August 15, 2007

MAYBE THEY SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT OF THAT BEFORE THEY ENDORSED DEMOCRATS?:

Approve trade deals around the Pacific (Seattle Times, 8/15/07)

Washington's delegation in Congress should support the trade agreements that have been signed with Peru, Colombia, Panama and South Korea. [...]

All four agreements bind each country to follow the International Labor Organization's ban on forced labor and the most serious child-labor abuses, to support the rights of employees toorganize and bargain collectively, and to be free from job discrimination.

Judging from the last candidates' debate, the Democratic candidates for president have not noticed these innovations. But they were worked out in May between the Bush administration and Democratic leaders in Congress, according to U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab, who was in Seattle last week.

Most important to business and workers in Washington is the agreement with South Korea, a country directly across the Pacific from us with 49 million consumers and per-capita incomes of nearly $20,000 a year. The agreement significantly opens Korea to sales of U.S.-manufactured goods, farm products and business and consumer services.

The agreements with Panama, Colombia and Peru are less important to business here, but they make possible a contiguous free-trade zone from the Bering Strait to the Strait of Magellan. That is worth supporting by the people of Washington, who rely on international trade more than people in any other state.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 15, 2007 12:53 PM
Comments

Much more important that our Upper Left Washington Congresscritters-for-Life endorse Saddam Hussein (McDermott), or praise bin Ladin's good works (Murray) or impeach Bush (Inslee). Does any other state delegation (besides Vermont and Mass.) have bigger percentage of such fools in it?

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at August 15, 2007 3:37 PM

Raoul,
The Washington State Legislature is owned by organized labor and the Indian tribes while the Senators and Reps we send to DC are owned by the socialist, America hating left. Honestly, I can't imagine that any other state has a bigger percentage of fools including Vermont and Mass.

Posted by: Patrick H at August 15, 2007 11:20 PM
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