Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Change, Change, Change....Change of Fools....

Change, change, change…change of fools…. Barak Obama hammers away at Hillary Clinton for her husband’s NAFTA bill implying that the loss of jobs during her husband’s administration was Hillary’s fault.

The parroting press, with few exceptions, seems content to chirp about NAFTA without ever mentioning its provisions or effect. NAFTA has resulted in job shifting in the U.S. and accounts for some small increase in the huge GDP. Job shifting and the creation of new jobs don’t do much for the blue collar factory worker who loses the job he needs to feed his family. It is estimated that 90,000 factory jobs have either been eliminated in the interest of lean manufacturing or have been shifted to Mexico or Canada.

Yet, Obama is hypocritical, disingenuous, and demagogic in busting Hillary Clinton's chops about NAFTA. As with most trade agreements, NAFTA has provisions for dropping out. Barak Obama’s objection to NAFTA doesn’t go that far, however. Obama tells the press (should they dare to ask) that NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!, a thousand times NO! A Barak Obama administration wouldn’t drop out of NAFTA!

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