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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:22 PM
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Suggestion for those PO'd on the CAFTA vote
Write your congresspeople, preferably snail mail, and tell them how you feel. More importantly, write the 201 Nays and TELL THEM THEY DID THE RIGHT THING!
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asianmale Donating Member (32 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:31 PM
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1. How about some fodder
I am a bit ignorant about the detailed workings of CAFTA but on the surface doesn't seem like a very good idea for American workers.
Can some of you please enlighten me prior to writing my Congressman?
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:47 PM
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2. Short version:
It's not good for workers PERIOD.

It works the same as NAFTA was alleged to have worked: increasing jobs in Central America while not losing jobs in North Am. On the surface, sounds like a worhty cause.

Unfortanately, it's been tried before. Most recently NAFTA, but beforehand all over the world, in the guise of the WTO/IMB, NAFTA, Chile and the Chicago Boys ... what's happening is a neo-conservative movement for something obstenably referred to as "free trade," but actually results in the loss of domestic jobs and the gain of short-term, exploitive jobs in the third world (jobs which in turn enrich already-wealthy American businessmen and stockholders in a trickle down system which fail to relieve the burden on the middle and lower classes).

Those are mt personal problems with CAFTA; there're a lot more reasons and links if you google "CAFTA."

http://www.stopcafta.org /

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