Economic and Debt Crisis was predicted years ago.
- The same article could be easily published today in 2013.
Selling out U.S.workers on the world market
*from Cleve. Plain
Dealer by Ray Tapajna
International trade for the past 25 years
has been based on unfair free trade as outlined in the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs and the North American Trade
Agreement. It is not new, and we have evidence in the closed-down family farms, store-fronts and factories.
It is simple
to count the number of jobs lost. All one has to do is note all the food we eat and all the products in our homes that come
from other places, and ask oneself where all the workers went who once grew or made those products.
Roosevelt said "Economic diseases are highly communicable." This quote comes from an old history book published
in the 1940s from a chapter tititled "Toward a new world order." So none of this is that new. In Mexico, the very
same people who are supposed to be helped are losing their only sources of income. The subsidized corn flowing from the New
Deal, programs is underselling the subsistence price of the Mexican corn. However, today, the program that was established
to protect the family farms here is controlled by giant agriculutural corporations. Meanwhile, top experts in economics and
sociology demonstrate how the Zapistas revolt in Mexico causes tremendous problems on the German mark, causing unemployment
there, It this the kind of global economy we should promote?
The proponents of uncontrolled free trade should to
the walk before they talk - like millions in this country who have lost their jobs and everything they worked their entire
life to save. GATT and NAFTA-type programs take tariffs off our products and put tariffs on the Amrican workers who carry
the overhead of human dignity and fair play with them.
( This was published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer
in 1997 and the bail out of big money in 2008 was predictable since then.)
Public Television, there was a good program regarding the many "eateries" in small towns in Mexico. What we noted
immediately in viewing the program was the food came directly from harvest or slaughter, There was littel need for refrigeration.
No long haul refrigerated shipping of any kind was needed. The ecology was not affected in a negative way. Now, most
likely with NAFTA, these "eateries" will close down and the processed foods will come in smoking refrigerated trucks
from many miles away resulting not only in putting people out of their small business but also will do harm too to the
ecology there and over the miles of roads to bring the products.
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