posted on May, 21 2009 @ 09:47 AM
Well, the problem is we live in such a globalized society economically, that protectionism just won't work anymore. "Renogitating NAFTA" is just
used as a political tool to gain support from the blue collars.
The problem is the North American economy, more specifically Canada. The US and Canada are so dependent on each other, (ie. US is Canada's biggest
trading partner, natural resources and oil from Canada to the US, goods from the US exported to Canada and blah, blah, blah...you get the idea.)
In the last election campaign Obama was telling the voters that he would be renogotiating NAFTA because it was unfair and is hurting the American
worker. Which then got the Canadian government all worried. When Canadian officials spoke to Obama's campaign team about this potential
"renegotiation", apparently they said, "Don't worry Canada, it's just politics." This was reported in the news during the campaign, or just
after I can't remember. So the Canadians sighed a collective sigh of relief (Phew, it's just politics), as US protectionism would wreak havoc on the
Canuckistan economy, which is as I said is quite dependent on the US.
So yeah, he lied to you. The whole time Obama railed against NAFTA, he was secretly telling the Canucks not to worry, the renegotiation won't
Ain't politics grand?
[edit on 21-5-2009 by kommunist]