As a President once said: There they go again!
After NAFTA and CAFTA made mucho bucks for a chosen few, and deprived the rest of us of jobs, the latest from our favorite corporate/government alliance (AKA National Socialism) brings us this. And, it will pass, one way or another. (After all, they extended the CAFTA voting time in the House to get that last voter to pass it, and that was by a simple majority. Not 2/3rds as a treaty is required to have!)
Here are some stats from this article, for those who cannot abide reading it, as it's long and has tons of crappy ads:
"-The United States has lost more than 56,000 manufacturing facilities since 2001.
-Back in the year 2000, there were more than 17 million Americans working in manufacturing. Now there are less than 12 million.
-There are less Americans working in manufacturing today than there was in 1950 even though the population of the country has more than doubled since then.
-Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs. Today, less than 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs.
-When NAFTA was pushed through Congress in 1993, the United States had a trade surplus with Mexico of 1.6 billion dollars. By 2010, we had a trade deficit with Mexico of 61.6 billion dollars.
-Back in 1985, our trade deficit with China was approximately 6 million dollars (million with a little "m"
for the entire year. In 2012, our trade deficit with China was 315 billion dollars. That was the largest trade deficit that one nation has had with another nation in the history of the world.
-According to the Economic Policy Institute, America is losing half a million jobs to China every single year."
Or will it be: "The man hears what he wants hear,
and disregards the rest." - P Simon