Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Good news, bad news

First the good news.
Mexico's jobless rate at 6.28 percent in August
The Associated Press
7:55 p.m. September 22, 2009 San Diego Union Tribune

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's unemployment rate rose to 6.28 percent in August, the highest rate in more than 13 years.

Good news because the US unemployment rate is HIGHER at 9.7%. So maybe we aren’t as attractive a destination for illegal aliens.

Now the bad news.
Survey: 75 pct of Mexicans unhappy with country
By CATHERINE E. SHOICHET, The Associated Press
3:51 p.m. September 23, 2009
San Diego Union Tribune

MEXICO CITY — Mexicans are overwhelmingly unhappy with the direction of their country, and one in three would immigrate to the United States if they could, a Pew Research Center survey said Wednesday.

Of those in the poll who said they would like to migrate, more than half said they would be willing to do so illegally.

The poll of 1,000 people in Mexico found crime, government corruption and illegal drugs are major problems.

Seventy-eight percent of those surveyed said they are unhappy about Mexico's direction. Nearly all of those polled – 94 percent – said corrupt political leaders are a big problem.

Listen, amigos, our political leaders ain’t exactly saints, so stay home.

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