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House Votes to End Mexican Truck Program (NAFTA)

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posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 02:13 AM
reply to post by ZindoDoone

I'm not disagreeing with you. But the real knife in the back over this deal was that the Billions collected in tariffs were then given to those same lumber companies that lobbied to get this whole mess brought forward. When Canada won every NAFTA ruling saying the US action was illegal. You still kept it going. I guess that's what friends do. Not too mention all the power, water, oil, minerals, gas, steel, the list goes on. I agree with Obama it needs to be renegotiated and I think most Canadians would support that. Whether the negotiations get anywhere is another story.

[edit on 16-9-2008 by DEEZNUTZ]

posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 08:26 PM
reply to post by Annee

A global government is the only logical progression. It isn't "IF" - its "HOW".

I personally will NEVER accept a global government. I will not accept that our Founding Fathers sacrificed so much, and our soldiers sacrificed so much, to keep this country free from outside influence.

As for trade:
Fair and balanced trade is IMPOSSIBLE. A "Level Playing Field" is impossible. Here is why:

> Companies, corporations and countries are all intent upon gaining an advantage over the "competition". That is the way the world works. If you aren't convinced, just play a game of monopoly.

>Mankind is bred to be competitive. Just turn on the Boob Tube on Saturday or Sunday to see how competitive, or the world news any night of the week to see that.

>Corporations control trade, plain and simple.

>Corporations control most governments, plain and simple

>Corporations RELY upon governments that do NOT have fair labor laws and conditions to create an advantage for their cost of labor.

>Equalizing all labor laws would eliminate an advantage.

>In addition, a one-world government would, by definition, be socialist in nature. Socialism denies the reality of the difference in drives, ambitions, work ethics, and abilities of the individual. Such a government would not create any incentive for those that wish to work harder and attain more. It would look like the failed Soviet Union, only bigger.

>Therefore, a one-world government with equal laws and conditions for all, could not last a day, because the competitive, advantage seeking nature of man would immediately look for an unfiar advantage. Within days, there would be chaos, and degeneration, and within months, you would be back to where we are now, groups of people fighting with other groups of people.


posted on Nov, 13 2008 @ 07:01 PM
are they seeing green lights?

"When he talks in general terms he's strongly pro-trade, he's strongly pro-globalization, he's strongly pro an interconnected world," said Fredrik Erixon, director of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE). "I wouldn't call him a free trader, but I would call him an internationalist." EARLY SIGNALS

In the 723 days since we concluded our agreement with Colombia alone, for example, U.S. exports have been burdened with nearly $1.4 billion in tariffs while Colombian exports have virtually free access to our markets. By passing these vital agreements, new opportunities for prosperity will be created for American workers, businesses, and consumers and our economy will be strengthened.”

posted on Nov, 13 2008 @ 08:08 PM
Globalization and a Global Currency is the only way to remove the inequalities which lead to large scale market collapses.

posted on Nov, 13 2008 @ 08:30 PM

I've never heard that before and it gave me a laugh. Know of any more nicknames for the different makes?

"Yes, I was recently denied fuel because I was getting too much mileage."
Denied by who?

It's nice to hear the thoughts of others who drive trucks on here.

Drive save and keep on truckin!

posted on Nov, 13 2008 @ 09:15 PM
I live on the Mexican border in Arizona.

It is premature and unrealistic to believe trucking from Mexico is halted.

posted on Nov, 13 2008 @ 09:27 PM
reply to post by Annee

Yup, I read that the bill is sitting in committee and not being brought up in the congress. So, the raping of the American trucker continues unabated by TPTB and now that I have been layed off I'm finding it hard to get another driving job!


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