Sunday, August 10, 2008

Morning Wood: Biggest Hypocrites in the World

Mexico Border City Fines U.S. Drivers Seeking Cheap Diesel

After decades of their citizens seeking (and getting) free medical and other services on this side of the border, US citizens getting a little Mexican govt. subsidized diesel is apparently too much for them to take.

The city of Ciudad Acuna, across the border from Del Rio, Texas, said Friday that it fined four U.S. residents for carrying extra diesel and would impound their cars until they pay. The fines equal 70 percent of the value of the diesel confiscated.

Mexico, one of the world's top 10 oil producers, sells diesel fuel domestically at subsidized prices of about $2.25 per gallon, about half the U.S. price.

So this is how they repay the US after providing billions of dollars in free services to their citizens...nice.

There is one Mexican import that makes the deal much easier to take.

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