Example if Necessity of Making Our Free Trade Agreement FREE and FAIR

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    We have a FTA with South Korea, but it's anything but Free and anything but FAIR! We allow South Korea unfethered access to American Markets, but they place up sneaky non-tarriff trade barriers that amounts to Protectionism!

    So the question is, why do we not renegotiate these agreements to make the truly free and FAIR? Why still allow these one-sided protectionism agreements?

    This crap is bullshit and consistent with most of our "Free" Trade Agreements. They are one-sided free trade against us, but allows the other to still practice protectionism! WTF!!!
     
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    I am not always the biggest Ron Paul supporter, but this is a consistent theme that he preached during his presidential run. He stated, none of our Free Trade Agreements are truly free. He said they all structured to put America at a huge disadvantage.

    The South Korean FTA is a prime example of what Professor Paul was talking about!:eek:
     
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    i personally believe the trade agreement mechanism is inane. i suggest we employ more sophisticated protections than these trade partners, rather than bothering with changing the policies which are indicated to do their own economy significant harm. if one looks at economics as a way a society can enjoy the wealth they create, these mercantile economies and their crude protections miss the boat. we should concentrate on seeing to it that we don't either.
     
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    What specifically do you suggest!
     
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    this is snatched from another convo in another thread.

     

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