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USTR Stumping in Oregon

The presidential candidates aren't the only ones on the campaign trail talking about trade these days.  Evidently, U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab has decided it's a good use of her time and our taxpayer dollars to be stumping for the Bush trade agenda, calling NAFTA-expansion deals to Peru, Panama and Colombia "no-brainers" while she was in Portland, Oregon.

Crazy_nuts_copy Who is she kidding?  After having lived through over a decade of NAFTA, we know these types of trade agreements simply have not helped regular people. They've resulted instead in the off-shoring of American jobs and the suppression of domestic wages - not to mention providing outrageous rights to foreign corporations through NAFTA Ch. 11-type investment chapters, prohibiting "Buy America" or anti-off-shoring policies here at home and exacerbating our imported food safety problem.

Arthur Stamoulis from the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign sums it up by saying, "Any member of Congress from the Pacific Northwest would be nuts to support the Bush administration trade agenda."
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