#57907 Jun 13, 2014
HUH? Really ?
the multitude of jobs went over seas during Ronald Reagan's first term
we lost the manufacturing and textile industries to over seas.
Milwaukee use to be the manufacturing capital of the world.
Free trade went into movement under Ronald Reagan's first term, the corporations could move over seas and not worry about an import tax here any more.
We have been in a recession since, with lost of jobs over seas under every administration since Reagan. Try "Googling' it son. Learn something before opening your trap. And if you believe Clinton was responsible for taking jobs from this country., why didn't Bush stop it ? HUH? He had 8 years to put big tariffs on imports coming into this country...?? Bang on your keyboard now moron !
#57908 Jun 13, 2014
George Bush Senior Spearheaded the negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which would later be signed by his successor Bill Clinton.
The wheels were already in motion when Clinton got in office......
Quit listening to Faux Noise and do your own research .
#57909 Jun 13, 2014
How many "In The Dark" conservatives think Clinton spearheaded NAFTA?
Bush the Elder's administration, along with the Progressive Conservative Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, spearheaded the negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Bushyour city news's primary negotiator was Trade Secretary Carla Anderson Hills. While initial signing was possible during Clinton's term, negotiations made slow but steady progress during Bush's term.
Look it up fool!! LOL!
Now back to Faux Noise and the Benghazi scandal,,,,,,,,,,take it away Sean Hannity *rolls eyes *
#57910 Jun 13, 2014
Since 2001, the U.S. has lost 42,400 factories --and its technical edge.
Who was President in 2001? Hmmm? All jobs lost under Obama ? Dumbass !
#57912 Jun 14, 2014
Buy the book!
#57913 Jun 15, 2014
I cant believe YOU Dems are this Stupid and haven a CLUE how Gov ect works and time elements when a Law/ Trade agreement is enacted it takes a while to feel that effect and full effect.
Its like talking to 3 graders…. It didn’t matter WHO was president in 2001 Barry Goldwater or even now, Clinton Trade Act CANT be changed HE SCREWD the US economic for Decades to come D#M Why do you think Obama had a terrible time trying to create jobs and who ever next is in the SAME Boat
Its going on 8 years ans STILL the econny SUCKS!!!! It took only 12 years to get out of the Great Depression and a few years in 80s under Regan when Unemployment was HIGHER the it was the last 7 years,, WHY because for every dollar we spent in the U.S. in the 80s STAYED in the US and its TAX coffers.
Now over 60% of what we buy comes from foreign trade mostly Chinas imports. That’s WHY Obama Stimulus package was not real effected being 60% of that Dollar spent in the US went to workers in China for more work and 60% of that “Profit: stayed in CHINA Coffers,
Clinton ended his presidency right after he signed the China Trade act and Stuck Bush with that LAW Obama also had his hands tied because of Clintons Trade Act and this will affect the US good paying jobs for Decades… Its already been 15 years since Clinton in 2000 Signed and gave away out US backbone based on factories/ manufacturing..
Imagine Bush calling up China months later and say HAY that Trade Act pres Clinton worked on so hard huhhh we are going to be an Indian giver and BRAKE the “Treaty” agreement Yep U.S. looked bad enough on the world stage already we were plane bombed in Sept 11 2011
Any one with a BRAIN knows what a LAW or Trade Act etc when enacted takes a year or more to feel that effect. Especially when another country has to actually BUILD a factory look how long Obamacare was enacted and how long that’s taking to get to the projected amount needed to be viable. And NO factory needs built
To those here Dems using Reps as and escape goat Dems controlled the house and Senate Before Clinton became Pres and when he Signed NAFTA
when Clinton Sign NAFTA in 93 democrats controlled all there branches of GOV Pres, Senate, Congress…Simply put Dems could have stopped NAFTA in its tracks When Obama took over again Dems controlled a 3 branches of GOV
If I had MY way I FIRED ALL parties across the Board and start over!!! Tea people included Reps have done some stuopid stuff but NOT at the long term effect Dems have been doing Like the 50 COMPLETE failure of the WAR on Poverty WELFARE then Obama law effecting every man women and child saying if you like your INS you can keep it. BOY did he Learn from Clinton I didn’t have sex with that women
Bottom line YOU sign it YOU OWN IT Clinton NAFTA.
#57914 Jun 15, 2014
Well it looks like both Repubs and Dems are not real smart in this thread! The topic is GOVERNOR you Morons. Start a presidential thread if you want to whine about Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush I or Reagan. This thread is about GOVERNOR! We have the worst ever currently in office Terrible Tom Corbett!
#57916 Jun 15, 2014
Did you lose all your arguments on Obama, since you've been here before posting about Obama...I shot down your BS many times, now you want to post stuff on Governors?
Corbett is going to lose, so what's the point? LMAO...Corbett will be shamed instead of losing..........HAAAAAAAAAAAAA AA!!!!!!!!
#57917 Jun 15, 2014
Look Skippy I’ve lived through all of this I was born in the early 50s and you are really Dumb… WHERE overseas??? PROVE IT!!!
SHOW me that W.H bill in Legislation!!!! Where is your website facts to PROVE your BS!!! And YOU tell me to Look it UP,, well I DID!!!
You are a LIER!!! Milwaukee was gradually loosing its Manf since 1969!!!! Hears the chart….. Why are Dems are such Liars and BS all the TIME!!!!
Your REAL problem in Milwaukee manufacturing leaving was because of the demographic changes, Like N Philly Harrisburg the more ANY city in the U.S. becomes Black the MORE Crime goes up and business/factories move out. Milwaukee ranks as the 10th most dangerous city in the U.S. Then look at the workforce or lack of.
Employment in Milwaukee varies signiﬁcantly by race and geography. In 2000, African Americans had the highest unemployment rate of any race at over 16%. Hispanics and American Indians both had rates around
12% and Asians and Whites had the lowest rates with 10% and 5%, respectively. African American and Asian populations had the highest percentage of people not in the labor force; both over 39%. American Indians and
Whites had the lowest rates of people not in the labor force, less than 34%.
White Pop of Milwaukee is 37% Blacks 40% HS grad rates for blacks is less the 60% not to mention the black dropouts is high… Milwaukee county children food stamp,2009 white 5% black 45% ANY business in the US looks at 2 things in manufacturing what’s the tax base and what’s the work force ethics and education
Gee I huess Reagan caused this also>> What a PUTZ you are in NOT researching Facts
Hello most all the stuff I buy says CHINA Not Canada, Mexico!!!! Like I said Dems are plain Dumb!!! We were in an Inflation Recession in the 80s BEFORE Regan Dummy!!! I’ve not only Googled up the facts on Clinton causing the great recession signing the China Trade Act, I went to the ultimate and Posted CLINTIONS actual; words when he signed that Trade act. NO Opinions in that Pure perfect Research!!! I even posted the GOV BLS Chart “Bureau of Labor Statistics” In Manufacturing since the 40s!!! Any Idiot can look at that and SEE what happened from 2000 to 2009 opposed to the 40s on up..
#57918 Jun 15, 2014
WHEN was that This is the S&P 500
I did YEARS of Research on U.S. economy and manufacturing History and BOTH trade acts Clinton Signed… NAFTA in 93 the democrats controlled all 3 branches of Government in that time frame meaning DEMS wanted it period…. again Clinton signing China Trade Act in 2000. D#M do you DEMS EVER take responsibility for Anything your party does!!!! You should ask WHY did Clinton Personally Spearhead China Trade Act since NAFTA in small form caused US jobs to leave to Mexico..
For the SAME reasons Obama cant stop it when the Dems controlled the Senate, Congress, Presidency for 2 years talk about POWER in sitting political party yet they KNOW to do so is called Protectionism!!!
For Bush to renege U.S. China Trade Act is Protectionism, which can start trade wars between Countries. Yep lets piss off a communist country with 1.2 billion people ( US 311 million) and then Russia jumps in with China, Venezuela N Korea and ALL the other communist countries NOW they have a global reason to terrorize and Punch the American Liars that goes back on the words/ treaties etc. What scares me is You VOTE as dumb and ignorant as you are. Yep you’re a credit to your party for sure. But they probably won’t notice being just as ignorant as you obviously are!!
#57921 Jun 16, 2014
Do your research moron !
Ronald Reagan's War on Labor
Amidst the continued outpouring of praise for Ronald Reagan, let's not forget that he was one of the most anti-labor presidents in U.S. history, a role model for the virulently anti-labor George W. Bush.
Republican presidents never have had much regard for unions, which almost invariably have opposed their election. But until Reagan, no GOP president had dared to challenge labor's firm legal standing, gained through Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the mid-1930s.
Reagan's Republican predecessors treated union leaders much as they treated Democratic members of Congress -- as people to be fought with at times, but also as people to be bargained with at other times. But Reagan engaged in precious little bargaining. He waged almost continuous war against organized labor.
He had little apparent reason to fear labor politically, with opinion polls at the time showing that unions were opposed by nearly half of all Americans and that nearly half of those who belonged to the unions had voted for him in 1980 and again in 1984.
Reagan,in any case, was a true ideologue of the anti-labor political right. Yes, he had been president of the Screen Actors Guild, but he was notoriously pro-management, leading the way to a strike-ending agreement in 1959 that greatly weakened the union and finally resigning under membership pressure before his term ended.
Reagan's war on labor began in the summer of 1981, when he fired 13,000 striking air traffic controllers and destroyed their union. As Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson noted, that was "an unambiguous signal that employers need feel little or no obligation to their workers, and employers got that message loud and clear -- illegally firing workers who sought to unionize, replacing permanent employees who could collect benefits with temps who could not, shipping factories and jobs abroad."
Reagan gave dedicated union foes direct control of the federal agencies that were designed originally to protect and further the rights and interests of workers and their unions.
Most important was Reagan's appointment of three management representatives to the five-member National Labor Relations Board which oversees union representation elections and labor-management bargaining, They included NLRB Chairman Donald Dotson, who believed that "unionized labor relations have been the major contributors to the decline and failure of once-healthy industries" and have caused "destruction of individual freedom."
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#57922 Jun 16, 2014
I blame Ronald Reagan for these things:
Had it not been for Reagan busting the air traffic controllers union, 9/11 might not have succeeded because former union air traffic controllers would have been better able to spot and isolate the hijacked planes from the others on their screen so they could have been intercepted BEFORE they hit their targets.
Nuclear weapon proliferation and escalation with the Soviet Union wouldn't have continued as long had it not been for Reagan's insistence on the missile shield ie Star Wars program.
Contributed to a vast expansion of corporate theft and illegal behavior by disabling governmental functions and regulatory agencies that would have prevented these things.
Contributed to a general distrust and dislike of government by devaluing civic participation thus discouraging good people from participating in public service.
Allowed the EPA to unravel laws that protect the environment. If you are breathing bad air and/or drinking contaminated water, it's Reagan's fault. So is the increase in global warming.
Started the trend where reporters are afraid to question or contradict the president for fear of losing access.
One reason Osama bin Laden felt emboldened enough to attack us on 9/11 was because Reagan didn't do anything when the Marine barracks in Lebanon were bombed in 1983 by suicide bombers killing 241 US servicemen. There was no serious retaliation for the Beirut bombing from the Americans. Instead, the Marines were moved offshore where they could not be targeted. On February 7, 1984, President Reagan ordered the Marines to begin withdrawal from Lebanon.
Because he asked for and got fast track authority for trade bills while removing Congress from negotiating these, we are now shipping out hundreds of billions of dollars per year to buy consumer goods from China and other countries and we are spending hundreds of billions of dollars buying our energy from elsewhere so these countries can use our own money to buy our country and our debt. And because of this our trade deficits have skyrocketed and American jobs are being moved overseas.
The U. S. hostages taken by Iran were deliberately and illegally allowed to remain hostages for much longer than necessary in order to help Reagan beat Carter in the election.
We are more dependent upon foreign oil than ever before because Reagan reversed Carter's demands for energy independence. He even removed the solar panels from the White House showing his contempt for saving energy.
We are now the largest net debtor nation and the largest importer of goods because of his trade policies and Reagonomics.
Because of Reagan our country now meets the definition of a Third World nation.•Wasted billions of taxpayer dollars that are still being wasted on failed Star Wars systems.
I have a ton more...FACT!
#57923 Jun 16, 2014
In the many eulogies to Ronald Reagan since his passing, virtually all acknowledge his role in defeating Soviet communism and reviving America’s self-confidence. But another aspect of Reagan’s record that should not be forgotten was his commitment to keeping America open to trade and immigration.
Reagan’s vision of an America open to commerce and peaceful, hardworking immigrants contradicts the anti-trade and anti-immigration views espoused by Lou Dobbs, Bill O’Reilly, Pat Buchanan, Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado, and many others who claim to speak for the conservative causes Reagan largely defined.
Reagan’s heart and head were clearly on the side of free trade. While president, he declared in 1986:“Our trade policy rests firmly on the foundation of free and open markets. I recognize … the inescapable conclusion that all of history has taught: The freer the flow of world trade, the stronger the tides of human progress and peace among nations.”
It was the Reagan administration that launched the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations in 1986 that lowered global tariffs and created the World Trade Organization. It was his administration that won approval of the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement in 1988. That agreement soon expanded to include Mexico in what became the North American Free Trade Agreement, realizing a vision that Reagan first articulated in the 1980 campaign. It was Reagan who vetoed protectionist textile quota bills in 1985 and 1988.
During Reagan’s eight years in office, Americans eagerly expanded their engagement in the global economy. In 1980, the year before Reagan became president, Americans spent a total of $334 billion on imported goods and services and payments on foreign investment in the United States. By 1988, his last year in office, American spending in the global economy had nearly doubled, to $663 billion. If Reagan was a “protectionist,” it had no discernable effect on the ability of Americans to spend freely in the global marketplace. Fittingly, one of the major federal buildings on Pennsylvania Avenue is named the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
#57924 Jun 16, 2014
Long-Standing Support for Free Trade with Mexico. Ronald Reagan first proposed a free trade agreement between the U.S. and Mexico in his 1980 presidential campaign. Since that time, The Heritage Foundation is proud of the role it has played in articulating President Reagan's vision of free trade in Latin America and around the world. Since the mid-1980s, Heritage analysts have been stressing that a free trade agreement with Mexico not only will stimulate economic growth in the U.S., but will make Mexico a more stable and prosperous country. Heritage has published over three dozen studies stressing the benefits of free trade in North America.
The Foundation also has highlighted the Mexican success story. Under the leadership of Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Mexico has moved further and faster than practically any other country in the world in promoting free market reforms and free trade. The approval of the NAFTA by the Congress is a recognition of these historic advances and will help ensure that the momentum in favor of economic and political liberty throughout the Americas is maintained.
In June 1986, then-Heritage analyst Edward L. Hudgins wrote "A U.S. Strategy to Solve Mexico's Debt Crisis." In that Backgrounder, Hudgins urged the Reagan Administration to "explore further special free trade and investment arrangements" with Mexico. Said Hudgins: "The possibility of a complete free trade and investment zone [between the U.S. and Mexico] should be explored. Ultimately, a complete Free Trade Area between the U.S. and Mexico should be sought, similar to the U.S.-Canada pact [then] being negotiated."
Four years later, Heritage analyst Michael Wilson argued in an Executive Memorandum entitled "Bush and Salinas Should Launch Free Trade Talks Between the U.S. and Mexico": "What were once distant neighbors now appear to be developing into economic and geopolitical partners. George Bush should strengthen this cooperative relationship not only by supporting Salinas's economic reforms, but by moving quickly to negotiate a free trade agreement with Mexico."
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Feel free to ask on how Clinton destroyed America by signing NAFTA when GOP Presidents ( Reagan and Bush and others ) totally supported this agreement.
#57926 Jun 16, 2014
Learn to spell fuktard
#57927 Jun 16, 2014
#57928 Jun 16, 2014
Guess what Moron, You shot done nothing of mine. You are a moron! I voted for Gary Johnson, Not Obama. Sadly Americans like you see only red or blue. Cant vote for a candidate have to vote by party affiliation. Thank God Corbett is going to lose. Fools like you who voted for him the first time have screwed us royally you idfiot!
#57930 Jun 16, 2014
Hey azzwipe I didn't vote for Corbett,,,,,,,Wasn't he the one protecting that pedophile Jerry Sandusky by not investigating his actions?? Corbett was on the board of directors at Penn State University and didnt know about it? HAAAAAAAAA!!!
Go back to drinking that Lake Erie water where people fukonaboat and throw the condoms overboard,,,,,,,,,,
#57931 Jun 16, 2014
Hey Homie, I know why you are so mad. You voted Obama and Corbett. terrible Tom is so much like you. If I didn't know better............
#57933 Jun 16, 2014
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