Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Logical Argument For Trade

Logic dictates that in order for us to survive in a global economy; we have to sell our goods to other countries as opposed to just ourselves.

It is not logical to isolate ourselves. It is logical to have the upper hand against China, who is not even close to being an ally. 

POTUS has, for all his professional life, been supporting the WORKING CLASS, the very same class he came from. It is not logical that he would support anything that would harm American Workers, but in fact, help them, which is why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is his fix of all earlier trade agreements, so that the United States has the upper hand in negotiations with other nations with regard to trade, to insure that they are following OUR rules as opposed to circumventing them, such as how many other countries exploit their workers or how they destroy the environment, for example. 

In other words, Obama is doing what he has always been doing, looking out for the working class of THIS country. It is unconscionable that extremists on the right and the left argue against only this president when it comes to trade promotion authority (TPA), yet ALL other presidents since 1932, with the exception of tricky dick Nixon had fast track trade authority. This smacks of racism and unwarranted suspicion of a man who not only is extremely intelligent, but has OUR best interests at hand. I am a terminally ill retired person, so trade doesn't mean shit to me, but my president and LOGIC does.

Stop the bullshit, please. Trade is inevitable, and I'd rather have Obama negotiate it than a GOP, whose aim is to outsource jobs and hoard every dime for themselves, robbed from all of us.