Skip to comments.NAFTA's Unfinished Business
Posted on 03/12/2011 8:12:20 PM PST by fightinJAG
We are happy to hear that President Obama has decided to restart a pilot program that will allow Mexican trucks to carry goods across the United States. We hope the announcement, which was made last week during a Washington visit by President Felipe Calderón of Mexico, puts an end to Washingtons breach of its obligations under the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement.
Nafta promised to open shipping between the United States and Mexico to carriers from both countries, starting with the border states in 1995 and expanding to the entire country in 2000. The Teamsters union fearing the competition immediately objected that Mexican trucks are unsafe. President Bill Clinton, bowing to the unions power, refused to implement that part of the deal stopping the Department of Transportation from processing applications from Mexican truckers.
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Awesome! Unemployment is somewhere between 10 and 15 percent, Hezbollah is colluding with coyotes to smuggle terrorist operatives into the United States and we want to make everything better by allowing Mexican truckers free reign on our highways. This country is suicidal.
Obamas Unfinished Business: Bankrupting America
I am proud of voting for Ross Perot. He identified a problem, had a plan to combat it, and was trash canned from history. If only POPPY Bush had his sack.
me too. that was my first election. I read his book and believed him.
If our truckers go ‘down there’ they are at risk of kidnapping/murder/robbery
Their truck drivers can’t read street signs, don’t recognize the ‘hammer lane’ is for cars only, and could care less if anyone else is on the road when they decide to lane-change, and drug testing? ha!
next NYT headline on the matter “Mexican Trucks Abandoned in Tuscan Unexplained”
You forgot the bald tires, bad brakes and lack of adequate sleep.
I want this quote from the NYT on billboards all over the country when al Qaeda or some other whacked out terrorist drives an atomic bomb up the middle of Main Street America, like the mailman bringing bad news.
Every time a Mexican truck stops at a truck stop, it needs to develop several flat tires. If this happens enough it will become too expensive to screw Americans and they will quit using mexican labor. Viva la revolution!
My daughter (whose husband is a trucker) says that the Mexicans already do most of the trucking illegally.
I wonder if Carlos Slim wrote this one.
Any American truck driver who would go into Mexico to pick up a load is not very smart. First of all, the driver could be killed. Second, “stuff” could be planted on the truck that would get the driver arrested when coming back across the border.
If you're an American trucker and want to drive in Mexico, raise you hand.
That's what I thought.
Your point well taken and verified in the weekly US Border Patrol Weekly Blotter Reports!
On March 19, 2010, Jerome Corsis weekly financial strategies newsletter, "RedAlert," reported that Canadas Manitoba province is devoting a portion of its website to promoting Canadas portion of the NAFTA Superhighway system, the Mid-Continent Trade Corridor.
While interested parties, especially the State of Texas and many national publications, have downplayed or denied that plans even exist to build Superhighways from Mexico through Canada, our northern neighbors have gone full steam ahead with their plans to augment this system. The website displays a map showing the connection of the Mid-Continent Trade and Transportation Corridor with the much-vilified American NAFTA Superhighway (IH-35) just north of Fargo, North Dakota, at Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Psssst, don’t tell any old time Freepers (if any are left) but the only sane vote was for Ross. If you looked at the exit polling from the ‘92 election, you would find that those that voted for Perot, would have chosen Clinton if he wasn’t on the ballot. That makes a mockery of those that say that Perot stole the election from Bush. Without him in the race, Clinton wins with a clear majority. Just think, it has been twenty years since Ross Perot told us that the deficit was problem #1, open borders was #2, and “free” trade was going to kill us.....#3. Other than him being spot on, I think he must have been an alien from Klaatu. How could anyone have voted for a mealy mouthed Bush? This from a guy that held his nose so tightly that his sinuses collapsed after voting for GW twice. Rino’s will be the death of America, libs/commies/socialists/progressives, are easy to fight. The “Enemy within” is much tougher.
NAFTA 'finished' Business
Clinton signed it into law on December 8, 1993; it went into effect on January 1, 1994.
Remember during the campaign Perot was yelling about the 'sucking sound' of our jobs being lost to foreign nations.
All the Dems were for it. Who would be stupid enough not to know that exporting our jobs would be bad for us?
NAFTA was negotiated by the administration of George H W Bush, a Republican. On December 17, 1992 Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and Mexican President Carlos Salinas ceremonially signed the bill in San Antonio, Texas. The bill was then sent to the respective legislatures for ratification. It was ratified during the first year of the Clinton Administration and signed into law by President Clinton on December 8, 1993.
The point is both US political parties supported NAFTA and continue to support globalist “free” trade as well as other open borders initiatives. George H W Bush is actually more responsible for NAFTA than Bill Clinton in that his administration negotiated the treaty. His son George W Bush was also a big free trader. The George W. Bush administration pushed a number of free trade agreements around the world.
Unfortunately for the American worker, politicians on both sides of the political spectrum are dependent on contributions from the Wall Street banks and multinational corporations benefiting from free trade and the deindustrialization of America. Follow the money and don’t lay all of the blame on the Democrats.
Perot was right and he was able to carry the anti NAFTA message because he was independently wealthy. The powers and money behind both political parties will only continue down this path to ruin for the US economy and the American middle class.