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White House, congressional lawmakers break trade pact stalemate

There are 14 comments on the Flint Township/Swartz Creek Advance story from Jun 28, 2011, titled White House, congressional lawmakers break trade pact stalemate. In it, Flint Township/Swartz Creek Advance reports that:

The White House and congressional lawmakers have reached a deal to propel three coveted free trade agreements toward a vote on Capitol Hill, though the ultimate fate of the pacts with South Korea, Colombia and Panama remained uncertain.

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“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#1 Jun 28, 2011
I'm surprised they found time in between soirees.
Wall Street Government

Vero Beach, FL

#2 Jun 29, 2011
"Key lawmakers from both parties struck an agreement with the administration to extend aid for American workers displaced by foreign trade". As they displace more U.S. workers with foreign trade.

Since: Jan 07

Plymouth, PA

#3 Jun 29, 2011
Sigh. There are none so blind as those who cannot see. I agree with you "Wall Street." Since NAFTA, which was the biggee, back in 1994, the industrial and manufacturing sector of our entire area has been decimated. Yes, there were programs to "retrain" workers. Unfortunately, there were no jobs that matched the training. Many of my husband's former co-workers became custodians and groundskeepers for the two universities in our city. These two schools are a godsend in that they are among our city's biggest employers. There are many menial jobs in the food service, maintenance and housekeeping departments. Unfortunately, in order to maintain even a marginal standard of living, one needs a few of these jobs.

Yes, some of his co-workers lost their homes. I remember getting a flurry of letters from various real estate agents offering their services should we decide to sell ours. We were in a slightly better situation because I had a family sustaining job. It was difficult to hang on to the house but the only way I will leave it is if I am carried out and transported to an undertaker.

Many others were not so fortunate. When the blue collar jobs were evaporating, there was not much attention paid to the situation. Then white collar workers were assigned the task of "training" their overseas replacements. This invited outrage but the damage was done.

The fixes that we need must be made here. We push students to take on massive burdens of debt for college degrees that are virtually unmarketable. Not that the students are unworthy or without appropriate background, it is a matter of the absence of employment for them. I have met former students who have MBA's working as bank tellers, engineers trying to get into the building trades unions, and aspiring teachers working as per diem substitutes while also holding night jobs as waitresses or sales clerks.

As Bill Clinton famously assured us, "we are turning over to a service economy." And now, we have some of the best educated waitresses, bartenders and lawn tenders in the world.

Now, in 2011, we are witnessing the culmination of almost two decades of betrayal by our elected representatives, from both parties. Yes, we must begin by looking at solutions for the citizens of the United States. We cannot improve the lot of others unless we stop the downward spiral (Perot's "sucking sound") of our own standard of living.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#4 Jun 29, 2011
POLL: Obama 42%, any Republican 46%...

Election 2012: Generic Presidential Ballot
Generic Republican Candidate 46%, Obama 42%

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A generic Republican candidate now holds a four-point lead over President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 election matchup. It's a fifth week in a row that the GOP candidate has been ahead and the widest gap between the candidates to date.

Same thing Obama's internal polls are showing.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#6 Jun 29, 2011
OBAMA: THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

Obama rips Congress for taking vacations during crisis...

Makes plans for Martha's Vineyard vacation...

'Amused' when people say he should be involved in debt talks...WHAT? DO MY JOB.

POLL: Obama 42%, any Republican 46%...

Campaign signals fundraising fail...

Jewish Dems Losing Faith...

DAMN THOSE INTERNAL POLLS.
Deng

Chengdu, China

#7 Jun 29, 2011
TRADE? IN UNITED STATES MEDIA JARGON THAT MEANS SEND JOBS OUT OF THE COUNTRY TO LOW WAGE AREAS.

Since: Dec 07

Palestine, TX

#8 Jun 29, 2011
Deng wrote:
TRADE? IN UNITED STATES MEDIA JARGON THAT MEANS SEND JOBS OUT OF THE COUNTRY TO LOW WAGE AREAS.
Hey, we're sure your 12 year old daughter makes at least fifty cents an hour! Probably more than you.
Deng

Chengdu, China

#9 Jun 29, 2011
IT'S OBVIOUS YOU SUPPORT THE CONSERVATIVE BILLIONAIRES PROGRAM TO SEND MILLIONS OF JOBS OUT OF THE UNITED STATES REPLACING THE LOST WAGES WITH HANDOUTS FROM THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT LIKE FOOD STAMPS TO TRY TO KEEP THE POPULATION THERE POLITICALLY PASSIVE.

Deng wrote:
TRADE? IN UNITED STATES MEDIA JARGON THAT MEANS SEND JOBS OUT OF THE COUNTRY TO LOW WAGE AREAS.

Hey, we're sure your 12 year old daughter makes at least fifty cents an hour! Probably more than you.
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, we're sure your 12 year old daughter makes at least fifty cents an hour! Probably more than you.

Since: Dec 07

Palestine, TX

#10 Jun 29, 2011
Deng wrote:
IT'S OBVIOUS YOU SUPPORT THE CONSERVATIVE BILLIONAIRES PROGRAM TO SEND MILLIONS OF JOBS OUT OF THE UNITED STATES REPLACING THE LOST WAGES WITH HANDOUTS FROM THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT LIKE FOOD STAMPS TO TRY TO KEEP THE POPULATION THERE POLITICALLY PASSIVE.
Deng wrote:
TRADE? IN UNITED STATES MEDIA JARGON THAT MEANS SEND JOBS OUT OF THE COUNTRY TO LOW WAGE AREAS.
Hey, we're sure your 12 year old daughter makes at least fifty cents an hour! Probably more than you. <quoted text>
You only know commie propaganda lies, nothing about what the US is doing. You're commie leaders we're sure eat a hell of lot better than the rest of the population. Hypocrite.
Deng

Chengdu, China

#11 Jun 29, 2011
IT'S PLAIN YOU THINK EVERYTHING IS JUST FINE IN THE UNITED STATES EXCEPT FOR A FEW MINOR ADJUSTMENTS LIKE CUT TAXES FOR BILLIONAIRES AND LOWER WAGES SO CORPORATE PROFITS SKYROCKET.

YOU HAVE THE TYPICAL NEOCONSERVATIVE THINKING THERE.

Deng wrote:
IT'S OBVIOUS YOU SUPPORT THE CONSERVATIVE BILLIONAIRES PROGRAM TO SEND MILLIONS OF JOBS OUT OF THE UNITED STATES REPLACING THE LOST WAGES WITH HANDOUTS FROM THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT LIKE FOOD STAMPS TO TRY TO KEEP THE POPULATION THERE POLITICALLY PASSIVE.
Deng wrote:
TRADE? IN UNITED STATES MEDIA JARGON THAT MEANS SEND JOBS OUT OF THE COUNTRY TO LOW WAGE AREAS.
Hey, we're sure your 12 year old daughter makes at least fifty cents an hour! Probably more than you. <quoted text>

You only know commie propaganda lies, nothing about what the US is doing. You're commie leaders we're sure eat a hell of lot better than the rest of the population. Hypocrite.
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
You only know commie propaganda lies, nothing about what the US is doing. You're commie leaders we're sure eat a hell of lot better than the rest of the population. Hypocrite.

Since: Dec 07

Palestine, TX

#12 Jun 29, 2011
Deng wrote:
IT'S PLAIN YOU THINK EVERYTHING IS JUST FINE IN THE UNITED STATES EXCEPT FOR A FEW MINOR ADJUSTMENTS LIKE CUT TAXES FOR BILLIONAIRES AND LOWER WAGES SO CORPORATE PROFITS SKYROCKET.
YOU HAVE THE TYPICAL NEOCONSERVATIVE THINKING THERE.
Deng wrote:
IT'S OBVIOUS YOU SUPPORT THE CONSERVATIVE BILLIONAIRES PROGRAM TO SEND MILLIONS OF JOBS OUT OF THE UNITED STATES REPLACING THE LOST WAGES WITH HANDOUTS FROM THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT LIKE FOOD STAMPS TO TRY TO KEEP THE POPULATION THERE POLITICALLY PASSIVE.
Deng wrote:
TRADE? IN UNITED STATES MEDIA JARGON THAT MEANS SEND JOBS OUT OF THE COUNTRY TO LOW WAGE AREAS.
Hey, we're sure your 12 year old daughter makes at least fifty cents an hour! Probably more than you. <quoted text>
You only know commie propaganda lies, nothing about what the US is doing. You're commie leaders we're sure eat a hell of lot better than the rest of the population. Hypocrite. <quoted text>
You only have typical communist thinking, eggroll.
You think that standing in line for toilet paper is natural.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#14 Jun 30, 2011
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
You only have typical communist thinking, eggroll.
You think that standing in line for toilet paper is natural.
When did they switch from cabbage leafs.
Dances with Wolves

Towson, MD

#15 Jun 30, 2011
Wall Street Government wrote:
"Key lawmakers from both parties struck an agreement with the administration to extend aid for American workers displaced by foreign trade". As they displace more U.S. workers with foreign trade.
Never let a good crisis go to waste. I'm with you. Another free trade agreement with other countries while we are hurting as a result of our jobs going overseas just doesn't make sense.
Deng

Guanghan, China

#17 Jun 30, 2011
DON'T WORRY ABOUT US HERE IN CHINA, WE'LL BE OK AS WE WILL HAVE STEADY GROWTH FOR THE NEXT 100 YEARS.

Deng wrote:
IT'S PLAIN YOU THINK EVERYTHING IS JUST FINE IN THE UNITED STATES EXCEPT FOR A FEW MINOR ADJUSTMENTS LIKE CUT TAXES FOR BILLIONAIRES AND LOWER WAGES SO CORPORATE PROFITS SKYROCKET.
YOU HAVE THE TYPICAL NEOCONSERVATIVE THINKING THERE.
Deng wrote:
IT'S OBVIOUS YOU SUPPORT THE CONSERVATIVE BILLIONAIRES PROGRAM TO SEND MILLIONS OF JOBS OUT OF THE UNITED STATES REPLACING THE LOST WAGES WITH HANDOUTS FROM THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT LIKE FOOD STAMPS TO TRY TO KEEP THE POPULATION THERE POLITICALLY PASSIVE.
Deng wrote:
TRADE? IN UNITED STATES MEDIA JARGON THAT MEANS SEND JOBS OUT OF THE COUNTRY TO LOW WAGE AREAS.
Hey, we're sure your 12 year old daughter makes at least fifty cents an hour! Probably more than you. <quoted text>
You only know commie propaganda lies, nothing about what the US is doing. You're commie leaders we're sure eat a hell of lot better than the rest of the population. Hypocrite. <quoted text>

You only have typical communist thinking, eggroll.
You think that standing in line for toilet paper is natural.
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
You only have typical communist thinking, eggroll.
You think that standing in line for toilet paper is natural.

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