February 18, 2016
Jobs in Cuba rather than one of our inner cities?
The Obama administration has approved an investment in Cuba, as reported by AP: The Obama administration has approved the first U.S. factory in Cuba in more than half a century, allowing a two-man company from Alabama to build a plant assembling as many as 1,000 small tractors a year for sale to private farmers in Cuba. The plant will immediately create 30 jobs and hopes to have as many as 300 people working. There are several problems with this investment: 1) Is it legal? Capitol Hill Cubans does not think so: The Obama Administration has given a special license to a small U.S. company to enter into a venture with the Cuban military to manufacture tractors at the Mariel economic zone. Not only is this in direct violation of the language, intent and purpose of U.S. law -- as codified by Congress -- but it contravenes the Obama Administration's own regulations issued on January 26, 2016. Those...(Read Full Post)