Monday, September 14, 2009


During the democratic primary, then candidate Obama delivered many rousing speeches throughout the rust belt, promising protectionist policies if elected. He was elected and he has implemented his first protectionist policy, as promised. Big labor delivered the vote for him and he is returning the favor. When he and Hillary visited the border region, they both delivered far different speeches from the one in Ohio when Obama stated that he would work to repeal NAFTA. What had been promised for decades, NAFTA delivered!Despite this dire threat against the one act of law that brought real prosperity to the border region, the heavily Democratic voters of these regions supported him. On Friday, President Obama launched his first salvo in the war on free trade with a cascading tariff against the Chinese. This follows on the heels of a hard-fought, 7 year ruling by the World Trade Organization where the Chinese were ordered to open up their markets. Why he would chose to act unilaterally when the courts are now on our side is beyond me, but I do know one thing. China today, NAFTA tomorrow. You in the border region who so desperately need the flow of trade will reap what you have sewn by electing this man. Granted, there was no viable alternative, but you should have secured assurances as big labor did. But you did not.

You offered yourselves up for a taste of the real opiate of the masses; political ideology and party identification. Enjoy!

1 comment:

BobbyWC said...

Anony, I think the attack on NAFTA is around the corner - did not Obama's Administration already further delay the us of Mexican 18 wheelers in the US?

Thanks for the post - I love these kind of posts because it adds to the discussion - it is also a very important issue to the LRGV

again, thanks

Bobby WC