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Mon Apr 8, 2013, 09:40 AM

47. I think free trade has been instrumental in bringing down our economy.

Now, find me a democrat in a leadership position or in a position to influence policy who is willing to say the same thing. I haven't been able to find one. President Obama believes in Free trade. Which of the last set differed from Clinton on Free Trade? It's not a distraction. Where's the democratic nominee potential or respected economist with liberal leanings shouting that Free Trade has killed our economy?

What you want to do is blame Clinton for something that is hardly unique to Clinton? I simply say be honest. Some of us have ALWAYS believed this was going to be a disaster. But, we had no voice, apart from a vote. And, then when we voted, our politicians betrayed us. Is Warren against Free Trade? If she is, I've missed it.

Howard Dean said he wanted to enforce labor and environmental policies, BUT ALSO said he would vigorously enforce our existing free trade agreements.

http://www.ontheissues.org/2004/Howard_Dean_Free_Trade.htm

I guess I'm saying, don't be mad at me. But, it's folk like us, who these trade agreements hurt. The people we vote for, live lives that are largely unimpacted personally by the decisions that they make. So, have at it. I'm perfectly willing to support a candidate (who has a chance of being elected), that agrees with me on Free Trade. I would love to find one.

I just haven't seen that individual, yet. Have you? Then, to top it off, if we favor no name recognition candidates, the media NEVER ALLOWS them to see daylight. The American population never gets a chance to hear from them.

So, no I don't support Sec Clinton's stance on free trade? Oh, but wait. It looks like every other potential candidates stance on free trade.

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