Thursday, February 28, 2008

Why Do They Hate NAFTA?

The Democratic candidates did a lot of vote trolling Tuesday night at the expense of two of our biggest commercial allies. A point made in this clip by Tim Russert.

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The point here is Canada and Mexico are two of the three biggest trading partners with the US ... (2006 US Census figures)
Canada: $533.67
China: $343.00
Mexico: $332.43
Japan: $207.74

Question: Why do Democrats spend so much time pandering to enemies and yet at the same time taking whacks at our allies. Investors Business Daily:

Far from being an enemy, Mexico is a partner with whom we did $350 billion in two-way trade last year. In the process, we've gained millions of high-paid jobs in the U.S. The relationship has boosted U.S. incomes an average $2,000 per family since 1994. Besides buying 35% of our global exports, Mexico and Canada are also two of our biggest oil suppliers, selling us energy we'd be in huge trouble without.
Casting NAFTA nations as villains sends a chilling message to the dozen other nations that have since signed NAFTA-like agreements — countries as friendly and diverse as Singapore, Jordan, El Salvador, Australia, Morocco and Chile