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    For or against the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement?

    Just as the title says. I for one am for it because of what it could potentially mean for import of American autos to countries such as South Korea and Japan.
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    Re: For or against the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement?

    From a purely realistic point of view, Canada is going to be part of this deal and if the US isn't, the US will be more open to Asian goods, through Canada, under NAFTA, either directly or indirectly, and American goods will not have as easy a time going in the other direction.

    Time for us all to start making these trade deals work for us and stop wasting time bitching about them and wishing we were back in the 1950s.
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    Re: For or against the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement?

    To be fair, I want NAFTA and CAFTA gone too.

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    Re: For or against the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement?

    From the parts of the agreement we know; I am 100% against it. We know what NAFTA caused, and I honestly have no idea why any working or middle class American would be for this agreement, this agreement is essentially NAFTA on steroids.
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    Re: For or against the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Just as the title says. I for one am for it because of what it could potentially mean for import of American autos to countries such as South Korea and Japan.
    Obviously we haven't seen it. But it is concerning that while the GOP doesn't trust Obama on anything, suddenly they trust him with fast track authority on this, and most democrats are steadfastly against it. Furthermore, there's 28 committees composed 85% of corporate executives and industry lobbyists. It is problematic.
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    I think will give us another great opportunity to see that wealth trickle down. (SARCASM)
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    Re: For or against the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement?

    As a avid supporter of free-trade, I'm not of the opinion that NAFTA and free-trade agreements in general have had a net negative effect on the world and more specifically, US economy. Trade liberalization has been wonderfully beneficial to Asia, while simultaneously keeping consumer prices low on the domestic level and building up sizable and potent consumer bases for our own products. Put simply, For.

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    Re: For or against the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement?

    Created and discussed in secret, gives the Chinese untold access to our lands, goods, jobs and resources at wholesale, and denies any future repeal by any government or democratic action.

    This agreement was created by China, for China. We owe them so much frigging money in trade deficits that we are literally ready to kowtow our entire economic way of life to them.

    This treaty is really the nail in the coffin for our economy, and most people don't even know about it. Neo-liberalism has destroyed everything that was once good. The globalists have won.

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    Re: For or against the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement?

    Great for my business. I have a lot of stuff manufactured in Asia, so any free trade with them keeps my costs low and benefits me and my family.

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    Re: For or against the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    Created and discussed in secret, gives the Chinese untold access to our lands, goods, jobs and resources at wholesale, and denies any future repeal by any government or democratic action.

    This agreement was created by China, for China. We owe them so much frigging money in trade deficits that we are literally ready to kowtow our entire economic way of life to them.

    This treaty is really the nail in the coffin for our economy, and most people don't even know about it. Neo-liberalism has destroyed everything that was once good. The globalists have won.
    Your juvenile understanding of foreign owned debt is comical. China purchasing billions worth of dollar denominated securities acts as a direct stimulus to American industry, as currency has no choice but to return to the economy whence they came. Chinese owned debt is in no way a crisis and in no way threatens our way of life. That's just unlearned fear mongering and propaganda.

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