Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Milton Friedman would have been 100 today

My guess is that most of you read "Free to choose" or watched the TV series.  Or, maybe you are familiar with Dr Friedman's work in Chile, the story of "The Chicago Boys" who turned that South American country into one of the best economies in the world.

Milton Friedman would have been 100 today.  He died in 2006.  Rose, his devoted wife, research partner and companion of many years, died in 2009.  They were always together and that was great too.


"I remember asking Milton, a year or so before his death, during one of our semiannual dinners in downtown San Francisco: What can we do to make America more prosperous? "Three things," he replied instantly. "Promote free trade, school choice for all children, and cut government spending."
How much should we cut? "As much as possible.""

Happy birthday Mr Friedman!  I remember watching this interview and jumping up and down in happiness.  Thank you Mr Friedman.



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Ted Cruz will win today PLUS those WMDs in Syria

The GOP primary is finally over today and Ted Cruz will win the big prize, or the party's nomination for the US Senate.

Cruz will win for a couple of reasons:

1) The "tea party" is solidly behind Cruz.  The energy and enthusiasm is with Cruz whereas Dewhurst has the party leadership.  I'm putting my money on enthusiasm.

2) Dewhurst went really nasty negative with his TV ads.  Dewhurst is practically calling Cruz "a baby killer", a pro-China lawyer and a few other things.   It's  hard to believe that Dewhurst did that and many voters are furious, including myself.

So Ted Cruz will be the next US Senator from Texas after he easily defeats the Dem opponent.  How bad are the Dems doing?  I don't even know the name of the Dem running for the US Senate.

The other big issue is the deteriorating situation in Syria and the WMDs.  

How did Syria get those weapons anyway?  Are these the "missing WMDs from Iraq"?   The evidence is sketchy but there is the possibility that weapons were moved from Iraq to Syria.

In the short run, the bloodbath in Syria is further evidence that Pres BO is not leading.  No one is suggesting a US intervention but where is the West?  Where is NATO?  How can the West just stand by and watch helicopters shooting at innocent men, women and children?  It is a disgrace to watch this atrocity because Pres BO won't lead!

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Romney makes a point by going to the UK, Israel & Poland

Gov Romney is on a foreign trip.  He started at the UK, spoke in Israel on Sunday and will head to Poland next.

Gov Romney selected 3 very important countries, specially 3 nations overlooked by the Obama administration.

It started with the UK when Pres BO treated PM Brown disrespectfully.  Add the insult that Winston Churchill's bust was returned to the UK.   It's hard to believe that we would treat the UK like this, specially given how PM Blair supported Pres Bush in Iraq & Afghanistan.

Israel is another matter. There is hostility between Israel and the Obama administration.

Poland has been a strong ally since the collapse of the USSR.  They were there for us in Iraq & Afghanistan but the Obama administration pulled the rug from their feet vis-a-vis Russia.

Beyond these three countries, there is the devastation in Syria and everything else going on in the Middle East.

The economy will be issue #1 on election day.  My guess is that foreign policy will be a big issue for Pres Romney or Pres BO.

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Aren Shenoy and you have never seen or heard flamenco like this before

As I've posted before, I have a connection to Spain.  My mother's family moved to Cuba in the 1920's and she was born in the island.  My father's family moved to Cuba in the 1840's.  

Over time, I've loved to learn more and more about the Spanish culture, specially the music.  I love the music that recalls the bullfighting heritage, flamenco dancing and "the free spirit" of the gypsy.  I adore songs about the "gypsy girl with the Moorish eyes" dancing under the moonlight.  ("Mira la gitana mora" by The Gypsy Kings is a good one if you are not familiar with the songs or the story)

Over the weekend, I found Arun Shenoy, a musician who has released two videos worth sharing.   He is apparently based in Singapore and has Indian roots.  His use of violin and guitar is very unique.

These videos will make you think again about flamenco and "the bullfighter's eye to eye romance" with the pretty "senorita" watching the event at "la plaza".  The second video adds a little "jazz" to the flamenco.  I love the way that the dancer changes from one outfit to the to other, a reflection of the old & the new.

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"Thumbs up" for Angela from Romania

For years, I've been listening to the beautiful voice of Angela Gheorghih.  Incredibly, I just learned last week that she is Romanian.  

Cheers for Romania.  

Cheers for giving the world this beautiful woman with such an "angelic" voice.  

She sings as gorgeous as she looks.  The name "Angela" fits her just great because she has the voice of an angel.  (I guess that you can tell that I really like how she sings.  I do.  I really do)

Angela sings a lot of great songs and here are a couple of my favorites.  

First, this is the beautiful Italian song from the 1930's "Non ti scordar di me" by Ernesto de Curtis.  

Second, this is Agustin Lara's "Granada", a song about the bull fights, the women with "Moorish eyes", the "gitanas" (the gypsy women) and the history of that region of Spain. This is another of those melodies that my parents loved and I used to hear from our family turntable.

The last video is a promotional for last year's tour.  Let's just say that this beautiful lady from Romania can sing:






"Partirono le rondinidal mio paese freddo e senza sole,
cercando primavere di viole, nidi d'amore e di felicità
La mia piccola rondine partì senza lasciarmi un bacio
senza un addio partì Non ti scordar di me;
la vita mia legata e a te io t' amo sempre più
nel sogno mio rimani tu Non ti scordar di me
la vita mia legata e a te c'è sempre un nido
nel mio cuor per te Non ti scordar di me
Non ti scordar di me..."

English but not literal because it's hard to translate literally:
The swallows left From my cold and sunless country,
Searching for Springs full of violets And lovely and happy nests.
My little swallow left Without leaving me a kiss
She left without a goodbye 
Don't forget about me My life is tied to you
I love you more and more In my dream you stay
Don't forget about me My life is tied to you
There's always a nest In my heart for you

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"Granada, tierra sonada por mi, mi cantar se vuelve gitano
cuando es para ti. Mi cantar, hecho de fantasia;
mi cantar, flor de melancolia, que yo te vengo a dar.
Granada, tierra ensangrentada en tardes de toros,
mujer que conserva el embrujo de los ojos moros.
De sueno, rebelde, gitana cubierta de flores,
y beso tu boca de grana, jugosa manzana
que me habla de amores. Granada, manola, cantada
en coplas preciosas, no tengo otra cosa que darte
que un ramo de rosas, de rosas de suave fragrancia
que le dieran marco a la Virgen morena.
Granada, tu tierra esta llena
de lindas mujeres, de sangre y de sol...."

the english is not literal but here it goes:

"Granada, land of my dreams, mine becomes a gypsy song
when I sing to you. My song, born of fancy;
my song, melancholy flower, that I've come to offer you.
Granada, land covered in blood
from the bullfighting afternoons,
woman who retains the spell of Moorish eyes.
A dream, a rebel, a gypsy, covered with flowers,
and I kiss your mouth,
juicy apple that tells me about love.
Granada, my beautiful, sung in precious coplas,
I have nothing else to give you but a bouquet of roses
worthy of adorning the moorish skinned Virgin.
Granada, your soil is full
of beautiful women, blood and sunshine.
..."


 


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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Some things to think about on a Saturday morning

The big story was the US economy:

"Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States — increased at an annual rate of 1.5 percent in the second quarter of 2012, (that is, from the first quarter to the second quarter), according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. 

In the first quarter, real GDP increased 2.0 percent." (via Hot Air)

How far is 1.5% for zero?  Not very far!  

What does it mean that we had 2% in the 1st quarter and 1.5% in the 2nd quarter?  It means that the US economy is not growing.  You can not create enough jobs at this pace of growth.  It means that the unemployment rate on election day will very likely start with 8%.

We mentioned last week that Brian Ross & ABC News will mean that more and more people will shut off the mainstream media.  Today's NBC/WSJ poll won't help the media either.

According to the poll, Pres BO leads Gov Romney 49-43%, a comfortable lead.

However, there is a big problem with this poll.  Bill Katz mentioned it today:  It oversampled Democrats!   They oversampled Dems by + 11.

Did I tell you that people are turning off the mainstream media.  The answer is yes and these outrageously stupid polls are the reason.

On a more serious note, Gallup & Rasmussen show a more competitive race and even an edge to Romney.

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Washington! It Is Time To Stop Digging!

Washington Could Learn A Lot: If you keep on digging, you'll put yourself deeper and deeper in the hole. The bureaucrats and politicians in Washington, D.C. have put this country in a $15,874,876,409,526.41 hole (U.S. national debt ending on July 20, 2012). Maybe its time we stop digging! To learn more, visit WashingtonCouldLearnALot.com WashingtonCouldLearnALot.com is a project of Public Notice Research and Education Fund (PNREF). PNREF is an independent non-profit dedicated to educating the American people about economic policy and the principles of economic freedom. PNREF believes an empowered American public will cause lawmakers to be better stewards of the nation’s economy, and of Americans’ economic freedom. If you agree, watch, comment and share this video!
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Why will Hispanics stay home in November?

Pres Obama got some mixed news today:

First, many Hispanics liked the legalization of the 800,000 dreamers. 

Second, Hispanics are deeply apathetic about the election:

"Compared to 2008, enthusiasm about the November election is now much lower among Hispanics than among any other major voting bloc.

Just 55% of Hispanic voters told the pollsters they had high-intensity interest in the upcoming elections, down from 64% in July 2008. 

At the same time, the number of Hispanic voters who said they were more enthusiastic about this election than the last one dropped by seven percentage points in just a month."  (via Hot Air)

Why are Hispanics so apathetic?

It starts with the bad economy and the fact that it is disproportionally hurting Hispanics, i.e. 11% in Hispanic communities vs 8.2% unemployment nationwide.

No concern in the Dem party, or frankly much of the Spanish speaking media, for the quality of public schools.  Unfortunately, too many Dem leaders send their kids to private schools and expect Hispanics to attend the failing inner city public schools.

Too much talk about immigration reform.  When are Dems & the Spanish media going to get the reality that most Hispanics are here legally and are not impacted by The Dream Act? 

Yes, Hispanics will stay home in November.  They may not vote for Romney but they'll let their absenteeism vote against Obama's policies.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Let citizens defend themselves

We know this much:

First, the left will always go after the guns, i.e. the gun control argument; and,

Second, the media will always make a fool of itself, i.e. Brian Ross of ABC immediately pulling out The Tea Party connection.

We repeat.  There is no evidence that gun control stops criminals from buying or using guns against law abiding citizens.  Furthermore, there is no evidence that Tea Party gatherings have been violent.  Nevertheless, the myths live on!

We also know this:  Citizens should, and are very capable, of defending themselves.  In fact, the truth of these "mass murders" in the US is that they generally happen in gun restricted areas.

Please see this from The NY Daily News:

"With a single exception, every multiple-victim public shooting in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed since at least 1950 has taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry their own firearms.
 
The Cinemark movie theater in Aurora, like others run by the chain around the country, displayed warning signs that it was illegal to carry guns into the theater.
 
This applied to all nonlaw enforcement personnel, including individuals with concealed handgun permits. In other words, despite more than 4% of the adult population of Colorado having concealed handgun permits, a gunman intent on killing a lot of people could be confident that law-abiding citizens there would be sitting ducks.
 
If one of the hundreds of people at the theater had a concealed handgun, possibly the attack would have ended like the shooting at the mega New Life Church in Colorado Springs in December 2007."

What if someone in the crowd had been able to kill the alleged killer?  What if a security guard had a gun?  

I trust citizens and believe that they should have the right to defend themselves.  Better than that, our Founding Fathers believed that too and they gave us the 2nd amendment.


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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pres BO once again wrong on Iraq

Pres BO "shamelessly" took credit for ending the war in Iraq.  He did it before a VFW group.  My guess is that most military veterans were shocked to watch such an outrageous and self serving comment by a president who just loves talking about himself.

Let's talk reality.

First, Pres Bush ended the Iraq War.  He won it and then negotiated the agreement that pulled our troops out.  Pres BO simply followed the agreement and carried out the Bush policy.

Second, Pres BO's Iraq War remarks were not directed at the veterans in the hall.  They were directed at the left who is not happy that "the anti-Bush of 2008"  turned out to be Bush III on Iraq, GITMO and indefinite detention.  Where is the change?

Third, Iraq is falling apart because we walked away and did not leave a military presence.    We did in South Korea and Germany.  We did not in Iraq and it is our hurting our interests.


"All Obama ended in Iraq was our position of strategic influence there, a priceless position gained after a horrifying sacrifice. 

Just imagine what the fate of Germany and Japan (and of democracy) might have been if we had abandoned those countries’ nascent democratic institutions at the start of the Cold War? 

We learned in the years after World War I that democracies are most vulnerable to subversion and demagoguery when they are youngest. 

It was the long-term presence of U.S. troops that allowed stable institutions of democratic politics and flourishing commerce to sink deep roots in Japan, South Korea, Germany, and elsewhere on the periphery of the free world. 

A long-term presence in Iraq would have allowed us to do much the same, standing as bulwark against Iranian influence and guiding Iraq to a role of democratic leadership in a part of the world that desperately needs modern democracy to succeed.

Instead Obama utterly neglected Iraq, and made no effort to maintain the strategic position that the Bush administration bequeathed to him. 

As elsewhere in the Middle East, the Obama administration has merely presided over the erosion of American influence, leaving us far less able to safeguard our most vital interests, or ensure the future peace and prosperity of the Middle East. 

And that’s a “responsible end” to the war in Iraq? Please."

Let's hope that Iraq does not fall apart, specially in light of what we are watching in Syria, Egypt & Libya.

By the way, Gov Romney leads Pres BO, our current commander in chief, by a huge 59-35% margin in a Rasmussen poll of military veterans.  Do you recall a recent commander in chief who did this poorly with military veterans?  I can't.  At the same time, I understand why.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dear Pres Calderon: How is that "gun control" working in Mexico?

What exactly is wrong with Pres Calderon of Mexico? 


First, there is no evidence that gun control stops criminals from buying guns.  Just check out the fact that the Mexican cartels own every gun in the world in a country where it is unlawful to own guns.

The bottom line is that the bad guys who have guns in Mexico despite all of the gun control laws on the books.  

Furthermore, Aurora, Colorado, already has very strict gun laws.  Didn't someone explain that to Pres Calderon?

Second, where is Pres Calderon's outrage over "Fast & Furious", an Obama program that put 2,000 guns in the hands of Mexican cartels.  Why isn't he calling on AG Holder and Pres BO to explain that one?

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Brian Ross's stupid mistake will drive more and more people away from the mainstream media

A couple of days ago, Brian Ross of ABC made a connection between The Tea party and the young man who killed a dozen people in Colorado.

It was a reckless reference.  It turned out to be false.  It won't help a mainstream media desperately holding on to listeners, viewers and readers.

The problem is that there is a "rush" in the media to get to the cause of the story.  No one seems to show any restrain and get the facts before reporting them.  Worse than that, reporters don't care at all about the reputations of the citizens that they cover on their stories

Why is Brian Ross still working at ABC News?  How can the media tolerate such reckless performances?

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Gun control? How about calling on Pres BO's Hollywood buddies to make better movies?

Like always, every tragedy is followed by calls for more "gun control".  We heard from the "usual suspects" that our problem is that it's too easy to buy guns in the US.

Of course, that's nonsense.  Yes, we have 200 million guns in the US but so what?  Does anyone seriously think that this young man in Colorado would have been stopped by "gun control"?  

I think that we are overlooking two things far more important than the availability of guns.

First, our movies glamorize violence.   We grew up watching "Combat" but the violence was much more restrained.  Again, just watch the D-Day landing of "The longest day" and compare it to "Saving Private Ryan".  Is it really necessary to show so much blood and guts?  Do young men need to watch all of this raw violence in movies?  When is too much just too much?

Second, are we really paying attention to these people who end up committing these acts?

We spoke on Saturday with Clayton Cramer, author of "My brother Ron", the story of his brother.  He just wrote about the state of mental health in the US:

"America started a grand experiment in the 1960s: deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill. The consequences were very destructive: homelessness; a degradation of urban life; increases in violent crime rates; increasing death rates for the mentally ill. My Brother Ron tells the story of deinstitutionalization from two points of view: what happened to the author's older brother, part of the first generation of those who became mentally ill after deinstitutionalization, and a detailed history of how and why America went down this path. My Brother Ron examines the multiple strands that came together to create the perfect storm that was deinstitutionalization: a well-meaning concern about the poor conditions of many state mental hospitals; a giddy optimism by the psychiatric profession in the ability of new drugs to cure the mentally ill; a rigid ideological approach to due process that ignored that the beneficiaries would end up starving to death or dying of exposure."

We hear that Pres BO is travelling to Colorado.  He should call on his Hollywood contributors to make better movies or films that favor and respect life. 

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Memo to "30-something readers": Was your mom dancing the "Hanky Panky" one July many years ago?

"Hanky Panky" put Tommy James on the pop charts and The Ed Sullivan Show.   It was also the #1 song in the US this week in 1966.

He actually followed up "Hank Panky" with a string of very good songs, such as "Crimson & Clover" and "I think we're alone now".   My good guess is that "baby boomers" have a couple of his songs in our personal soundtrack.

By any measurement, Tommy James & The Shondells were one of the most successful pop artists from 1966 until he faded in the early 1970s.  The band had 6 million selling singles, a big achievement.  I don't think that he recorded anything after that.

"Hanky Panky" is the story of 19-year old Tommy James and his persistence to record this song:

"Regarding his sudden fame, James said: "One night I was playing for 20 drunks in a bar in Michigan, and the next night I'm playing for 10,000 screaming fans in Pittsburgh. It was literally overnight. It was very unexpected, one of those winning-the-lottery type stories."  (Songfacts)

Click to hear 'Hanky Panky" & "Mirage", a great song lost over the years:

 
"My baby does the Hanky Panky, My baby does the Hanky Panky,
My baby does the Hanky Panky, My baby does the Hanky Panky,
My baby does the Hanky Panky! I saw her walking on down the line.
You know I saw her for the very first time.
A pretty little girl standing all alone.
"Hey baby, can I take you home?"
I never saw her, never really saw her.
My baby does the Hanky Panky, My baby does the Hanky Panky,
My baby does the Hanky Panky,My baby does the Hanky Panky....." 


 
" I see you standing in the alleys and the hallways
Wait a second, you're gone now
I run to touch you but you vanish through the doorway
And oh how
Hard it is to live without you I love everything about you
Now I know you're really gone
But my imagination is so strong
That I see you coming into view
And your face is telling me that you
Oh yeah oh, want to be by my side
Oh yeah oh, now it's finally time
Wait a second Mirage, that's all you are to me
Mirage, something I only see
So I keep walking through the alleys and the hallways
Where are you
I keep remembering the kissing in the doorways 
The car too
How it all comes back to me The movies every Saturday
The place we used to go to eat
I want so much to have it like it used to be
That I see you coming into view
And your face is telling me that you
Oh yeah oh, want to be by my side
Oh yeah oh, now it's finally time
Here it comes again
Mirage, that's all you are to me
Mirage, something I only see
Just a mirage, that's all you are to me
Just a mirage, something that I only see
Just a mirage, that's all you are to me
Just a mirage, something that I only see...."
 

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

WANTED: A US-Latin America policy that promotes trade and national security

The recent Cartagena summit was overwhelmed with all of the controversy surrounding the Secret Service agents & Sec Clinton doing "la conga" in a local bar.

Unfortunately, we did not hear that Latin American leaders were frustrated because Pres BO does not have a US-Latin America policy.

Why do we need a sound US-Latin America policy?   Can you say national security?  economic expansion?  jobs here and down there?  

Let's not forget that Brazil has one of the top 10 GDPs in the world.  Colombia has recovered from all of the drug wars and turned into a wonderful ally and strong economy.  Chile is an emerging market and a great role model for the 3rd world.

We need a strong US-Latin America policy that promotes our interests, and of course, those of our neighbors.  We need a "win win" policy but all we have from Pres BO is shameless pandering for Mexican-American votes in the US.

There is no policy today.  There is no framework.  There is nothing and that's the sad part.

Mexico is Texas' largest trading partner.  It is also a country caught up in a cartel war that requires a US president who understands that borders must be defended and respected.

What was Pres BO's policy toward Mexico?  First, he closed the US border to Mexican commercial trucks and put the US in violation of NAFTA.  Second, he pandered for Mexican-American votes by suing Arizona.  Third, he continued the pandering by legalizing 800,000 "dreamers" by going around the Congress.

Last, but not least, we are still waiting for Pres BO & AG Holder to explain "Fast & Furious".  Remember the 2,000 high powered weapons that just "flew" over the border like those birds that go south every year?

Latin America is also in trouble as Fausta Wertz has been reminding us daily.  We see growing Iranian and Chinese influence in the continent.  

Question:  Does anyone seriously think that China or Iran are concerned with US interests in the region? 

We know that Pres Romney will have a lot on his plate, from the US economy to a Middle East blowing up.  At the same time, I trust that he will take a very proactive approach toward our interests south of the border.

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Pres BO's executive decrees are out of control

Last month, Pres BO went around Congress and gave "legal" status to 800,000 young people in the US.  He did this to compensate for the fact that he couldn't get an immigration reform or The Dream Act from Dem majorities in the House and Senate.

It was a very cynical move and intended to pander to Hispanics.  It was also unconstitutional and will be challenged in the courts.

This week, Pres BO kept the "executive decree" machine running.  He went after one of the most successful laws passed by Pres Clinton & the GOP Congress of the late 1990s:

"The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a policy directive on July 12 that grants waiver authority for the work requirements in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. The new directive give states the authority to waive work requirements, “opening the door for activities like bed rest, smoking cessation and exercise to be counted as work,” the lawmakers warned. Congress specifically excluded this action when it adopted the law in 1996 to prevent abuse."  (via Hot Air)

Like the aforementioned Dream Act decree, this is another example of a president who does not understand that his job is to enforce the law rather than go around Congress when he can't get his way.

We should all be outraged with this kind of presidential overreach.  It surprises me that the left is so silent about this.  Are they saying that future GOP presidents should go around Congress when they don't like the law on the books?

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Does Pres BO understand that "twin plants" have created prosperity on the US-Mexico border?


This article was published at The American Thinker.


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!






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Mitt vs BO: California vs Texas, Solyndra vs Staples PLUS the individual vs the state

Pres BO's "panicky ads" about Gov Romney reveal once again that this is a very important election.

Pres BO believes that government makes it all possible.  We Romney supporters believe that free people make it happen.

Let's look at a couple of very significant contrasts.

First, California vs Texas.  What state is losing people?  What state is creating jobs and leading the nation in attracting businesses and the taxpayers who follow them?

Second, there is Solyndra vs Staples.  Solyndra is classic "crony capitalism.  Staples is what happens when people invest and risk their capital.


Today's WSJ editorial is right on target:

"Mr. Romney's Bain worked so well that it became the model for an entire industry. Mr. Romney helped create Staples, a start-up that worked and created tens of thousands of jobs. Mr. Obama financed Solyndra, which did not work. Neither did Abound Solar. The many Obama alternative-energy ventures play in different market segments, but they struggle for the same reason: They serve political agendas more than customers."

Yes, this is a contrast election.  I like our chances a lot!

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