Congress extends trade assistance for 6 weeks, sends to president; tariff provisions dropped

Dec 22, 2010 Full story: WQAD 12

Congress on Wednesday passed a temporary trade bill that extends, for six weeks, assistance to workers who were laid off due to cheap imports and jobs that moved abroad.

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“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Tavares, FL

#1 Dec 22, 2010
They should have repealed Bill Clinton & Rahm Emanuel's NAFTA.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Tavares, FL

#2 Dec 22, 2010
More bs spending in the lame duck.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Tavares, FL

#3 Dec 22, 2010
NAFTA - Clinton assumed that economic globalization was inevitable.

Lawrence Summers, Treasury Secretary, would later crow, "The economic benefits of the tariff reductions we negotiated during the Clinton administration represent the largest tax cut in the history of the world."

Source: The Natural, by Joe Klein, p. 79 Feb 11, 2003

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Tavares, FL

#4 Dec 22, 2010
Fair trade will liberalize China

Fair trade among free markets does more than simply enrich America; it enriches all partners to each transaction. It raises consumer demand for our products worldwide; encourages investment & growth; lifts people out of poverty & ignorance; increases understanding; and helps dispel long-held hatreds.

Thatís why we have worked so hard to help build free-market institutions in Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet republics. Thatís why we have supported commercial liberalization in China-the worldís fastest-growing market. Just as democracy helps make the world safe for commerce, commerce helps make the world safe for democracy. Itís a two-way street.

In the coming years, we must continue to negotiate to lower trade barriers and insist that our trade partners play by fair trading rules. As we continue to work to open new markets, we must ensure the protection of our workers & our environment, as well as seek to advance labor and improve environmental conditions in developing countries.

Source: Between Hope and History, by Bill Clinton, p. 36 Jan 1, 1996

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Tavares, FL

#5 Dec 22, 2010
Frontline: The Clinton Year - Interview Rahm Emanuel

Question: There is a sense in Congress, and a lot of people have spoken and written about it, that this new president and his White House staff can be rolled. They're going to cave in to whatever constituency is pressing them at the time. What is your thought about that? Did this administration cave in too easily because it had made a lot of promises in those early days?

Emanuel: You know, politics is about mending and tacking and so on, and setting your priorities. We were a very determined administration. We made a lot of compromises to get NAFTA passed and a lot of deals to get NAFTA passed. Did we cave in or not? We got it done. I don't think so.

Did we make changes in his overall economic plan? Yeah. That's the art of sausage baking. That's what passing legislation is about. Did the principles of his deficit reduction plan get passed and priorities both on where you were going to spend money get changed within the government? Yeah.... Did it change from the beginning? Yeah. Did we make compromises along the way? Darn right. Do them again. But did the ball get across the end zone line? Did a budget get passed according to plan?

Did NAFTA get passed according to plan? Did money get shifted to education according to plan? Did we pass a crime bill according to plan? Did we institute six new education programs that had never been on the books according to plan? Yes. Did the basic written legislation change? Yeah. But did the ball get across the goal line?

Yup.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows...

Why are Jackasscrats supporting Obama's South Korean FREE TRADE AGREEMENT?

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Tavares, FL

#6 Dec 22, 2010
Where does Congress & Obama think "cheap imports" come from?

NAFTA
SKFTA

Why are dems so blinded by party politics that they'd Screw the American Worker AGAIN by endorsing or staying silent on Obama's South Korean Free Trade Agreement?
sue

Guilford, CT

#7 Dec 23, 2010
They are going to screw the american worker because most of them have never had a real job.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Tavares, FL

#9 Dec 23, 2010
sue wrote:
They are going to screw the american worker because most of them have never had a real job.
Yup! Once you're in the political machine, it's all cronyism and pay back posts where you don't even have to be qualified for the job, just appointed. We saw that with Rahm's stint at Fannie Mae where they were caught in mass Fraud.
sue

United States

#10 Dec 23, 2010
the Messiah wrote:
<quoted text>Yup! Once you're in the political machine, it's all cronyism and pay back posts where you don't even have to be qualified for the job, just appointed. We saw that with Rahm's stint at Fannie Mae where they were caught in mass Fraud.
Goes even deeper. Most of the elected officials were born with silver spoons. A regular person doesnt have a chance and we saw this clearly with Alvin Green, Not that I would have voted for him or thought he was qualified, but the blantent elitist attacks on this man was uncalled for.Almost all of our politians have handlers. They run around with plastic and probly never even see any bills. Nor be concerned if they get paid. We saw this with all these tax evaders,their handlers screwed up and they were just as surprised as anyone by it. I know some of these types of people they get what I call magic money it just drops in their accounts every month from trust funds or other sources. Thats why congress is so out of touch with the average american who actually has to budget their income.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#11 Dec 23, 2010
the Messiah wrote:
They should have repealed Bill Clinton & Rahm Emanuel's NAFTA.
Do you mean the one negotiated by GHW Bush? Yes I completely agree. I think we should throw NAFTA in the garbage can and impose tariffs in key industries based on the employment level in those industries.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#12 Dec 23, 2010
the Messiah wrote:
NAFTA - Clinton assumed that economic globalization was inevitable.
Lawrence Summers, Treasury Secretary, would later crow, "The economic benefits of the tariff reductions we negotiated during the Clinton administration represent the largest tax cut in the history of the world."
Source: The Natural, by Joe Klein, p. 79 Feb 11, 2003
I would like to see specifically what tariffs Clinton negotiated he is talking about. NAFTA was negotiated by HW Bush.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#13 Dec 23, 2010
the Messiah wrote:
Where does Congress & Obama think "cheap imports" come from?
NAFTA
SKFTA
Why are dems so blinded by party politics that they'd Screw the American Worker AGAIN by endorsing or staying silent on Obama's South Korean Free Trade Agreement?
Maybe you would like to join my Dempublican Protectionist party. If you join now I can make you the party vice president.

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