No Matter What You Call It, North American Union Is Happening
President Bush met with the leaders of Canada and Mexico in a secret three-day conference that ends today. Without directly denying that the meetings are to grease the skids for a union of the countries, Bush mocked and ridiculed the idea. One of the business leaders at the conference brushed off complaints that no reporters were allowed to attend, claiming that the items discussed were as mundane as making sure the contents of jelly beans was the same in all three countries! Right. You really need secret meetings with three heads of state to talk about jelly beans!
NASCO changed its website to imply that the "NAFTA Superhighway" was just good old I-35 all along. But why then did the U.S. Department of Transportation threaten to with hold highway money from Texas if it's "two year moratorium" on construction of toll roads stood? It did not stand, thanks to a veto by Gov. Rick Perry. And there were signs all up and down the route advertising the "Trans Texas Corridor" until they recently vanished.
The US Postal service has also reached an agreement with Mexico to help improve that countries post office! I defy supporters of the project to show us where in the constitution the federal government of the United States is authorized to expend resources developing the postal infrastructure of another nation.
What is going on here? Follow the money. Big business has exported their factories and jobs to Mexico, now they are finding out that the infrastructure down there is not the high quality they were used to when they operated in the United States. Their solution is that they want United States taxpayers to help pick up the tab to improve the infrastructure in the countries they have left us for! It is classic "cost-shifting", that is to say, theft. They want to socialize their costs while the privatize the profits.
Tax dollars are no longer being spent based on what is best for the citizens of this country, but on what is best for multinational corporations with influence in many countries by loyalty to none. Its why we need a big, interventionist military and foreign policy which occupies over 100 foreign countries to "defend our interests". Its why our highway dollars are spent to make an end-run around U.S. ports instead of having to come through them. Its why it now becomes our government's responsibility to improve Mexico's postal system. Follow the money and it all becomes clear.