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Let's get the ball rolling here! N.A.F.T.A.

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posted on Aug, 18 2003 @ 08:13 AM
let's start this out the right way, what in the world were the lib's thinking when they backed N.A.F.T.A.? And now they are blaming Bush for the bad economy?

Hello Kettle? Yeah, this is Pot! You're black!

If Bush had his way, he would use the original document to wipe his arse, trust me!

posted on Aug, 18 2003 @ 08:45 AM
Many here will be hard pressed to remember what the letters stand for, much less the implications of the agreement.

Start here:

What began as a fairly moderate concept of devising a way to provide for the accelerated economic growth of lagging countries, thus aiding economic growth in this country, has been subverted by uber-liberal special interets.

The orignial concept first discussed in the late 1980's and early 1990's was to provide for the entry of business into the U.S. market in a mutually beneficial process. What resulted was a means for business to offload costs to lower-cost nations.

posted on Aug, 18 2003 @ 08:56 AM
But let me just tell you it's fricking crap, all it does is allows corporations to fire their $15 an hour assemblers so they can out source to Mexico and pay them $15 an ASSEMBLY!

And now we have opened the door for China and Asia to take away our jobs.

Got news for all of you from the US, go to college, get a degree or two even, there will be no good production jobs around by 2009, just word to the Wise.

thanks Clinton, you bastard!

posted on Aug, 18 2003 @ 09:01 AM
You know when the North American Free Trade Agreement was first being discussed I loved it.

After watching it crumble into a parody of the idea it sprang from it makes me sick...

Watching broken down raggedy trucks hauling freight, TARRIF FREE and over weight, down my freeways is not what I envisioned NAFTA to be...


posted on Aug, 18 2003 @ 09:14 AM
I have had to lay off some of the best workers in the world, because at my former job we were INSTRUCTED to cut cost by 30% on assemblies and go outside of the US. Well guess what, 30% is about the cost of the average labor on these parts, so of course Mexico come in aggressive and over my head (to my VP at the time) and the decision was made for me.

NAFTA must die, and die soon, we need to tariff all incoming product just like everyone does to us.

_the Wiz

posted on Aug, 18 2003 @ 09:15 AM
i know an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure but isnt there a way to have NAFTA undone???

it is SERIOUSLY hurting us and helping other countries out. our jobs go there and they give nothing back. our money go into other countries basically and stays there! not a very wise investment....

springer NOTHING is what we envision things to be.

NAFTA was suppose to be some wonderful thing for everyone and it is, for everyone outside of america and corporations inside america. they found the perfect excuse to outsource numerous jobs outside our borders. after all why should they pay someone X amount of dollars per hour that is probably in a union which ensures their people get benefits like health and dental insurance and more than likely a 401K. the execs cant stand this so they send jobs outsode of the US for pennies on the dollar (sometimes literally!) and give themselves raises more vacation time and huge bonuses while the people who got them to where they are are thrown out onto the street having to look for a new career they never thinking life would be this way. and it gets worse every years. more and more companies are finding ways to outsource as many jobs as possible.

although i did work for a danish company that came here to the states and actually found a way to make a profit while shelling out big bucks for the whole operation. sondex rocks! lol

anyway nafta sucks for us americans in general and does us no good and needs to be fixed ASAP.

[Edited on 18-8-2003 by ThePrankMonkey]

posted on Aug, 18 2003 @ 09:25 AM
That looks like 13th generation Jack Herrer in your avatar, good stuff my friend!

The only way to end nafta is to impose tariff's on all product coming in from Overseas

Ironically what NAFTA was was the Lib's attempt to convert high dollar republican conservatives to the democratic side of the ball, conversly, it didn't work. Now let's fry this thing now!

posted on Aug, 18 2003 @ 01:09 PM
The only way to end NAFTA is by electing Kucinich. None of the other democrats will do it.

Pass the Jack please...

posted on Aug, 18 2003 @ 02:00 PM
The whole scam of people shipping thier jobs to Mexico is that US companies cry that rising costs in the US means they cant compete with cheaper products.

But if you look at the prices of the finished product, the product still costs the same. the factory In say Iowa moves its operations, letts say, making microwaves, to Mexico. They paid the Iowa workers 10 bucks an hour, the Mexicans, only 2 bucks an hour. So, you would think, since they have a drastic cut in labor costs, the price of the product would go down as well.

Which we all know that it doesnt,. because the price before and after the product making gets shipped to Mexico stays the same, giving a higher profit margin to the CEOs and investors, yet the product is no more cheaper or more competitive than it was when made in the USA.

Thus, NAFTA means big fat cats getting fatter, more unemployed Americans, and perhaps, lower product quality because the laborers are basically mostlyilliterate hired slaves.

posted on Aug, 18 2003 @ 02:27 PM
I run a company, and it does change your cost and sell point, if I sell computer boards at $700 a piece right now, and my customer wants them at $500, I have to make it happen.
Not only do I have to lower my cost (most important) I have to lower my unnecessary overhead.

[Edited on 18-8-2003 by Shining Wizard]

posted on Aug, 18 2003 @ 02:50 PM
I have seen no signifigant price decrease in Ford autos, yet many of thier cars are made in Mexico.

For business related stuff, im sure, for companies buying products en masse from other cpmpanies, im sure they get big price cuts.

For the consumer, the price remains the same. Maytag wahsers made in mexico still cost the same as when they were made in the US.

The company I used to work closed our plant and sent the jobs to mexico. Yet the costs of products remained the same, ultimately. because while they may have lowered thier price (we manufactured nameplats, hazard stickers, circuitboard membranes, interface panels, injection molded pieces, ect), the companies, getting a cheaper product to make thier products with, have not. We made parts for TVs, remote controls, heart minotors, ect. Do you see any price decrease in these?

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