NAFTA: Post Election

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    So, Obama mentioned he would revisit that agreement - McCain less so, I believe.


    I say we scrap the unfair parts, or re-write the entire thing.
    Too many abdications of soveeign power and allowing corporations to sue governments for protecting their citizens... it took a back-stabbing sell out to sign it in the first place (Mulroney) but we'll see if, ironically enough, the side that gets the best out of NAFTA wants to change it!
     
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    There will be no changes of consequence to NAFTA.

    There is no reason for changes. NAFTA works pretty well.
     
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    NAFTA lets governments have less power over their own laws than corporations. I am one of those who think that is a stupid thing (giving up your ability to protect your people due to a business agreement).

    Example, a carcinogenic additive included in shipments of gas was banned. The company who makes the gas sued the Canadian government, and won. Cancer-causing additive goes back into the gas. Thanks to NAFTA. Canada paid something like 350 mil or something else equally appalling. Citizens (except those that research stuff like that) have no idea.

    never mind the energy supply agreement between Can/US where Canada cannot reduce the percentage of energy it sends South - even if there is a shortage.
    What kind of leader signs away his nation's ability to make its own decisions?
     
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    Obama said during the campaign that he would re-write NAFTA. But it was explained by Barrys handlers that that was just election year rhetoric.
     
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    Funny thing is - it's way better for the US than it is for Canada and Mexico... if anyone should re-write it should be the little partners.
     
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    Re-write nafta, are you joking? Obama wouldn't even live to see revisions. :lol:
     
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    Oh really? Is that why Hillary lied to Canada and the Press and said Obama was going to back out of NAFTA? And Obama had to assure them he wouldn't? Seemed like they were more worried about us backing out and not the other way around.

    Face it, NAFTA is GREAT if you are an American Corporation. Not so great if you are part of the labor force.

    I love it that people blame the Democrats for NAFTA because Clinton signed it.

    1. Who came up with NAFTA?

    2. Who bitches whenever there is talk about fixing NAFTA?\

    3. Who made NAFTA worse in 2000-2006 with bad deregulations?

    I find it funny that Republicans try to blame Democrats for NAFTA.
     
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    Moving away from a branch economy, NAFTA made sense, at least for us. NAFTA doesn't address non-tariff barriers, which is probably the direction Obama will go in the realm of restrictions on Canadian imports.
     
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    I'll sign onto NAFTA the moment I'm allowed to use the Canadian Health Care system and move to Canada as vote in their elections.

    Don't ANY of you find it ironic that things have greater freedom to cross borders than PEOPLE do?
     
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    I'm not the smartest guy in the world. Not sure what you just said here. Did you say that Obama is going to try to fix what is wrong with NAFTA?

    For who? Is he going to fix it so it isn't hurting American labor? Is that what you are saying?

    And you said NAFTA made sense for us. Who's us? American labor or Corporations?

    Why didn't Bush & the GOP do this?
     

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