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Kathleen Sebelius on Free Trade

Democratic KS Governor


Regarded as pro-business and fiscally conservative

Regarded as pro-business, pro-military and fiscally conservative, Kathleen Sebelius, nonetheless, holds certain liberal views not always seen as mainstream in the Midwest, including firm pro-choice beliefs.
Source: usliberals.about.com, “State Governors” , Jun 25, 2008

Create new markets for Kansas products at home and overseas

And, as a result of the entrepreneurial spirit of hard-working Kansans and Governor Sebelius’ strong fiscal management, Forbes magazine recently rated Kansas first among the 50 states for creating a climate of “economic freedom”, where businesses face the fewest obstacles for establishing new enterprise or expanding their existing operations.

Governor Sebelius has worked tirelessly to stabilize Kansas’ traditional agricultural economy, and encourage expansion in other bedrock industries like aviation and energy. She continues to reinforce Kansas’ economic anchors, fighting to create new markets for beef, grain, and technology both at home and overseas. Sebelius has also been a national leader in promoting the development and production of value-added Kansas agricultural products like ethanol.

Source: 2006 Gubernatorial campaign site www.ksgovernor.com “Issues” , Nov 7, 2006

Create new markets for Kansas products at home and overseas

Kansas’ traditional agricultural economy, and encourage expansion in other bedrock industries like aviation and energy. She continues to reinforce Kansas’ economic anchors, fighting to create new markets for beef, grain, and technology both at home and overseas. Sebelius has also been a national leader in promoting the development and production of value-added Kansas agricultural products like ethanol.
Source: 2006 Gubernatorial campaign site www.ksgovernor.com “Issues” , Nov 7, 2006

Build a rule-based global trading system.

Sebelius adopted the manifesto, "A New Agenda for the New Decade":

Write New Rules for the Global Economy
The rise of global markets has undermined the ability of national governments to control their own economies. The answer is neither global laissez faire nor protectionism but a Third Way: New international rules and institutions to ensure that globalization goes hand in hand with higher living standards, basic worker rights, and environmental protection. U.S. leadership is crucial in building a rules-based global trading system as well as international structures that enhance worker rights and the environment without killing trade. For example, instead of restricting trade, we should negotiate specific multilateral accords to deal with specific environmental threats.

Source: The Hyde Park Declaration 00-DLC1 on Aug 1, 2000

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