Skip to comments.MEXICAN TRUCKS: Murray Includes Language in Bill Urging Administration to Act
Posted on 07/26/2010 3:32:56 PM PDT by mdittmar
Sets deadline of October 1, 2010 for Administration to act
(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) included language in the Fiscal Year 2011 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill that calls on the Administration to put forward a plan that would end retaliatory tariffs on Washington state agricultural products by October 1, 2010. The bill passed the THUD subcommittee, which Murray chairs, as well as the full Appropriations committee, and will now head to the full Senate for consideration.
I am extremely frustrated that the Administration has not yet acted while farmers across my home state of Washington continue to suffer under Mexicos retaliatory tariffs, said Senator Patty Murray. I am urging both the Obama Administration and the Mexican government to solve this issue and allow Washington state farmers to compete on a level playing field. Since there has been inaction for too long, I included specific language in the transportation spending bill giving the Administration a clear deadline of October 1, 2010 to solve this problem.
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How do you tell a Mexican truck from an American truck without profiling? /rhet.
LOL—someone should calculate how long it took her to cave to her agricultural/business constituency over her union constituency.
The American trucks are the ones with the brakes, the insurance and the mufflers.
That’s what the Teamsters claimed, at least. Say Union Yes!
Now that they’re using car bombs, Imagine the damage they could do to a “racist” Gringo city with a serious truck bomb.
And then, the NAFTA arbitration panel ruled for Mexico in 2001, two weeks after Bush entered office.
And then, later in 2001, it was the Patty Murry-Richard Shelby amendment to the highway bill that provided the money to the border states to set up the MexiTruck inspection stations along the border.
I’m still waiting for reports of the carnage that ensued when we allowed these 107 deathtraps to operate on our highways. Do you think there was a coverup?
No. It was a long-running dispute, but my Heritage link covers it well.
Mexico slaps tariffs on U.S. goods in truck feud, Reuters, March 16, 2009.
Distinction without a difference, as the truck must comply with U.S. regulations, regardless.
It’d be a Mexican truck operated by an American company.
With Mexican truckers, at least the gallon jugs of urine on the side of the road have exotic labels for the highway sanitation workers to read.
Must they pay the Mexican Driver the same pay as a gringo?
I have lived in Mexico for long periods of time, which I can only assume you haven’t. I was not being factious or siding with the Teamsters, I was pointing out the truth. They have problems remembering to check and service their brakes. Mexican trucks are rarely insured. If there is a wreck, which is frequently, and the driver survives, he gets out and runs away as fast he he can because the Mexicans put you in jail until they sort out liability — because many of them aren’t insured. Mexican trucks, for reasons never explained to me clearly, are two or three times as loud as US trucks. People will not be happy once they are on our roads, regardless of whether they are Teamsters.
You would think that would be the case but it is not. Mexican trucks are not allowed into the US even if they meet US regulations.
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