Do the Democrats care about jobs? No!!! They are beholden to the unions. Pelosis along with Obama, Hillary and the leading Democrats effectively killed the free trade agreement and in the process killing thousands of jobs. The Democrats don't care about the global economy, they do not care about creating jobs. They are protectionists, and their only concern is protecting their political asses beholden to Local 319.
These are the people who are always worried about our relations in the world. The Democrats have effectively strained our relations with Colombia, our ally in Latin America, and neighboor of Venezuela. Do you not think Hugo Chavez will not take advantage of this?
This was just one of a long list of political moves by Pelosi of sticking her middle finger at the middle class she and the other Democrats say they are trying to protect. The wall street journal aptly summarized the agreement this way:
The Democratic Party's protectionist make-over was completed yesterday, when Nancy Pelosi decided to kill the Colombia free trade agreement. Her objections had nothing to do with the evidence and everything to do with politics, but this was an act of particular bad faith. It will damage the economic and security interests of the U.S. while trashing our best ally in Latin America. remainder of article
The Colombia trade pact was signed in 2006 and renegotiated last year to accommodate Democratic demands for tougher labor and environmental standards. Even after more than 250 consultations with Democrats, and further concessions, including promises to spend more on domestic unemployment insurance, the deal remained stalled in Congress. Apparently the problem was that Democrats kept getting their way
NAFTA is next.
Read other Nancy Pelosi political moves while she sticks her middle finger at the rest of us.
Pelosi visiting Damascus undermining the president article
Pelosi undermining our national security by not extending the wiretaps article
Clinton and Obama know that free trade is good for America yet they fight it every step of the way. Clinton even boasts she disagrees with her husband on it.
McCain has a lot of fodder. I hope he uses it.