Obama Immigration Dictate: Is It About Gambling And Coffee?

Why has Obama chosen to gamble with his executive power, while in Vegas, instead of directing Congress to address the culture of corruption?

A recent Reuter’s news article detailed the export of coffee beans, by the ubiquitous Starbucks, into America from China.

The world’s biggest coffee chain imported nearly 14,000 bags of arabica beans from China into the United States in the first nine months of 2014, more than five times last year’s total”

Meanwhile, a little investigating, on the internet, reveals a couple of interesting facts and leaves us with a few questions in light of POTUS Obama’s Vegas announcement.

Why has Obama chosen to gamble with his executive power, while in Vegas, instead of directing Congress to address the culture of corruption in Central and South America? What is the ominous and heartless message he is sending?

  • We are not interested in reducing the culture of corruption in Central and South America
  • We don’t care about how many of your young people are maimed as they flee your corrupt governments
  • We don’t care about the young girls and women violated as they trek across your lands
  • Don’t respect our laws, our people living on our borders, or even our borders
  • We don’t respect your natural resources (coffee, oil, minerals).
  • We will always build up other countries in favor of helping your people, your entrepreneurs, your future generations.

Coffee beans are NOT grown in China

According to the National Coffee Association USA website:

Coffee trees produce their best beans when grown at high altitudes in a tropical climate where there is rich soil. Such conditions are found around the world in locations along the Equatorial zone, between latitudes 25 degrees North and 30 degrees South.

The International Coffee Organization website details 2008-2013 total worldwide export production. CHINA is not on the list. http://www.ico.org/prices/po.htm

Brazil exported 49,152,000 bags in 2013 down from 50,826,000 in 2012. Here are the top ten countries and their percentage of the 145,194,000 bags exported in 2013:

  • Brazil 33.8%
  • Vietnam 18.9%
  • Indonesia 8%
  • Columbia 7.5%
  • Ethiopia 4.5%
  • India 3.5%
  • Peru 3%
  • Hondurus 2.9%
  • Mexico 2.7%
  • Uganda 2.4%

Coffee beans are grown in U.S. Sanctioned countries

The ICO list details forty-eight countries, of which forty-three annually export more than the 14,000 bags Starbucks required this year. However, here are the five countries currently sanctioned by the US government, with their 2013 export coffee bag details according to the ICO

  • Côte d’Ivoire (2,100,000)
  • Congo, Dem Rep of (350,000)
  • Central Africa (25,000)
  • Liberia (10,000)
  • Zimbabwe (7,000)

14,000 bags in the first nine-months of 2014 is five times the 2013 total exported by Starbucks

An increase from 2,600 bags to 14,000 bags would hardly be noticed if Côte d’Ivoire shipped their beans to China in order for the transaction to skirt the US sanctions.

Why did Starbucks find it necessary to go to China, a non-producing coffee exporter?

While it is possible it was all part of a give-and-take in order to get more stores planted in China, it is a bit peculiar given the over three thousand year history of China drinking tea. So the “partly reflects” may be a bit telling of other reasons for the five-times increase.

The jump this year from less than 2,600 60-kg bags in 2013 partly reflects growth in Starbucks’ nascent retail business in China, where a growing urban population is drinking more coffee.”

The second alibi was due to drought and disease disrupting the Brazilian and Central-American crops. While, the 2,600 60-kg bags is less than one-half percent (1/2%) of Brazil’s 2013 production; it represents more than half of China’s coffee imports in the United States.

So, once again we must say:

Why has Obama chosen to gamble with his executive power, while in Vegas, instead of directing Congress to address the culture of corruption in Central and South America? What is the ominous and heartless message he is sending?

  • We are not interested in reducing the culture of corruption in Central and South America.
  • We don’t care about how many of your young people are maimed as they flee your corrupt governments.
  • We don’t care about the young girls and women violated as they trek across your lands
  • Don’t respect our laws, our people living on our borders, or even our borders.
  • We don’t respect your natural resources (coffee, oil, minerals).
  • We will always build up other countries in favor of helping your people, your entrepreneurs, your future generations.