Saturday, April 14, 2012

Reasons For Moving

The website, Mexico On My Mind, has this post titled Some Good Reasons for Moving to Mexico. Isn't it amazing how much negative information we get in our MSM about the dangers of Mexico? Talk about safety, I read the other day that so far this year 120 people have been killed in Chicago by gunshot and another 490 have3 been shot, but not killed, just in the first three months! And how about this chart, Mexico is growing faster than the U.S.!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

One View Of Puerto Vallerta

Is The U.S. Burning?

Here's another reason Mexico is calling.  In this piece from the latest Gartman newsletter, Dennis cites historians, Will and Ariel Durant, on the decline of the Roman Empire.
Rome had its socialist interlude under Diocletian. Faced with increasing poverty and restlessness among the masses, and with the imminent danger of barbarian invasion, he issued in A.D. 3 an edictum de pretiis, which denounced monopolists for keeping goods from the market to raise prices, and set maximum prices and wages for all important articles and services. Extensive public works were undertaken to put the unemployed to work, and food was distributed gratis, or at reduced prices, to the poor. The government – which already owned most mines, quarries, and salt deposits – brought nearly all major industries and guilds under detailed control. “In every large town,” we are told, “the state became a powerful employer, standing head and shoulders above the private industrialists, who were in any case crushed by taxation.” When businessmen predicted ruin, Diocletian explained that the barbarians were at the gate, and that individual liberty had to be shelved until collective liberty could be made secure. The socialism of Diocletian was a war economy, made possible by fear of foreign attack. Other factors equal, internal liberty varies inversely with external danger.

The task of controlling men in economic detail proved too much for Diocletian's expanding, expensive, and corrupt bureaucracy. To support this officialdom – the army, the courts, public works, and the dole – taxation rose to such heights that people lost the incentive to work or earn, and an erosive contest began between lawyers finding devices to evade taxes and lawyers formulating laws to prevent evasion. Thousands of Romans, to escape the tax gatherer, fled over the frontiers to seek refuge among the barbarians. Seeking to check this elusive mobility and to facilitate regulation and taxation, the government issued decrees binding the peasant to his field and the worker to his shop until all their debts and taxes had been paid. In this and other ways medieval serfdom began.
Sound familiar? The U.S. is following the same path and the outcome will be the same as Rome's.  I think a prudent man would take his family out of harm's way.
I've said that Mexico is attractive to me because of its peoples values. Do you think Hillary Rosen's comments about Ann Romney would go over well in Mexico?
“His wife has actually never worked a day in her life,” Rosen said on Anderson Cooper’s “AC360” show. “She’s never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school and how do we — why we worry about their future.”
I am insulted for all the women I know who work hard to make a house a home, when I hear comments such at Rosen's.