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Jerry Bosch is an independent trucker from Elizabeth, Colorado. Like many truckers from the United States he is concerned about a new one-year pilot program that would allow roughly 1,000 Mexican trucks to ... Full Story
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DDD

Denver, CO

#48 Sep 4, 2007
Ralph wrote:
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In so many of these forum threads it seems like at least 99% of those posting are against what the government is doing in relationship to Mexico, illegals and everything else involved. We all talk about the need to do something, but nothing is being done?!! Maybe it's time for a real March on Washington. Unfortunately, it would probably turn out to be a dud like the marches against the illegals. Why?
These things turn out to be duds because politicians do not care about the American people. All they care about is their money.
The Checker

United States

#49 Sep 4, 2007
republican and proud wrote:
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if you are the representative of democrats...i'd rather be a republican...
go back to school and learn to spell...maybe it's all the drugs you've done...what a dumbass
I found a few errors in your statement. If you are the representative of democrats...I'd rather be a republican...
go back to school and learn to spell...maybe it's all the drugs you've done...what a dumbass!
Little ole me

United States

#50 Sep 4, 2007
Carol wrote:
I hope one of these mexican truckers crashes into the presidental motor cade, that would be justice.
Would we then have a Messican?
Little ole me

United States

#51 Sep 4, 2007
tmk wrote:
Just the thought of what these people will be smuggling into our borders "legally" is terrifying. I would say "what were they thinking?" but it's pretty obvious...... it's all about money, and how much more Bush and his cronies can get their hands on. Are we going to have to come up with a new national anthem now too?
It goes back to Billy Bob Clinton and his cronies! So Bush has to share with them!
Why

Denver, CO

#52 Sep 4, 2007
DDD wrote:
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I have also contacted his office and others' offices and either get form letters or something stating that we need everything imported for people to be able to afford something. Don't know how anyone here can afford anything when they can't get jobs. And don't tell me it is because noone will take the lower paying jobs. I've tried for them and cannot get the low-paying jobs because I am an American citizen and they are all going to foreigners.
He needs to be voted out of office, he seems to be more for Mexico than for Colorado. Or maybe his dream is of the state of Mexerado. I am not surprised though as his name is Salazar, so it fits.
People remember thier roots so to say, and when they get into power the loyalty goes to the homeland. Dont believe it? Look around, ever seen a person from Japan driving a chevy?, No they are loyal to products from Japan, assimilation from those who have ties to other countries? I think not.
Not trying to make anyone mad, just saying we all need to wake up. Also remember this when it is time to vote. Send those who think and do like Ken home, vote in the people running against the incumbants, we know what we got now, and it isnt good.
Little ole me

United States

#53 Sep 4, 2007
I have a question when did they change the DOT reg on a CDL? They made it tougher to get a CDL it was said that they wanted to make the roads safer for all! The way it stand now if you have a class 'A' CDL you can almost walk into any trucking company slap it down on the counter and say point me to my rig I am here to drive! They are hurting for drivers! Now here comes the Mexican truckers to pick up the slack! Now they are just as qualified as a US driver! ;<) No I have no need for more swap land!
Little ole me

United States

#54 Sep 4, 2007
There was a Sheriff in TX or AZ who was pulling over trucks coming over the boarder and doing Safety and Insurance check on some of the trucks and guess what 80% of the Mexican trucks did not pass (Bad Brakes, Bald Tires, ETC.) He was paid a visit by the State and the Commerce dept. They told him to stop harassing the Mexican truckers! Now if I went to court and said they cops were harassing me on an unsafe vehicle will the US Government come to my aid? Note: Mexican trucks could up in to the US to drop Cargo off at a terminal near the boarder! Now they can pick up and deliver freight in the US! Direct completion to US trucking!
Pres Felipe Calderon

Denver, CO

#55 Sep 5, 2007
Listen up Gringos!

"I have said that Mexico does not stop at its border, that wherever there is a Mexican, there is Mexico. And, for this reason, the government action on behalf of our countrymen is guided by principles, for the defense and protection of their rights."
Lamont

United States

#56 Sep 5, 2007
This must be another part of Ken Salazars Amnesty for illegals program. The mexicanization of america.
Truckers Wife

Pleasanton, CA

#57 Sep 6, 2007
I have seen quite a few posts on here mentioning illegal immigration. I must point out people that this is NOT an illegal immigration issue...unless of course we are talking about the increased number of uninspected trucks that are crossing our borders and what they might be hiding within their loads, it happens now, with a few thousand more trucks it will be happening even more often.

This issue is a safety issue for OUR highways and local roads. It also is an issue of FAIR market trade and compatible market rates. U.S. and Canadian truckers share this...by Mexico coming in ALREADY and consistantly underbidding is not compatible. They pay their drivers around 1/4 of what Canada and the U.S. pays theirs. This is NOT a liveable wage here in the states...we simply cannot compete with that. What are we to do then? Simply hand over the trucking industry over to Mexico? Trucking goes far and beyond just the driver. We're talking office staff, dispatchers, warehouse, etc. Eventually this issue will touch all of us...we're a country built on commerce and trucking is the life blood that keeps it going.

Keep calling your elected officials. My husband talked to a staff member of Salazar's yesterday for over 20 minutes on this issue. It just might be sinking in.

WE MUST SPREAD THE NEWS OF THIS ACTION TO EVERYBODY!!! OUR MEDIA IS NOT DOING THEIR JOB, AND EVEN IF THIS ISSUE IS MENTIONED IT IS OFTEN ONE SIDED AND THEY DO NOT HAVE THE FACTS!!!! HOW MANY HERE KNOW THAT CONGRESS PASSED A BILL ON MAY 20TH, H.R. 1773, SAFE AMERICAN ROADS ACT, PREVENTING THIS CROSSING FOR 3 YEARS UNTIL A SAFE SOLUTION WAS FOUND AND WE HAD ADEQUATE PROTECTION ON OUR BORDER? HOW MANY HERE KNOW THAT BUSH COMPLETELY SNUBBED HIS NOSE AT THIS BILL...WAITED UNTIL CONGRESS WENT ON LATE SUMMER RECESS AND TRIED TO SNEAK THIS ACTION RIGHT BEHIND OUR BACKS? IT WAS DUE TO AN INSIDE LEAK THAT THE UNION AND SIERRA CLUB FOUND OUT ABOUT IT AND FILED SUIT!!! THIS MUST BE STOPPED FOR THE GOOD OF OUR COUNTRY!!!
Truckers Wife

Pleasanton, CA

#58 Sep 6, 2007
This is a link to a letter that was sent out to all OOIDA (Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association) by President James Johnston, I thought some of you might find it interesting.

http://www.ooida.com/Documents/083107_JJ_ltr....

Sorry I can't cut and paste the whole thing here, there are too many letters for the limit.

On other pages of the OOIDA site is quite a bit of information and links that may shed more light on this issue for you as well.

Like I said before, this has been an issue that we have been very much involved with ever since Clinton was in office.
Viet Nam Vet

Loveland, CO

#59 Sep 6, 2007
The only thing Mexicans are qualified to drive are wheelbarrows.
Teller

Pleasanton, CA

#60 Sep 6, 2007
Viet Nam Vet wrote:
The only thing Mexicans are qualified to drive are wheelbarrows.
Please refrain from using racist comments like that. It takes away the credibility of those of us who are concerned about this important issue and who are seriously trying to do something about it.
Officer Adams

Denver, CO

#61 Sep 6, 2007
No way man! We don't need to refrain from any racist comments!! These "illegals" are running our country into the ground with their crime, drugs, and uncontrolled breeding habits that make anchor babies as an excuse to stay in this country.

Want to REALLY do something about it Teller? Then go to your local gun store, set up a perimeter on the highway in Texas, and then shoot them truckers down as they cross into OUR country!!!

THERE, NOW THAT'S DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!
JAF

Littleton, CO

#62 Sep 6, 2007
Trucker's wife, thanks for the website ,I read the letter and emailed it to everyone I know.

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