House and Senate panels take up 3 tra...

House and Senate panels take up 3 trade bills

There are 37 comments on the KTVB Boise story from Jul 7, 2011, titled House and Senate panels take up 3 trade bills. In it, KTVB Boise reports that:

House and Senate committees are disagreeing over how to handle American workers laid off because of foreign competition as they take up legislation to implement long-pending free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama.

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crayzz ox8thongee

Scottsdale, AZ

#1 Jul 7, 2011
Boise hu da ho! ;)
crayzzz ox7thongeee

Scottsdale, AZ

#2 Jul 7, 2011
ya all busy watching WH vs. Congrestee? ;-000
Jack of the Box

Scottsdale, AZ

#3 Jul 7, 2011
this tender legal debt note again! ;-00000000h, c ya lateries
short trus micro bus

Custer, MI

#4 Jul 7, 2011
maybe pl-y boy could do a photo spread on the girls of free trade nation who hav`nt has their teeth busted out by the gun-butt of a militant sociaLIST
Deo Vindice

Sacramento, CA

#5 Jul 7, 2011
From China and other Middle Eastern countries we get:

- Canned and packaged meats, fish, soups, rice mixed with dog, cat, and rodent off-fall.
- Canned vegetables and fruit.
- Cereal, bread, cookies, pastries.
- Medicines and vitamins.
- Clothing and bedding filled with bugs.
- Tools, including Stanley and Craftsman.
- Appliances and electronics; Westinghouse, RCA, Phillips, Whirlpool, etc.
- Even American flags are manufactured in China.
- Tobacco products.
- Brand name soft drinks and liquor.
- Paint for the house.
- and virtully everything else you can think of.

From Mexico we get:
- DVDs & CDs, blanks and recorded.
- Fruits and vegetables
- Fish, fowl, meats.

Encode the bar codes on products and you'll discover hardly ANYTHING is MADE or GROWN in the USA.

IF A PRODUCT SAYS:
Packaged in the USA
Distributed in the USA
Shipped from the USA
Prepared in the USA
Assembled in the USA.
.....then is has not been manufactured or grown in the USA!

Since the Clinto Admnistration, 75% of all businesses have been relocated to China, Mexico, etc.
Hussein Obama wants to make it 95% by the end of 2012.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#6 Jul 7, 2011
Desperate people do desperate things. Obama has promised the moon and then promoted class envy and class warfare. It is simple, its their only shot at the brass ring, no matter how unlikely they will get it or Obama will provide it. Remember the loon that thought Obama was going to make her car and house payment..........the dumb leading the dumber.
Wall Street Government

Vero Beach, FL

#8 Jul 7, 2011
Poor wing-nuts. Failed to read the article, AGAIN. George Bush signed the trade agreements, congress just hasn't ratified them yet.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#9 Jul 7, 2011
Wall Street Government wrote:
Poor wing-nuts. Failed to read the article, AGAIN. George Bush signed the trade agreements, congress just hasn't ratified them yet.
Say what?

http://www.globaljusticecenter.org/articles/s...
x-nutmegger

Phoenix, AZ

#10 Jul 7, 2011
The Dems have been stone walling this bill since 2005 .

They are holding the creation of new jobs hostage for vote buying and running up the deficit. The issue of TAA should be a separate amendment in a general revenue spending bill...oh yeah ..the Senate Dems haven't acted on a general spending bill in 800 days.

This bill would greatly benefit Illinois ( CAT and corn) as a Dem Congresscritter has stated but Obama could care less as spending is more important to him than new jobs.

If Obama's economic/stimulus plans are so great why does he need to extend unemployment bennies from 130 weeks to 156 ?
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Nathalie, VA

#11 Jul 7, 2011
Send the other 10% of the stimilus that stayed in america to join with the other 90% stimilus that went offshore
Wall Street Government

Vero Beach, FL

#12 Jul 8, 2011
Bama Yankee wrote:
From the article, you know, on this page from KTVB about the trade agreement in question: "A McDermott amendment to attach the assistance program to the Panama agreement was defeated 22-15 on a party-line vote.

Similarly in the Senate the majority Democrats rejected an amendment by Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., that would have required the three trade agreements to go into force before the expanded benefits under the assistance program could be affected.

All three trade agreements were signed during the George W. Bush administration, but never advanced in the then-Democrat controlled Congress".
Wall Street Government

Vero Beach, FL

#13 Jul 8, 2011
x-nutmegger wrote:
The Dems have been stone walling this bill since 2005 .
They are holding the creation of new jobs hostage for vote buying and running up the deficit. The issue of TAA should be a separate amendment in a general revenue spending bill...oh yeah ..the Senate Dems haven't acted on a general spending bill in 800 days.
This bill would greatly benefit Illinois ( CAT and corn) as a Dem Congresscritter has stated but Obama could care less as spending is more important to him than new jobs.
If Obama's economic/stimulus plans are so great why does he need to extend unemployment bennies from 130 weeks to 156 ?
B.S. Not signing this bill would greatly benefit all Americans, instead of just a couple of industries and/or states. We have signed bills like this before, they are not fair, all of America will be flooded with products from S.Korea, Panama and Columbia along with the crap from China and Mexico.

Since: Aug 10

Decatur, GA

#14 Jul 8, 2011
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text> B.S. Not signing this bill would greatly benefit all Americans, instead of just a couple of industries and/or states. We have signed bills like this before, they are not fair, all of America will be flooded with products from S.Korea, Panama and Columbia along with the crap from China and Mexico.
How many of those "foreign" products are actually owned by American companies, but manufactured overseas? Here's just a few:
PlaySkool, Tyco, Maytag, Ciba Vision, Westinghouse, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Apple, GM, Ford, Dell, Cisco, AT&T, most American clothing lines, Nike are just among thousands of so-called businesses that are American in name only. They love having big offices in the US. They love paying their CEO's in American dollars. They love making big bucks from American consumers, but they refuse to manufacture their products in America.

Of course they want trade agreements. They want to make certain that they can go into any country and pour their overpriced products back into America at the cheapest rate possible. None of these businesses give a damn about this country. They have stabbed us in the back.

I want to see a movement begin in the U.S. for items MADE in AMERICA by AMERICANS with AMERICAN made parts. I want to see industry rise here again and market itself as REAL Americans selling American products. I think it would go over like crazy. These businesses may never reach the heights of some of the global corporations, but I do believe they would be successful and would put a serious dent in the greedy global market. I, for one, would buy products from these companies.
Wall Street Government

Vero Beach, FL

#15 Jul 8, 2011
tidy catz wrote:
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How many of those "foreign" products are actually owned by American companies, but manufactured overseas? Here's just a few:
PlaySkool, Tyco, Maytag, Ciba Vision, Westinghouse, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Apple, GM, Ford, Dell, Cisco, AT&T, most American clothing lines, Nike are just among thousands of so-called businesses that are American in name only. They love having big offices in the US. They love paying their CEO's in American dollars. They love making big bucks from American consumers, but they refuse to manufacture their products in America.
Of course they want trade agreements. They want to make certain that they can go into any country and pour their overpriced products back into America at the cheapest rate possible. None of these businesses give a damn about this country. They have stabbed us in the back.
I want to see a movement begin in the U.S. for items MADE in AMERICA by AMERICANS with AMERICAN made parts. I want to see industry rise here again and market itself as REAL Americans selling American products. I think it would go over like crazy. These businesses may never reach the heights of some of the global corporations, but I do believe they would be successful and would put a serious dent in the greedy global market. I, for one, would buy products from these companies.
Agreed. Henry Ford still has the best business model of anyone then and now. Bar none.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#16 Jul 8, 2011
tidy catz wrote:
<quoted text>
How many of those "foreign" products are actually owned by American companies, but manufactured overseas? Here's just a few:
PlaySkool, Tyco, Maytag, Ciba Vision, Westinghouse, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Apple, GM, Ford, Dell, Cisco, AT&T, most American clothing lines, Nike are just among thousands of so-called businesses that are American in name only. They love having big offices in the US. They love paying their CEO's in American dollars. They love making big bucks from American consumers, but they refuse to manufacture their products in America.
Of course they want trade agreements. They want to make certain that they can go into any country and pour their overpriced products back into America at the cheapest rate possible. None of these businesses give a damn about this country. They have stabbed us in the back.
I want to see a movement begin in the U.S. for items MADE in AMERICA by AMERICANS with AMERICAN made parts. I want to see industry rise here again and market itself as REAL Americans selling American products. I think it would go over like crazy. These businesses may never reach the heights of some of the global corporations, but I do believe they would be successful and would put a serious dent in the greedy global market. I, for one, would buy products from these companies.
Great post! All Americans should be thinking the same way.
Rico

Guatemala City, Guatemala

#17 Jul 8, 2011
tidy catz wrote:
<quoted text>
How many of those "foreign" products are actually owned by American companies, but manufactured overseas? Here's just a few:
PlaySkool, Tyco, Maytag, Ciba Vision, Westinghouse, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Apple, GM, Ford, Dell, Cisco, AT&T, most American clothing lines, Nike are just among thousands of so-called businesses that are American in name only. They love having big offices in the US. They love paying their CEO's in American dollars. They love making big bucks from American consumers, but they refuse to manufacture their products in America.
Of course they want trade agreements. They want to make certain that they can go into any country and pour their overpriced products back into America at the cheapest rate possible. None of these businesses give a damn about this country. They have stabbed us in the back.
I want to see a movement begin in the U.S. for items MADE in AMERICA by AMERICANS with AMERICAN made parts. I want to see industry rise here again and market itself as REAL Americans selling American products. I think it would go over like crazy. These businesses may never reach the heights of some of the global corporations, but I do believe they would be successful and would put a serious dent in the greedy global market. I, for one, would buy products from these companies.
Ya know, the next time(and for the next year) when you shop in Wal-Marts and their hardware chain LOWE'S, buy only U.S. grown, raised and manufactured in the U.S. items, complain to management about all the non-U.S. stuff and picket at the entrances...

Now you're sending a message, non-violent and financially in their face message...

Grass-roots is the only way to go, attacking the top is a struggle in futility, but pressuring the local import-pusher will get the job done...

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#18 Jul 8, 2011
Rico wrote:
<quoted text>
Ya know, the next time(and for the next year) when you shop in Wal-Marts and their hardware chain LOWE'S, buy only U.S. grown, raised and manufactured in the U.S. items, complain to management about all the non-U.S. stuff and picket at the entrances...
Now you're sending a message, non-violent and financially in their face message...
Grass-roots is the only way to go, attacking the top is a struggle in futility, but pressuring the local import-pusher will get the job done...
Wal-Mart has the government of the most populous country in the world in a strangle hold. Do you really think shunning the local store is going to have any effect?
Rico

Guatemala City, Guatemala

#19 Jul 8, 2011
Bama Yankee wrote:
<quoted text>
Wal-Mart has the government of the most populous country in the world in a strangle hold. Do you really think shunning the local store is going to have any effect?
Absolutely!

I'm not talking about one store, my post is about all the stores in the U.S...

Wal-Mart is the KEY to busting this trade issue, as Wal-Mart goes, so goes the Nation!

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#20 Jul 8, 2011
Rico wrote:
<quoted text>
Absolutely!
I'm not talking about one store, my post is about all the stores in the U.S...
Wal-Mart is the KEY to busting this trade issue, as Wal-Mart goes, so goes the Nation!
Okay, Rico... I'm going to put my personal feelings aside for a moment and give you a wake up call.

49% of the people in the U.S. do not pay income taxes, and they aren't the rich ones.
Where do you think they shop?

Where do you think the welfare recipients shop?

Where do you think the 12 million unemployed in the U.S. shop?

And. last, but not least, where do you think most of the retirees that have seen their pension dollars shrink every year shop?

Some of these people shop at Wal-Mart because they like it. A lot of them shop at Wal-Mart because they can't afford to shop any where else. Asking them to skip meals & medicines to shop elsewhere is like asking Obama to follow the Constitution.

It's not going to happen.
Guitar Man

Monessen, PA

#21 Jul 8, 2011
Wall Street Government wrote:
Poor wing-nuts. Failed to read the article, AGAIN. George Bush signed the trade agreements, congress just hasn't ratified them yet.
What caused you to become brain damaged? Was it the failed abortion or did mom run over your head with the pickup?

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