Post Tagged with: "Free Trade Agreements"

September 20, 2011 14:32

Sen. McConnell chastises Obama and unions for holding up Free Trade Agreements

Obama has implied that the FTA’s are held up by the GOP but its the unions demanding another half billion in funding for Trade Adjustment Assistance which pays unions for claims that jobs were lost to overseas companies. Solyndra employees are filing for over $14 million in assistance even though the failure of Solyndra has nothing to do with foreign competition. Senator McConnell says that American jobs are more important than Obama appeasing his union allies.

September 19, 2011 16:22

Ex-Solyndra Employees Now Applying For Trade Adjustment Assistance

Blaming China will allow Obama administration to spend another $14 million plus to “retrain” former Solyndra employees.

August 22, 2011 06:17

Failure to Pass the FTAs costs jobs but gets union votes

[B]y not passing the FTAs, politicians maintain union support but don’t lose any political support because unemployed workers around the country aren’t even aware that their lack of employment might be due to Congressional and presidential inaction on the FTAs.

March 22, 2011 04:19

President Obama’s Cognitive Dissonance on Trade with Latin America

One contradiction is that the president says nice things about trade agreements in the abstract, but he has so far refused to show leadership when it really matters.

December 16, 2010 06:11

GOP House Will Link Colombia and South Korea Trade Deals

Republican congressional leaders say they will use a new trade deal with South Korea that President Obama wants to pass, as leverage to move a long-delayed agreement with Colombia.

July 8, 2010 20:07

Obama lies again – this time about free trade – his union allies don’t want it

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refuses to permit any vote on the Colombian pact, which was submitted to Congress two years ago. She doesn’t fear it’ll fail; she fears it’ll pass. Unions control Pelosi and Obama and the Democrats. Unions don’t want free trade agreements. The top 20 recipients of union campaign contributions are Democrats. Its easy to connect the dots and see why we have no free trade agreements with Colombia even though it would help the struggling US economy.

May 20, 2010 05:57

Obama’s Weak Call for World Trade

Congress and President Obama have repeatedly refused opportunities to advance trade legislation. Three pending Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) — particularly one with Colombia (CFTA) — is costing U.S. consumers and businesses billions in lost opportunities.