The World Trade Organization (WTO) has a provision called “most favored nation” (MFN) which requires all member countries to treat each other equally. Local, state, and federal regulations aimed at rewarding companies who hire locally, use local materials or adopt environment friendly practices are all illegal under the WTO. A “Buy California” bill, which would have given preference to local businesses, was vetoed by then-governor Gray Davis simply because it was illegal under the terms of the WTO.
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No country or civilization has ever risen to such wealth and power to have receded so quickly to stagnation, dependency and indebtedness. The reason is twofold: our disastrous “free trade” agreements and our membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Elections are just around the corner. It is never too early to start looking up potential names that will be on the 2016 ballot. In Ohio, Ted Strickland, former Ohio governor will be going up against Senator Rob Portman. Strickland has great ideas and seems to care more about the well being of America than Portman does. Just by looking at his voting record we can see that Portman’s best interest isn’t the American public. In a poll conducted by Quinnipiac, results actually shocked Ohioans and revealed that Strickland is actually 9 points ahead of Portman. Below are a few points on each candidate.
Looking back at the year 2013, 631 people became ill due to veggies and cilantro coming from Mexico. These veggies landed in grocery stores across the U.S. and onto our dinner plates infected with cyclospora. In addition, 84 people became ill due to cucumbers containing salmonella coming from Mexico. How is it possible that we aren’t filtering these vegetables out?
Our “free trade” policies have allowed other countries to use unfair tactics to put our industries out of business. Theoretically these nations are committed to opening their markets to our goods – but they are not as foolish as we are to allow that to happen in an uncontrolled way.