Tuesday, June 20, 2006
NAFTA SuperHighway: Soon to screw you
A giant hat tip goes to Earl's Radio Blog for this info that I was unaware of until he informed me: NAFTA's Super-Highway. Ever heard of it? Probably not. But fear not... unless of course you actually thought that securing our natl security was a post 9/11 priority and that having middle class Americans working and feeding their families meant something (via Earl): "Once complete, the new road will allow containers from the Far East to enter the US thru the Mexican port of Lazaro Cardenas, bypassing the Longshoreman's Union in the process. The Mexican trucks, w/o the involvement of the Teamsters Union, will drive on what will be the nation's most modern highway straight into the heart of America. The Mexican trucks will cross border in FAST lanes, checked only electronically by the new SENTRI system. The first customs stop will be a Mexican customs office in Kansas City, their new Smart Port complex, a facility being built for Mexico at a cost of $3 million to the US taxpayers in Kansas City. As incredible as this plan may seem to some, the first Trans-Texas Corridor segment of the NAFTA Super Highway is ready to begin construction next yr. Various US govt agencies, dozens of state agencies, and scores of private NGOs (non-govt orgs) have been working behind the scenes to create the NAFTA Super Highway, despite the lack of comment on the plan by Bush. None of this would be possible w/o the extensive work by the US Dept of Commerce working groups charged w/ implementing new regulations by the Strategic & Prosperity Partnership of N America, or SPP. The SPP agreement was reached between Bush, Mexico's Pres Vicente Fox and Canada's then PM Paul Martin during their March 05 summit meeting in Waco, TX. The Bush admin plan is to create a N American Union along the model of the EU, put in place by administrative regulations and departmental working groups under the SPP umbrella." Not fully scared and/or enraged? The Kansas City Smart Port site (on pdf) lays it all for you in gory -- yet sun shiney-- details.