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Big Business told Abbott to back off on truck slowdown, he does
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 14, 2022 11:10PM
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Texas moves to ease border gridlock over ‘sense of urgency’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The logjam of trucks at the U.S.-Mexico border finally began breaking Thursday after nearly a week as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott eased off his latest dramatic action over immigration that has gridlocked some of the world’s busiest trade ports and taken a mounting economic toll.

“There is a sense of urgency now to reach deals that did not exist before,” Abbott said.

The two-term Republican governor, who for days has allowed commercial trucks , lifted that order for bridges in El Paso and other cities after announcing a new security agreement with the neighboring Mexican states of Chihuahua and Coahulia.

The rollbacks come as Abbott has faced intensifying pressure over the policy he as part of an ongoing fight with the Biden administration over the flow of migrants and drugs. Inspection orders remain in other parts along Texas’ 1,200-mile border, including the busy Rio Grande Valley, but Mexican trade leaders were optimistic those would also end soon.

The deal with Gov. María Campos Galván of Chihuahua, who joined Abbott for the announcement in the Texas Capitol, set in motion the biggest relief yet for traffic that has snarled the Texas-Mexico border and raised warnings of higher prices for U.S. shoppers and spare grocery store shelves.

“People like me who buy millions of dollars of produce a week are starting to curb their purchases toward other regions of the country,” said Brent Erenwert, CEO of Brothers Produce in Houston, which relies heavily on imports from Mexico.

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Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, a Republican who has urged Abbott to walk back the inspections order, said Thursday one major agricultural company told him that 100 trucks sent to Mexico for deliveries have been unable to come back across because of the congestion.

He questioned what the holdout achieved, and in the case of Abbott’s agreement with Nuevo Leon, said it did not appear substantive.

“They’re just basically going to leave it up in good faith,” Miller said. “There’s no enforcement, no reckoning on that if they don’t.”



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Re: Big Business told Abbott to back off on truck slowdown, he does
Posted by: RgrF
Date: April 14, 2022 11:19PM
It was another political maneuver designed to make people forget the great freeze, it worked.
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Re: Big Business told Abbott to back off on truck slowdown, he does
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: April 15, 2022 12:31AM
I think it was more that their polling showed Beto was gaining in the polls by blaming Abbott for things like product scarcity in stores, high gas prices, and inflation.



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Re: Big Business told Abbott to back off on truck slowdown, he does
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: April 15, 2022 04:31AM
Big business needs to hit Abbott harder - like pull out of the state if at all possible.

Claw back any political contributions

And so on…



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Re: Big Business told Abbott to back off on truck slowdown, he does
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: April 15, 2022 06:27AM
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Lizabeth
Big business needs to hit Abbott harder - like pull out of the state if at all possible.

Claw back any political contributions

And so on…

Elon Musk has negated much of the effect that might have with his unconditional support of Abbott, the new plant and Space-X facilities there, and his recent move to Texas (even as he expresses his desire to "stay out of politics").







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Re: Big Business told Abbott to back off on truck slowdown, he does
Posted by: deckeda
Date: April 16, 2022 07:11PM
Abbot lied and said he received the security deals he said he wanted from Mexico. The Texas Tribune said no deals have been made, but that is like saying they would have meant something of there were.
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Re: Big Business told Abbott to back off on truck slowdown, he does
Posted by: GGD
Date: April 16, 2022 11:59PM
Maybe they should deliver the $240 Million of rotten produce to his capital steps. He seems to like messages like that.

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Re: Big Business told Abbott to back off on truck slowdown, he does
Posted by: pdq
Date: April 17, 2022 05:30PM
Just another example of what happens when election-year right-wing dogma disguised as policy runs into reality.
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Re: Big Business told Abbott to back off on truck slowdown, he does
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 17, 2022 07:37PM
1 FL Gov + 1 TX Gov = 1/2 Wit



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