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  1. #1
    Blueneck

    Trade Deal With Peru Likely to Pass House Vote

    Nearly all 200 Republicans are expected to support the Peru deal, making it possible for the measure to pass with only a small number of Democrats. Some put the number of Democratic votes in favor at 75, and it could go higher. A favorable Senate vote is considered likely.
    According to administration officials, Mr. Bush is determined to push the trade bills before leaving office, in part because the export sector has lately become the strongest performer of the American economy.
    The trade deals are aimed at lowering tariff barriers on both sides and increasing the flow of goods and services. Supporters of the deals say they will create jobs, especially in the United States.
    “Our exports now account for a larger percentage of G.D.P. than at any other time in our history,” the president said, referring to the gross domestic product, at a White House meeting with leaders from trade associations like the Business Roundtable and companies with considerable export business like Caterpillar, General Mills and Prudential.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/07/wo...ld&oref=slogin

    Any thoughts on this? Myself, I think these trade deals only serve to enrich the already overstuffed pockets of multi-national corporations and wealthy investors. The Peruvian dirt farmers will lose whatever business they have and be forced to sell their farms for almost nothing to companies like ADM.

    We are turning the world into Dollar General.

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    Blueneck

    Re: Trade Deal With Peru Likely to Pass House Vote

    Nobody cares that in 2 years from now we will be flooded with immigrants from Peru who have been displaced by this "free trade" bullshit?

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    Blueneck

    Re: Trade Deal With Peru Likely to Pass House Vote

    I know nobody gives a shit, but I think this is important:

    This New Peru FTA is like the other FTA that allows investor rights to overrule the rights of the member countries to control their own government services.
    This particular “Free Trade Authority” allows Citibank to be compensated for loss of “future profits” when the failed privatized social security system is terminated. The only U.S. bank involved is Citibank which had given money to prominent Democrats. This specific problem could have been remedied by a simple change in language.


    The Jamestown Sun

    Guess who the largest shareholder in Citigroup is?

    Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.

    Al-Waleed bin Talal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Crestwood33

    Re: Trade Deal With Peru Likely to Pass House Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    Nobody cares that in 2 years from now we will be flooded with immigrants from Peru who have been displaced by this "free trade" bullshit?
    ,,,,,,,too many Limbaugh Republicans here..............like the lead paint and date rape deals, the companys that buy this crap are only looking at their cost, the lowest gets the deal, they care not a crap about any dangers in their wares, unless they get caught. If the factory price is too low it is their duty to know why it is so low, don't blame it on China, it is our greedy merchants.

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    Crestwood33

    Re: Trade Deal With Peru Likely to Pass House Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    I know nobody gives a shit, but I think this is important:



    The Jamestown Sun

    Guess who the largest shareholder in Citigroup is?

    Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.

    Al-Waleed bin Talal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Was that the guy "W" entertained at his ranch??

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    Burning Giraffe

    Re: Trade Deal With Peru Likely to Pass House Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/07/wo...ld&oref=slogin

    Any thoughts on this? Myself, I think these trade deals only serve to enrich the already overstuffed pockets of multi-national corporations and wealthy investors. The Peruvian dirt farmers will lose whatever business they have and be forced to sell their farms for almost nothing to companies like ADM.

    We are turning the world into Dollar General.
    This is typical. Its basically our governments way of fighting the rising costs of living here, by lowering the cost of our products. Sadly, the rise in health care, energy, and transportation far exceed what we save in cheaper products. Besides, if the government really wants to save us money, why don't they just tax us less?

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    Crestwood33

    Re: Trade Deal With Peru Likely to Pass House Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/07/wo...ld&oref=slogin

    Any thoughts on this? Myself, I think these trade deals only serve to enrich the already overstuffed pockets of multi-national corporations and wealthy investors. The Peruvian dirt farmers will lose whatever business they have and be forced to sell their farms for almost nothing to companies like ADM.

    We are turning the world into Dollar General.
    Fox Bragging it up... link to the "event" sic.. FOXNews.com - Bush Hosts Saudi Ambassador at Ranch - Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum

  8. #8
    Blueneck

    Re: Trade Deal With Peru Likely to Pass House Vote

    And a good number of Democrats, including Nancy Peosi, voted for this shit.

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