ELIMINATING ALL TRADE BARRIERS
If I need someone to repair my pickup and my mechanic needs a half of feed beef and I trade a half of beef to my mechanic for repairing my pickup - that's free trade. But it is only free trade so long as the government doesn't find out about the agreement. The IRS says my mechanic must pay income tax on the value of half a beef.
We literally, no longer have free trade in this nation. FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS between nations are even worse. They are administered by un-elected bureaucrats, most of whom are un-American with the sole intent of destroying our economy and bringing our lifestyle down to those of third-world countries. In this respect, Bill Clinton and George Bush have a lot in common.
In December 1994 Bill Clinton introduced us to the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). A plan of action was laid out at that time describing how we would adhere to international law enshrined in the United Nation's Charter and the Charter of the Organization of American States.
In January of 2002 George Bush stated, "We're working to build a Free Trade Area of the Americas, and we're determined to complete those negotiations by January 2005." Both Clinton and George W. are carrying out the plans laid out for them by their globalist handlers.
During the World Trade Organization meeting in Cancun, Mexico, in September, the Bush Administration called for eliminating "ALL" trade barriers and export subsidies. Through most of this country's history it was possible for the American dream to come true. We didn't have a lot of millionaires, but the typical family consisted of a father who earned a living, while the mother stayed home and raised a family. When the kids grew up and left home the house was paid for and the senior couple retired without a Social Security check, no governmental subsidized housing, without hospitalization and health care and if worse cam to worse, they lived out their lives in the homes of their children.
Our economy was the greatest in the world, mainly because of the protectionist measures put in place by wise and understanding leaders. GATT was passed in 1994 and consisted of 27,000 pages of rules and regulations that only a Philadelphia lawyer could understand and no one had time to read.
That same year NAFTA was pushed through Congress and our last line of defense against unfair foreign competition was lost. Our jobs and our wealth migrated to other nations, particularly Mexico and China. Labor unions challenged the passage of NAFTA & GATT as being unconstitutional, but the Supreme Court let them stand.
No longer did our tariffs and trade restrictions force the price of imported goods high enough to keep their price competitive with goods produced in America.
President Bush talks about bringing jobs back into America but he has never once shown any signs of ending our participation in NAFTA & GATT. To the contrary - he not only wants to eliminate ALL trade barriers but our national borders as well.
As our wealth flows out of this country by the billions,. more workers are out of work and our living standard is sliding down to meet the lifestyle of people in the rest of the world. We are fast becoming a third world country. Show me one job that was created in the United States by FAFTA. I don't think one exists.
The World Trade Organization just held another meeting - another global meeting set up to systematically destroy this nation's economy.
Welcome to the global society.
© 2003 Derry Brownfield - All Rights Reserved
Derry Brownfield was born in 1932 and grew up during the depression. He is a farmer and a broadcaster. Derry attended the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri where he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees. He taught Vocational Agriculture several years before going to work as a Marketing Specialist with the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Derry served as Director of the Kansas City Livestock Market Foundation at the Kansas City Stockyard prior to establishing himself in farm broadcasting.
Derry started farming when he was 16 years old and received the Future Farmers of America State Farmer degree in 1949. Since that time the Brownfield Farm has grown to over 1000 acres maintaining a herd of 200 registered Charolias cows.
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"During the World Trade Organization meeting in Cancun, Mexico, in September, the Bush Administration called for eliminating "ALL" trade barriers and export subsidies."