Fwd: CAFTA vote this week--US Independence Endangered

John blueoval at 1SMARTISP.NET
Mon Jul 11 07:58:11 MDT 2005

On Mon Jul 11 05:27:39 PDT 2005, Thomas Matiska 
<tom.matiska at ATT.NET> wrote:

> We are talking about closing the barn door, but the horse is 
> already long gone.  Everything wrong with CAFTA(and many things 
> are) is already wrong with existing trade agreements, except that 
> only Mexico, China, and a few other developing countries benefit 
> from the status quo.

So, you're suggesting that we lay down and take our lickin's?

> The idea of improving trade relations with our backyard neighbor 
> at the expense of communists and other less desirable trade 
> "partners" (enemies) on the other side of the world isn't that 
> bad if you see this not as a as an "us vs them", but as a "them 
> vs them".

China, by their own admission, is our sworn enemy - so screw them. 
IMO, a country is slitting its own throat by dealing with the 

> I can understand the ALF-CIO not liking it, but any trade 
> agreement that China hates also can't be all bad, and too bad for 
> China if they don't like it. Their campaign donations in the 90's 
> may have helped influence trade deals during the Clinton era, but 
> those days are gone.

We *HOPE*!!!

John Q.

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