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Tag Archive for ‘Trade’

New NAFTA helps Mexico and Canada, not U.S.A. workers. Is The Trump confused – or just a sellout?

For years I thought that what was good for our country was good for General Motors, and vice versa. The difference did not exist. Our company is too big. It goes with the welfare of the country. Our contribution to the nation is considerable. – Charles E. Wilson, 1953 As president of General Motors, Wilson led the firm through World War II, then became Secretary of Defense under Dwight D. […]

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Trump card is the minimum wage. My bet: he just lost any chance of winning the Republican Presidential nomination

In the Middle Ages an average duke or earl’s property was about 38,000 acres, and the “little people” grew the food and paid taxes to these aristocrats of yore, and the humble were called serfs and lived like dogs to support the castles for the very few. The present crony capitalism is different. Our aristocrats elect public officials, set prices by corporations, and there are no serfs, just the “working […]

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Useless Trade Assistance to be funded by cuts to Medicare

When Americans lose their job because it goes overseas due to trade deals, the victims can receive Trade Adjustment Assistance, a program that is supposed to help young and old find new jobs. Nice work if you can get it. Some Democrat lawmakers and virtually all Repubs have praised this billion dollar effort since NAFTA began moving work to Mexico. In 2008, Kara M. Reynolds of American University conducted a […]

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China has destroyed our factories and jobs because of its unfair import VAT policy, not just currency manipulation

Almost 80% of the Senate (78-20) just voted for a measure that would cite foreign nations for manipulating the value of their currency, although the enforcement of any penalties was not and will not be addressed. But the real purpose of the vote was to give Democrats license to vote for Fast Track authority without seeming to be enemies of the middle class worker and the small businesses of the […]

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