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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:30 PM
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U.S. Outsourcing millions of jobs - Tyee piece
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 06:31 PM by HEyHEY
http://www.thetyee.ca/News/2005/10/19/USOutsourcing /

In Canada, the effect of global trade on Canadian jobs has been an issue for decades. We are a trading nation, and our economic success depends greatly on our ability to trade internationally. We depend in particular on the U.S., which buys 85 percent of our exports.

So we've negotiated trade deals: for more than 30 years, the Auto Pact ensured that we shared in the production of the cars we drive. Free trade agreements involving the U.S., and then Mexico, have sought to protect our access to the U.S., for good and ill.

Now protectionist sentiment is welling up in the U.S., as the country's power erodes. America is vulnerable at home, ineffectual in Iraq, and worried about booming economies in China and India.

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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:05 PM
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1. Yep it's that "giant sucking sound" Ross Perot warned of. n.t
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:07 PM
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2. And THAT'S saying something
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:34 PM
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4. I didn't support him. I didn't think he was a diplomat. He was right
though about outsourcing of US jobs and the economic issues facing us.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:35 PM
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5. And I thought Perot was a fool at the time because he was THIRD PARTY.
6 years later, Minnesotans thought "Why not get out of the two sides of the same party" trap and vote for that (asswipe) Ventura. Ventura didn't take long to ruin ANY future 3rd party candidate's chances...
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 12:21 AM
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8. I know what you mean. n.t
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:08 PM
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3. How long do we keep letting these companies and countries
destroy us!!!
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:35 PM
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6. Companies are doing the destruction. Countries are repaying companies
in kind.
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:36 PM
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7. I keep wondering when we will quit supporting them. You know
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 07:37 PM by texpatriot2004
tit for tat. If they aren't responsible to the environment, to the communities and to the citizens...we should not do business with them. Period.

I know there is buyblue but what kind of really strong movement is there for this? BTW I think buyblue is strong, but you know what I mean.
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