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The disastrous “free trade” inspired policies enforced through NAFTA and the WTO have led to the destruction of America’s independence. Our jobs have been sacrificed and our unilateral trade deals have created conditions that make it impossible for us to compete. These policies have led to the bankruptcy or sell-off of tens-of-thousands of American companies. Throughout the past 30-plus years America’s consumer-based relationship with the rest of the world has led to the complete annihilation of our manufacturing infrastructure.
The United States is at a crossroads where serious consideration must be given to what economic road we will go down. Will our leaders drag us down this business-as-usual route, replete with job losses, outsourcing, and sky-rocketing trade deficits? Or will we finally get a change of pace and begin to explore solutions for economic recovery and trade reform?
The past couple of years, President Obama has been shoving down our throats the idea of more “free trade” agreements. He has been trying to sell Americans to the idea of joining the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) claiming that it will help our economy as well as our trading partners. However, studies find the complete opposite occurs when “free trading.”