Thursday, April 07, 2005

CAFTA Vote In May

I just read an article that says the United States House of Representatives could be voting on the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) in May. If passed it will add six Central American and Caribbean countries (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic) as Western Hemisphere free trade partners. In other words the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will be expanded if this legislation is passed. we saw what NAFTA did for the United States, it closed factories and sent United States citizens jobs out of the country. Now multiply the effects of NAFTA by six and you will see what CAFTA will do to our country. House Ways and Means committee Chairman Bill Thomas (R-Calif.) says his committee will finish the hearings on the agreement this month and bring it to the House for a vote in May. He told the CAFTA countries, "It will get done". The agreement has the support of the Bush administration and a good deal of the United States (always in search of cheaper labor) business community. The agreement is being opposed by the United States textile and sugar industries due to fears of business loss, along with many democrat's who say the CAFTA countries have weak labor rights and environmental standards.

What political party you support shouldn't be an issue here, think about what shipping thousands of jobs out of the United States will do to the economy. We are told over and over that the Social Security System will be in even worse trouble soon because more people will be drawing out of the system than there are paying in. If passed this could speed the crashing of the Social Security System along. I'd like to ask you to take a little time and contact your United States Representative (remember to be nice) and urge him or her to help protect jobs in the United States and the economic future of our country by saying NO! to CAFTA.

If you don't know how to contact your Representative go to, .

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

I agree with you good sir. I have worked for a long time to convince people that "Right-To-Work" and "Free-Trade" agreements are wrong and detrimental. Keep up the good work!

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