Agree, Perot was right. NAFTA is a strange animal, suppose to benefit the U.S. also and some reports reflect that but the bottom line is that it benefited U.S. companies already set up in Mexico and further encouraged companies to take their business there. The Mexico govenment deliberately keeps the wages there at a minimum so it will remain attractive, while illegals cross our borders and come here. Anyone can say what they want about Perot, but the Reform Party seems to be the only party that is being loud about our jobs going overseas (true or no?) Riggins, it is really scary if NAFTA is part of a U.S. plot and intentional to do what you said. We really don't know what is really going on in our own government.
Originally posted by Riggins44@Feb 7 2004, 12:22 PM
RT, Perot was right. Any independent observer will tell you that. NAFTA is part, I believe, of a two pronged plan to depress the wages of American workers, put in place in the 1990's by the U.S business and political elite's (both parties): NAFTA was intended to destroy our manufacturing base; while the U.S gov't winked at the millions of workers who came in to take jobs that could not be sent away. This is 100% intentional.
Back to the soccer: RT, this was reported in The Los Angeles Times, also, so it did happen....I bet you wont see ESPN's Outside The Lines look at this story, because it's too politically incorrect. However, if one fan in Philly throws an apple on the field, Jeremy Schaap will be there the next day to taint every Philly fan :o
What's really bothersome is the caliber of the Soccer players. I don't know "jack" or "squat" about soccer, but I do know the names Landon Donovan and Bobby Convey. Donovan is U.S soccer's version of LeBron James and Convey is so good, he played Major League Soccer at the age of 16 for the Washington, D.C franchise.
Imagine if LeBron James, Kirk Heinrich, Amare Stoudemire and the rest of the young NBA stars went to Canada or France and had to hear these taunts of "Osama! Osama! Osama!"?
Just inexucusable. The U.S media is just as pathetic as the fans that taunted the team.