Monday, January 02, 2006
Losing business close to home
In the first decade after the inception of NAFTA, the United States reportedly lost 4 million textile and manufacturing jobs. To put this in perspective, a conservative estimate of 3600 of those jobs were in New Hampshire. To put this even more locally for you, over 950 were in this North Country with the death of our businesses being addressed above. These job losses can be directly attributed in part to losing economic development plans and the aforementioned corporate written trade compacts and business legislation in NAFTA, CAFTA and the impending FTAA.
Bureaucracy in trade compacts that don’t allow a small drug store the latitude to find alternative forms of prescription purchase plans for We the People, or a building market that allows modular homes to come into this State while not allowing reciprocal trade, or subsidized paper industries putting our own mills behind the eight ball, is irresponsible at best. At worst it’s the sellout of our US commerce under WTO/UN trade rules. NAFTA was pushed on us in 1994. CAFTA took effect 2Jan2006. The FTAA is highly touted by President Bush and his globalist pals and there are too few courageous elected officials in this State, on any level, that are trying to stem the tide of outsourcing American jobs and making efforts to keep business in your back yard. Tragic. We the People are the true victims here. Let’s put America first.
Yeah, RISE UP!!! 7November2006!!!
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