Skip to comments.CAFTA not merely about free trade
Posted on 07/27/2005 10:06:56 PM PDT by Coleus
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Its the sound of the world's smallest violin playing for all of the lefties and populists whining about CAFTA. ;-)
That's what I've been writing. CAFTA isn't free trade in any sense of the term.
What exactly is "sound" for anybody and for "whom"?
Great sucking sound?
Oh yeah! S-ck baby, s-ck. LOVE that sucking sound, even since the Paleos told me back in 1993 that we would have 20% unemployment thanks to NAFTA. ;-)
Go east my man. This thing sucks bigtime for my state.
Have you been affected by NAFTA? Obviously not. Know ANYONE who has? Obviously not.
If you haven't, you got a HUGE comeuptence. Don't turn your back there, puppy dawg.
Michigan, for some odd reason, has never diversified its economy. The fact that its an expensive place to do business isn't a good enough reason, as Washington State has the highest corporate income tax in the nation, yet (miraculously) the economy around here is very strong. If Boeing ever decide to move operations abroad, however...
Nope. Never did business with Mexico. However, I will let you know that every job I have had has been largely the result of international trade. Here's hoping the Asians keep buying airplanes!
Know ANYONE who has? Obviously not.
Yep. Don't know anybody who's gotten rich in Mexico, and those I know who were "displaced" found other jobs.
"Have you been affected by NAFTA? Obviously not. Know ANYONE who has? Obviously not."
As a matter of fact my business was effected by NAFTA. I own a healthcare recruiting company. Recruited Canadian physicians. NAFTA shut that door. Canadian physicans can no longer enter the US to work as practitioners, only educators. That's OK though, I just recruit more physicians from Pakistan and India.
You are a perspicacious whore!!
NAFTA rules allow trucks to deliver goods from Mexico or an international port to a specific U.S. location, then return to Mexico
One study predicted that Mexican trucks can add 50 tons per day of smog-forming emissions -- more than pollution generated by the region's 350 biggest industrial sources combined. Southern California air quality regulators warned that smog could get worse because of a sharp increase in the number of polluting diesel engines on the freeways.
About 12 percent of Mexican trucks fail the tailpipe visibility test, compared with 6 percent of California trucks
This makes it that much more difficult for California communities to meet federally mandated air quality standards. e.g mor taxes for the legal residents.
More taxes, more traffic conjestion and more smog......
That didn't help the Canadians though, who were supposedly the ones NAFTA was to benefit.
But not build them, of course!
" You are a perspicacious whore!!"
A whore I'm not. I leave that to the politicians...many of which are Republicans. I don't sell by beliefs and ethics for political power or money. I am however perceptive.
actually, I know many people affected directly by NAFTA.
Their jobs just left for Mexico this last Monday...hehe.
The folks in my home town simply can't build radiators for Ford Motor at 28 cents an hour.
Look up perspicacious : )
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