Thursday, August 23, 2007

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.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Tim,
Sorry about the layoff. I guess it was luck of the draw that I got sent down here to Mexico with a pay raise while you got the old pink slip. Well, don't feel so bad. Things aren't as great down here as our company portrayed it to those of us who "made the cut." For example, good luck getting or sending a parcel anywhere. Half of them just "disappear," and the other half usually take weeks to reach their destinations. Yup, while the company saved quite a bit of money making the move to Mexico, they sure regret some of the inherent disadvantages like this mail system. However, they're supposedly working on that problem. Word is that some lobbyists with the company are combining efforts with some other corporate power brokers to see if we can't get the US Government to help the Mexicans bring their postal service up to American standards.

So, how are things with you? Find a new job yet?


11:16 AM, August 23, 2007  
Blogger One Angry Christian said...

You lost me in the first sentence. "President Bush met with the leaders of Canada and Mexico in a secret three-day conference that ends today."

If it were a secret you wouldn't be blogging about it.

-Captain Obvious

12:40 PM, August 23, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More like Captain Oblivious

1:05 PM, August 23, 2007  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Ahem. To be more precise, the CONTENTS of the meeting are secret!

3:00 PM, August 23, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great attitude in your response there Mr. Moore! I went and looked at one angry christian's blog. Definitely a conservative. Perhaps abit more attitude than necessary, perhaps just a smart-aleck, but on the conservative team nonetheless.

11:40 PM, August 23, 2007  

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