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Scott Kleeb on Free Trade

Democratic Challenger


Promote fair trade, not free trade

Source: Campaign booklet, Nebraska's Brand of Change, p. 5 Aug 19, 2008

Make free trade agreements part of U.S. diplomacy

International trade: Kleeb said the U.S. should continue to have free trade agreements. But he noted China runs a large trade surplus with the U.S. because it does not allow its currency, the yuan, to float on international markets. He said China also has a competitive advantage because its companies pay workers so little and because its environmental standards are so low. Trade must become part of U.S. diplomacy, although there will be no quick fixes, he said.
Source: By Harold Reutter, in The Grand Island Independent Jul 23, 2008

Trade should spread standards, not just enrich us

As our economy changes, our policies need to change with it. We should use trade not only to enrich ourselves and our neighbors but also to spread good labor and environmental standards around the world. We must update the current Trade Adjustment Assistance program to assist the millions of American workers affected by the recent changes in the global economy by helping them learn new skills for a new economy.
Source: Campaign website, www.ScottKleeb.com May 14, 2008

Expand markets abroad for specialty agricultural products

We need to invest in expanding the markets for specialty agricultural products. We need to invest in growing the market for value-added farm products like alternative grains and branded beef, poultry and pork. We need to invest in agritourism, which taps into the growing urge among city-dwellers to reconnect with the land. These investments can keep Nebraskan farmers and ranchers competitive in the 21st Century. These investments can ensure that the promise of globalization is fulfilled here at home.
Source: Campaign website for Congress, scottkleeb.com, "Issues" Nov 1, 2006

Other candidates on Free Trade: Scott Kleeb on other issues:
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Dave Heineman
NE Senatorial:
Ben Nelson
Chuck Hagel
Steven Larrick
Tony Raimondo


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Wayne Allard(R,CO)
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John Warner(R,VA)

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