then why did Clinton sign it?I have always said Clinton signed the stupid law. Thing is, it was a follow on to Reagan's American Free Trade Agreement, a revised version. It was negotiated for the 4 years of Bush Daddy's time in office and the NAFTA agreement was signed by George HW Bush in December of 1992, fully agreed to by Mexico, Canada and the USA. Daddy Bush created it, signed it and sent it to Congress before Clinton was sworn into office. Once Congress ratified it, it was sent to Clinton by a Veto proof Congress. More Repugs Congressmen and Senators voted for it than Democrats, afterall, it was a REPUG Agreement from the very beginning. Part of Reagan and Daddy Bush's "New World Order" and a stepping stone towards their American Union modeled after the European Union. NAFTA, product of Reagan and Daddy Bush but passed off to Clinton for signature.
Why didn't he say "lookit this bill sucks and I'm goingto veto it. If you want it passed, you'll have to over ride the veto but I'm going to stand up for what I believe and not sign it."