In 1992 Presidential candidate and successful businessman, Ross Perot, forcasted that if the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) were agreed to by the U.S. there would be a “giant sucking sound” of jobs leaving the U.S. for Mexico. Unfortunately he was correct. Now Congress is listening to the same foolish so-called free trade rhetoric again regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that seeks to establish a government regulated trade partnership with Pacific Rim Nations.
According to the John Birch Society (JBS) the NAFTA supporters’ promised jobs did not materialize for the U.S. worker. The JBS quoted a 2011 Economic Policy Institute Study that concluded that “As of 2010, U.S. trade deficits with Mexico totaling $97.2 billion had displaced 682,900 U.S. jobs.” (See: Stop The Free Trade Agenda Link
Our nation cannot afford another NAFTA like boondoggle that ships more jobs overseas as our own employment falls here at home. When Nixon normalized relations with China it was the beginning of our great economic depression as jobs rushed to Asia bankrupting many American manufacturing companies here at home and leaving many blue collar and white collar employees jobless. Between the jobs we’ve shipped to China and Mexico we’ve lost about 11,000,000 jobs. Could the U.S. economy use these jobs now?
NAFTA and TPP and the other entangling international regulations dreamed up by globalists are all a part of driving the U.S. away from sovereignty and into a world government regulated by faceless bureaucrats half a world away. These entanglements are part of a worldwide push to humble Americans, to make them poor, and to take power from them while their wealth and jobs are “internationalized”. We should resist this foolish entanglement just as we should have said no to NAFTA.