Is Romney for free trade?

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  1. Saigon
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    Because I haven't heard yet that he will remove the subsidies the US uses to prop up its farming sector and protect it from international competition.

    It always baffles me that American Presidents tour from both major parties the world talking about free trade and open markets - while handing out checks to US farmers so that they don't go bankrupt.

    One stat - 14% of the value of US cotton is paid for by tax payers. In other words, US cotton is 14% "cheaper" than its true market value, because you pay the farmers to produce it.

    The EU does this too, so it's not only the US, btw.
     
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    Granny says it don't seem dem free trade agreements is doin' us a whole lotta good...
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    US trade deficit widens in January
    7 March 2013 - Imports to the US rose while exports from the US fell
     
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    Even though he's now the one, true standard bearer of conservatism (as evidenced by the conservatives to elect him over the RINO's) I no longer see where his opinions are relevent.
     
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    Seems like an out of date subject, but yeah, he was. Remember how he "went to China to buy a factory there"? Fantastic anecdote ;)
     

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