Kevin Stine on Free Trade
A: Oppose. We need fair trade, not free trade. Free trade agreements have resulted in businesses shipping jobs overseas, at the cost of the American worker.
More of these trade deals will further outsource our jobs. I stand with the labor unions and others such as Sherrod Brown, Jeff Merkley, Elizabeth Warren, and Peter DeFazio who say "no" to these bills.
Stine gives Wyden credit for being consistent in standing behind various issues even if they put the senator at odds with Democrats. But the issues Wyden has stood behind include international trade deals that have cost jobs, Stine said. He cited a Washington, D.C.-based Economic Policy Institute analysis that found Oregon was one of the hardest hit states in the country for job losses because of various trade deals since 2001. The Institute's report claimed 3.2 million jobs were lost nationwide since China joined the World Trade Organization that helped push up the U.S. trade deficit.
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