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    Re: Meg Whitman Refutes Allegations by Former Housekeeper

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Are you under the impression that Mexican corn is only sold to the US.

    I can tell you that where I am, there are a lot of corn farms and they are some of the richest farmers around here.

    They have all modern equipment and new vehicles every year.

    Where exactly did corn farmers go out of business.

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    Yeah, I thought you lived in Mexico and I'll bet you're living off your SS checks as well. So there you sit, smuggly in your little hacienda whining about US immigration laws on the one hand and then whining that not enough Mexicans are immigrating to the US on the other. And by the sound of it, the farmers you are referring to are the drug lords who own the large farms and of course they would be very rich because they are syphoning the money that was supposed to help the small farmers in the south to enrich themselves....


    Mexico farm subsidies are going astray - Los Angeles Times
    "....Under the program, known as Procampo, an estimated $1.3 billion was given last year to 2.7 million farmers. The allotment is about $74 to $100 per 2.5 acres. But, according to several academic studies, as much as 80% of the money went to just 20% of the registered farmers.

    Among the most eyebrow-raising recipients were three siblings of billionaire drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, head of the powerful Sinaloa cartel, and the brother of Guzman's onetime partner, Arturo Beltran Leyva. Guzman has been a fugitive since escaping from a prison in 2001, more or less the year his family began receiving thousands of dollars in farm subsidies to grow, ostensibly, corn, sorghum and sesame....read"



    Speaking of subsidies and how they ruin small farmers and make a country that could once feed itself, dependent on the subsidized imported corn from the US....

    NAFTA AND U.S. CORN SUBSIDIES: EXPLAINING THE DISPLACEMENT OF MEXICO’S CORN FARMERS | PROSPECT
    "...American corn subsidies, which led to the flooding of Mexican markets with American corn following the signing of NAFTA, is the primary factor responsible for the post-1994 internal displacement of rural farmers in Mexico. The trade agreement effectively eliminated all trade barriers and placed Mexico’s domestically produced corn in direct competition with highly subsidized corn imported from the United States. Consequently, Mexican corn farmers, who comprise the majority of the country’s agricultural sector, experienced drastic declines in the domestic price of their product and thus faced increasing difficulties to attain a sustainable living. Hence, we observe high levels of migration into Mexico’s cities in the latter half of the 1990’s, and the beginning of the 21st century, as these displaced farmers abandoned their previous livelihood in search of employment....read

    Is NAFTA Good For Mexico's Farmers? - CBS Evening News - CBS News
    "(CBS) In the heart of Mexico's breadbasket — where plowing the land is still done the old fashioned way — farmers like Tirso Alvares Correa worry about their corn crops, reports CBS News correspondent Randall Pinkston. Corn from abroad is taking a toll on us, he says. We can't sell our corn anymore. Where are those products coming from? Up North.

    The United States and Canada have been selling tons of corn in Mexico for over a decade, thanks to NAFTA — the North American Free Trade Agreement. It eliminated tariffs on most agricultural trade and was supposed to be a win-win for the United States and Mexico. For Alvares Correa, NAFTA has been a disaster. While the trade agreement opened up U.S. markets to Mexican corn farmers, they haven't been able to sell any corn in America.

    Meanwhile, American farmers have flooded Mexico with cheap corn thanks to generous U.S. government subsidies — subsidies left unchecked by NAFTA. A U.S. corn grower receives an average annual subsidy of $20,000 a year. The Mexican government gives their farmers just $100.....read



    Mexican Farmers Hammered by NAFTA

    Mexican farmers protest NAFTA - CNN

    Mexican Farmers See Death Sentence in NAFTA


    Haven't you people ever bothered to ask yourself why so many Mexicans would want to risk their lives to cross the US border just to clean your ****ing toilets????
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    Re: Meg Whitman Refutes Allegations by Former Housekeeper

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Yeah, I thought you lived in Mexico and I'll bet you're living off your SS checks as well. So there you sit, smuggly in your little hacienda whining about US immigration laws on the one hand and then whining that not enough Mexicans are immigrating to the US on the other. And by the sound of it, the farmers you are referring to are the drug lords who own the large farms and of course they would be very rich because they are syphoning the money that was supposed to help the small farmers in the south to enrich themselves....


    Haven't you people ever bothered to ask yourself why so many Mexicans would want to risk their lives to cross the US border just to clean your ****ing toilets????
    You have to the stupidest person I have ever encontered on any board I have ever been on.

    You have no idea who I am nor who the farmers are here. For you farmer = drug dealer

    We will leave this conversation here as I can't handle so much stupidity in one day.

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    Re: Meg Whitman Refutes Allegations by Former Housekeeper

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny DooWop View Post
    These liberals think that just because the woman can barely speak English it was obvious she illegal. I'm sure there are a lot of Hispanics who were born and raised in the U.S. who can't speak English well.
    I doubt it, but you go ahead and spread your lies among other conservatives, they believe that sort of thing.

    And, does it matter? Meg Whitman got her ass kicking, because everyone realized what a hypocrite she was.



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    Re: Meg Whitman Refutes Allegations by Former Housekeeper

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    I doubt it, but you go ahead and spread your lies among other conservatives, they believe that sort of thing.

    And, does it matter? Meg Whitman got her ass kicking, because everyone realized what a hypocrite she was.
    Assuming that is the reason she was defeated...
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