View Poll Results: Should the Cuban Embargo be ended?

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  • No. We cannot cooperate in making Communism successful 90 miles from the US coast

    4 8.70%
  • Yes. Its time to end the Cuban Embargo.

    35 76.09%
  • Yes, but with limits, restrictions and tarrifs.

    5 10.87%
  • Yes, but lets do it with democrats in power owning the backlash from the Cuban exile community.

    2 4.35%
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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo? Should it be ended but with conditions such as tariffs on Cuban imports and fees to protect the US tourism industry from new competition as vacationers may want to see Cuba rather than the Keys, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands for their next tropical snowbird winter getaway?

    FYI: To bring a little political dynamic light to the issue, the Cuban embargo continues to this day due in large part to political pressure from the Cuban-American exile community in Florida. Because of resentment toward John F. Kennedy over his backing out of the Bay Of Pigs invasion while it was in progress and later to a smaller extent resentment toward Bill Clinton over his handling of the Elian Gonzalez case, the Cuban-American exile community in Florida is a reliable Republican voting block and the only solid Hispanic GOP voting block. Depending upon which side the Republican party is seen lining up on this issue, it could sway the Cuban-American exile community away from the GOP, cost the GOP Congressional seats and potentially the White House in future years with the third largest Electoral College prize and largest of the swing states.
    I think it is probably time to do away with it. During the cold war it was needed. I can remember the Cuban Missile crisis and the Bay of Pigs. I remember Castro sending his soldiers to fight on the commie side of things in Africa. But with the breaking apart of the USSR and the end of the cold war, it is time.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I think it is probably time to do away with it. During the cold war it was needed. I can remember the Cuban Missile crisis and the Bay of Pigs. I remember Castro sending his soldiers to fight on the commie side of things in Africa. But with the breaking apart of the USSR and the end of the cold war, it is time.
    Yup. The most devastating thing we could do to the Cuban regime would be to encourage Wal-Mart to open several stores there. Good evening, Pero.
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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Yup. The most devastating thing we could do to the Cuban regime would be to encourage Wal-Mart to open several stores there. Good evening, Pero.
    Howdy Jack, I got a big laugh when I read your post. I hope things are going well for you.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Weird how the military doesn't have to abide by the embargo to operate Gitmo.
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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Apparently you export more than that ...

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publicat...k/geos/cu.html


    And how long have you been doing this?
    What changes have been made in that time?

    All three of you seem to be assuming the Cuban government would allow just anything and anyone to come into the country. I don't think that would happen at all with the current government. If things would actually change from trade than why has trade with Canada and others had no or little effect?
    see post #18 for further details.

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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Howdy Jack, I got a big laugh when I read your post. I hope things are going well for you.
    All very well indeed. You? Plans for the big move still on track?
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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    All very well indeed. You? Plans for the big move still on track?
    Not quite. Lots of unforeseen things has taken place. But the move across the pond is a coming.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Yup. The most devastating thing we could do to the Cuban regime would be to encourage Wal-Mart to open several stores there. Good evening, Pero.
    Funny!

    I recall seeing a documentary a while back where things like toilet paper and femine hygiene products were rationed and ever enough. I don't see how doing that to the people of Cuba helps America.
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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    By the way, anybody wanting to go to Cuba, I found this for you to clear up any confusion on the law.


    http://www.treasury.gov/resource-cen...uba_tr_app.pdf

    Have fun and enjoy your trip.
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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    I saw a great PBS show on Cuba and the overall environment on that island.
    It was speculated that should the USofA lift it's restrictions, "we'd" spoil/pollute vast portions of the island with golf courses, resorts, and tourism.

    Hard to think that speculation would be incorrect based on recent history.

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