Does Pres. B.O. understand that "twin plants" have created prosperity on the U.S.-Mexico border?
The Obama re-election campaign (aka "let's talk about everything except my record") has now taken a Mexican direction.
The Obama team is now blaming Romney for "outsourcing" jobs to Mexico.
In fact, much of the "outsourcing" to Mexico has been in the form of "maquiladoras," or those twin plants that have done much to promote the economies of both countries.
For example, there are hundreds of these operations in El Paso-Cd. Juarez and San Diego-Tijuana. Just ask all of those Dems in South Texas about the economic impact of these twin plants! I guess that most of these South Texas Democrats must be appalled at Obama's incredible lack of knowledge about what makes the border economy work.
These twin plants have been supported by both governments and represent a good example of Mexico and the U.S. working together with mutual benefits. The plants have done a lot to keep Mexicans in Mexico rather than crossing the border to look for opportunities. Finally, these plants have fostered high-quality universities and schools in Mexico to supply the engineering and managerial needs of these facilities south of the border.
We've had two great economic success stories with Mexico since World War II.
The first one was the "bracero" program, a plan that brought thousands of Mexicans to work legally in the US. Unfortunately, the bracero was canceled in the late 1960s by the Dems under pressure from labor unions. The bracero program was the best illegal immigration program ever!
Our second success story is "twin plants." They've created jobs on both sides. Again, ask the mayor of El Paso, TX; Laredo, TX; Nogales, NM; or San Diego, CA about the local benefits of these plants.
It's been a win-win situation...unless your name is Barack Obama and you want voters distracted from the sorry record of your presidential term.
I guess that Obama does not think that creating prosperity on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border is in our national interest anymore (see video).
This 2012 effort to blame Mexico is very much in line with the 2008 version, or when candidate B.O. blamed NAFTA for job losses in Michigan and Ohio. You will recall that he ran saying that he wanted to renegotiate NAFTA (see video).
We ask a simple question: does Obama understand the economic potential of the U.S.-Mexico border?
The answer is a big no!