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August 28, 2011

Obama corruption Mexican trucks got a million safety violations in U.S

Mario Leal, a U.S. Department of Transportation border inspector, explains his evaluation of a Mexican driver's big rig truck

Obama corruption Mexican trucks got a million safety violations in U.S

National Examiner

by Jim Kouri

Generous Uncle Sam stepped in for the sake of improving air quality on both sides of the border by replacing old mufflers on dozens of Mexican trucks at a cost of $1,600 each. U.S. truck drivers are required to have the type of converters that Mexicans are getting from the government but American truckers must pay for theirs.

Just weeks before the Obama government begins a program that allows Mexican commercial trucks to travel deep into the U.S., the Texas Department of Public Safety reveals that, within the last few years, cargo trucks entering the United States from Mexico had more than 1 million safety violations.

This is hardly earth-shattering news since Mexican trucks have long failed to meet U.S. safety standards. That’s why they aren’t allowed to travel freely throughout the country, but rather in restricted zones within 25 miles of the southern border, according to the non-partisan Judicial Watch.

Even within their limited boundary, they have created a huge risk to Americans’ safety, according to the Transportation Department Inspector General.

"With so much focus in Washington on creating jobs, it's a bit shocking that the administration would pursue a program that can only rob U.S. drivers of their jobs," said Todd Spencer, Executive Vice President of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, in a statement.

During the White House meeting between President Barack Obama and Mexico's President Felipe Calderon, during the Spring, much was discussed regarding drug cartels, illegal aliens, green economy and jobs and U.S. foreign aid to Mexico.

However, the U.S.-Mexico trucking agreement that places no limits on the number of Mexican trucks that would be permitted to enter the U.S. was not discussed openly nor did the reporters even broach the subject during a press conference with the two leaders.

Regardless, the Obama Administration carved out a deal to allow Mexican trucks to travel freely on U.S. highways as part of a 17-year-old international trade pact known as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In just a few weeks. Mexican trucks will be allowed to travel into the interior of the United States, even though it could endanger American lives.

The Calderon government has said that a binational commission will be created to track all phases of the new program, designed to end a 20 year trucking dispute between the two North American countries.

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Wild Thing's comment.......

Welcome to Obama's world catering to anything that harms our country and costs we taxes more and more money.


Posted by Wild Thing at August 28, 2011 06:47 AM


Trucks on the highways are dangerous enough even with the DOT and State Police/Troopers inspecting them. Can you imagine what's going to happen when Mexican truckers are unleashed upon America's highways?

Posted by: BobF at August 28, 2011 09:24 AM

I fear we won't survive an Obama re-election and question if we can survive the remainder of his first term. This character will yet bring rioting into the streets.

Posted by: Bob A. at August 28, 2011 09:46 AM

This would never have occurred if that other sterling Leader of the Free World, Bill Clinton, hadn't pushed the NAFTA agreement down our throats.

Posted by: Sean at August 28, 2011 10:25 AM

The last three presidents(all globalists) have all been strong supporters of allowing Mexican trucks to have free access to American highways. I never really knew for sure what the ramifications of NAFTA would be. Now I can see that Ross Perot's dire warning of NAFTA was correct.

obama has just made things much worse as he continues to practice his Marxist/anti American religion. So now we taxpayers are paying for Mexican truckers to join the Green movement. If you think drunk illegal aliens have killed lots of Americans, just wait until the unsafe Mexican truckers are turned loose.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at August 28, 2011 10:38 AM

And the Teamsters Union, et al says nothing...

Posted by: Rick at August 28, 2011 11:21 AM

Why doesn't Border Partol check this trucks coming over the border? And how many Illegals can they fit in one of those 50 foot trailers.?

Posted by: Mark at August 28, 2011 11:58 AM

Thank you everyone so much.

Mark, good questions. My guess is they would pack the illegals in those trucks like sardines.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 28, 2011 05:25 PM

Good point Rick. Where are the Teamsters in all of this?

Posted by: BobF at August 28, 2011 06:18 PM

i would like to add to mark's excellent point of trucks carrying illegals in these trucks but also how much drugs and black market knock-offs i.e., computers , watches , software etc. that pass over the border and takes the jobs away from the american worker and the drugs that just take american lives. this should be a major campaign issue as it most certainly effects every american state,city and town.

Posted by: latitude38 at August 29, 2011 01:53 AM