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raysr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-15-06 05:28 PM
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16. "Developed in the 1980's"
The impetus for NAFTA developed in the 1980s. Its roots lie in the United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement of 1988implemented by the United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (19 U.S.C.A. 2112 note )which, by the mid-1990s, had already eliminated most trade barriers between the United States and Canada. With the world gradually becoming divided into large regional trading blocs where goods and services move freely, as in the European Union, NAFTA's supporters saw the inclusion of Mexico as necessary for North America to compete internationally.
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  -NAFTA was really a swell idea ? kentuck  Apr-15-06 04:14 PM   #0 
  - You knew it would f things up  eleny   Apr-15-06 04:14 PM   #1 
  - so did I.  Jigarotta   Apr-15-06 04:20 PM   #3 
     - Hey now, diversity is good  marbuc   Apr-15-06 04:59 PM   #8 
        - more concerned about the shit that comes out of their mouths.  Jigarotta   Apr-15-06 05:09 PM   #11 
  - Evryone who said it would be a disaster was called a pessimist as best,  BrklynLiberal   Apr-15-06 04:17 PM   #2 
  - Take a look at all who voted for and against in the Senate back then  Steve_DeShazer   Apr-15-06 04:29 PM   #4 
  - What say you?  CGrantt57   Apr-15-06 04:31 PM   #5 
  - I do! I do!  greyhound1966   Apr-15-06 04:36 PM   #6 
  - NAFTA was and remains a good idea.  Idioteque   Apr-15-06 04:56 PM   #7 
  - That article was written 10 years ago...  greendog   Apr-15-06 05:28 PM   #15 
  - Sure if they had added the Human Rights clause  FreakinDJ   Apr-15-06 05:30 PM   #17 
  - Evidently, it didn't affect you.  Steve_DeShazer   Apr-15-06 09:50 PM   #30 
  - And . . .if you're NOT a well-monied "industrialist"?  HughBeaumont   Apr-15-06 11:23 PM   #31 
  - Your name certainly fits. n/t  greyhound1966   Apr-16-06 12:57 PM   #34 
  - you'll need to try harder than that (n/t)  idlisambar   Apr-16-06 10:18 PM   #41 
  - Note the last line:  ToeBot   Apr-16-06 11:44 PM   #44 
  - It was a Clinton program, I expect Hillary is still fully behind it.  HereSince1628   Apr-15-06 05:03 PM   #9 
  - It wasn't a Clinton Program,  raysr   Apr-15-06 05:14 PM   #12 
  - Wrong...wrong...wrong....  CGrantt57   Apr-15-06 05:20 PM   #14 
     - "Developed in the 1980's"  raysr   Apr-15-06 05:28 PM   #16 
        - Yes, and it developed in parallel with the DLC's shift from labor  HereSince1628   Apr-15-06 06:45 PM   #21 
        - NAFTA was a repuke issue that Clinton adopted  Ksec   Apr-15-06 06:51 PM   #23 
           - He succumbed...  kentuck   Apr-15-06 07:01 PM   #24 
           - Clinton's signature is on it. History ain't gonna change that  HereSince1628   Apr-15-06 07:07 PM   #25 
        - Now Canada and US free trade is a good idea  TheFarseer   Apr-16-06 10:27 PM   #43 
  - Not necessarily  AJH032   Apr-15-06 05:17 PM   #13 
  - Hopefully when Obrador wins this year in Mexico  SOS   Apr-15-06 05:05 PM   #10 
  - Wages in Mexico WENT DOWN  FreakinDJ   Apr-15-06 05:32 PM   #18 
  - That's the pattern. Right now in China wages and benefits are  HereSince1628   Apr-15-06 07:13 PM   #26 
  - As Thom Hartmann and Mike Malloy often say:  hailmary   Apr-15-06 05:41 PM   #19 
  - a swell idea for whom?  Jigarotta   Apr-15-06 05:42 PM   #20 
  - Dump NAFTA and bring back regulation  Ksec   Apr-15-06 06:49 PM   #22 
  - It was smart for the rich  manic expression   Apr-15-06 07:17 PM   #27 
  - NAFTA is the biggest reason we lost in 2000  doc03   Apr-15-06 08:53 PM   #28 
  - No, Gore didn't cast the deciding Senate vote  Elwood P Dowd   Apr-15-06 11:57 PM   #33 
     - I thought Gore had to cast his Vote as VP to put  doc03   Apr-16-06 06:38 PM   #37 
        - I think NAFTA got about 60 votes in the Senate.  Elwood P Dowd   Apr-16-06 07:42 PM   #38 
        - NAFTA vote here  doc03   Apr-16-06 08:11 PM   #39 
        - That "giant sucking sound"  Poiuyt   Apr-16-06 08:27 PM   #40 
  - God Bless Bill Clinton  mdmc   Apr-15-06 09:24 PM   #29 
  - amen  RGBolen   Apr-15-06 11:29 PM   #32 
  - Good for who, that's the question.  bemildred   Apr-16-06 01:01 PM   #35 
  - NAFTA destroyed Mexican agriculture  Elwood P Dowd   Apr-16-06 01:41 PM   #36 
  - I hated NAFTA and I damned Clinton for  Triana   Apr-16-06 10:22 PM   #42 

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