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Sun Apr 23, 2017, 04:29 AM

10. History lesson: More Republicans than Democrats supported NAFTA


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/05/09/history-lesson-more-republicans-than-democrats-supported-nafta/?utm_term=.367a704a822a

In both the House and the Senate, more Democrats voted against NAFTA than for it — a signal that the Bernie Sanders wing of the Democratic Party was strong even then. Clinton held a signing ceremony for the implementing legislation on Dec. 3, 1993, flanked by former presidents and congressional leaders of both parties. But that’s not the same as negotiating and signing the treaty with Mexico and Canada. The trade agreement went into effect on Jan. 1, 1994.


Were the Democrats who opposed NAFTA - including many unions - in bed with the far right? Some people need to learn the history of criticism of trade agreements. People on the right and people on the left oppose them for different reasons. Opposition to NAFTA or any other trade agreement doesn't make one a fascist.

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