NAFTA’s and CAFTA’s Broken Promises Increase Migration
When NAFTA was implemented in 1994, and CAFTA in 2006, Mexicans and Central Americans were told that increases in trade, foreign direct investment and exports would raise incomes and the standard of living. The trade agreements were supposed to reduce migration, create more and better jobs, and reduce prices for goods. While trade and foreign direct investment have dramatically increased in Mexico, only 10% of the population has seen a higher standard of living. With millions of jobs made obsolete by cheap imports from the United States, many Mexicans and Central Americans have been left with no choice but to migrate north looking for work. For example, in CAFTA’s first year 11,457 jobs were lost in El Salvador alone and the number of Salvadorans leaving for the United States increased from 507 per day to 740 per day. …
According to WaPo, the files on intercepted Americans “have a startlingly intimate, even voyeuristic quality. They tell stories of love and heartbreak, illicit sexual liaisons, mental-health crises, political and religious conversions, financial anxieties and disappointed hopes. The daily lives of more than 10,000 account holders who were not targeted are catalogued and recorded nevertheless.”
Why not, it might come in handy some day. And BTW, it seems the NSA is just fine with the wholesale pedophilia and child trafficking going on in this country. Not to mention 9/11.
One could argue about whether the dollar is collateral damage or one of the targets. But either way, it appears to be expendable to TPTB.
- Ukraine operation pushes russia into china’s arms.
- “Pivot to asia” pushes china into russia’s arms.
- “FATCA” IRS reporting requirement will add budensome paperwork for foreign banks that deal in dollars.
- US “punishment” of french bank for doing business with russia backfires. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-04/punishing-france-us-just-accelerated-demise-dollar-0
I don’t subscribe to the incompetence theory. All but possibly #4 were utterly predictable, and given that france is in the pocket of the same central banking cartel it may just be acting out a role in the same project. Recall this is the government that exported its own industrial infrastructure abroad and bailed out the TBTF banks instead of the homeowners they defrauded. And that’s just for starters. It’s obvious washington is acting on behalf of the interests that have been in a position to buy it, the same interests that moved their investments offshore years ago. It appears they intend to destroy the economy and the faster they can do it the more unprepared and desperate people will be, so the cheaper the firesale will be and the easier the political takeover will be.
Anyway, just a thought.