Sunday, June 5, 2011

No wonder they don't source their stories

Infowars has uncovered the smoking gun: a top-secret memo proving upper echelons of America's, Mexico's and Canada's governments are currently working in concert to create a North American Union.

Or six years ago a diplomat said it would be cool if taxes were lower. You know, either way.

Infowars sets the stage:

A newly leaked U.S. diplomatic cable originally written over six years ago confirms that the agenda to merge the United States, Canada and Mexico into an integrated North American Union has been ongoing for years, debunking claims made consistently by the corporate media and establishment talking heads that the NAU is a baseless “conspiracy theory”.

And then throw in a semi-racist cartoon:

"But what do you think of all this, Latino caricature?"

Their story never actually links to the cable, or says who wrote it. That's up to the site they copied their story from almost word-for-word in some places. The National Post ruins the stage:

The document states Canadian economists point to labour markets as one of the areas which could have the greatest benefit for all three countries.

“They advocate freeing up professional licensing laws, and developing a quick, simple, low-cost work permit system, at least for U.S. and Canadian citizens,” the cable said.

It goes on to say North America would be well served by implementing a single, continent wide, tariff or a customs union arrangement.

The proposed customs union would eliminate the North American Free Trade Agreement’s “restrictive” rules of origin.

“NAFTA’s (rules of origin) are so restrictive that importers often prefer to pay the tariff rather than try to prove North American origin,” the cable said.

The cable concludes with a caveat: “There is little basis on which to estimate the size of the ‘upside’ gains from an integration initiative concentrating on non-tariff barriers of the kind contained in NAI. For this reason we cannot make the claims about how large the benefits might be on a national or continental scale.”

Isn't the cult that nigh on blindly supports every word that falls out of Ron Paul's mouth supposed to be happy lowers tariffs and taxes? Isn't this an example of an attempt to de-bloat governments - not even in explicit coordination, just in a way to make people better off? Has the cult really so completely run out of things to complain about?

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