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NAFTA Has Decimated Detroit

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Detroit was once a manufacturing giant—the 4th largest city in the United States, with a high employment rate and brimming with blue collar jobs. Now its unemployment rate hovers above 16 percent, and its population has shrunk so now it is only the 18th largest city. This quick erosion of the tax base has left Detroit with $18 billion in debt and no hope of recovery in sight. This caused the city of Detroit to declare bankruptcy.

Sanders: “It is Not a Great Day for America”

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The Senate voted today in favor of debating Trade Promotion Authority by 60-37. The last and final step will occur tomorrow when the Senate will vote on the bill itself. The battle has been a long and ongoing one. The legislation has endured nearly 6 weeks of congressional debates. It was shot down twice yet came to life again thanks to GOP leaders. Todays vote was supported by 13 democratic Senators of the 44 total and 47 Republican Senators out of 54. Tomorrow’s vote will require 51 to pass. Both Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) showed major disappointment in today’s vote and demonstrated it in their closing speeches below.

“Free Trade” Has Been and Still Is a Disaster for America!

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“Free Trade” is a Disaster! When will we wake up to the realization that some of the agreements we have signed—most specifically our agreement with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and our agreement with Canada and Mexico, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)—are preventing us from doing what is in our best interests? Currently, we are being controlled and directed–told what to do–by other nations, for their benefit and to our detriment. Our current direction in so-called “free trade” is not just hurting us–it is destroying us.

Only a Third of Americans Want Disastrous “Free Trade”

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An NBC News survey unveiled what has been slowly becoming more evident as years go by. The results uncovered that only 31 percent of Americans think free trade is good to buy products at low prices no matter what country they come from. This means that the majority of Americans don’t see value in the so called “free trade” agreements that our leaders have been forcing down our throats.

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Perspective

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