.
Since taking office G.W. has supported Mexico and Mexicans over the U.S.
Round up All illegals and deport their butts.
If you’ve ever been to Mexico and seen their transportation system, (I.E. their trucks)you’d not want them running around our country.
If you pollute or run an unsafe rig you get flagged and fined. I doubt that will happen to the Mexican rigs.Also they mostly don’t speak ENGLISH.


19 posted on 06/14/2007 6:15:19 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: kellynla

Looks like a messy break-up...


20 posted on 06/14/2007 6:16:54 AM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: kellynla

Bump for later read.


21 posted on 06/14/2007 6:47:50 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: kellynla

I guess when I get a car, I’ll definately be buying extra “uninsured motorist” coverage. What a mess. Don’t you just love how this was buried in the Iraq spending bill?


22 posted on 06/14/2007 6:50:23 AM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (Head Caterer for the FIRM)
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To: kellynla

... the Bush administration is pressing the Senate to not take any action on a bill ..

Now that shouldn’t be a problem


23 posted on 06/14/2007 6:53:17 AM PDT by txroadhawg ("To compare Congress to drunken sailors is an insult to drunken sailors." Ronald Reagan)
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To: twonie
Excellent response. LOL
24 posted on 06/14/2007 7:50:51 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, DUNCAN or THOMPSON 08, ELECTION 2008, MOST IMPORTANT OF MY LIFE TIME)
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To: potlatch; holdonnow; stevemalzberg1; PhilDragoo; ntnychik; dixiechick2000; Travis McGee; ...

SHOW   ME   THE   MONEY!


25 posted on 06/14/2007 8:27:31 AM PDT by devolve ( _Illegal_Aliens_Killed_25_Americans_Today _A_Mexican_Illegal_Alien_Sold_911_Terrorists_IDs_)
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Comment #26 Removed by Moderator

To: devolve; ntnychik; dixiechick2000; bitt; kellynla

27 posted on 06/14/2007 9:05:44 AM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: potlatch

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LOL!


28 posted on 06/14/2007 9:44:40 AM PDT by devolve ( _Illegal_Aliens_Killed_25_Americans_Today _A_Mexican_Illegal_Alien_Sold_911_Terrorists_IDs_)
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To: devolve

Wonder what comment #26 was? Wish we could still ‘see them’.


29 posted on 06/14/2007 9:46:40 AM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: kellynla

Pardon my pointing out the obvious, but....

what is to keep these Mexican truck drivers from accepting a bribe from ...say..some swarthy Muslim gent with lots of cash...that wants to transport some equipment across (or into) the US, along with the legal cargo? You know....equipment like a nuke or two?

Nothing. Absolutely NOTHING.

Bush has sold us out, folks. At least, that’s the way I’m seeing it. And here, all this time, I was afraid he would merely wuss/wienie out and let us down, like his dad did!


30 posted on 06/14/2007 9:58:55 AM PDT by XenaLee
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To: XenaLee

There has been no leadership in the White House in the last 18.5 years.


31 posted on 06/14/2007 12:09:51 PM PDT by jocko12
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To: Dick Bachert
...the interstates start filling up with Mexican truckers on tight deadlines – and I do mean DEADlines – hurtling at carloads of unsuspecting native-born American citizens – all 387 of us.

BUMP to the TOP.

It's not law yet, but the sheer insanity of it demonstrates their maniacal obsession to create another part of the coming North American Union socialist paradise of Canada, USA, and Mexico.

I can't think of any other rational explanation for it. I hope AMERICAN TRUCKERS will stage a massive strike and put a stop to it.

Cordially,

32 posted on 06/15/2007 6:10:36 AM PDT by Diamond
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To: nitzy

I disagree. I think Fred Thompson will run, and win, and be much better than Bush in this regard, despite what the Tancredoites and Hunteristas say.


33 posted on 06/15/2007 6:12:07 AM PDT by RockinRight (Our 44th President will be Fred Dalton Thompson!)
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To: kellynla

The traitor continues his treason.


34 posted on 06/15/2007 6:20:21 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: kellynla

I am dreading 11/08 — but only because I am imagining what horrors a de jure lame duck Boosh WH will do. The de facto lame duck prez we have is spiraling down into Alice’s Rabbit Hole (or the commode, I can’t be sure...).

It is 1/21/09 that cannot come fast enough for me at this point.


35 posted on 06/15/2007 6:20:24 AM PDT by L,TOWM (Liberals, The Other White Meat [protest for... violence and peace])
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To: L,TOWM
yea well all I can say is that we better hope & pray that the GOP comes up with a better candidate than the last one; because we are in for one hellofa long haul here and we’re gonna have to “clean house” and get rid of ALL the undesirables in this country including the muzzies & illegals, secure the borders and double the size of the armed forces because this muzzie war is gonna go on for your and my entire lifetime.
36 posted on 06/15/2007 6:38:02 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

Bush is a traitor - pure and simple.

He has foreswore allegiance to America in return for allegiance to globalism and internationalism. He has defiled his oath of office. He is unfit for the august position he holds.

He should be impeached - along with most of COngress.


37 posted on 06/15/2007 6:41:13 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: kellynla

And well beyond our grandkid’s lifetime, FRiend.

Just the latest chapter in what has been a 1,400 year long war...


38 posted on 06/15/2007 7:10:44 AM PDT by L,TOWM (Liberals, The Other White Meat [protest for... violence and peace])
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To: RockinRight
I don’t see anything in his past to support those hopes. This immigration bill is an inside job perpetrated by Washington insiders against the American people. Thompson is as inside as inside gets.
39 posted on 06/15/2007 7:29:59 PM PDT by nitzy (globalism and limited government cannot co-exist)
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To: nitzy

You do realize Thompson left Washington because he was sick of the BS, right?

Also because of his daughter, but still.


40 posted on 06/15/2007 8:02:36 PM PDT by RockinRight (Our 44th President will be Fred Dalton Thompson!)
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