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  • The white-collar class derided mass layoffs among the blue-collar workers. It’s about to feel their pain

    01/16/2024 6:21:29 PM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jan. 16, 2024, | Glenn H. Reynolds
    In “The True Believer,” Eric Hoffer wrote, “Nothing is so unsettling to a social order as the presence of a mass of scribes without suitable employment and an acknowledged status.” We’re about to find out just how right he was. From the 1970s to roughly now, offshoring and automation gobbled up blue-collar factory-type jobs. Auto companies laid off workers by the thousands and sent factories to Canada and Mexico. ... White-collar types were notably unsympathetic, for the most part. Berkeley professor and Clinton administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich declared the future belonged to the “symbolic analysts” — people who, in...
  • Watch: Dianne Feinstein in 1994 Assailed Illegal Aliens, Anchor Babies as ‘Very Real Problem’ Straining Medicaid, Schools, Housing

    09/29/2023 2:05:46 PM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/29/2023 | John Binder
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who passed away Friday at age 90, once assailed illegal immigration as a net drain on working and middle-class Americans. In 1993, while giving a press conference in the Senate building, Feinstein spoke about the prospects of the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was set to go into effect the following year. As part of NAFTA, Feinstein said Mexico ought to be required to enforce its side of the United States-Mexico border to stop illegal immigration in its tracks. “I think you’ve seen the figures [for] state and local governments of what the cost is....
  • Why Chinese companies are investing billions in Mexico

    02/11/2023 8:24:16 AM PST · by Right Wing Vegan · 24 replies
    India Express ^ | 2/11/2023 | New York Times
    “Our main market is the United States,” said Chan, CEO of Man Wah’s Mexico subsidiary. “We don’t want to lose that market.” That same objective explains why scores of major Chinese companies are investing aggressively in Mexico, taking advantage of an expansive North American trade deal. Tracing a path forged by Japanese and South Korean companies, Chinese firms are establishing factories that allow them to label their goods “Made in Mexico,” then trucking their products into the United States duty-free. The interest of Chinese manufacturers in Mexico is part of a broader trend known as near-shoring. International companies are moving...
  • Why the late George H.W. Bush is the most underrated great US president

    12/25/2022 9:01:10 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 183 replies
    Scmp ^ | 12/22/2022 | Alex Lo
    3 “For the 28 years that he served as chancellor of Germany, Bismarck preserved what he had built by a restrained and wise diplomacy, which was the single most important element in maintaining the peace of Europe.” – Henry Kissinger Some people complain I never have a good word to say about the United States. That’s not quite true. I am sure if I dig deep enough, I can find a piece or two from a daily column that spans more than a decade where I said something nice. But today, I will change tracks: George H.W. Bush, the 41st...
  • Company behind Keystone XL pipeline seeks $15B damages from US

    07/04/2021 6:40:14 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7-4-21 | Kenneth Garger
    The Canadian-based company behind the since-scrapped Keystone XL crude oil pipeline is seeking $15 billion in damages from the US. TC Energy on Friday filed a notice of intent with the State Department, claiming they suffered the massive loss “as a result of the U.S. Government’s breach of its NAFTA obligations.” President Joe Biden cancelled the pipeline’s border crossing permit in January due to environmental concerns — and last month TC Energy pulled the plug on the project after Canadian officials failed to convince the president to reverse his decision. The partially-constructed pipeline would have transported crude from western Canada...
  • $29 Billion Railroad Merger to Connect U.S., Mexico and Canada

    03/21/2021 1:30:00 PM PDT · by Theoria · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 March 2021 | Lauren Hirsch
    The deal is an effort by Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern to capitalize on an expected increase in the flow of trade as the three countries rebound from the pandemic. Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern announced plans on Sunday to combine in a $29 billion deal that would create the first railroad network connecting the United States, Mexico and Canada. It is an effort to capitalize on the trade flows expected to run through the three countries after President Donald J. Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement into law last year. It’s also a bet on the strength...
  • A Pennsylvania county voted for Obama twice. But it’s ‘Trump Country’ now.

    09/03/2020 5:45:23 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 3, 2020 | Andrew Seidman
    EXETER, Pa. — As traffic made its way down Schooley Avenue on Tuesday, the giant Trump signs on Jeff Davis’ porch were impossible to miss. “Make America Great Again,” one read. “No more bulls—,” proclaimed another. Vice President Mike Pence would hold a rally down the road a few hours later in this former coal mining town, but Davis wasn’t going. He suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and says his immune system is “down to nothing.” Standing on his front lawn, Davis, 57, motioned to his wife and daughter on the porch. “I’m still very leery on the COVID thing,” he...
  • Race Politics: LBJ's BIG SWITCH from INTIMIDATION to ENTITLEMENT to control minority voters

    08/02/2020 3:42:50 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 28, 2020 | Bill Federer
    In 1857, the Supreme Court, with 7 of the 9 Justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney was appointed by the first Democrat President, Andrew Jackson. Taney wrote in his Dred Scott decision that slaves were "so far inferior ... that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for their own benefit." Abraham Lincoln rejected this. He did not believe in "stare decisis" - that he had to honor the precedent of the Dred Scott decision, stating June 28, 1857: "We think the Dred Scott decision is...
  • New edition of Hillary’s book deletes section about her TPP support

    06/13/2016 8:51:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/13/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Never mind. Liars should never write books. Books are a real problem. Because liars always have to be ready to change their stories, and once a book is released, there’s no changing it. The book says what it says, and it’s out there for people to read. If you now want to say something different, how do you deal with the fact that your own book is floating around contradicting you? But Hillary Clinton has to change her story because that’s what she does, so the fact that she wrote a book in 2014 bragging about getting other nations to...
  • It’s Happening: Americans Turn to Trump as Democrats Continue to Embrace Lawlessness, Defunding Police, Ongoing Street Violence

    07/08/2020 7:34:53 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 67 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/08/20 | Jim Hoft
    New polling confirms Americans are not as crazy and clueless as their mainstream media. Despite all the media BS about peaceful protests, Americans are not so willing to go along with ripping down all the statues of heroes and saints, burning and looting the business districts and threats to abolish the police. According to a new poll by Democracy Institute the fallout from the Black Lives Matter protests and riots will win President Trump his reelection.
  • Notice:...Pres. Trump Signs a Joint Declaration with the Pres. of the United Mexican States today at 3:35

    07/08/2020 9:44:54 AM PDT · by caww · 13 replies
    The White House ^ | 7/8/2020 | The White House
    Here's the Watch video to view https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tasj63qCmYc&feature=youtu.be
  • Trump and (mexico's) Lopez Obrador will talk long-term solution to illegal immigration....(Today)....

    07/08/2020 9:38:38 AM PDT · by caww · 21 replies
    washingtonexaminer. ^ | 7/7/2020 | Anna Giaritelli, Homeland Security Reporter
    “The historic work that both of these administrations — led by the two presidents — have done stemming from one, the USMCA, which is something that we are going to obviously highlight … but also our historic cooperation on migration" a official told reporters. “Illegal migration is now down 85% of mostly from Central American countries that would not be possible without the help of President Lopez Obrador with the Migrant Protection plan that we worked together on and the 25,000 National Guardsmen men and women that he has put forward to the northern and southern borders to protect people...
  • Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of His Excellency Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, President of the United Mexican States

    07/07/2020 10:28:03 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 12 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | July 6, 2020 | White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
    President Donald J. Trump will welcome President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the United Mexican States to the White House on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, as part of their continued partnership on trade, health, and other issues central to regional prosperity and security. The two leaders will recognize the historic United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that entered into force on July 1, 2020, and their shared effort to ensure North America continues strengthening its economic ties while working to combat the coronavirus pandemic.The USMCA is the largest, fairest, and most balanced trade agreement ever negotiated and contains innovative provisions to...
  • Japan auto companies triple Mexican pay rather than move to US

    07/06/2020 9:33:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Asian Nikkei Review ^ | 07/06/2020 | SHUJI NAKAYAMA and RYO ASAYAMA
    The new North American free trade agreement that goes into effect Wednesday was touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as an engine of American job creation. But Japan's automakers are largely opting instead to keep operations in place and pay Mexican workers more or even just pay tariffs. The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement requires 40% or more of parts for each passenger vehicle be manufactured by workers who are paid at least $16 per hour as a condition to make them tariff free in the region. Trump hailed that feature as a way to boost production in the U.S., which has a...
  • Trudeau takes a pass on meeting with Trump, Lopez Obrador

    07/06/2020 9:14:16 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 60 replies
    The Star ^ | 7/6/2020 | Canadian PRess
    OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking a pass on a meeting this week with U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Trudeau’s office says he wishes the two countries and their leaders well but Trudeau will remain in Ottawa for a cabinet retreat and a scheduled sitting of Parliament. Lopez Obrador is travelling to D.C. in part to celebrate the entry-into-force of the new North American free-trade deal and had expressed hope Trudeau would join as well. Trudeau’s office says the prime minister will continue to work with both countries to ensure the agreement becomes a...
  • USMCA touted as big win for American agriculture

    07/02/2020 12:28:58 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 4 replies
    RFD TV ^ | July 2, 2020 | RFD TV Staff
    The USMCA is now in full effect. It replaces the decades old North America Free Trade Agreement. According to the USDA, Canada and Mexico were our top two trading partners in 2019. They also say that the USMCA contains significant improvements to rules of origin, ag market access, and labor issues. The U.S. Treasury Department's Monica Crowley believes that those improvements will have a very positive impact on our farmers and ranchers. "President Trump promised that he would scrap NAFTA, which was a horrendous trade deal, particularly for our nation's farmers... He promised to scrap that and replace it with...
  • Statement from the President

    07/01/2020 3:21:49 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | July 1, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    When I ran for President, I made a solemn promise to the American people that I would end the job-killing failure called the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and replace it with a better deal for our workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses—the men and women of Main Street who built the most prosperous and equitable economy in human history.  Today, with NAFTA ending forever and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entering into full force, our grateful Nation pays tribute to America’s workers and celebrates their ability to overcome decades of bad deals and failed policies.The USMCA is the...
  • Robert Lighthizer: USMCA, replacing NAFTA TODAY, is the model for all future trade agreements....

    07/01/2020 10:39:27 AM PDT · by caww · 11 replies
    triblive ^ | Wed.7/1/2020 | ROBERT LIGHTHIZER
    President Donald Trump was elected in part on his promise to change the direction of U.S. trade policy so it would put America first. He has kept that promise with new trade agreements and tough enforcement actions that break down foreign trade barriers, protect America’s competitive edge and stop the outsourcing of U.S. jobs. A key Trump success — and an important promise kept — has been to end the job-killing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and replace it with a complete and long-overdue transformation. To replace NAFTA, Trump negotiated a modern, state-of-the-art trade agreement with Mexico and Canada...
  • New trade deal will bring jobs, investment to border region

    07/01/2020 2:21:04 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 3 replies
    Border Report ^ | Jun 30, 2020 | Julian Resendiz
    A new continental trade agreement kicks in on Wednesday (July 1st), and border industry leaders are ready to take advantage of it. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) increases native content in the auto industry, incorporates rules for e-commerce and pharmaceuticals, opens Mexico’s energy sector and updates labor protections in the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA... One in four jobs in El Paso is tied to cross-border trade, while 300,000 people across the border in Juarez work in U.S.-run maquiladoras that assemble automotive components, electronics and medical supplies, among others... Mexico is also looking forward to the business opportunities...
  • Meet The Gun Toting, Former Oil And Gas Chairman, And Mother Of Two Running For Congress To Turn New Mexico’s 2nd District Red Again

    02/09/2020 12:46:13 PM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/7/2020 | unknown
    Claire Chase is running as a Republican for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District seat in 2020, and she stopped by the Daily Caller to sit down with senior White House correspondent Christian Datoc. Chase, the 36-year-old former chairman of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association and a mother of two, is running against Democratic Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small who turned the primarily Republican district blue in 2018. Chase talked to Datoc about her support for President Donald Trump’s US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, the border wall, the Second Amendment, and her opposition to the Green New Deal.