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Ned Lamont on Free Trade

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Lieberman never saw a trade agreement he didnít like

In the last 18 years [of Liebermanís 3 terms], we have lost 40% of our manufacturing-related jobs. We have lost over half of our defense-related jobs. People are earning less. A lot of our good paying jobs are leaving the state and leaving the country. Senator Lieberman has never seen a trade agreement that he didnít applaud. I donít think this is the type of leadership we want. When it comes to bringing home things for the state of Connecticut, we are 49th out of 50 states.
Source: 2006 Connecticut Democratic Senate Primary debate , Jul 6, 2006

Negotiate strong labor & enviro into trade agreements

We are the largest market on the face of this earth. People want to do business with the United States of America. And we should negotiate these trade agreements from the position of strength. Labor agreements, environmental standards, these should be key to what we want to do. We owe it to our workers to give them a level playing field and let them compete around the world. Our workers can compete with anybody. They can compete with anybody if given a fair shot.
Source: 2006 Connecticut Democratic Senate Primary debate , Jul 6, 2006

Strictly enforce fair trade policies

I support strictly-enforced fair trade policies which level the playing field, requiring that American products have the same access to Chinese markets that Chinese products have to American markets. I would support only reciprocal trade agreements which include strong labor and environmental standards.
Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, nedlamont.com, ďissuesĒ , Apr 23, 2006

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