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KaraokeKarlton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-04 04:17 PM
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68. Dean believes NAFTA left something crucial out
He believes that it didn't address workers rights, human rights, fair pay, the right to organize and enviornmental issues. If those issues were addressed it wouldn't benefit US companies to send their jobs overseas. It would also curb illegal immigration because people don't come to the US if they can get work in their own country that pays their bills and feeds their families. If less illegals live in the US, all those crappy jobs here that Americans won't do because they don't pay for crap will suddently pay more, include benefits and be much more palatable to US citizens.

If you toss out NAFTA and the WTO it hurts just as many workers as currently are being hurt by it not being done quite right. Are you even thinking about how many US jobs rely on exporting goods to other countries and international trade? You can't toss the baby out with the bathwater. Trade has to be sorted out so that it works as it was intended to without hemmorhaging US jobs. Dean has the right idea on how to fix it.
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