Last week, the TPP negotiations wrapped up. However, this is not the only job killing trade agreement the president is working on.
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Last year, 35 members of Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, wrote a letter to President Obama regarding their concerns about including the country of Vietnam in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Members of Congress are apprehensive about striking a deal with a country that violates human rights on a daily basis and doesn’t have laws that meet international labor standards. The president ignored, and finalized the deal yesterday. It is a deal destine to destroy what is left of the American economy.
Usually, anything with the term “free” on it has a positive connotation: free cookies, free appetizer, free purse with the purchase of any item over $45, this salad dressing is fat free. However, using the example of “fat free,”when we ran some studies on supposed “fat free,” we found nasty results. Fat free use to be this great, healthy thing for our bodies and it turned out being the total opposite. Now that people have been burned by “fat free,” they are buying less and less of it. The same issue has been going on with “free trade.” At first, it was great! It was this new idea of trade without tariffs or duties and that benefited any partnering country. However, after indulging 20 years in “free trade,” we realize how bad it really is for America.
Since the implementation of the North American “Free Trade” Agreement (NAFTA), the American economy, which was already stagnating, has gone downhill at an increasing speed. When we examine the details of the “free trade” agreement, it is easy to see why it has caused so much devastation. From toxic imports to the flooding of illegal immigrants, NAFTA has all but decimated the United States.