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The border and delivered good to deep into United States and there's a bipartisan effort to stop that program.
Because some say it puts American safety at risk and it's also a job killer.
Joining me now is California congressman Duncan Hunter who's the leading that -- congress are welcome to the show.
It Charles gratuitous right to have let's talk about the audience here now this goes all the way back to NAFTA in 1994 and a provision that we would I have free trade with Mexico.
But since then we haven't really allowed the trucks too deep into our country.
Mostly over concerns of over safety is a safe to assume that we're not concerned about that anymore.
No it's it's not safe to -- -- all affect President Clinton and President Bush of both.
-- -- away from this and have kept American jobs here in American trucking here make it Mexican truckers stop.
At the border well what's happen now with with this president even though American truckers say and it is too dangerous driving -- Mexico mean.
The bit over 6000.
Murders in the last 365 days in Mexico.
American truckers don't want to drive in Mexico -- -- gonna give.
Mexican trucking companies in you know read -- multinational.
Base -- giant trucking companies who can base out of Mexico the ability.
To bypass OSHA bypassing EPA bypass all the rules and regulations and tax system that we have in this country.
Drive across the -- come into the US and drive all the way up to the to what to New York to to Wyoming to Washington State and basically bypass the American trucking companies.
90% of trucking companies of an art made up of small truckers they have like fifteen or or 25 trucks those guys are gonna lose jobs in the administration could stop this very easily.
President Obama could simply signs up and say that.
We are we are ready to do yet you have are proving your safe and in the -- back to the we're gonna let the narco.
Drug lords from Mexico take advantage of this program like a holographic sticker on a Mac truck window down again in Mexico's gonna stop them from transporting.
Drugs guns or other other paraphernalia up here I think is naive.
Young -- congress and -- gonna tell you this story it to me and so explosive I know there's a whole lot of other things talking up the headlines.
But when I see a Republican congressmen won't like itself.
Look at -- would -- copilot and the Teamsters I mean this is what He called He said it was -- that these are unsafe trucks that we're -- Russian roulette with the American drivers that they had no drug testing of their drivers down there that it was bad for the economy.
That they're drug test was -- -- that you capacity that a German shepherd capacity use urine from a German separate I mean.
These -- the litany of things that he's send apparently you're on the same page as him so why isn't this resonating with the administration.
I don't know -- -- I don't know while what the whole -- or is or why they would wanna lose jobs right now this is gonna take.
Literally this is gonna take in the next couple of months and especially in the next couple of years.
This is gonna take jobs from American truckers and just -- -- across the border I mean.
If employment in in Mexico wages in Mexico right now are cheaper than in China.
Mexico's not a first -- country right now and what we're gonna be faced with his.
Extremely low wages no no regulation no safety no environmental regulation none of all of that baloney that are truckers have to deal with them beyond that right.
To think that a holographic sticker in some bureaucrats coming down from DC every.
I don't know sixty days to check on these trucks to make sure that that they're complying with American law that that's gonna take care of the problem is just silly.
In in that you're actually right when you see me and Jimmy -- -- in and together.
So opens up that we've got lots and minutes ago I know that there was a vote on something similar this under the Bush Administration.
In a house you know rejected this notion 411 votes that the -- Now you have -- legislation coming up will quickly do you feel like -- the chances are good that somehow you can thus stop this legislatively.
Yet yet there is a chance to visit to gain momentum looks like and I think we got to get people on our side a lot of congressman -- like they're.
There is so much going on the super committee these giant.
National security cuts that are going on so it's hard to break through the radars of some congressman your but that's what we're trying to do and -- -- gain momentum.
I think we'll have a chance to turn around.
Yeah then the and save these jobs at the independent drivers association is that we could lose as many as 100000 Americans from job so thanks a lot congressman Duncan as the main street jobs they're ready Charles and small businesses we appreciate your effort thanks a lot of -- Coming up GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry proposes a flat tax that says if you don't wanna pay you don't have to -- that the the relax and South Carolina sort all of that out where He is campaigning.
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