Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS) and Jeff the Flake have been longtime supporters of trade pacts that harm American workers
The ads are showing up on television with regularity. They begin by saying the economy is down, Americans are out of work and the tax system is “broken.” That word piqued our interest since it is routinely used by those on the left or the amnesty promoting establishment elite — typified by members of the Chambers of Commerce — illegal alien profiteers, who claim our immigration system is “broken.”
Conveniently ignored is the fact that the Dow has repeatedly broken all time record highs since the beginning of the year and unemployment is down, coinciding with President Trump taking office.
Sure enough, the same word is used by a group calling itself the Business Roundtable, purchaser of the ads. Its immigration page— after cutting through the baloney —serves as a beacon illuminating its barely concealed agenda.
It also contends the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) will “open markets for U.S. exports and support U.S. growth and jobs.” This unsavory deal was made by Barack Obama. President Donald Trump withdrew from it within days of his inaugural. His move was no surprise since he spoke of his intentions as he campaigned, saying the suspect deal would send jobs overseas and benefit special interests rather than American workers. Voters listened and enthusiastically supported the business titan turned presidential candidate.
The Business Roundtable, using Obama double talk, calls the TPP “a modern trade agreement for a modern economy that removes foreign tariffs (taxes) and other trade barriers and sets strong and enforceable rules for free and fair trade, which will make American companies, workers and farmers more competitive in the international market.”
Believe that, and we’ve got a bridge to sell you.
Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin’s fact-filled commentary on the topic, “Why America hates the GOP-Obamatrade deal,” written two years ago was right on target then and remains so today.
It doesn’t take a seer to realize the Business Roundtable is a liberal farce. On Tuesday, it sent this letter extolling the virtues of NAFTA to U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer; Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross; Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn. Pay particular attention to the list of 108 signers.
Regardless of their shallow words, the business signers want nothing more than to lead American workers off the economic cliff as they push for massive increases in cheap foreign labor, including imported tech workers from India and China over highly educated, highly skilled American workers who are forced to train their replacements.
Malkin concludes her enlightening commentary with this bold question, “What part of “Stop selling out America!” does D.C. not understand?
But, we’ve saved the best for the last: The Guardian reveals John McCain received $51,700 in the first quarter of 2015 from business interests desiring the TPP be fast-tracked. He later expressed disappointment when President Trump withdrew from the pact. And Obama’s willing toady Jeff Flake? Despite the American people’s overwhelming objection to it, he said Congress is going to have to “suck it up” and ratify the agreement because “it simply must be done,” even in the face of hostile opposition to trade along the campaign trail.
Is this the guy you’d send back to the senate in 2018?