Our trade agreements were all explained to us naive americans with lies. Example, NAFTA, this trade agreement went into effect on January 1, 1994. ”As of 2010, US trade deficits with Mexico totaling $97 billion dollars and has displaced 682,900 US jobs. This is net jobs, taking into account jobs gained”1.
NAFTA, was suppose to create jobs, and finacial gains for the United States, and her citizens. What actually has happened is a reduction of wages both in the United States, and Mexico. Consequently, leading to more illegal immigration.
In 2012 the US lost 2.7 million jobs. Our wages, first became stagnent and then fell, due to cheap Chinese labor. This amouted to $30.1 billion dollars, and is considerably higher today. And apparently, the TTP will not be passed as planned, by President Obama.
Why? Well, a large thank you should go to Mr. Donald Trump, who has made a central theme of his campaign for president to renegotiate, these trade agreements. To make our trade agreements fairer for the USA. As Mr. Trump states, to make America great again; to bring jobs back to the USA. This was I believe one of the main reasons, Mr. Donald Trump is running for president of the USA.
On the other hand Hillary Clinton was originally for the TPP trade agreement. Due to Mr. Trumps strong stance against the TTP trade agreement, and because of Mr. Trumps genuine care, and concern for the American people, it forced Hillary Clinton, to change her public view of the TPP trade agreement. This change from for the TTP to against it has slowed congress from voting on this very serious piece of legislature. Remember, Hillary was for NAFTA, her husband President Bill Clinton, signed it into law, and Hillary approved of this law, which then drove jobs, away to Mexico abandoning cities like Detroit. Detriot, once the major city of automobile manufacturing hub of the world,is now merely a ghost of its former greatness.
But, how long will this change last if Hillary Clinton is elected president of the USA? A year perhaps, but it could be changed and passed into law perhaps even sooner.
Now, lets look back at President Obama when he was running for president for his first term in office in 2008, he believed trade agreements created an unfair playing field for American workers. Even criticizing NAFTA. But, as soon as he was elected to office as president, he approved long stalled trade agreements with South Korea, Columbia, and Panama.
His final two years in office have been spent trying to get the TPP trade agreement passed.
This bait and switch, which President Obama did before, and after becoming president of the USA, is what I believe will happen if Hillary clinton is elected President of the USA, in November 2016.
1. https://ourfuture.org/20130917/do-free-trade-agreements-create-jobs : Dave Johnson
D G Wendt