I’m about fed up with the Democrats Lies in who destroyed the Economy. Bacon your own party didn’t tell the TRUTH, so much for CNN Fact Check!!! It’s very SIMPLE the ONLY thing to balance cheap foreign wages from out waging the U.S. was our U.S. Import tax/Tariff. This kept U.S. jobs safe from other countries overtaking our U.S. manufacturing in cheap foreign labor. Its NO secret that China has been killing our economy. Clinton personally spearhead this and HIS name is on that Document that KILLED the U.S. Economy and this will last for Decades to come, NO IF AND OR BUTTS!!! Democrats set the U.S back 75 years in its industrial strength. FYI> That BILL could not be reversed during Bush years, or for that matter forever,, the trade act was Permanent, to change that bill, its called, National Protectionism, and that’s what starts WARS…Also, if you're pointing out that the economy is bad, you'll receive no debate. It's bad because the last time the GOP had any power, they invaded the wrong country and destroyed the greatest economy in the history of man. And for a little more GOP ignorance evidence - isn't it just DUMB to destroy an economy, then bitch about the economy? Isn't just as dumb to block 22 separate jobs bills, then bitch about jobs?.
You SIGN it YOU own it, Clinton also was the one who signed NAFTA, he didn’t learn from that several years later
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is signed into law by President Bill Clinton. Clinton said he hoped the agreement would encourage other nations to work toward a broader world-trade pact.
NAFTA, a trade pact between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, eliminated virtually all tariffs and trade restrictions between the three nations.
Clinton personally Spearheaded China trade bill.
WASHINGTON — President Clinton launched one of the most important legislative battles of his presidency Wednesday, sending Congress a long-awaited bill that would permanently throw open China's huge and rapidly expanding trade relationship with the United States. In a speech designed to kick off what promises to be a contentious, closely fought debate in Congress, Clinton sketched out the high stakes of the choice at hand and pledged to do everything he can to secure passage. Critics, however, insist that approval of the legislation could be disastrous, opening the door to a huge outflow of U.S. jobs, giving a de facto green light to China's repressive human rights practices and rewarding Beijing's aggressive rhetoric concerning such issues as Taiwan.
Seen purely in these terms, advocates insist, approval is the political equivalent of a no-brainer: The United States will enjoy major openings into a huge and growing market of 1.3 billion people in return for ending the practice of extending China's normal trade status one year at a time, a congressional ritual for much of the last decade.
Clinton (The President.) Good afternoon. This year we face major challenges and opportunities in our relationship with China, in foreign and security policy, economic policy and trade. All those issues come together in one opportunity for the American people: what we stand to gain when China enters the World Trade Organization.
But to lock in our benefits, we first must grant China permanent normal trade relations status. To get this done, I am directing John Podesta, my Chief of Staff, my international economic Cabinet members, my Policy Council coordinators to launch an all-out effort. Each member of this team has a distinctive role to play. I'm asking them to do everything they can to accomplish the task..