February 14th, 2007
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BUSH TO OPEN DOORS TO MEXICAN CARGO TRUCKS
Originally posted at Rick Roberts Website, KFMB San Diego
February 26th, 2007
GET READY TO SEE MORE TRUCKS ON THE ROAD!!
They just won’t be from this country…
THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION will now let Mexican trucks haul freight further and further into the United States.
AS IF WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH ILLEGAL ALIENS ON THE ROAD ALREADY…
The U.S. government wants to see truckers outsourced… President Bush would like to see Jose from south of the border driving that freightliner.
Now is a GREAT time to invest in that uninsured motorist feature through your car insurance company!
The Bush administration announced its plan last Thursday to have U.S. inspectors oversee Mexican trucking companies that carry cargo across the border. According to the Transportation Department, U.S. inspectors will inspect each truck and interview drivers to make sure they can read and speak English. They’ll examine trucks and check the licenses, insurance and driving records of the Mexican drivers. Inspectors will also verify that the trucking companies are insured by U.S.-licensed firms. Sure… Sounds good, right? Not exactly…
How could the U.S. could spare sending inspectors to Mexico when only a nominal percentage of the hundreds of thousands of U.S. truck companies are inspected every year? They lack the inspectors to conduct safety reviews of at-risk domestic carriers… Imagine how much worse it will be if we are reduced to not hiring Americans to haul our goods. How could we keep track of Mexican drivers when there are barely enough inspectors to keep track of American drivers?
The Bush administration is espousing more hot air just to evade the fact that they’re dying to sway the hearts of certain ethnic minorities. It’s pathetic.
One-fourth of all U.S. trucks are taken off the road after random inspections because they’re so unsafe. Just think of how the Mexican trucks will be. Mexican drivers are paid about 40% less than their U.S. counterparts, who make an average of about $40,000 a year.
So, um… Let me get into the President Bush state-of-mind: The trucking industry, I am assuming, is a career path that American citizens no longer desire.
Ten-four… Or is it diez cuatro? Hmmm…
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