It is no secret that a number of disastrous policies and failed strategies have contributed to our current economic vulnerability. Our one-way “free trade” agreements, such as NAFTA, KORUS and the agreements with the World Trade Organization (WTO), have opened our doors to foreign goods. We are losing jobs and a number of valuable businesses have shut down, all while our markets continue to be flooded with foreign goods entering our country tariff- and duty-free. Far too often, the WTO favors foreign nations, leaving the U.S. at the mercy of unfair tactics, backdoor protectionism and constant threats to our sovereignty.
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Seafood was once known as been a dietary must in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Doctors and experts would always state how important it was to eat two seafood meals a week in order to prevent common chronic diseases. Nowadays, seafood can nearly kill you. It’s not that the unique vitamins and fats in the seafood have changed—it’s that the seafood is contaminated with bacteria coming from polluted waters overseas.
A number of devastating economic policies and trade agreements have resulted in our current economic decline. We are losing jobs and a number of valuable businesses have shut down or are being bought out by foreign interests. In addition, our markets continue to be saturated with foreign goods entering our country tariff- and duty-free, thanks to our one-way “free trade” agreements–NAFTA, KORUS, and the WTO. Often times, the WTO favors foreign nations, leaving the U.S. at the mercy of unfair tactics, backdoor protectionism, and constant threats to our sovereignty.
The Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law was struck down by the World Trade Organization because they deemed that COOL is a non-tariff barrier to free trade and it treats Canada and Mexico’s product “unfair.” Now, due to the WTO ruling, our American cattle producers are forced to pay $3.6 billion in retaliatory tariffs by Mexico and Canada unless COOL is repealed.
Have you been to the grocery store recently and bought fruits and vegetables that tasted bitter or maybe didn’t taste like anything at all? It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the “fresh” fruits and veggies we are buying taste different since we are not buying them during a harvesting season.