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Lee Jones on Free Trade

Democratic Senate Challenger (KS)


Trade deficit of $124B with China makes problems

On the problems with our Chinese trade: In 2003, our trade deficit with China was $124,000,000,000. We entered into a bilateral trade agreement with China in 2002 that allows them to put a 25% percent tariff on all US cars we send to them. Wal-Mart alone imported nearly $15,000,000,000 from China in 2003. Wal-Mart is China's fifth largest export market. Employment in the US automobile industry has dropped by 200,000 since 2000 while imports of Chinese auto parts have doubled.
Source: Campaign website, www.jonesforsenate.us Oct 21, 2004

NAFTA converted a farm export surplus into falling prices

On the impact of NAFTA on US Farmers: Prior to NAFTA the United States had a $200 million annual surplus on farm product exports to Canada and Mexico. Today we have a $1,500 million ($1.5 billion) trade deficit on agricultural products with the two countries. 80% of the food stuff that is entering the United States under NAFTA are products that are already raised in the United States. This means that prices for these domestic products are driving down the price received by farmers.
Source: Campaign website, www.jonesforsenate.us Oct 21, 2004

Reverse decades of free-trade-at-any cost policies

Lee Jones will make reversing decades of free-trade-at-any cost policies and their resulting chronic trade deficits and American job outsourcing his priority when elected. To accomplish this, the following legislative concepts and administrative regulations shall be championed or introduced as legislation:
Source: Campaign website, www.jonesforsenate.us Oct 21, 2004

Congressional amendments of all "free trade agreements"

All our "free trade agreements" should be reviewed by Congress and each should be amended to ensure that any trade generated must result in balanced or equable trade so we stop the current trade deficits. If they cannot be so amended, then we must end such agreements including the WTO and NAFTA. Such review and negotiations shall be conducted in a specific time frame of 18 months of the trade agreement shall be automatically declared null and void by the United States.
Source: Campaign website, www.jonesforsenate.us Oct 21, 2004

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Kathleen Sebelius
KS Senatorial:
Jim Slattery
Pat Roberts
Sam Brownback


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
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