After months of being kept in silence, the cat is finally out of the bag. The World Trade Organization has officially ruled against the very popular Country of Origin Labeling (COOL). COOL would have forced beef suppliers to identify where the animal was born, raised, and slaughtered and give the American consumer a choice of whether they want to buy imported beef, or American beef. However, because of Canada and Mexico’s tantrum, the WTO struck down COOL, stating that “It puts Canadian and Mexican beef at an unfair disadvantage.” We are revealed yet again how the World Trade Organization trumps over U.S. legislation that benefits American citizens.
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We are being controlled and directed – told what to do – by other nations, for their benefit and to our detriment. Our direction in so-called “free trade” is not just hurting us – it is destroying us. One look at our condition and direction will clearly show we are in a mode of self destruction.
For nearly two decades our leaders have failed us in creating “free trade” agreements that have sold out the middle class, and destroyed our manufacturing base. We must hold those accountable who made and continue to strive to pass more of these agreements.
For over two decades, our nation has been soft on China. They had been that awkward big kid in the corner who no one played with, but everyone was secretly afraid of. Having just come off our cold war victory we figured we should make friends with China. So our government invited them to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) and gave them most favored nation status. The result has been China’s rise and the United States’ decline.
“Free trade” has essentially led to the most massive wealth transfer in the history of the world. The United States has not witnessed a trade surplus since 1975, and since then trillions of dollars have been lost through trade deficits caused by “free trade” on our end and protectionism on the other. The most significant flaw with all of our “free trade” agreements is that they are impossible to enforce. If “free trade” is impossible to enforce, competition becomes impossible. “Free trade” depends on the premise that all countries will play by the same rules. However, in the real world, assuring that this occurs is incredibly expensive, time-consuming and inefficient to contest.