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Free Trade Cheats Americans

FletchforFreedom Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 5:22 PM
That's just it. Barack Obama is FAR from being on the same side as conservatives. He is about as in favor of free trade is he is of a national right-to-work law. He has, in fact, favored protectionist measures reoeatedly in the past and has only considered "free trade" agreements that are so full of intervention that there is nothing resembling free trade to be found anywhere in them. There is no such thing as a "trade imbalance" - a fictional accounting term that looks only at the current account and ignores the OFFSETTING capital account. By that reasoning you have "trade imbalances" with the grocer, the gas station, etc. when, obviously, you exchanged value for value with each of them.
TruLib Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 6:46 PM
Amen Fletch. Trying to reduce international trade makes as much sense as telling everyone they have to sew their own clothes and grow their own food. Everyone would have a job, be undernourished and badly clothed. Buy we'd all have jobs!

The big problem in America is too many believe in the free lunch, not in free trade or freedom in general..
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 5:24 PM
The fact is that free trade INCREASES domestic employment AND compensation. The fact that a government created recession has left American factories boarded up and American citizens unemployed has nothing whatsoever to do with any 'trade imbalance" or "outsourcing" and everything to do with Obamanomics.
The re-election of Barack Obama hasn't done anything to make more jobs available to Americans, and there is no indication that it will. America now has 23 million people who want a full-time job but can't find one.

Obama doesn't think American citizens or businessmen create jobs. His Jobs Czar, Jeffrey Immelt, recently said on a television interview referring to China, where he has outsourced General Electric's light bulb plants, "state-run Communism may not be your cup of tea, but their government works."

In his first presidential debate last year, Obama claimed that passage of free trade agreements with South...