Skip to comments.Feds Pay To Upgrade Mexican Trucks, US Trucks Not So Lucky
Posted on 04/12/2011 7:06:34 AM PDT by Biggirl
A story broke yesterday concerning the retrofit of more than 100 trucks from Mexico that do not meet United States environmental standards. Our federal government is paying to upgrade these trucks, yet when the state of California and the EPA set new rules for US-owned trucks, they fine companies who do not comply.
This post is not about the environment, it concerns how US trucking companies are treated by the federal and state government as compared to Mexican-owned rigs. From AzCentral.com.
For air-quality regulators, the border creates a legal barrier. State and federal agencies cant force vehicles manufactured and bought in Mexico to comply with U.S. emissions rules, even though the trucks cross into this country.
So the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality tried a different approach, offering to pay Mexican truck owners to replace old mufflers with new catalytic converters that will reduce harmful diesel emissions by up to 30 percent. The project in effect circumvents the more lax Mexican rules about exhaust systems.
(Excerpt) Read more at radioviceonline.com ...
I got a better idea, if the exhaust system is that important just STOP THE FOREIGN TRUCKS FROM COMING IN!
It’s really not that hard.
Why would we want to help out our own people? That’s just stupid. sarc/
OMG-—read this-———and scream for it to STOP.
And the Mexo truckers need to remember to stop in Maryland where they can get in-state college tuition as illegal aliens. Bizarro World. Freak State.
Another move to put America in last place. American citizens are standing by as the federal and many state governments show more concern for citizens of foreign countrys than for US citizens paying the bills. Once again, this demonstrates the devaluing process for US citizenship. See Obama playbook for directions on undermining the value of US citizenship—Rule#1 — attack US citizens in Arizona to protect the criminal alien’s right to cross our borders unhindered.
We Cannot afford this!!!!!
If they don’t pass inspection at the Border turn them around.
(1) multiple apps for Social Security benefits, SSI for the kids, welfare forms, food stamps, EITC apps, locales of free healthcare providers, free drivers' licenses and passports, sub-prime mortgage apps, bank accounts for every identity, and gun and machete permits;
(2) Democrat party voter registration forms;
(3) lists of Democrat campaign committees taking donations from drug lords;
(4) US locales of phony document manufacturers.
Obama will issue Executive Orders declaring all Mexi-truckers as undocumented Democrats. Will supply trucks with mattresses, pillows, bottled Perrier, Taco Bell coupons, Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free cards to ease the massive flow of Mexicans into the US.
Absolutely concur on the short history lesson regarding previous administrations.
The problem is tha there appears to be no way to get off this train. I’ve looked.
WHAT IS THE MERIDA INITIATIVE? The US Congress passed legislation in late June 2008 to provide Mexico with $400 million and Central American countries with $65 million that year for the Mérida Initiative---to fight drug wars. The initiative was announced 22 Oct 2007 and signed into law June 30, 2008.
THE FACTS ARE THESE : Mexico is calculatedly staging the "war on drugs" ------- with a hidden agenda------to wage war against the United States USING OUR TAX DOLLARS. Mexico has infiltrated the US political system, from domestic to foreign policy, AND US L/E, using deceit and guile. The mexican govt is sending millions of Reconquista shock troops over the border (illegal aliens) cueing them in WRT taking the US system.
Central America and Mexico are conning the US -----extorting US tax dollars to support Marxist/terrorist movement via the Merida Initiative----a despicable con to arm its police and military using US tax dollars to protect terrorists and drug cartels who are moving across the border into the US.
Clearly, the Mexican govt is fomenting drug violence in order to: (1) get billions of dollars in US assistance, and, (2) to help their populations flee over the border claiming they are victims of violence and need "asylum." Asylum claims gets illegals thousands of dollars in SS funds.
Mexican Federales are getting rich using some familiar strategies:
(1) plotting to become a ward of the US;
(2) faking victimization;
(3) secretly revving up internal conflicts;
(4) play-acting the ignoramus;
(5) claiming they can't "control" their enemies without US money;
(6) organizing voting blocs----exchanging votes for US cash.
ACTION NOW---Stop all funding for this con game. Tell your reps to stop funding the anti-American Merida Initiative now. .
Wonder how American truckers feel knowing that their government is using their tax dollars to subsidize their competition.
ive lost my voice from screaming...and now i must work feverishly to convince the other voices in my head to remain calm, lest they take over and i step away from the keyboard...
Please do not compare the BO’s Attorney General attacking the citizens of AZ to favor foreign criminals as equivalent to Bushes and Clinton.
This is completely insane. Only in Kalifornia would the idiot pols pay to fix
Mexican Trucks, and with.. US TAXPAYER money!!Grrrrrr!
I wonder if any of the Teamster Brothers can pull themselves away from the Wisconsin State Capitol to deal with this...
Nonsense. They merely lack the will.
The government is doing this when it’s on the verge of insolvency?
Yup...the doors have been shut and the train is running on automatic pilot. Very sad!
The better question would be what is wrong with article?
The article is not distinguishing between dray-age trucks/shuttle trucks and OTR trucks.
The article is not distinguishing between the smog emitted by the shuttle truck on the Mexican side that drifts across the border and the smog emitted by the shuttle trucks while on the north side of the border.
There are no US shuttle trucks, only Mexican shuttles. They use only the Mexican junker trucks to keep the cost down.
Offering to pay Mexican truck owners to replace old mufflers with new catalytic converters.
Carlos yells ole free money now if we can get them to pay for some tires that have tread on them.
Is there ANYTHING dumber than a Federal employee?
I can’t disagree with anything you write, but taking LEGAL ACTION to attack the state of AZ is unprecedented in terms of siding with foreign criminals.
Yet another example that just goes to show that it’s all about the Benjamins.
Now Obama is counting votes for 2012 (Hispanic pandering full steam ahead), and he thinks that he has filled the unions' coffers sufficiently, so now finally he did another 180 on this issue (he has done this so many times -- wars, gitmo, tax cuts-- that nobody can keep track).
Interesting example of the fact that some factions of both the left and right can be opposed to the same thing.
The U.N.’s plan is moving ahead I see.
Thanks. Good info!
Being an American citizen isn’t worth it anymore.
We are just suckers to be stolen from, by taxes and fraud, and most are dumb downed enough to not complain. Welcome to the USSA, brought to you by the public schools, who made sure the children of the country know NOTHING of THEIR heritage.
This is a new one. Wow.
My mom’s car failed some emissions test a few months ago. Pretty sure Uncle Barry hasn’t offered to pay for it yet.
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