Friday, January 28, 2011

Obama wants to open the border to this?

Here's still another reason to keep the border closed to Mexican trucks: Two American missionaries were shot in Mexico -- probably because they had an expensive truck.

FoxNews has the story:
Nancy Davis, 59, was hit in the head and died in a Texas hospital Wednesday afternoon, about 90 minutes after the two were shot at in Mexico. Her husband described a frantic scene in which he sped toward the border desperately driving against traffic over a bridge that connects Mexico to the United States.
Does this sound like a place your average U.S. truck driver would want to travel? We think not.

Trade is supposed to be a two-way street. It's hard to understand how President Obama's proposal to open the border to Mexican trucks will benefit America. It will take away American trucker and warehouse jobs, make our highways more dangerous and promote the spread of drug violence.

If you haven't been following this, the Department of Transportation wants to open the border to Mexican trucks with another pilot program. The Teamsters will fight like hell against the plan because it will undermine highway safety, American jobs and border security.