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America Nears El Tipping Pointo

Nelliegirl Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 6:00 PM
Why isn't Mexico able to make it on its own? Why aren't Mexicans able to make it on their own? They have a big country with natural resources, direct access to the both Atlantic and Pacific oceans, lots of arable land and a family oriented, hardworking people. Why do they need the US to support them? Where is the national pride? Why are their hands out saying to the US "here take millions of our poor people and support them because we aren't able to"?
Svobodnik Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 2:14 AM
Because their society is corrupt. Some of this stems from their Spanish colonial roots. Americans were lucky to have the English sire our beginnings - more good has come from the English spreading themselves around the world than we can imagine.
Jimsd55 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 6:22 PM
LOL ... really, you wonder why their people would leave such a rich nation to come north, check their tax rate, it is only 12%! This is how trickle down economics really works, 10 of the 26 billionaires in Latin America are from Mexico. They didn't become that way by giving away their money in taxes to help their unwashed multitudes nor has their low tax rate meant more investment in jobs for Mexicans ... in Mexico!

This is what Romney and the republicons have in mind here, cut taxes down to 13%, get rid of all of the safety nets and you won't have to worry about illegal immigration anymore. It will instead be your chidren looking to emigrate as they seek for a better life ... perhaps sneaking into Canada, Australia?
jimmylynn Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 7:59 AM
Jimsd,
I'm sure you've heard that too much of something is just as bad as too little. Excess can be as bad as not having enough of something. That where we are with our labor unions today. Too much of a bad thing.
ericynot Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 6:16 PM
Nellie,

Mexico's actually doing pretty well. Their 2011 GDP growth was 4%. Ours was 1.3%.

The Mexicans who've been coming here have been the rural poor. But as the Mexican economy accelerates, that trend is likely to reverse. And that may leave the U.S. wishing we had more, rather than fewer, Mexican immigrants.
tuttletacoma Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 6:20 PM
so go join your your hispanic brethren siouth of the border, the land you see as more prosperous then America
mary433 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 6:22 PM
WHY would we want more Mexicans? Obviously you don't live in a town flooded with illegal Mexicans.

ericynot Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 6:31 PM
tuttle,

Try reading instead of just jerking your knee (or is it something else you're jerking?)

I did not say Mexico is more prosperous than the U.S. I said that in recent years, its economy has been growing faster than ours.

As for "hispanic brethren", I'm raising a kid whose last name is Herrera. I don't need to go south of the border to find Hispanics.
ericynot Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 6:35 PM
Because, Marie, in the relatively near future many lower paying jobs may go unfilled. I'm not interested in seeing my food bill skyrocket. And I'm too old and lazy to mow my own lawn.
AWLaBored Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 6:46 PM
Do we need to call Child Protective Services ?

I apologize to America's young people, whose dashed dreams and dim employment prospects I had laughed at, believing these to be a direct result of their voting for Obama.

On closer examination, it turns out that young voters, aged 18-29, overwhelmingly supported Romney. But only the white ones.

According to Pew Research, 54 percent of white voters under 30 voted for Romney and only 41 percent for Obama. That's the same percentage Reagan got from the entire white population in 1980. Even the Lena Dunham demographic -- white women under 30 -- slightly favored Romney.

Reagan got...