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Reporting from Washington— Congress passed a trio of free-trade agreements late Wednesday, removing barriers to trade with Panama, South Korea and Colombia — but exacerbating deep disagreements among Democrats on the government's role in protecting U.S. industries.
The approval of the pacts, in a rare bipartisan collaboration, is a big victory for President Obama, who sold the deals as a key step toward bolstering job growth. But it angered liberal groups and labor unions that say the agreeme...
Originally posted by KeliOnyx
Gotta love this Congress and the Administration create jobs in South Korea, Panama and Colombia. What are they working on for the American people this fine morning? More meaningless abortion legislation that has no hope of passing the Senate. And then they wonder why Americans are taking to the streets.
Originally posted by pirhanna
Once again Obama shows he's just another neocon.
If we didn't have enough problems with jobs going overseas for cheaper labor, this will likely drive another 5 million jobs to these 3 countries and raise the unemployment rate even further.
They don't give a rats ass about the American peasant.
Did I say peasant? I meant serf... I mean citizen.
Originally posted by Rockdisjoint
They should stop with the FTA's, instead they should just remove all trade barriers outright, that would be much easier and better for the U.S economy.edit on 13-10-2011 by Rockdisjoint because: (no reason given)
“The trade agreements will also strengthen what has been a bright spot in the American economy. With record agricultural exports supporting more than a million jobs here at home, passage of these deals will contribute to a positive U.S. trade balance, create jobs, and provide new income opportunities for our nation’s agricultural producers, small businesses, and rural communities.”