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    Default NAFTA forced millions out of Mexico and into the U.S.

    This is an excellent article. I had no idea just how far reaching the consequences of NAFTA have been. Those of you who complain about illegal immigration, well take a look at this.

    These changes put Mexican workers increasingly into competition with U.S. and Canadian workers. At the time of its enactment, some NAFTA champions argued that it would reduce the wage differential between them. Though the wages of U.S. workers have largely stagnated, that differential has nonetheless grown. The average Mexican wage was 23 percent of the U.S. manufacturing wage in 1975. By 2002 it had fallen to less than 12 percent. NAFTA hurt Mexican wages, rather than reducing the differential. In the 20 years after NAFTA went into effect, the buying power of the Mexican minimum wage dropped by 24 percent.

    A U.S. autoworker earns $21.50 an hour, and a Mexican autoworker $3, but a gallon of milk costs more in Mexico than it does here. It takes a Mexican autoworker over an hourís work to buy a pound of hamburger, while a worker in Detroit can buy it after 10 minutes. That doesnít mean that the Mexican workers are less productive: Mexican workers in the General Motors plant making the Sonic, Silverado, and Sierra produce the same number of cars per hour that the workers do in the U.S. plant making the same models. The difference means profit for GM, poverty for Mexican workers, and the migration from Mexico to the U.S. of those who canít survive.
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    Illegals are still that.. illegal not matter what country they come from.. Do it the legal way..

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    Illegals are still that.. illegal not matter what country they come from.. Do it the legal way..
    I don't think your getting my point. NAFTA contributed to the situation on a large scale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    I don't think your getting my point. NAFTA contributed to the situation on a large scale.
    I agree that NAFTA was no good .. Point made was about illegals..

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    I agree that NAFTA was no good .. Point made was about illegals..
    Point made that for those upset about illegals, NAFTA, played a part in this. Forcing people to come to this country to make something other than slave wages. Just one aspect of how NAFTA has really screwed things up for people in several countries. Point is NAFTA created problems in many, many ways.
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    Not into researching right now....but I believe the whole NAFTA thing was a bailout for the banks.....take as many slaves as you can....destroy 2 nations and not care....because they loaned Mexico money that could not be paid back...somewhere back in the 70's oil crisis days...........we all suffer because they bankers cannot fail.....they are only allowed to win....they cannot lose..............only the rest of us can lose....that is fair to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    Point made that for those upset about illegals, NAFTA, played a part in this. Forcing people to come to this country to make something other than slave wages. Just one aspect of how NAFTA has really screwed things up for people in several countries. Point is NAFTA created problems in many, many ways.
    There were about three and a half million illegals here in 1990, I believe that was before NAFTA.. Wonder what their reasoning was.

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    Default Re: NAFTA forced millions out of Mexico and into the U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    Point made that for those upset about illegals, NAFTA, played a part in this. Forcing people to come to this country to make something other than slave wages. Just one aspect of how NAFTA has really screwed things up for people in several countries. Point is NAFTA created problems in many, many ways.
    And they were also welcomed here and given opportunity above Americans
    No border
    Sanctuary Cities
    Drivers license
    I remember in the 90s the Mexicans working half price taking jobs from Americans in construction

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    Quote Originally Posted by strapdrager View Post
    And they were also welcomed here and given opportunity above Americans
    No border
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    I remember in the 90s the Mexicans working half price taking jobs from Americans in construction
    Look at whats happening in Texas.. Home builders are screaming they can't get carpenters.. It was said on TV a few weeks ago that these home builders are gonna have to pay higher wages because of a shortage of illegals in the industry.. Who would have thought that??

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    Look at whats happening in Texas.. Home builders are screaming they can't get carpenters.. It was said on TV a few weeks ago that these home builders are gonna have to pay higher wages because of a shortage of illegals in the industry.. Who would have thought that??
    Let them pay higher wages and charge more than....that is the way the market should be....legally....not regulated with dishonesty and illegality.

 

 

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