by Jon Rappoport
Here is one, rarely spoken, justification for an open border with Mexico: “Well, we’ve done so many bad things to Mexico in the past, the compensation has to be unlimited immigration.”
If that’s the case, then along with opening the border, the US government would naturally stop doing bad things to Mexico now. Right?
A White House that believes in the past guilt of other administrations would, without question, clean up its own act now.
If not, then the whole pose of apology and humanity is a sham and a scam.
So let’s look at a few present facts.
NAFTA. Obama, during his 2008 Presidential campaign, said he would take another look at that treaty. It needed to be reexamined.
Perhaps he did take a subsequent look, down to the left and far away, as he was flying toward Hawaii on one of his vacations.
NAFTA. From The Guardian, 4 Jan. 2014, “NAFTA: 20 years of regret for Mexico,” by Mark Weisbrot:
“The most basic measure of economic progress, especially for a developing country like Mexico, is the growth of income (or GDP) per person. Out of 20 Latin American countries…Mexico ranks 18, with growth of less than 1% annually since 1994 [when NAFTA went into effect].
“Millions of Mexicans were displaced from farming, for example, after being forced into competition with subsidized and high-productivity agribusiness in the United States, thanks to NAFTA’s rules.”
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