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All you need to 'protect US jobs' is have Americans who are willing to buy US-made products. As it stands, most americans would rather buy from some slave owner in china than buy a fairy priced product made by their neighbor. Which is how we got here in the first place.If americans prioritized their spending on local products, there would be no need for international trade agreements, tariffs, etc.
...current White House occupant Barack Obama has reshuffled his staff, bringing in a trio of free trade advocates who could spearhead the passage of the South Korea trade agreement.
....as head of the National Economic Council, Obama brought in Gene Sperling, who held the same position in the Clinton administration. ...Chief of Staff.... the president brought in the former mayor's brother, William Daley, a former Clinton administration official and banker. And to top it off, General Electric CEO Jeffery Immelt was tapped to lead a newly created Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
...“You would have difficulty finding a company that has outsourced more jobs and closed more American factories than GE,” Scott Paul, Executive Director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing writes. “While they have slashed their American workforce to fewer than 150,000, GE has dramatically expanded its global presence, now employing over 300,000 workers worldwide.”
In the past, Immelt was a vocal supporter for China’s entry into the World Trade Organization. He also spoke out against the proposed “buy American” provision.
Immelt, Daley and Sperling certainly do not represent the “change” the president was fond of referring to in 2008. In fact, all three represent more of the same - failed trade policies that result in the loss of millions of jobs. www.economyincrisis.org...
Originally posted by dubiousone
Originally posted by 90gsx
reply to post by Scytherius
The wealthy people are our employers, they create jobs. The more revenue the goverment takes from employers, the less jobs they can create.
The government is the problem not the solution
MMMM! That be some good kool-aid!
Originally posted by crimvelvet
reply to post by RUSSO
I want to make one comment. The words "Free Market" DO NOT mean "Free Trade" as in WTO, NAFTA CAFTA .....
Free market means the mega corporations do not get to write laws that place the little guy at a major disadvantage as has been happening with increasing regularity.