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U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk on Monday appealed to congressional leaders to begin work "without delay" toward ratifying a free-trade deal with South Korea, even as Republican leaders continued to press to link such action with movement on trade pacts with Colombia and Panama.
In a letter sent Monday to leaders of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees, Mr. Kirk asked Congress to begin a process that would lead to a vote on the Korea pact this ...
President Obama’s NAFTA-style Korea Free Trade will still cost the country 159,000 jobs, despite last-minute changes to the agreement.
The policy institute EPI reported in July that the proposed NAFTA-style Korea Free Trade agreement would mean 159,000 jobs lost due to a $13.9 billion trade deficit.
How about instead of sending our god *snip* jobs to Asia we start making jobs and goods here again?! Or would that be too much to ask of our government, seeing as how this country has already been used up and we are nothing more than debt burdened consumers who they can get to purchase cheap Chinese crap and build up their economy while taking away our manufacturing and agricultural base.
Sure they like to argue “we created jobs with free-trade”, really they did but the jobs WERE WORKING CASH REGISTERS AT WAL-MART!
Originally posted by Misoir
reply to post by Janky Red
So they are planning on expanding global corporate free-trade, destroying hundreds of thousands of US jobs, and then top it off with defunding the only federal agency which watches for unfair trade policies.
Okay I read all I need to know.