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originally posted by: Wookiep
a reply to: Pyle
No, not Bush SR, this was CLINTON. Wtf is wrong with you?? I was THERE. Whatever you are spewing is nonsense. NAFTA took place in the late 90s and it was solely due to BILL CLINTON. Everything else you want to lie about is wrong, if you want to lie about where NAFTA came from prove to us that it didn't start with CLINTON. You may have a hard time of it. Sure getting sick of these LIES!!
Following diplomatic negotiations dating back to 1990 among the three nations, U.S. President George H. W. Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and Mexican President Carlos Salinas, each responsible for spearheading and promoting the agreement, ceremonially signed the agreement in their respective capitals on December 17, 1992. The signed agreement then needed to be ratified by each nation's legislative or parliamentary branch.
originally posted by: andrewh7
originally posted by: visitedbythem
a reply to: xuenchen
Wow! this is great news
Until you realize how much of everything you own or regularly buy is in some way imported. Wait until they start slapping tariffs on us and watch your prices get jacked up. Of course, Trump can do no wrong. So, don't worry about it.
originally posted by: Lilroanie
Ok this is me being confused. I understand the UK cannot self support being a 'relatively' small island, but what exactly does the US have to import? We can make our own food, we have(had, could again) manufacturing capabilities, we have(?) raw materials. What am I missing about what the US has lost irreparably that cannot be re-started to make us mostly self sufficient once again?
This is an honest not snarky question by the way, I really am confused. Thanks for any help educating me, lack of coffee means I'm confused easily lol.
originally posted by: Snarl
originally posted by: s3cz0ne
I'm not sure that NAFTA has had the impact on American jobs that some have claimed. The real problem dates back to Jimmy Carter's administration and his Fed chair Paul Volker who raised interest rates so high that industry could no longer afford to borrow and in the ensuing years began to dismantle America's manufacturing infrastructure.
It's either Interest Rates or Taxes.
Take your pick.
They keep the Rich rich ... and the Poor poor.
Doesn't matter who's President. Those are the rules.