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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:34 PM

Is the President going to talk about NAFTA tonight?

Any "plan" by the President to rebuild our manufacturing base and create good jobs that doesn't address our disastrous trade policy is meaningless. Tax incentives are never going to be enough to level the playing field with 3rd world wages.

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Reply Is the President going to talk about NAFTA tonight? (Original post)
DefenseLawyer Jan 2012 OP
customerserviceguy Jan 2012 #1
Earth_First Jan 2012 #2
customerserviceguy Jan 2012 #4
frylock Jan 2012 #3
customerserviceguy Jan 2012 #5
frylock Jan 2012 #6
customerserviceguy Jan 2012 #7
RB TexLa Jan 2012 #8
DefenseLawyer Jan 2012 #9

Response to DefenseLawyer (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:14 PM

1. Why would he?

I check out a lot of media, even with OWS coverage, it's pretty much a nonissue for many people.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:36 PM

2. A 'non-issue'?

Clearly you jest...

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:44 PM

4. Can you come up with

any news stories from even the last three months about NAFTA that have taken any hold on the agenda? If OWS had focused on that, it might have been a different story, but they seem completely unfocused to me, or at least not focused on that issue.

It sure hasn't come up in the Republicon debates, even from Ron Paul. Why would the President make a single mention of NAFTA? I'll bet you a beer that the term is not even uttered tonight, either by the President or the Repig response.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:42 PM

3. jobs are a non issue?

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Response to frylock (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:45 PM

5. Jobs are an issue

I just don't see anyone in the media trying to tie NAFTA to that. I really don't expect the President to comment on it. He's a free trader all the way.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:51 PM

6. that's because the media is comprised of a bunch of dumbshits..

perot was right. that giant sucking sound you hear?

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Response to frylock (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:47 PM

7. Well, neither the media

nor the President seem to hear it. Since the point of the OP was about whether or not he would talk about it, my answer is "No".

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Response to DefenseLawyer (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:55 PM

8. The kooks may be on to something. We may end up needing re-education camps for some of you people

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Response to DefenseLawyer (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:10 AM

9. The answer was NO, as I knew it would be.

So all that talk about manufacturing jobs is just a lot of worthless talk.

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