Mexico has been sponging off the United States for God knows how many decades. Between the vastly unfair NAFTA agreement to the encouragement of its citizens to break US federal immigration laws by jumping the border, our taxpayers in this country have been footing a very expensive bill.
In its encouragement of its citizens to jump our border, they have even gone so far as to give them tips on how to game our system, how to answer certain questions, and how to apply for social services after entering our country in order to be safe and unable to be deported upon capture.
This sort of behavior on the part of the Mexican government, however, is just a tip of the iceberg. Mexico had agreed to fund rebuilding and rescue efforts in Houston, Texas after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Because of the earthquake off its southwestern coast, the government there has decided to rescind its promise of assistance!
The Daily Caller:
In the wake of a massive earthquake that struck Mexico last week, Mexican officials decided on pulling aid to Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas, Reuters reported.
The Mexican foreign ministry said in a statement Monday that after the earthquake, Mexico could no longer offer food, beds, generators, mobile kitchens, doctors, and other supplies that they initially planned on sending.
“Given these circumstances, the Mexican government will channel all available logistical support to serve the families and communities affected in the national territory,” the Mexican government said.
At the time, Mexican consul general Francisco de la Torre Galindo said that collaboration between the U.S. and Mexico was necessary.
“The offer for help and collaboration acknowledges a reality,” said Galindo. “We live in the same neighborhood called North America. We can’t be distant neighbors, not any more, not ever.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott estimated that the damage sustained by Texas as a result of Hurricane Harvey ranges between $150 billion to $180 billion.
President Donald Trump signed $15 billion relief bill on Friday which included a short-term suspension of the debt ceiling, a bipartisan deal he made with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.
This situation may be more about the fact that ICE agents are working overtime in captures and deportations of illegal aliens, than it is about earthquake victims. In fact, it’s a good bet that Mexico is doing this as a sort-of backwards comeuppance to Americans for the election of Donald Trump.
Whatever the reason, I’ve also been a proponent of, if you shake hands on something or promise something, you’d better deliver.
The long and short of this story is that Mexico cannot be trusted in even the empathetic department.
Source: The Daily Caller