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4 minutes ago, bigd said:

What changes do you think will come for expats living in Mexico when AMLO takes over? 

I don't know how it will affect expats, but for us immigrants, I see no changes.

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38 minutes ago, Mainecoons said:

None unless he makes serious progress against corruption, poverty and crime and that would be good for ALL of us.

 

Which might mean new fees, increased fees, reduced government services/offices to reallocate funds....

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Milton Friedman once commented about socialism as sooner or later you run out of other peoples money...

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10 minutes ago, tomgates said:

Milton Friedman once commented about socialism as sooner or later you run out of other peoples money...

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Tell it to England, Norway, Germany, Sweden, Finland, and all the other socialist countries.

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6 minutes ago, AngusMactavish said:

 

Tell it to England, Norway, Germany, Sweden, Finland, and all the other socialist countries.

You mean all those countries  that have some of the highest standards of living in the world?

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12 minutes ago, SunFan said:

You mean all those countries  that have some of the highest standards of living in the world?

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You forgot Canada. Big cars, big houses, big refrigerators... and big taxes but a small population.

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7 minutes ago, rvanparys said:

Smaller cars, smaller houses, smaller refrigerators etc...

 

Quality of Life Index for Country 2018 Mid-Year   https://www.numbeo.com/quality-of-life/rankings_by_country.jsp

Rank
Country
Quality of Life Index
Purchasing Power Index
Safety Index
Health Care Index
Cost of Living Index
Property Price to Income Ratio
Traffic Commute Time Index
Pollution Index
Climate Index
1 Denmark 199.95 118.75 77.29 79.85 82.65 7.09 30.17 22.48 81.87
2 Finland 197.32 120.00 77.36 74.97 72.73 7.40 32.92 12.19 59.73
3 Switzerland 193.97 130.09 77.92 72.24 119.98 10.60 29.37 22.90 79.90
4 Australia 192.41 128.60 57.81 75.78 73.87 7.25 36.54 24.32 92.60
5 Austria 191.99 103.83 78.50 79.20 72.31 9.75 27.53 23.06 76.95
6 Netherlands 190.22 108.26 71.78 79.13 75.93 7.31 31.94 28.10 86.95
7 Germany 189.13 123.27 63.84 74.88 67.89 8.48 30.99 28.15 82.42
8 New Zealand 185.08 101.88 60.12 72.62 72.41 8.24 33.57 21.87 96.21
9 Japan 184.25 108.39 87.31 82.21 79.87 11.66 40.89 35.96 85.26
10 United States 182.67 129.43 52.99 68.89 68.96 3.43 34.17 32.26 77.31
11 Iceland 181.84 93.21 76.36 63.91 112.64 6.63 27.37 15.55 68.26
12 Norway 181.60 109.53 61.56 75.03 104.11 8.20 29.47 20.11 71.28
13 Sweden 181.38 120.86 50.12 68.97 70.39 9.59 30.98 18.48 74.46
14 Estonia 180.68 77.37 79.67 72.47 51.61 9.15 29.65 18.05 66.24
15 United Arab Emirates 176.22 142.26 82.51 69.90 54.56 3.87 39.84 53.91 45.84
16 Slovenia 175.72 81.33 75.56 63.57 52.93 9.45 28.64 25.49 78.08
17 Spain 174.45 90.44 63.23 77.87 55.43 8.61 31.90 38.59 93.98
18 United Kingdom 174.25 112.86 58.40 74.12 67.18 8.89 35.57 38.45 87.84
19 Canada 173.84 115.97 60.82 70.07 64.54 6.91 35.75 27.71 56.17
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Just now, rvanparys said:

Smaller cars, smaller houses, smaller refrigerators etc... The only thing they have that is bigger is TAXES!

Also four weeks paid vacation. Taxes depend on more criteria than income but I presume they would pay a higher percentage than they do in the USA but have wonderful cities and subways that blew my mind when we spent 35 days recently mostly in Spain and took bus tours - one to Paris and London. The first thing I noticed is how far behind the USA is in public works compared to Spain. IMO

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The only word I can think of is Dignity - a return to dignity. This not a "have" and "have nots" problem, it is not a "hope problem", it is going to be a long, hard slog requiring all Mexicans working together, possibly even sacrifices which will bind them closer together. This the appropriate solution which has one of the youngest populations and also a country which works many more hours than workers of other countries.

Dignity

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1 hour ago, CHILLIN said:

The only word I can think of is Dignity - a return to dignity. This not a "have" and "have nots" problem, it is not a "hope problem", it is going to be a long, hard slog requiring all Mexicans working together, possibly even sacrifices which will bind them closer together. This the appropriate solution which has one of the youngest populations and also a country which works many more hours than workers of other countries.

Dignity

Neither Anaya, nor Lopez Obrador, nor Meade, nor Zalava;  can change the country, if you:
You do not study,
You do not get in line,
You do not arrive on time,
You waste water,
You do not do your job well,
You treat animals badly,
Throw trash anywhere,
Mistreat gardens and plants,
You do not fulfill the obligations of citizenship,
You park badly and in prohibited places,
And many, many more etceteras.

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4 hours ago, tomgates said:

Milton Friedman once commented about socialism as sooner or later you run out of other peoples money...

and that is when China dives in whereas they are only ankle wading now.

 

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Mexicans expect the President to solve all of their problems when they elect him. They do NOT want to sacrifice to get to where they want to be. That is why they will always come up short. They are not prepared to give their lives so their children and grandchildren will have a better life.


 

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26 minutes ago, Hud said:

Mexicans expect the President to solve all of their problems when they elect him. They do NOT want to sacrifice to get to where they want to be. That is why they will always come up short. They are not prepared to give their lives so their children and grandchildren will have a better life.


 

Four sentences. And each one contradicts the Mexico, and Mexicans, I know.

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As far as local expats, they will find U.S. cheese, pork, much more expensive than European imports. They may also find themselves using French's brand ketchup made and grown in Canada, versus U.S. Heinz. They also find out the incredible bargains buying from China "amazon", versus U.S. and Mexican Amazon.

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21 minutes ago, CHILLIN said:

They may also find themselves using French's brand ketchup made and grown in Canada, versus U.S. Heinz.

God, I hope not. I'll gladly pay whatever for Heinz!

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What do you call “Trumpism”. It seems anytime someone critizes his style of governing they are branded “socialists”. “Communism” is outdated, lets go with “socialism”. What do you call when corporations, banks, and the top 1% suck up all the wealth of the country?

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5 minutes ago, Jreboll said:

What do you call when corporations, banks, and the top 1% suck up all the wealth of the country?

Unrelated topic.

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12 minutes ago, Jreboll said:

What do you call “Trumpism”. It seems anytime someone critizes his style of governing they are branded “socialists”. “Communism” is outdated, lets go with “socialism”. What do you call when corporations, banks, and the top 1% suck up all the wealth of the country?

By "suck up" I assume you mean produce? As in " corporations, banks, and the top 1% produce up all the wealth of the country?"

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