Skip to comments.President Bush Opens U.S. Roads to Mexican Trucks
Posted on 11/27/2002 2:29:10 PM PST by Crusader21stCentury
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Knowing the INS, you could name your fleet of trucks the "Al Qaeda Express" and get the rubber chicken stamp of approval.
One reason the middle class grew was the unions. They had the power to get a fair share of the profit for their employees in the form of wages, benefits, and decent work conditions. There was the expectation that if a worker hooked up with a good, stable private sector job or in the public sector, and did their job, the opportunity was there to make a decent living, and have a place to live and raise their family.
Back then, one worker could support a family. Things started deteriorating for the worker when two incomes in a family were an option that let people spend more but do less of their own chores, and then became a "necessity" for an inflated lifestyle.
Look at what we have now. Next to no secure jobs where one income can support a family, many working-class neighborhoods being either over-run or over-priced because of those cheaper laborers from other countries, no independent manufacturing capability as a nation, and an overblown federal government that has taken over huge chunks of our lives.
The Russians back in the cold war were kind of a good enemy. Khruschev stomping his shoe, breaks from school work to hide under our desks in case of an attack, and spy vs. spy in MAD magazine.
Then came Viet Nam when I was in college. HS classmates going off to a war that we didn't understand. Those pictures on TV that brought it home. Soldiers, many of them coming home as damaged goods, with stories too horrible to relate. Others came up on top, benefitting from this smaller world that we would control.
Look at us now. Many (most?) families are so far in debt they'll have to work until it kills them. People giving up individual decision making (or having it taken away) in education, medicine, privacy, secure jobs and environments.
I'm really passionate about this border-illegals-Mexican trucks (bizarre and nutty) situation. Some of us remember that things were better when our culture was watching Ozzie and Harriet and going to the Drive In and not counting the fat grams in our ice cream sundae and saving money all year for Christmas gifts and having the neighborhood moms there when we came home from school. We're never going to get any of that back if we don't stabilize the population and culture of this country and have decent jobs for all of those who are willing to work.
Those in power either don't get it or don't care. I can't decide which would be worse.
3 in 10,000, you mean? Or 3 in 100? 3%? Or .03%?
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