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originally posted by: AutonomousMeatPuppet
Ross Perot called it. NAFTA is the giant sucking sound of jobs going to Mexico.
True, it lowers prices for everyone, at the expense of those left without a job.
Everyone wins, except those few who lose big time. Very democratic though.
Every major corporation follows suit, and suddenly everyone is losing big time, except those few who benefit big time.
Free trade with industrialized countries is generally good. It doesn't shift production. When there is a wage difference or trade imbalance, an equalizing tariff makes sense.
right now we sell it to the states for about 8 dollars less a barrel because it comes from Alberta. (Dirty oil, they call it)
originally posted by: Lilroanie
a reply to: lacrimoniousfinale
Thanks, but I honestly wasn't offering an opinion, just asking a question to clarify this for me.
I see your point to an extent, but the difference is the stuff the we need can easily and cheaply be produced here to my knowledge with industry/agriculture revitalized in the US. Of course we would need trade deals for stuff we want and that's fine. Just make deals equitable for all.
I was just confused because some were making it sound like the US cannot take care of itself and never has and we have to have these inequitable trade deals or we will all be naked and starving and and and etc etc.
So to reiterate what exactly can the US Not produce that is vital to it's survival and wants(to an extent), that a revitalized agricultural/industrial infrastructure would be incapable of accomplishing?
And before it is pointed out, there are of course exceptions to every rule. I'm just asking in a broad sense, overall doing the things we used to do and do well to take care of ourselves.
Making good on a campaign promise, President Trump on Monday signed an executive order withdrawing the United States from the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
He also signed a measure imposing a federal employee hiring freeze