Thursday, August 11, 2005

Two-Fisted Truth

Kinda suspicious about CAFTA/NAFTA/FTAA?? Here's a little text on them which should provoke some thought:

In fact, NAFTA and CAFTA, as well as the upcoming FTAA, will ultimately make corporations and politicians richer and more powerful, U.S. citizenship meaningless, the taxpayer more oppressed, and the Constitution and U.S. sovereignty as dated as Hula Hoops.

The idea behind this system of "trade and commerce" is part of a vision for our future and that of the Western Hemisphere which calls for a super state. You and I will be represented by some handpicked clods fingered by the goofs at the CFR, Harvard, some K-Street suits, an investment group, politicians, or any combination of those who swim in the deep waters of the Beltway, international finance or believers in world government.

There is next to nothing in these trade efforts that is going to improve the lives and fortunes of average people in the American lower and middle class. They will do a great deal for the investor class, but, as usual, we peasants are going to get screwed.

Then, of course, the souls who line up to get a day's work at sweatshops in Nicaragua or Guatemala aren't going to be any better off either. As the Mexican working class discovered after NAFTA passed, they work cheap, in sweatshop conditions, and they don't make enough to buy much in the way of American goods. That is why our trade surplus with Mexico became a trade deficit.

The other problem NAFTA was supposed to solve was the invasion of people into the U.S. from Mexico. Instead we absorbed the 14 million poor created by NAFTA.

With passage of CAFTA, the migration of people from the poor countries of Central and South America will continue. After the guest worker amnesty bill is passed this fall, the Mexican invasion will include a stampede from the rest of the world as well. The new guest worker program which Bush supports will allow people from all over the world into the U.S. when some corporate doofus claims they are taking a job no American wants. Count on it.

Diane Alden is not only persuasive (read the REST of the article)--she's willing to call a spade a spade. The Republican Party charade of "limited Government" which gets campaign contributions from average Joe suckers, is just that: a charade.

And the Southern Appeal blog notes the same, naming Bob Dole as a major contributor to the demolition crew. See:

The wonder of it all is that the Dimocrat theorists STILL have not caught on...

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