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President Bush Opens U.S. Roads to Mexican Trucks
AP NEWS ^ | Published: Nov 27, 2002 | The Associated Press

Posted on 11/27/2002 2:29:10 PM PST by Crusader21stCentury

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Everyone ready for the truck bombs?
1 posted on 11/27/2002 2:29:10 PM PST by Crusader21stCentury
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Isn't that SPECIAL..
2 posted on 11/27/2002 2:32:25 PM PST by FormerLurker
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In other words, they are SO concerned about "terrorism" that they need to restrict our liberties and curtail our protections under the Constitution, yet they allow trucks from Mexico free access....
3 posted on 11/27/2002 2:34:28 PM PST by FormerLurker
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To: Crusader21stCentury
What is Bush thinking??

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4 posted on 11/27/2002 2:36:12 PM PST by Geezerette
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush gave the go-ahead Wednesday for Mexican trucks to travel U.S. roads beyond commercial border zones where they have been restricted while inspection sites and new regulations were put in place.

The decision comes nearly a year after Bush had said he wanted to allow Mexican trucks on U.S. roads, in compliance with a provision of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Mexican trucks and buses won't be on U.S. highways until the Department of Transportation can review applications from carriers. It must then grant qualifying carriers provisional operating authority.

"President Bush has made good on his commitment to open the border to international trucking and cross-border regular route bus service. This will help increase trade between our countries," Secretary Norman Mineta said in a news statement.

5 posted on 11/27/2002 2:36:27 PM PST by Eric Esot
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Mexican trucks to travel U.S. roads beyond commercial border zones where they have been restricted while inspection sites and new regulations were put in place.
6 posted on 11/27/2002 2:37:54 PM PST by KayEyeDoubleDee
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To: Crusader21stCentury
Here is a Mexican Long-Haul Personnel Carrier, spotted just south of Detroit...

Go figure!

7 posted on 11/27/2002 2:38:58 PM PST by jws3sticks
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What's left to say...no words to describe total lunacey. Again when you only have a choice of vanilla or chocolate this is the leadership that you get.
9 posted on 11/27/2002 2:41:32 PM PST by Digger
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To: Crusader21stCentury
Ahhhhh..... got to keep them workers flowing...... More can be hauled in via 18 wheeler don'tcha see... The NWO, Burgerbuilders, Illuminuttys, all need to keep their interest moving closer to their goals all the time. Just another part of the grand scheme of things.... keep them close.....

Now the big question is what are you going to do about it?.....

10 posted on 11/27/2002 2:42:07 PM PST by deport
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Here is a Mexican Lumber Hauler, getting ready to head north to compete with Weyerhaeuser.


11 posted on 11/27/2002 2:43:13 PM PST by jws3sticks
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I'm going to write in Tom Tancredo in '04.
12 posted on 11/27/2002 2:43:45 PM PST by Crusader21stCentury
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>>>What is Bush thinking??<<<


Mexico: the world's #3 source of petroleum.
13 posted on 11/27/2002 2:44:46 PM PST by End The Hypocrisy
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To: Crusader21stCentury

Yep that sounds like a good job for Tom.... Only about 12 months until primary time, best get him well known. good luck..

14 posted on 11/27/2002 2:46:32 PM PST by deport
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Mexico: the world's #2 source of cheap labor.

China is #1.
15 posted on 11/27/2002 2:46:33 PM PST by Crusader21stCentury
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Goodyear, watch out, here they come!


16 posted on 11/27/2002 2:47:08 PM PST by jws3sticks
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To: Crusader21stCentury
These rustbuckets WILL be loaded with drugs and illegal aliens, plus their lack of safety can be expected to take some of us down on the roads. And, on top of all that, American truckers will now have to face cheaper competition in the labor force.

But hey, we're all getting rich ain't we?

17 posted on 11/27/2002 2:52:12 PM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Crusader21stCentury
Hell, all the trucks have already headed north...


18 posted on 11/27/2002 2:53:23 PM PST by jws3sticks
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To: Crusader21stCentury
In all fairness to W, NAFTA was negotiated to let those trucks in. Clinton subsequently pandered to union pressures to reneg. This irritated Mexicans, and that harmed our business interests. Hopefully President Bush has put adequate safeguards in place to keep the riff raff out and the commerce flowing though.
19 posted on 11/27/2002 2:53:25 PM PST by End The Hypocrisy
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To: Crusader21stCentury
Cheaper street drugs lower trade defecit
Cheaper labor more economic growth
I'm sure there are more upsides
20 posted on 11/27/2002 2:54:47 PM PST by rastus macgill
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