Since no one wants to talk about the US war machine…..today 99 years ago the US entered into the WW1……some of us will always remember the days when we commit our youth to war…..
Let’s move on to another subject shall we?
Immigration should be one of the most important issues of this election but it has been pushed to the back by the fear generated around refugees and the mindless dribble that the candidates keep trying to push on the pubic…..
Illegal immigration has been in the past a hot button issue…..a lot of mileage has been gotten out of the attacks on the those seeking a better life in this country….the exaggerations have gone full boogie to convince the public that these people are a threat to our way of life, whatever that is….but when did all this begin…all this illegal entry into the country, that is……
To be honest there have always been those that want to sneak into this country for whatever reason they have…if that is so….when did it become the “major” problem that we have today?
One policy and one alone can be blamed for the high influx of illegal immigrants……NAFTA!
NAFTA is that magic bullet promised by Clinton (Bill not Hil) that would make the US a wealthy place to live and give the worker some security…..to put it brutally…He was a f*cking LIAR!
(Insert a historical perspective)……
NAFTA, or the North American Free Trade Agreement, was created 20 years ago to expand trade between the United States, Canada and Mexico. Its secondary purpose was to make these countries more competitive in the global marketplace. It has been wildly successful in achieving this. NAFTA is now the largest free trade agreement in the world.
Why, then, is NAFTA so severely criticized? This success has come at a cost. One of the problems with NAFTA is that it’s reduced U.S. jobs. A second disadvantage is that it has exploited Mexico’s farmers and its environment. Find out more about the how and why was NAFTA created, and whether it has successfully fulfilled its purpose.
Article 102 of the NAFTA agreement outlines its purpose:
Grant the signatories Most Favored Nation status.
Eliminate barriers to trade and facilitate the cross-border movement of goods and services.
Promote conditions of fair competition.
Increase investment opportunities.
Provide protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.
Create procedures for the resolution of trade disputes.
Establish a framework for further trilateral, regional and multilateral cooperation to expand the trade agreement’s benefit…..
Once the treaty was in full swing then local Mexican farms became less efficient thus they shut down or were adsorbed by big agri-business and then unemployment set in and work became almost non-existent…..and the trail went North to the US border……
NAFTA was implemented in 1994 and went into full operation…..and the tale of the tape as far as migrants go……
The number of migrants was fairly stable until NAFTA and then the numbers seem to explode……
I know that there are many that see all these different reasons for the flow of immigrants….but the truth is there are NO hidden agendas….other than people looking for work and a livelihood….
Americans seem to not be able to put themselves into the mindset of these people and understand what they are doing…..some say they can but to me it appears that they cannot or will not try to understand……but if one can understand why then a solution can be formulated…..
That is my multi-cultural, apologetic, bleeding heart opinion…..