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March 18, 2017

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Via Maggie's Farm, What it takes for an American to get a work permit in Mexico

It was a real adventure and If any of our senators or congressmen went through it once they would have a different attitude toward Mexico.

The Mexican Government uses its vast military and police forces to keep its citizens intimidated and compliant.

They never protest at their White House or government offices but do protest daily in front of the United States Embassy. The US embassy looks like a strongly reinforced fortress and during most protests the Mexican Military surround the block with their men standing shoulder to shoulder in full riot gear to protect the Embassy. These protests are never shown on US or Mexican TV. There is a large public park across the street where they do their protesting. Anything can cause a protest such as proposed law changes in California or Texas.

Though people DID protest the Mexican government in January over gasoline prices. Once you start subsidies, it's hard to stop them.

In related news, in blasting the Republican plan to "dismantle" Obamacare, Kamala Harris accidentally let it slip that 50% of children in California are on Medicaid. California has a higher GDP than the rest of the nation, yet needs federal help for Medicaid? Does this affect plans for secession, or for Sanctuary State status?

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