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Feds Pay To Upgrade Mexican Trucks, US Trucks Not So Lucky
http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | April 12, 2011 | Steve McGough

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 can’t 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.

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TOPICS: Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: airquality; bho44; bhoepa; epa; feds; mexico; trucking; trucks
What is WRONG with this picture?
1 posted on 04/12/2011 7:06:41 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

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.


2 posted on 04/12/2011 7:08:50 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Biggirl; TigerLikesRooster; FromLori

Classic.


3 posted on 04/12/2011 7:10:34 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: John O

Why would we want to help out our own people? That’s just stupid. sarc/


4 posted on 04/12/2011 7:12:31 AM PDT by RC2
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To: marktwain; OldNewYork; rabscuttle385; Grampa Dave; Cincinatus' Wife; Condor51; Clintonfatigued; ...

OMG-—read this-———and scream for it to STOP.


5 posted on 04/12/2011 7:15:40 AM PDT by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: Liz

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.


6 posted on 04/12/2011 7:17:52 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Biggirl

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.


7 posted on 04/12/2011 7:17:52 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Biggirl
What is WRONG with this picture?

What is wrong with this picture is, it's a lie. US TAXPAYERS are paying to upgrade Mexican trucks. You are paying. We are all paying.

8 posted on 04/12/2011 7:18:06 AM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: Biggirl

Impeachment.


9 posted on 04/12/2011 7:18:19 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (GO TRUMP!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Biggirl
There was a story last month about the Los Angeles police not impounding cars of illegals arrested for DUI because because of the disparate impact on them. Cars of citizens stopped for DUI would continue to be impounded. The new world order marches on.
10 posted on 04/12/2011 7:19:35 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Biggirl

We Cannot afford this!!!!!


11 posted on 04/12/2011 7:23:14 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Biggirl
THREE FAVORITE PASTIMES OF POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS AND MOOCHERS:


12 posted on 04/12/2011 7:25:02 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: Biggirl

If they don’t pass inspection at the Border turn them around.


13 posted on 04/12/2011 7:26:15 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Neoliberalnot
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.

It's important to realize that this did not start with Obama; it has been going on aggressively over the past three administrations (Bush I, Clinton, Bush II). It began before that. Both major parties have been complicit in the destruction of the middle class.

I guess the middle class, like Mubarak and Quaddafi has out lived its usefulness to our international over lords.
14 posted on 04/12/2011 7:28:01 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: hal ogen
Oh please-----can't inconvenience Mexi-truckers to stop for US freebies. Obama is providing each trucker with:

(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.

15 posted on 04/12/2011 7:35:26 AM PDT by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: algernonpj

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.


16 posted on 04/12/2011 7:35:52 AM PDT by Pecos (Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: All
Feds Pay To Upgrade Mexican Trucks? So that explains why Ohaha cut $300 million from the Merida Initiative (/snix).

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.

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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.

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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. .

17 posted on 04/12/2011 7:42:03 AM PDT by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: Biggirl

Wonder how American truckers feel knowing that their government is using their tax dollars to subsidize their competition.


18 posted on 04/12/2011 7:45:04 AM PDT by La Lydia ("California: When the parasites outnumber the hosts, it's all over.")
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To: Liz

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...


19 posted on 04/12/2011 7:49:27 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: algernonpj

Please do not compare the BO’s Attorney General attacking the citizens of AZ to favor foreign criminals as equivalent to Bushes and Clinton.


20 posted on 04/12/2011 7:52:37 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Liz
*** OMG-—read this-———and scream for it to STOP. ***

This is completely insane. Only in Kalifornia would the idiot pols pay to fix

Mexican Trucks, and with.. US TAXPAYER money!!
Grrrrrr!
¿Usted repara mi carro, sí?

Gracias América idiota

21 posted on 04/12/2011 7:58:24 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: Biggirl

I wonder if any of the Teamster Brothers can pull themselves away from the Wisconsin State Capitol to deal with this...


22 posted on 04/12/2011 8:01:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Biggirl
State and federal agencies can’t force vehicles manufactured and bought in Mexico to comply with U.S. emissions rules, even though the trucks cross into this country.

Nonsense. They merely lack the will.

23 posted on 04/12/2011 8:09:49 AM PDT by rockrr ("Remember PATCO!")
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Bfl


24 posted on 04/12/2011 8:31:58 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Conservative States of America has a nice ring to it.)
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To: Liz; Digger; ExTexasRedhead; SandRat; SwinneySwitch; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

The government is doing this when it’s on the verge of insolvency?


25 posted on 04/12/2011 8:36:39 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: Neoliberalnot
Please do not compare the BO’s Attorney General attacking the citizens of AZ to favor foreign criminals as equivalent to Bushes and Clinton.

My point is we are where we are today because of actions by the prior three administrations which aggressively paved thw path for Obama's administration.

How about Bush's calling citizens who wanted the border secure vigilantes? How about Bush I, Clinton and Bush II (even after 9-11) leaving our northern and southern borders wide open and refusing to enforce immigration laws? How about Bush abandoning border security officers prosecuted for doing their job (Ramos and Compean among others)? How about Bush II after 9-11 fast tracking Saudi Religion of Peace visas?

Our sieve like borders and non enforcement of immigration law is and has been a security, cultural, environmental, and economic disaster.
26 posted on 04/12/2011 9:35:20 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: Pecos

Yup...the doors have been shut and the train is running on automatic pilot. Very sad!


27 posted on 04/12/2011 9:39:15 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: Biggirl
"What is WRONG with this picture?"

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.

28 posted on 04/12/2011 9:43:23 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Biggirl

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.


29 posted on 04/12/2011 9:47:47 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Biggirl
Gee, do we we give them a free fuel fill-up, too?

Is there ANYTHING dumber than a Federal employee?

30 posted on 04/12/2011 9:48:07 AM PDT by cookcounty (Obama channeling TR: "Speak incessantly and carry a little schtick.")
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To: algernonpj

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.


31 posted on 04/12/2011 10:09:43 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Biggirl

Yet another example that just goes to show that it’s all about the Benjamins.


32 posted on 04/12/2011 12:05:34 PM PDT by zeugma (The only thing in the social security trust fund is your children and grandchildren's sweat.)
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To: Liz; algernonpj; expat_panama; indylindy; Tennessee Nana; calcowgirl
Remember Obama in 2009 suspended the Mexican truck program? This move favored unions (an also non-union owner operators) over "free trade" and Hispanic pandering. Other posters didn't believe me when I predicted he would eventually let the trucks in.

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).

Obama: Let Mexican trucks roll!.....defies unions, ignores Congress

Interesting example of the fact that some factions of both the left and right can be opposed to the same thing.

33 posted on 04/12/2011 1:01:39 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Budget sins can be fixed. Amnesty is irreversible.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

See #33.


34 posted on 04/12/2011 1:38:42 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Budget sins can be fixed. Amnesty is irreversible.)
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To: Liz

The U.N.’s plan is moving ahead I see.


35 posted on 04/12/2011 3:34:45 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Thanks. Good info!


36 posted on 04/12/2011 4:01:58 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Biggirl

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.


37 posted on 04/12/2011 4:06:42 PM PDT by TruthConquers (.Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Arthur Wildfire! March

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.


38 posted on 04/12/2011 11:54:19 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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