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William Barnes on Free Trade

 


It's been proven; a free market doesn't work

Essentially, the Republicans have got this facade now where everything is NO. that's all they want to say is NO, NO, NO.

And the free markets that they talk about... a free market doesn't work. It's been proven. It does not work in totality. And that's what they're saying that they want. Except whenever the changes would benefit them.

But we have to think about benefiting everyone in the state of Alabama, the citizens, the taxpayers, and the people of Alabama.

Source: Left In Alabama (progressive blog) interview of Bill Barnes Aug 4, 2010

C+CMG=LAJ: China trade means lost US jobs

We have been led down the primrose path for more than the past twenty years. We have been free market deregulated to the point of poverty. American jobs have been allowed freely to leave and go overseas to China, Japan, Taiwan and other countries for the benefit of CHEAP labor. Available overseas labor that does not have a standard of living that workers in America have so diligently worked in years past to develop through dedication and perseverance.

I want to see jobs created through the development of innovative new technologies from the investments in research and development. We did it during the space program and we can do it again with the strong leadership we are currently building upon in the new administration.

I have an equation that I use to reflect our current situation: C+CMG=LAJ (China, plus cheap manufactured goods equals lost American Jobs)! We were misled and misdirected and the economy was built upon fluff and unrealistic expectations.

Source: Campaign speech, " Why I'm Running for U.S. Senate" May 20, 2010

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