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April 26, 2006

Pro-Amnesty Businessmen Tell Pro-Amnesty Mexicans They Are Shooting Themselves in the Foot

by @ 6:26 pm. Filed under Business, Illegal Aliens

If the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico keeps this up, they might end up causing the pro-illegal crowd to realize that their massive protests have been the best recruiting tool for all of us who wish to send illegals back over the border.

The pro-illegal boycott is also being done South of the Border against US based companies.

US Lobbyists Denounce Mexico’s ‘Nothing Gringo’ Boycott (WSJ.com registration required to view the entire article)


“This is like shooting oneself in the foot,” Rubin said. “U.S. companies have been the first to lobby, launching a huge lobbying effort for immigration reform. … Why hurt something that is helping you?”

South of the border, Mexicans are targeting American stores and chain restaurants – “That means no Dunkin’ Donuts, no McDonald’s (MCD), Burger King (BKG.XX), Starbucks (SBUX), Sears (SHLD), Krispy Kreme (KKD) or Wal-Mart (WMT),” reads one email making the rounds.

But even activists are confused about which companies are U.S.-owned. Sears is cited by boycott organizers, despite the fact that Sears’ Mexico stores were bought by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim in 1997. And few organizers mention Vips – the chain of ubiquitous Mexican diners – even though they are owned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Wal-Mart/Walmex is the biggest private employer in Mexico.

The American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico says they represent $100 billion of investment capital in Mexico.

The Mexicans claim that the benefits are worse down there, so they come to the USA. Obviously the higher pay and welfare state benefits work out pretty for illegals, that are given a job in the USA. So of course the Mexicans want US companies to pay more down South of the Border. One researcher in the article mentioned that paying them more makes them less competitive with low wage workers in other countries, like China and India. Why hire a Mexican if you can hire an Indian for less?

Maybe if Mexico was not so corrupt and businessmen did not have to pay off officials, they might pay more down there. And maybe if businessmen South of the Border did not have to pay for kidnap insurance, they might pay more down there. Of course if they paid more then the businesses might go elsewhere. But if not for that little issue of corruption, Mexico’s economy might do better over time. Actually it is doing better than in the past and is doing better than many other nations in the world.

Just like here in the USA, there are some jobs that are too much trouble to try outsourcing them. So Mexico could have better paying jobs if they removed some of the issues that prevent some private businesses from ever working there. Even when Jim Cramer told people to invest in Banco Columbia, he had to try and ease viewer’s uneasiness about corruption. US private businesses have done more than enough for Mexico and other nations South of the Border. They will get their reward for their efforts on May 1, 2006. I don’t mind companies doing business in Mexico, when they are doing it to provide goods and services to Mexicans. If it is for goods and services to be purchased by Americans, I would prefer they operate in the USA. So no I was not cheering for NAFTA. (I still consider myself a Free Market Capitalist, I just don’t like deals that I don’t see as the best deal for America.) But our issues with Unions are making it hard for businesses to operate efficiently in this nation. So I can’t fairly say companies should keep their jobs in the USA, without also once again saying that I feel Unions need to be given the boot!

(For the sake of full disclosure, I have a stake in one of the companies mentioned in the article.)


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Illegal Immigration is Your Problem Too!



18 Responses to “Pro-Amnesty Businessmen Tell Pro-Amnesty Mexicans They Are Shooting Themselves in the Foot”

  1. Stuck On Stupid Says:

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  2. E L Frederick » Guard The Borders Blogburst 05-01-06 Says:

    […] Speaking of protests south of the border, Independent Conservative points out that if the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico keeps this up, they might end up causing the pro-illegal crowd to realize that their massive protests have been the best recruiting tool for all of us who wish to send illegals back over the border: US Lobbyists Denounce Mexico’s ‘Nothing Gringo’ Boycott (WSJ.com registration required to view the entire article) … “This is like shooting oneself in the foot,” Rubin said. “U.S. companies have been the first to lobby, launching a huge lobbying effort for immigration reform. … Why hurt something that is helping you?” … South of the border, Mexicans are targeting American stores and chain restaurants – “That means no Dunkin’ Donuts, no McDonald’s (MCD), Burger King (BKG.XX), Starbucks (SBUX), Sears (SHLD), Krispy Kreme (KKD) or Wal-Mart (WMT),” reads one email making the rounds. […]

  3. euphoricreality.net Says:

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    BLOGGER REACTION TO MAY 1 – A DAY WITHOUT LATINOS
    Today is the much ballyhooed Day Without Latinos……otherwise known as Nothing Gringo Day…officially (yes, as in politically-official) known as the Great American Boycott of 2006: No Sho…

  4. PA Pundits » Blog Archive » Guard The Borders Blogburst 05-01-06 Says:

    […] Speaking of protests south of the border, Independent Conservative points out that if the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico keeps this up, they might end up causing the pro-illegal crowd to realize that their massive protests have been the best recruiting tool for all of us who wish to send illegals back over the border: US Lobbyists Denounce Mexico’s ‘Nothing Gringo’ Boycott (WSJ.com registration required to view the entire article) … “This is like shooting oneself in the foot,” Rubin said. “U.S. companies have been the first to lobby, launching a huge lobbying effort for immigration reform. … Why hurt something that is helping you?” … South of the border, Mexicans are targeting American stores and chain restaurants – “That means no Dunkin’ Donuts, no McDonald’s (MCD), Burger King (BKG.XX), Starbucks (SBUX), Sears (SHLD), Krispy Kreme (KKD) or Wal-Mart (WMT),” reads one email making the rounds. […]

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    Today is the much ballyhooed Day Without Latinos……otherwise known as Nothing Gringo Day…officially (yes, as in politically-official) known as the Great Ame…

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  7. Morning Glory 2 » Blog Archive » Guard the Borders Blogburst 050106 Says:

    […] Speaking of protests south of the border, Independent Conservative points out that if the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico keeps this up, they might end up causing the pro-illegal crowd to realize that their massive protests have been the best recruiting tool for all of us who wish to send illegals back over the border: US Lobbyists Denounce Mexico’s ‘Nothing Gringo’ Boycott (WSJ.com registration required to view the entire article) … […]

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  11. American Daughter Media Center - Front Page » Blog Archive » Guard The Borders Blogburst Says:

    […] Speaking of protests south of the border, Independent Conservative points out that if the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico keeps this up, they might end up causing the pro-illegal crowd to realize that their massive protests have been the best recruiting tool for all of us who wish to send illegals back over the border: US Lobbyists Denounce Mexico’s ‘Nothing Gringo’ Boycott (WSJ.com registration required to view the entire article) … “This is like shooting oneself in the foot,” Rubin said. “U.S. companies have been the first to lobby, launching a huge lobbying effort for immigration reform. … Why hurt something that is helping you?” … South of the border, Mexicans are targeting American stores and chain restaurants – “That means no Dunkin’ Donuts, no McDonald’s (MCD), Burger King (BKG.XX), Starbucks (SBUX), Sears (SHLD), Krispy Kreme (KKD) or Wal-Mart (WMT),” reads one email making the rounds. […]

  12. Amber » Blog Archive » Today is Stick it To Gringos day Says:

    […] Speaking of protests south of the border, Independent Conservative points out that if the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico keeps this up, they might end up causing the pro-illegal crowd to realize that their massive protests have been the best recruiting tool for all of us who wish to send illegals back over the border: US Lobbyists Denounce Mexico’s ‘Nothing Gringo’ Boycott (WSJ.com registration required to view the entire article) … “This is like shooting oneself in the foot,” Rubin said. “U.S. companies have been the first to lobby, launching a huge lobbying effort for immigration reform. … Why hurt something that is helping you?” … South of the border, Mexicans are targeting American stores and chain restaurants – “That means no Dunkin’ Donuts, no McDonald’s (MCD), Burger King (BKG.XX), Starbucks (SBUX), Sears (SHLD), Krispy Kreme (KKD) or Wal-Mart (WMT),” reads one email making the rounds. […]

  13. A Lady's Ruminations Says:

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  14. Right on the Right Says:

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    By Heidi at Euphoric Reality
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  16. Woman Honor Thyself Says:

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  17. The Right Track » Guard the Borders Blogburst Says:

    […] Speaking of protests south of the border, Independent Conservative points out that if the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico keeps this up, they might end up causing the pro-illegal crowd to realize that their massive protests have been the best recruiting tool for all of us who wish to send illegals back over the border: US Lobbyists Denounce Mexico’s ‘Nothing Gringo’ Boycott (WSJ.com registration required to view the entire article) […] “This is like shooting oneself in the foot,” Rubin said. “U.S. companies have been the first to lobby, launching a huge lobbying effort for immigration reform. … Why hurt something that is helping you?” […] South of the border, Mexicans are targeting American stores and chain restaurants – “That means no Dunkin’ Donuts, no McDonald’s (MCD), Burger King (BKG.XX), Starbucks (SBUX), Sears (SHLD), Krispy Kreme (KKD) or Wal-Mart (WMT),” reads one email making the rounds. […]

  18. Independent Conservative Says:

    Boycotters Who Favor Amnesty for Illegal Aliens Shoot Themselves in the Foot

    So once again the advocates of illegal aliens decided to have yet another protest and boycott. Here in Georgia it proved to change nothing in my life and that of other Georgians who try and avoid doing business with companies that hire illegals. The…

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