Diggin’ the fact Senate Candidate Carmona invoked high profile attorney and Libertarian Marc Victor against Jeff Flake hypocrisyThursday, September 27th, 2012
I’m diggin’ the fact that Senate Candidate Richard Carmona invoked high profile attorney and Libertarian Marc Victor against Jeff Flake!
I met Libertarian Senate Candidate Marc Victor and was impressed to find out what some of his views were — especially as it relates to Mexico. To my pleasant surprise, I was happy to hear how Richard Carmona addressed Jeff Flake’s hypocrisy with Libertarian Marc J. Victor. Additionally, many people don’t know this, but both Carmona and Victor are veterans of our Armed Forces so both individuals put their money where their mouths are when it comes to the Love of our Nation.
I think my readers know by now how much I appreciate Richard Carmona for U.S. Senate because he has a bipartisan record and views. Jeff Flake does not. On the other hand, I like Libertarian Marc Victor, too, because he spanks Jeff Flake’s hypocrisy on trade relationships with Mexico.
Indeed Marc Victor explains why Arizona is lagging in business export growth to Mexico here. Marc Victor’s views against Jeff Flake are similar to the former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson’s views as it relates to Mitt Romney. Indeed, the way the Republican Party treated Gary Johnson was uncalled for and this explains the mass exodus of folks who are leaving the antiquated and old thinking GOP. They are becoming extinct. Mitt Romney and the GOP lost the favor of the fastest growing demographic in the nation via Mexican-Americans with their restrictionist, protectionist, bigotry and hostility towards Latinos.
Mexico is Arizona’s top export partner, accounting for more than a third of our state’s foreign trade. Yet the total value of our exports to Mexico has grown by 1 percent over the past four years while Texas has increased its total by 40 percent. What does Arizona need to do better and how will you expedite trade across our state’s border?
I have my ideas on why Arizona has suffered economically, and Arizona has suffered economically due to restrictionist and protectionist career politicians like Jeff Flake.
According to Latintelligence:
Mexico also is a friendly source of oil, O’Neil noted. It’s the United States’ third largest supplier behind Canada and Saudi Arabia, according to the U.S. Energy
“So keeping our lights on and our cars going depend today much on Mexico,” she said.
Since the two countries share a border, they also share the problems and responsibilities of regulating the environment, preventing drug trafficking and maintaining security.
Every president of Mexico has had a different take on U.S. relations, but all of the top contenders in the current race have indicated they will work with the United States, said O’Neil.
The economy in Mexico is recovering faster than the United States. Helping transform Mexico’s economy is a growing middle class, she said. View a chart of GDP growth in both countries:
“Thirty-plus years ago, Mexico was a commodity-driven, oil-driven, inward-looking economy,” said O’Neil. “Today it is a manufacturing and services-based economy, export-led with a focus on the U.S. market and that is fundamentally different than just a few decades ago.”
Partly because of Mexico’s economic growth, immigration between the two countries has slowed to a net zero last year. The slowdown also can be attributed to a demographic shift in Mexico in the last several years, O’Neil said. “There are fewer Mexicans turning eighteen and looking for jobs than there were in the past. And more and more Mexicans are staying in school longer and investing in their future and investing in their skills. So they’re not leaving the country. They’re not thinking about going abroad at fifteen or sixteen anymore, they’re staying in school.”
Mexico is becoming an increasingly urban society as well, said O’Neil. “So the old days of a campesino (peasant) wearing a sombrero riding a burro—it’s a reality for a few Mexicans now, but very few. It’s a more urban society. And that’s a total transformation from back in the fifties or sixties.”
Helping drive the current conditions is a transformed government. “There are still problems with corruption, accountability and transparency—in particular at the state level,” she said. “But it also is a democracy. They’re about to have elections that almost everywhere in the world people think are going to be free and fair. And that’s something new.”