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Old 03-03-2011, 01:38 PM
 
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Drugs trafficking, kidnappings, murders, illegal immigration, corruption, etc., etc., etcetera. These are some of the issues which all border states are forced to confront regarding Mexico.

With that premise in mind, is this really the "right" time to open U.S. highways to Mexican trucks? Should we allow goods from Mexico to be trucked into the United States by their drivers?

According to the following news brief, an agreement has been reached by the current U.S. and Mexican administrations.

BBC News - US and Mexico reach proposed deal over trucking dispute

I for one am adamantly opposed to the idea for obvious reasons. For the record, I voted for President Obama.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Phoenix,Arizona
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Add this to another 'MISGUIDED' policy of Obama

It's bad enough just the regular vehicles that come
across the border and now they want loaded commercial
vehicles

I'm sure the insurance industry will not let this opportunity
go by without a massive 'Cost Adjustment'

Obamas Character and his Policies have dictated his fate !
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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OP, how did you come with the idea of "right time" versus "bad time"? Please do tell...
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Riverside County / Maricopa County
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Mexican trucks have been crossing the border for years, I took a class on inspecting their drivers licenses, paperwork and such in 2005 ( guess who was the president then? ).

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Mr Calderon's government last year retaliated with tariffs on a number of US goods after US lawmakers cancelled funding for a pilot program that allowed long-haul Mexican trucks to circulate in the US.
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:08 PM
 
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OP, how did you come with the idea of "right time" versus "bad time"? Please do tell...
Mexico is volatile right now because of the drug lords. It is bad because it will make it easier to bring drugs deeper into our country and the violence that goes with it. And it will hurt our American trucking businesses


BBC News - US and Mexico reach proposed deal over trucking dispute

US and Mexican carriers were previously authorised to cross the border under the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, but the US has refused to allow Mexican trucks access over concerns of their ability to meet US safety and environmental standards.

The issue of removing the trucking roadblock between the US and Mexico has been fiercely battled in the past in the US political arena, and American truckers have said it could cost jobs in the country.
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Mexico has a full partner with the United States. Our people have a right to be safe in their communities”

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Mr Calderon's government last year retaliated with tariffs on a number of US goods after US lawmakers cancelled funding for a pilot program that allowed long-haul Mexican trucks to circulate in the US.
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Mexico is volatile right now because of the drug lords. It is bad because it will make it easier to bring drugs deeper into our country and the violence that goes with it
Since you didn't respond to the question I asked, when was the last good time to have traffic open?
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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Add this to another 'MISGUIDED' policy of Obama

It's bad enough just the regular vehicles that come
across the border and now they want loaded commercial
vehicles

I'm sure the insurance industry will not let this opportunity
go by without a massive 'Cost Adjustment'

Obamas Character and his Policies have dictated his fate !
To hear Obama speak, you sure would not think so! Obama has an aura of arrogrance.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Drugs trafficking, kidnappings, murders, illegal immigration, corruption, etc., etc., etcetera. These are some of the issues which all border states are forced to confront regarding Mexico.

With that premise in mind, is this really the "right" time to open U.S. highways to Mexican trucks? Should we allow goods from Mexico to be trucked into the United States by their drivers?

According to the following news brief, an agreement has been reached by the current U.S. and Mexican administrations.

BBC News - US and Mexico reach proposed deal over trucking dispute

I for one am adamantly opposed to the idea for obvious reasons. For the record, I voted for President Obama.
This is one step that NAFTA ordered, and we are finally going to comply with.

As part of the agreement, US goods will enjoy significantly lower tax rates in Mexico, which will likely create jobs here in the states.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Why not ? Good for tne economy.They can stop their trucks and buy US products in US shops
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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Obama is just honoring the agreements of Past Presidents. He wasn't the one that initially brokered the deal.

Obama has said that American truckers would be able to drive into Mexico also, what he fails to mention is that Mexican Drivers will be the ones to really benefit as they'll do the work for a lot cheaper.

Living in California what worries me is that we'll probably see more accidents on the Highways because more than likely a good deal of the Mexican trucks on the road will be unsafe, older trucks that US companies have already cast off.
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