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Ruben Navarrette supports lowering U.S. wages to global levels - 11/27/09

Ruben Navarrette offers a "Special to CNN" called "U.S. workers can't hide from competition" [1] which can be summarized thusly: "suck it up, American workers! You have no right not to have your wages fall to Bangladeshi levels".

Will Jerry Brown far-left radio diatribes be used by Gavin Newsom, GOP to portray themselves as mainstream? - 10/21/09

... on American roads as part of a NAFTA scheme that would indeed result in truckers' wages trending towards those of their Mexican competitors. If the first, who cares? Next question. If the second, Brown is definitely going against Beltway orthodoxy, but he was right. Now, that doesn't mean that "Moonbeam" is right on everything; far from it. However, he does have quite a bit more backbone and...

Mexican trucks on U.S. highways program on hold... for now (Ron Kirk) - 03/11/09

... Ron Kirk. He's a very strong NAFTA supporter who's waiting to be confirmed.

Ron Kirk, Obama's U.S. Trade Representive? (supported "NAFTA freeway") - 12/19/08

... Representative. Kirk is a strong NAFTA booster while Obama has only pretended not to be one. During the campaign, Obama played a cute game: pretending to want to "renegotiate" NAFTA, only to later admit that he'd been misleading. With Kirk, at least what they want to do is a bit more out in the open. Around March 12, 2001, Dino Chiecci of the Associated Press included this in "Meeting of Minds/...

U.S. Chamber of Commerce collaborating with Mexican government on trucks? (Thomas Donohue) - 09/23/08

In 2006, Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr. suggested that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce consider registering as a Foreign Agent. Now, from an article entitled "Mexican lobby fights for truck program" (link): The House has made it veto-proof clear: The controversial pilot program allowing big Mexican trucks to cross the U.S. border and travel into the country must end. The Senate has yet to act,...

Bush admin agrees to two more years of Mexican trucks - 08/04/08

... moves to block Mexican trucks (NAFTA) "Mexican trucks approved for long-haul trips in U.S." Mexican trucks to be allowed to carry cargo on U.S. highways (NAFTA) UPDATE: There's more here, and here Democrats Rep. James Oberstar and Senator Byron Dorgan say they'll block the program as soon as they can.

John McCain at National Council of La Raza convention (charter schools, immigration "reform") - 07/14/08

... an "unapologetic supporter of NAFTA, the Central American Free Trade Agreement, and the Colombian Free Trade Agreement" and once again promotes a "hemispheric free trade agreement". Then this bit of "conservative" thinking: I'm a strong believer in charter schools. La Raza has helped establish 100 charter schools and the results they are producing are very encouraging. One of the charter schools...

SPP North American Leaders Summit April 21, 22 in New Orleans - 04/20/08

... of voters, many of whom blame NAFTA for job losses, especially in the manufacturing sector. Well, not exactly. Obama recently spoke in code, indicating his support for the SPP process, and of course there's GoolsbeeGate to consider. Her paper was given ("obtained") a warning to the leaders from the "North American Competitiveness Council", a group of major businesses such as Home Depot: Among...

The Laura Carlsen Farce (denies North American Union from slightly-honest Left) - 03/03/08

... globalization issues raised by NAFTA - job loss, labor insecurity, the surge in illegal immigration, and racial tensions caused by the portrayal of immigrants as invaders. This is convenient for both rightwing politicians and the government and business elites they attack because real solutions to these problems would include actions anathema to the right, including unionization, enforcement of...

Mary Peters, Carlos Gutierrez, Mexican official team up to promote Mexican trucks in U.S. - 10/18/07

From this: Bush administration officials [Department of Transportation Secretary Mary Peters and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez] held a news conference with Mexico's transportation secretary [Luis Tellez] yesterday to respond to criticism of a program allowing Mexican trucks on U.S. roads, but critics in Congress who helped pass counter-legislation are unmoved... ...By overwhelming...

Vicente Fox: FTAA common currency (Amero), Hillary for president, Bill Richardson, driver's licenses, lies about heathcare... - 10/11/07

... Mexico, "guest" workers, and NAFTA... * Lied about U.S. citizens not paying the healthcare costs for illegal aliens... * Agreed with Felipe Calderon's claim that "Mexico does not stop at its border"... * Promoted driver's licenses for illegal aliens... * Said he wants Hillary Clinton to be president and called Bill Clinton a "great man"... * Said that Bill Richardson was a "...

March 25 Coalition flyer - 03/18/07

... trade" agreements, including: NAFTA, CAFTA, FTAA & all FTAs imposed by U.S. Trans nationals Immediate, permanent, non-revocable legal residence for all who live in the U.S. Stop the Minutemen, KKK, Neo-Nazis and all racist organizations Access to higher education for all undocumented students Immediate Reunification of all families No criminalization of those giving aid to immigrants...

Mexico's U.N. ambassador promotes North American Union - 11/01/06

... the Alamo City in 1992. ..."NAFTA was a very important first step, but we need to start thinking outside the NAFTA box," González said. Panelist Robert Rivard, editor of the [San Antonio] Express-News and a former Newsweek correspondent in Latin America, spoke of the lingering impact of 9-6 — that is, Sept. 6, 2001, five days before the terrorist attacks, when the U.S. and Mexican...