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Tim Michels on Free Trade

2004 former Republican Senate Challenger


I'm a free-trade guy, but need to fix agreements

I'm a free-trade guy. We don't have a time machine to go back and fix the trade agreements.
Source: WI Senate Debate, in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Oct 1, 2004

Revoke China's PNTR-they don't play by the rules

American companies and farmers can compete and win anywhere in the world if they have a level playing field. But countries like China aren't playing by the rules. I support revoking China's preferred trade status (PNTR) if they continue to steal our intellectual property, manipulate their currency to make their products cheaper, and break agreements they've made with the U.S.
Source: Campaign website, www.MichelsForSenate.com, "Issues" Sep 23, 2004

Supports the Unfair Trade Task Force

Free Trade, But Fair Trade: I strongly support the Unfair Trade Task Force which was established to monitor foreign countries and businesses and identify problems that are detrimental to job creation in America.
Source: Campaign website, www.MichelsForSenate.com, "Issues" Sep 23, 2004

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