In a Radio interview in Ottawa, Ron Paul again expressed grave reservations about plans to create a NAFTA Superhighway. The administrations of the nations involved deny that it is being planned, but their is more than a little evidence to the contrary. Ok, maybe not evidence, but certainly some strange coincidences.
One of the main purposes of the Security and Prosperity Partnership was to make legal travel between the nations involved easier. Already we have the Bush Administration and the transportation department pushing to allow Mexian Trucks and drivers on American highways. This is currently in a testing stage to see if it will impact safety on American highways. Currently Mexican trucks are limited to an economic zone along the border.
China isn’t funding the creation of deep water ports in Mexico to ensure trade opportunities in Mexico. Their target is the entire western hemisphere. Railheads are being established to transport goods into middle america, and open roads for truckers will also facilitate Chinese aims of global trade domination.
Add to this the current insanity in Indiana. Mitch Daniels, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Bush administration, and current Governor of Indiana is pushing incredibly hard to extend I-69 through to the south end of the state. It currently runs from the Michigan border to Indianapolis. I-69 is the propsed route for the NAFTA Superhighway. It will cost billions to build this to the southwest border of Indiana, but Mitch is absolutely certain we will reap massive benefits as a result. I know it may seem a stretch, but it would appear to me he has a little insider information from his days hobnobbing with Bush the younger.
As far as Ron Paul, he also has requested federal funding for I-69 in his district. I don’t know if this is a case of him just doing his job for his district, or if its him figuring if there is going to be a NAFTA Highway he might as well get his folks in on the ground floor.
Anyway, its an interesting article, and well worth checking out.