Friday, February 29, 2008


The Democratic NAFTA histeria once again ignores all of the facts. But when you are trolling for votes, as we pointed out yesterday, why let facts get in the way of a good story.

NAFTA supporters — this page among them — usually respond by pointing out that 39 million jobs outside of manufacturing have been created in that time in the USA. Even Ohio has seen a net gain of 900,000 jobs, including 60,000 in finance, 80,000 in professional services and almost 190,000 in health care.
The reality is that NAFTA has relatively little to do with either the overall job losses or job gains. China is a far larger factor. But the number that best displays the nonsensical nature of the debate is 66% — the increase in the manufacturing output of American industry since 1993.

Read the whole thing here from USA Today.