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  •  Hey Lindsey - pick up a copy of Businessweek (2+ / 0-)
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    Which, this very week, has an article on how well Mexico is doing, how it's economy has improved, how it was called the "Aztec Tiger" by the Financial Times, how it's credit rating has gone up in the past year.

    It is the 3rd largest provider of oil to the US, and average income has doubled in the past 15 years.

    Yes, problems remain in education and crime due to the drug cartels. But it is in no way a hellhole.

    Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

    by absdoggy on Fri May 10, 2013 at 06:35:10 AM PDT

    •  And border crossings are down, that's DOWN (1+ / 0-)
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      butters, fewer people are coming here because the GOP has managed to ruin our economy to the point where staying there is better

    •  Some of our best sales weeks in San Antonio (0+ / 0-)

      were the times when we had the big influx of shopping tourists from Mexico--Holy Week and the week post Christmas but before Three Kings Day.  While it seems harder to have that impact now with dangers in driving from Monterrey or hassles & crime with border crossings there is still a big impact on San Antonio's economy from Mexico.

      Perhaps Sen. Graham sees a difference when the money goes into the cash register via Mexican wallets as opposed to Canadian ones??  We didn't.

      3.3 million Texans voted for Obama in 2012....3.4 million Texans voted for Not Ted Cruz for Senate....give us a break!.

      by mkoz on Fri May 10, 2013 at 08:42:34 AM PDT

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