As if we needed any more good news, Mexican trucks are now going to roll deep into America to start making deliveries in the next few days.
From CNS News:
The first Mexican carrier is set to roll into the U.S. interior within days, but American trucking union leaders and two California congressmen aren't giving up on stopping the cross-border trucking program.
U.S. Reps. Duncan Hunter and Bob Filner say they'll take a bipartisan stand at the border Wednesday in San Diego to voice concerns about the bilateral pilot project that will allow approved Mexican trucks to come deep into the United States. Hunter is a San Diego-area Republican, while Filner is a Democrat whose district includes California's border with Mexico.
You have got to be kidding me. How many illegals are going to be smuggled in through these trucks? How many kilos of drugs? How many Americans are going to die because Mexican trucks are not maintained? How many Americans are going to loose their jobs because the Mexican trucks are going to be able to undercut American businesses?
The first truck has already crossed the border.
From the San Francisco Chronicle:
For the first time under the North American Free Trade Agreement, a Mexican tractor-trailer crossed into the United States on Friday on a trip to the country's interior, beginning a trucking program that has been stalled for years by concerns that it would put highway safety and American jobs at risk.
The truck hauling a large steel drilling structure on a flatbed trailer crossed the border at Laredo, Texas, nearly two decades after passage of NAFTA, which was supposed to improve cargo transportation between the two countries.
At a ceremony in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, before the truck set off for a Dallas suburb, the owner of the Transportes Olympic trucking company told dignitaries of both countries that he considers his fleet's access to the U.S. interior like being invited to a friend's house.
"We have to be extra orderly and very respectful," Fernando Paez told about 300 people. "We will demonstrate that we can operate safely and efficiently."
The driver of the Freightliner truck was Josue Cruz, who waved from the cab, flashed a thumbs-up and thundered toward the bridge over the Rio Grande. The truck was expected to unload in Garland today.
Paez's company was first approved to operate in the U.S. interior under a 2007 pilot program that allowed a limited number of trucks before President Obama's administration canceled it in 2009. Mexico retaliated by placing tariffs on a wide range of American goods.
Give me a break. Mexico is not America’s friend. Trading with Mexico is not fair trade. They are taking American jobs and what are we getting in exchange? Illegal aliens and Cocaine?
Is it asking too much for the American government to start looking out for Americans?
Maybe all the politicans that promote open markets and free trade will rethink their positions. Free trade only helps the multinational corporations and hurts American workers. Manufacture products here by American workers for the American public. Yes we will pay a bit more for goods but when everyone is employed we will be able to afford it.
How can we have a prosperous society when corporate America was incentivised and given license by the politicans to move their industries to Communist China? Entire industries have been destroyed......Consumer Electronics, Clothing, Appliances, Auto Parts,Houswares, Toys, Tools, Steel, and the list goes on.
One new law will cure this. For a corporation to market their products here they must be required to manufacture at least 50% of their product line here. After all if corporations depend on the America public for their profits shouldn't they be giving jobs to the very people that they have been enriched by? Henry Ford once said, "I pay my workers a decent wage so that they can afford to buy my cars"
The issue is security, not "fair" trade or even highway safety. When the unions are opposed to something, you know it is about their jacked up wages and keeping competition out so we pay more and make and sell less abroad. This part of NAFTA should be contingent on Mexico actually being a country, not the third world descending into mafia style chaos.