Tuesday, April 22, 2008

McCain to hit hard on free trade in hard-hit town

Here is a man who is brining people to face the facts that aren't easy to handle. John McCain. Obama claims to do it, but does not. Obama says he will work across the aisle with people who disagree. But his record in the US Senate shows he did not work with Republicans to solve problems. Hillary did it on several issues. But look at McCain. Trade enriches our country overall. There is friction. As we move toward making/doing what we can do best and away from what we cannot, there are some losers; they have to retrain for a more valuable skill and/or industry and sometimes have to relocate. But the whole country - and the world - is better off. McCain has the guts to tell people on the losing end. McCain to hit hard on free trade in hard-hit town - USATODAY.com:
Youngstown, Ohio, is a struggling steel town where jobs have been lost and free-trade deals are unpopular. McCain, however, is prepared to argue the overall benefits of unfettered trade, aides said. "Protectionism devastates the economy," said Steve Schmidt, a senior adviser to McCain. In an economic speech last week, McCain said: "When new trading partners can sell in our market, and American companies can sell in theirs, the gains are great and they are lasting."

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