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NAFTA Hurt American Working Families – STOP The Trans Pacific Agreement

| Blog | January 7, 2014

Kevin Reilly is a principal of Campaign Data Services, a voter file database company located in northern California.. Kevin is also a principal of Flying Colors USA providing services to political consultants.

NAFTA 20 Years Late American Working Family’s Got Screwed

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With much consideration and emotional discussion, the House of Representatives approved NAFTA on November 17, 1993, 234-200. The agreement’s supporters included 132 Republicans and 102 Democrats. NAFTA passed the Senate 61-38. Senate supporters were 34 Republicans and 27 Democrats.

Clinton signed it into law on December 8, 1993; it went into effect on January 1, 1994.Clinton, while signing the NAFTA bill, stated that “NAFTA means jobs. American jobs, and good-paying American jobs. If I didn’t believe that, I wouldn’t support this agreement.”[5]

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce credits NAFTA with increasing US trade in goods and services with Canada and Mexico from $337 billion in 1993 to $1.2 trillion in 2011, while the AFL-CIO blames the agreement for sending 700,000 American manufacturing jobs to Mexico over that time.[21]

20 years later tangible results are in. – Americas working families are the big losers!

Economy In Crisis

ROSS PEROT TOLD YOU SO!

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NAFTA at 20: Two Decades of Job Loss, Record Inequality, Mass Displacement, and Corporate Attacks on Environmental and Health Laws

NAFTA was an experiment, establishing a radically new “trade” agreement model. Despite the documented damage caused by 20 years of NAFTA, the Obama administration is now seeking to deepen the NAFTA model and expand it to additional countries through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive agreement with 11 Asian and Latin American countries. The Clinton administration’s efforts to do the same – through a Free Trade Area of the Americas and an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Free Trade Agreement (FTA) – were rejected by negotiating partners as the damaging results of NAFTA became apparent.

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Hard Truths about NAFTA

NEED TO KNOW | After NAFTA | PBS

Ralph Nader – The Negative Effects of “Free” Trade

NAFTA: Even Worse Than Expected 20 Years Later

20 Years on, Mexico is NAFTA’s Biggest Lie

Trash the TPP: Why It’s Time to Revolt Against
the Worst“Trade Agreement” in History 

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