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  • 11 Juicy Nuggets from the latest batch of Hillary Clinton Emails

    07/02/2015 3:51:32 AM PDT · 15 of 20
    kabar to Mark17

    Remember, these are the emails that Hillary wants you to see. She destroyed the really “juicy” stuff.

  • Jeb Bush Leads in New Poll. Here’s Why Conservatives Don’t Need to Worry About It

    06/30/2015 9:42:54 AM PDT · 4 of 15
    kabar to RIghtwardHo

    McCain got the nomination with just 33% of the popular vote.

  • EXCLUSIVE: 11,500 US VISAS STOLEN IN MEXICO

    06/30/2015 5:30:41 AM PDT · 8 of 22
    kabar to Whenifhow

    Via truck?

  • Puerto Rico’s Governor Says Island’s Debts Are ‘Not Payable’

    06/28/2015 8:07:01 PM PDT · 44 of 49
    kabar to BobL

    Puerto Ricans are U.S. Citizens.

  • The sooner Greece defaults and dumps the Euro the better

    06/28/2015 8:00:18 PM PDT · 8 of 18
    kabar to RKBA Democrat

    The EU has poured hundreds of billions of dollars to build airports, roads, and other infrastructure. On balance, the Greeks have received far more in benefits than they contribute. The EU made a colossal mistake in allowing them to join. I lived three years in Athens. Corruption abounds.

  • TRUMP: Undocumented Workers Can Stay ... BUT ONLY IF THEY WORK HARD

    06/27/2015 9:05:09 PM PDT · 111 of 113
    kabar to Georgia Girl 2

    Anyone who supports the legalization of the lawbreakers is an amnesty supporter. Attrition through enforcement is the solution. Trump and Cruz favor legalization, which is amnesty.

  • TRUMP: Undocumented Workers Can Stay ... BUT ONLY IF THEY WORK HARD

    06/27/2015 1:51:59 PM PDT · 104 of 113
    kabar to Cringing Negativism Network

    Trump is a charlatan.

  • TRUMP: Undocumented Workers Can Stay ... BUT ONLY IF THEY WORK HARD

    06/27/2015 8:54:03 AM PDT · 46 of 113
    kabar to GIdget2004

    When you reward something, you get more of it. Trump is an amnesty supporter—and a fool.

  • Supreme Court upholds same-sex marriage.

    06/26/2015 7:38:24 AM PDT · 113 of 163
    kabar to rickyrikardo

    Under Islam, you can have multiple wives. This is coming.

  • Tunisia beach resort attack: multiple deaths reported – live updates (At least 27 dead, Many Euros)

    06/26/2015 5:53:37 AM PDT · 12 of 63
    kabar to tcrlaf

    Obama: The killers were not real Muslims. Islam is the religion of peace .

  • Gov. Nikki Haley’s stock rises amid flag furor

    06/24/2015 2:35:19 PM PDT · 20 of 59
    kabar to SeekAndFind

    More MSM propaganda. The message is if you do what the j
    Left wants, you are rewarded.

  • EXCLUSIVE — TED CRUZ: OBAMATRADE ENMESHED IN CORRUPT, BACKROOM DEALINGS

    06/23/2015 5:34:24 AM PDT · 43 of 733
    kabar to tanknetter

    TPA passed in the House. TAA was voted on separately and failed. The new House bill will be passed by the Senate after the Dems got some more concessions. It is all political theater. Both parties are owned by their corporate paymasters. They have abandoned the American worker.

  • EXCLUSIVE — TED CRUZ: OBAMATRADE ENMESHED IN CORRUPT, BACKROOM DEALINGS

    06/23/2015 5:07:04 AM PDT · 20 of 733
    kabar to sheikdetailfeather

    Cruz already voted for TPA and TAA, which was in the first bill. So what has changed? Answer: The heat Cruz took for his first vote. Too little too late, The Senate will pass it. Obama wins again.

  • When school's out, millions of kids go hungry

    06/22/2015 3:33:13 PM PDT · 14 of 90
    kabar to relictele

    There are 47 million people on food stamps, including children. Why are these children going hungry?

  • Juan Williams: Blacks' Support For Voter ID 'Amazing'

    06/17/2015 9:31:48 PM PDT · 22 of 39
    kabar to entropy12

    Illegal aliens...

  • The US Government is Replacing Alexander Hamilton With a Woman on the $10 Bill

    06/17/2015 7:44:12 PM PDT · 17 of 54
    kabar to freedomfiter2

    Rosa Parks.

  • The US Government is Replacing Alexander Hamilton With a Woman on the $10 Bill

    06/17/2015 7:42:45 PM PDT · 15 of 54
    kabar to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    Hillary is running in 2016. Just some more subtle propaganda.

  • Pay low-income families more to boost economic growth, says IMF

    06/15/2015 4:23:48 PM PDT · 9 of 13
    kabar to 2ndDivisionVet

    It may be easier and cheaper to cut out the middle man (bureaucrats) and give the money directly to the families.

  • Pope Francis’ Climate Change Encyclical Leaked Four Days Early by Italian Magazine

    06/15/2015 3:01:38 PM PDT · 38 of 50
    kabar to winoneforthegipper

    This is all about wealth redistribution. Climate change is the vehicle.

  • 90 Days: Treasury Says Debt Has Been Frozen at $18,112,975,000,000

    06/15/2015 10:56:27 AM PDT · 27 of 40
    kabar to ican'tbelieveit

    Until the debt limit is revised, Treasury is moving existing money around to fund payments due. It’s legal, but eventually the game is over.

  • 90 Days: Treasury Says Debt Has Been Frozen at $18,112,975,000,000

    06/15/2015 10:53:53 AM PDT · 26 of 40
    kabar to SaveFerris
  • Rep. Huizenga | Why I Support TPA

    06/15/2015 10:17:59 AM PDT · 12 of 17
    kabar to CreviceTool
    So TPA actually limits the President's authority? Why is Obama for it?

    How many votes can defeat a trade agreement? Does Huizenga support TAA?

  • U.S. Investigates Use of Workers on H-1B Visas at India’s Infosys and TCS

    06/15/2015 8:18:22 AM PDT · 8 of 14
    kabar to ConservingFreedom
    All eyewash. This is just a way to help Hillary and Obama. The objective is to portray them as enforcers of the law. Obama did something similar with his we have deported more illegals than any other President, which was a bold-faced lie. Just the opposite is the case.

    This lays the predicate for amnesty and increased guest worker programs. The Feds are on the case.

  • GOP Leadership’s Latest Ploy Revealed: Small Business Tax Hike That Violates GOP’s Anti-Tax Pledge

    06/15/2015 7:31:01 AM PDT · 59 of 104
    kabar to pfony1
    Cruz has already cast his vote for TPA and TAA. Both were in the Senate bill. If the House passes TAA, then it will not go back to the Senate. It will go to Obama's desk.

    The House Dems will come onboard once they wring some more concessions out of the Reps. We are being treated to some more political theater.

  • GOP Leadership’s Latest Ploy Revealed: Small Business Tax Hike That Violates GOP’s Anti-Tax Pledge

    06/15/2015 7:27:03 AM PDT · 58 of 104
    kabar to CCGuy
    And Cruz is a TPA supporter. I am so proud of you for putting two thoughts together like that.

    And a TAA suporter. The Senate bill that passed contained both TPA and TAA. The House decided to separate them with TPA passing and TAA being defeated. In order for this bill not to go back to the Senate, the House must pass TAA. If it does then the bill goes to Obama's desk.

    I suspect that the House Dems are holding TAA hostage until they get some other concessions from the Reps who desperately want TPA and the "free trade" bills that flow from TPA.

    Again, the Senate bill contained TAA, which raises the question as to why Congress should pass a trade bill knowing it will cause a loss in American jobs requiring retraining, which never works.

  • TPA, TAA, TPP, TED CRUZ, JEFF SESSIONS AND YOU

    06/14/2015 9:10:00 PM PDT · 132 of 218
    kabar to MN_Mike
    Obviously you don’t work with him. I have internal contacts within Breitbart that tell of the hectic environment that it has created.

    Neither do you. I have found him to be excellent in his fair reporting of the immigration issue. He has good contacts with CIS and Jeff Sessions. Are you saying that Breitbart is not happy with his reporting?

    It isn’t just me who has noticed it. As I cited, James Taranto independently came to the same conclusion.

    James Taranto. LOL. I would bet that Matt considers that a compliment coming from the amnesty and guest worker pimps at the WSJ. Matt's reporting on immigration destroys the crap they put out.

    My internal contacts at Breitbart tell me he favors Rand Paul. In looking at his articles pertaining to “Obamatrade” TPA or TPP, he consistently portrays Rand Paul in a look light while demonizing Ted Cruz for voting for TPA.

    Your contacts are wrong. He doesn't portray Paul in a good light except when he does the right thing, i.e., vote against TPA and TAA. He criticizes Paul on immigration, among other things.

    You can believe what you choose to believe. Matthew Boyle on trade is a muckraker and yellow journalist.

    No, he is a real journalist who seeks the truth. Matt and Neil Munro, formerly at the Daily Caller, are the only reporters who are providing the facts on immigration and how the American worker is being hurt by it. These trade deals are a disaster for the American worker. Do you think NAFTA was a good deal for the US?

  • TPA, TAA, TPP, TED CRUZ, JEFF SESSIONS AND YOU

    06/14/2015 8:27:32 PM PDT · 117 of 218
    kabar to MN_Mike

    I know Matt Boyle. He is not a Rand Paul supporter. Matt has been great in his reporting on the immigration issue. Rand Paul is bad on immigration, among other things.

  • TPA, TAA, TPP, TED CRUZ, JEFF SESSIONS AND YOU

    06/14/2015 8:24:02 PM PDT · 113 of 218
    kabar to caww
    TPP won’t even be implemented until he’s out of office..

    TPP has already been negotiated over the past 6 years. If it is approved as written, it really doesn't matter who implements it. The die is cast.

  • TPA, TAA, TPP, TED CRUZ, JEFF SESSIONS AND YOU

    06/14/2015 7:39:32 PM PDT · 75 of 218
    kabar to 2ndDivisionVet

    The Left wing will eventually vote for it after wringing some concessions from the Reps. They will vote for TAA (TPA was already passed by the House) and portray themselves as the defenders of American workers. Let’s see what happens next week.

  • TPA, TAA, TPP, TED CRUZ, JEFF SESSIONS AND YOU

    06/14/2015 7:35:46 PM PDT · 71 of 218
    kabar to Teacher317

    Ted Cruz voted for TPA and TAA, both in the Senate bill. It is an admission that these trade agreements will cost American jobs. Remember NAFTA, which was going to create prosperity and jobs for Americans according to its propoents, but which resulted instead in the exportation of jobs? Is it stupidity — or evil, or both — to ignore this lesson from the past while pursuing ObamaTrade?

  • TPA, TAA, TPP, TED CRUZ, JEFF SESSIONS AND YOU

    06/14/2015 7:32:30 PM PDT · 67 of 218
    kabar to conservativejoy
    That bill requires a publishing of the Trade agreements for 60 days before they can come up for vote. Among other things, a good reason to support TPA.

    It takes 60 votes to kill it unlike a treaty where 67 votes are needed to pass it. Big difference. It stands the Constitution on its head just like Obamacare did when it came to Congress overruling the Death Panel.

  • TPA, TAA, TPP, TED CRUZ, JEFF SESSIONS AND YOU

    06/14/2015 7:28:15 PM PDT · 64 of 218
    kabar to 2ndDivisionVet
    Establishment Republicans, working closely with the White House, have been pushing a triad of trade agreements that, if enacted into law, are supposed to create jobs. Yet even proponents of the agreements acknowledge they will also cost many Americans their jobs. The content of the agreements — the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Trade in Service Agreement (TISA), and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) — has been kept hidden from the American people.

    In fact, even members of Congress have been able to view only the TPP thus far — if they go to a secret room to view it and agree not to divulge the content. Concurrent with the secrecy involved is a level of dishonesty and subterfuge that is beyond even that which Americans have come to expect from their government.

    In a glaring example of Orwellian double-think, ObamaTrade advocates are simultaneously pushing for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA, aka "Fast Track") to get the supposedly jobs-creating trade agreements through Congress, and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for U.S. workers who lose their jobs because of the agreements. So which is it? Is ObamaTrade going to lose jobs or create jobs? The answer, according to House Ways and Means Committee chairman Paul Ryan and others who support ObamaTrade, is yes — both.

    Apparently they believe (or expect voters to believe) that jobs must be lost in order for jobs to be created. Moreover, without government intervention in the marketplace jobs will be lost and created as a result of innovation and consumer preferences. (How many workers make typewriters these days compared to computers?) But does it make sense for the U.S. government to sign treaties that will destroy jobs and then increase government spending to help the displaced workers? How can such an approach end any way but badly?

    On May 22, the Senate passed the Trade Promotion Authority bill, which also included the Trade Adjustment Assistance provisions to assist U.S. workers who will be displaced. But GOP House leaders decided to have the House vote on Trade Promotion Authority and Trade Adjustment Assistance separately, assuming there was a better chance of passing both separately than passing them together in a single vote. But the strategy backfired. Though the House passed Trade Promotion Authority Friday, it rejected Trade Adjusmtent Assistance. This made the TPA vote a hollow "victory," since the legislation cannot be cleared by Congress and sent to the president for his signature unless both the House and Senate pass identical versions of the legislation.

    Consequently, for the TPA and TAA to move forward, either the House has to take another go at it or the Senate must revisit it. (You have to appreciate the separation of powers our Founding Fathers put in place!) Ironically, the TAA was torpedoed on Friday by Democrats who support the trade adjustment assistance but who (in the words of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi) "want a better deal for America's workers."

    As it stands now, the House may vote on Trade Assistance Authority again as early as next Tuesday. Thus, despite initial news reports in the wake of Friday's votes suggesting that ObamaTrade may have been dealt a deathblow, the political reality is that Mark Twain's famous quote "The report of my death was an exaggeration" may turn out to be very appropos. Much more arm-twisting and back-room deals are expected over the weekend as President Obama and establishment Republicans push for passage in an effort to avoid having the bill go back to the Senate.

  • The voice of opposition past, Justice Kennedy may save Obamacare now

    06/14/2015 7:19:49 PM PDT · 13 of 31
    kabar to 2ndDivisionVet

    We already have single payer for Medicaid (70 million) and Medicare (47 million) so it is just a matter of time before we have single payer for everyone. The corporations want to eliminate employer provided health care. They almost always get what they want.

  • Mitt Romney's Advice to the GOP: Focus on Minority Voters

    06/14/2015 1:11:22 PM PDT · 54 of 75
    kabar to arthurus
    Demography is destiny.

    The non-Hispanic white population is projected to peak in 2024, at 199.6 million, up from 197.8 million in 2012. Unlike other race or ethnic groups, however, its population is projected to slowly decrease, falling by nearly 20.6 million from 2024 to 2060.

    Meanwhile, the Hispanic population would more than double, from 53.3 million in 2012 to 128.8 million in 2060. Consequently, by the end of the period, nearly one in three U.S. residents would be Hispanic, up from about one in six today.

    The black population is expected to increase from 41.2 million to 61.8 million over the same period. Its share of the total population would rise slightly, from 13.1 percent in 2012 to 14.7 percent in 2060.

    The Asian population is projected to more than double, from 15.9 million in 2012 to 34.4 million in 2060, with its share of nation's total population climbing from 5.1 percent to 8.2 percent in the same period.

    The U.S. is projected to become a majority-minority nation for the first time in 2043. While the non-Hispanic white population will remain the largest single group, no group will make up a majority.

    <>b>All in all, minorities, now 37 percent of the U.S. population, are projected to comprise 57 percent of the population in 2060. (Minorities consist of all but the single-race, non-Hispanic white population.) The total minority population would more than double, from 116.2 million to 241.3 million over the period.

  • Mitt Romney's Advice to the GOP: Focus on Minority Voters

    06/14/2015 1:04:11 PM PDT · 52 of 75
    kabar to Cowboy Bob

    The GOP should focus more on the non-Hispanic white voter than minorities. Romney won that vote 59-39. A few more percentage points and he would have won the election.

  • CAFTA

    06/14/2015 12:25:54 PM PDT · 131 of 133
    kabar to InterceptPoint
    Your dream is that jobs of American workers never go away. That is just unrealistic. Jobs are going to disappear and be replaced by new jobs.

    There you go again making up phony strawmen. I never said or intimated that I believed that jobs of American workers would never go away. That is insane. The issue is how government policies are affecting the functioning of the marketplace.

    Trade agreements like the TPP and NAFTA leave these decisions not up to individual citizens, but to government regulators and negotiators who make decisions in the interest of the state and its favored special interests.

    But we are not losing net jobs simply because of our trade policies. Taxes and regulations, union rules and other restrictions on business have a much larger effect on both employment and our standard of living.

    Yes, but we are discussing trade policies and the impact they have on our labor market. You left out immigration and guest worker programs that bring in millions of foreign workers. We don't have a shortage of labor. If we did, wages would be going up, not down.

    You are focused on Trade Policy. Big mistake. You are looking in the wrong box for the problem. You think you are helping your country. You aren't.

    Wrong again. I am focusing on the thread of this post. We are discussing what the impact of TPA, TAA, and the subsequent secret trade agreements that flow from this authority. I know what is harming this country. We need to keep the bureaucrats and globalists from distorting the marketplace. These free trade policies (really not free) are eviscerating the American worker.

    I want you to think about how many people were involved in building Apps for iPads, iPhone etc. 10 years ago. I'll give you the answer: ZERO. Things change. People have to adapt. Those that do survive. Those that don't will not. Free trade will make us more successful. Yes, it will displace people. Buggy whip manufacturing is not good pursuit these days. I would not invest in that business nor study it in school.

    Please stop making up these phony strawmen. I am 72 years old and witnessed tremendous change across the entire economy led by technology.

    Where you and I disagree is the impact on the American worker. You pass it off as "displacing people", but there is a far greater cost to our society and economy. Creating a permanent underclass will affect even those who live in gated communities like I do.

  • "Job-creating" ObamaTrade Requires Subsidies for Displaced U.S. Workers

    06/14/2015 11:52:27 AM PDT · 23 of 28
    kabar to central_va

    Follow the money.

  • "Job-creating" ObamaTrade Requires Subsidies for Displaced U.S. Workers

    06/14/2015 11:02:38 AM PDT · 18 of 28
    kabar to yoe
    Not entirely....and maybe the lost jobs were in part due to refusal to change 'addresses'....people lose their jobs all the time, the government doesn't owe them a cent...Socialism v Capitalism 101.

    When government policies distort the marketplace, who should be held accountable? Why are we bringing in 1.1 million LEGAL PERMANENT IMMIGRANTS a year and 640,000 guest workers annually? When you have a surplus of labor, and we do with the lowest labor participation rates in 38 years, why do we need more foreign labor, which take American jobs and depress wages. We have brought in 30 million LEGAL PERMANENT IMMIGRANTS since 1990.

    The rights of the American worker versus mass immigration. Do you think that there might be a connection between declining wages, low labor participation rates, and bloated welfare rolls and mass immigration? Capitalism 101. The corporate and political elites have made this all possible.

  • "Job-creating" ObamaTrade Requires Subsidies for Displaced U.S. Workers

    06/14/2015 10:54:11 AM PDT · 17 of 28
    kabar to hondact200
    What goodies will be added to Buy the votes to pass TAA.

    That is what is really happening. The Dems are using it to squeeze more concessions from the so-called Rep controlled Congress. The Dems know that the Reps really want TPA and the agreements that follow, i.e., the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Trade in Service Agreement (TISA), and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

    I predict that there will be a deal that will give the Dems (and Obama) all kinds of goodies in return for the passage of TAA - something the Dems really want. The net result will be a Dem victory that will portray the Dems as the defender of the American worker, however phony that may be, and cast the Reps as the corporatists who protect the wealthy. Total scam. The big loser: American workers once again.

    Civilian labor force participation rate

  • "Job-creating" ObamaTrade Requires Subsidies for Displaced U.S. Workers

    06/14/2015 10:41:56 AM PDT · 15 of 28
    kabar to VitacoreVision

    Brilliant article. Thanks for posting.

  • CAFTA

    06/14/2015 10:34:57 AM PDT · 129 of 133
    kabar to InterceptPoint
    Name the Top Dog Company based on total market value: Apple Consider what they did to get there: Great Engineering. Great Marketing. World Class innovation. Best value manufacturing (in China). Maybe that demise of yours is just around the corner but right now I don’t see it.

    It's great for Apple and its shareholders. It is not so great for American workers.

    “Job-creating”> ObamaTrade Requires Subsidies for Displaced U.S. Workers

    In a glaring example of Orwellian double-think, ObamaTrade advocates are simultaneously pushing for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA, aka "Fast Track") to get the supposedly jobs-creating trade agreements through Congress, and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for U.S. workers who lose their jobs because of the agreements. So which is it? Is ObamaTrade going to lose jobs or create jobs? The answer, according to House Ways and Means Committee chairman Paul Ryan and others who support ObamaTrade, is yes — both.

    Apparently they believe (or expect voters to believe) that jobs must be lost in order for jobs to be created. Moreover, without government intervention in the marketplace jobs will be lost and created as a result of innovation and consumer preferences. (How many workers make typewriters these days compared to computers?) But does it make sense for the U.S. government to sign treaties that will destroy jobs and then increase government spending to help the displaced workers? How can such an approach end any way but badly?

    Remember NAFTA, which was going to create prosperity and jobs for Americans according to its propoents, but which resulted instead in the exportation of jobs? Is it stupidity — or evil, or both — to ignore this lesson from the past while pursuing ObamaTrade?

    NAFTA was signed into law in 1993.

    Civilian labor force participation rate

  • CAFTA

    06/13/2015 8:46:55 PM PDT · 124 of 133
    kabar to InterceptPoint

    The current “plan” is leading to our demise.

  • CAFTA

    06/13/2015 2:57:44 PM PDT · 106 of 133
    kabar to InterceptPoint
    I don’t like the fact that we run trade deficits with so many countries but the alternative is some variant on isolationism. That doesn’t work ether.

    Phony straw-man. No one is saying that we should be isolationist. We should, however, protect our workers and our economy. We became the world's biggest economy and still had tariffs and other protectionist measures. In fact, the EU, China, and Japan have various ways to prevent foreign goods from penetrating their markets.

    Free trade is good for lowering prices for goods, which helps everyone. But, the loss of jobs and depressed wages is a tough price to pay.

    As to China: Well they are a big country with a large population. There is very little we can do to limit their ambitions even if we tried. My view is that having a business relationship with them that is valuable to them is the best way to avoid conflicts.

    In the short term, perhaps. In the long run, they will want to exercise their economic and military power to become dominant. They don't share our values and our generosity of spirit. China will not be a defender of democratic ideals and values. They are Communists with a different world view. Human rights are an anathema to them. As we decline as a nation, so will the rights of the individual around the world. When it comes to defending natural rights, the US is the indispensable nation. That will become more and more apparent as our power and influence decline.

    Right now they have a very good customer: That’s you and me and lot of other people running around town with their iPads and iPhones.

    Those products were invented in the US. It is cheaper to make them in China.

  • CAFTA

    06/13/2015 2:22:42 PM PDT · 104 of 133
    kabar to TNMOUTH

    If he is intimating that the impressive job growth in Texas can be attributed to NAFTA, he is full of it.

  • CAFTA

    06/13/2015 2:22:41 PM PDT · 103 of 133
    kabar to TNMOUTH

    If he is intimating that the impressive job growth in Texas can be attributed to NAFTA, he is full of it.

  • CAFTA

    06/13/2015 2:14:02 PM PDT · 101 of 133
    kabar to TNMOUTH
    Cruz cited jobs created in TX...did you not read or hear what he said?

    How many jobs did Americans lose in Texas due to NAFTA? What kind of jobs were they? And how many of those jobs were taken by immigrants, legal and illegal? How have wages grown in Texas? You can believe all the BS spewed out by these politicians to justify their actions. I don't.

  • CAFTA

    06/13/2015 2:06:13 PM PDT · 100 of 133
    kabar to lquist1
    Interestingly, I haven’t seen the same vitriol directed toward Walker since he came out in favor or TPA

    Walker can't cast a vote in Congress, just offer a wrongheaded opinion. I was a Walker supporter. No more.

  • CAFTA

    06/13/2015 2:03:12 PM PDT · 99 of 133
    kabar to InterceptPoint
    Should we shoot ourselves in the foot by restricting trade with China? Would we be safer if we did? The answer to both questions is NO.

    Should we continue to incur huge trade deficits with China? Should we allow the Chinese to manipulate their currency to gain a trade advantage? China holds a trillion dollars of our national debt. They are increasing defense spending and creating a military that will eventually be able to project power globally. They are declaring more and more sovereignty over the China Sea, building man-made islands to extend their reach. Communist China is not an ally and more than likely a future adversary. The debt servicing costs we pay to China can be used to fund their military.

    2001 also coincides with the first full year of trade with China under the rules of World Trade Organization after “Congress agreed to permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) status,” which “President Clinton signed into law on October 10, 2000,” paving “the way for China’s accession to the WTO in December 2000.”

    According to Alan Uke’s book, Buying Back America, the United States now has a trade deficit with 88 countries. Of course, some deficits are small, but some are enormous, such as China. According to the Census Bureau, our top seven trading partners are: Canada, China, Mexico, Japan, Germany, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. These seven countries represent 50.9% of our total trade deficit $ -461.3 billion for January – November 2014. At an average deficit of $40 billion per month, the 2014 trade deficit will exceed $500 billion. Our 2014 trade deficit with China alone was $-$314.3 billion for January – November, representing 68% of the total.

    How safer are we running these huge trade deficits and investing immense amount of money investing in China creating a huge manufacturing superpower. Once China surpasses the US as the world's largest economy, how benevolent will they be to US national interests?

  • CAFTA

    06/13/2015 1:47:51 PM PDT · 97 of 133
    kabar to TNMOUTH
    I believe in Free Trade. Cruz said that the deal create jobs like it has done in TX.

    Cite some examples of where free trade has worked for the American worker or lowered our huge trade deficits. NAFTA has been a disaster for us.

    The availability of Mexican labor suppressed real wages, reduced benefits and limited collective bargaining power for production workers in the U.S. According to one estimate, workers in Canada and Mexico have displaced 829,280 U.S. jobs, mostly high-wage positions in manufacturing. The heaviest U.S. manufacturing-job losses were in states such as Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Connecticut, New Jersey, California, Indiana and Florida.

    The long-time growth in the U.S.trade deficit accelerated dramatically after NAFTA became effective in 1994. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the $30 billion U.S. trade deficit in 1993 increased 281% to an inflation-adjusted $85 billion in 2002.

    While NAFTA's overall financial impact has been generally positive, it has not lived up to the high expectations of its proponents. It has made many U.S. companies and investors rich - and their managements richer. But it has also cost many U.S. manufacturing workers their livelihoods while failing to raise living standards for most Mexicans. Any major market changes not dictated by market forces usually lead to both opportunity and loss, and this has happened with NAFTA.

    Congress should NEVER cede power to the President...but, instead of saying “oh no! Let’s not give Obama power” why not do whatever you can to DEFEAT people like the GOP-e who allow him this power?

    TPA is ceding authority to the Executive regardless of who is in the WH. It is bad whether it is a Dem or a Rep.

    So where has free trade gotten us in terms of the American worker? Depressed wages and the lowest labor participation rates in 38 years. And of course, free trade means the other countries can violate the agreement with impunity and the US does nothing except run bigger and bigger trade deficits.

    We need to defeat people who supported TPA and "free trade," which has destroyed the middle class.

  • Democrats kneecap Obama (trade bill flop heard round the world)

    06/13/2015 9:28:23 AM PDT · 21 of 24
    kabar to Boomer One
    And the immigrants, legal and illegal, are taking American jobs and depressing wages, The native born are getting screwed. The bottom line is all that matters. Business privatizes the profits and socializes the costs. We have brought in 30 million LEGAL PERMANENT IMMIGRANTS since 1990.