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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 02:14 PM
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34. Yes. Fair trade, not free trade. The Ohio thing is a sham and a lie.
Most of the so-called "exports" going to Mexico and Canada are SOURCE PARTS for products that used to be made in the United States. There is zero economic difference to Ohioans as to whether those source parts are shipped to Michigan or to Mexico. There is a MASSIVE difference to the countless thousands of people who used to RECEIVE those parts in Michigan and other states, who are now unemployed or underemployed because those "Made In Ohio" pieces are now assembled in Mexico instead of the USA.

Prior to NAFTA our government had the right to levy tarriffs to protect domestic jobs as needed. NAFTA killed those protections and improsed economic darwinism onto working Americans.

Clinton supported NAFTA because he was a DLC neoliberal (his choice of title, not mine). Look up the platform of the DLC sometime if you want to be thoroughly disgusted. It can best be described as "anti-populist progressive corporatism".

NAFTA was no friend to the working person, and represented an abdication of duty on the part of our government. OUR government is supposed to represent OUR interests. NAFTA works against our interests.
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