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A HERETIC I AM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 07:57 PM
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40. Pampango, i am fairly sure where you are coming from, i just want to know Dainbramaged's POV
because i think his opinion comes from the perspective of hysteria and hype, as opposed to fact and letter of agreement.

The point that has been put forward over and over by the anti-Mexican-Trucker-gets-to-drive-his-truck-in-the-USA side boils down to essentially this;
1) They will take American jobs
2) they drive unsafe trucks (and therefore are a hazard on the road and will kill my kids/mom/loved ones
3) They are uninsured so when they do have an accident, no one will be able to collect for damages
4) Their drivers are untrained and/or teenagers behind the wheel of 40 ton behemoths rocketing down main street, USA

(exaggerations aside, those are basically the points expressed on DU on this subject over the last few months.)

My POV is that all of the above is basically nonsense, has no basis in fact and completely ignores the details in the agreement that was carefully and painstakingly hashed out over the last 20 years.

So again i put the question to Dainbramaged:

Where do you get the idea that all the Mexican trucks will be uninsured, uninspected, unregulated and allowed to "roam freely"?
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