Black People : Medicaid Medicare cuts, foreign free trade? what does that have to do with CREATING JOBS??

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  1. Ankhur

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    Yes the president made darn good speech but like any speech,
    made by any politician, one is first enamored by the emotional
    tone,the fire the energy, and the rhetoric and promises
    that make us feel good, when times
    are bad!

    And like any speech made by any
    politician, local or national,
    it is wise for the electorate, to read
    and anlayze the speech,
    clearly, dispassionately and objectivly.

    The president snuck in this thing
    about messing with medicaid,
    and medicare.

    The high costs of medicaid and medicare
    come from Nixon's grand creation
    of public extortion

    the HMO's

    get rid of or put in check the HMOs
    and 30 cents of every dollar spent is saved,
    as in "no cuts needed" so what does that have to do with jobs
    creation?

    Open free trade agreements with Panama, South Korea,etc. etc
    won't provide any jobs for anyone in this nation,
    other then corporate emissaries and overseers,
    and what jobs they do porvide for folks there would
    retun workers to colonial conditions;
    no unions, and no environmental protection

    Aint no economist gotta tell African Americans what "free trade" really means,
    becuase that is how,
    we got here,

    the big question is why are they still using that term,
    instead of "Fair Trade"?
     
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    '21st-century' trade deals proposed by the Obama administration won't help American workers – and will hurt foreign ones

    by Timothy Wise and Kevin Gallagher




    It is bad enough that President Obama is reversing his campaign pledge and supporting Bush-era trade deals with Korea, Colombia and Panama. Starting this week in Chicago, the US will be hosting the first major trade negotiations since the "Battle in Seattle" World Trade Organisation talks came here in 1999. This occasion is for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with a wide range of industrialised and developing Pacific Rim countries.
    As part of his plan to revive the US economy and create jobs, Obama claims he will be unveiling "a trade agreement for the 21st century". Ironically, though, he will be pushing the same "Nafta-style" trade pacts he campaigned against, and to howls of protest from his own electoral base. Let us not forget what he said:
    "I voted against Cafta, never supported Nafta, and will not support Nafta-style trade agreements in the future," Obama told Ohio voters (pdf) in 2008. "While Nafta gave broad rights to investors, it paid only lip service to the rights of labor and the importance of environmental protection."
    "Lip service" would be a good way to describe the reforms in US trade policy under Obama. As co-chairs of a three-country task force to reform Nafta, we can say that not only do the administration's TPP proposals fail to reform most of Nafta's worst provisions, they actually take several steps backward.
    From an economic perspective, the TPP would be the largest US trade agreement since Nafta, since it involves not only developing countries (Peru, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore), but also four OECD countries (Chile, the United States, Australia and New Zealand). But while some arguethat this makes the TPP "the single most important US trade initiative", a UN study (pdf) points out that the economic impact of the TPP will be quite limited because most of the participants already have bilateral trade agreements with TPP counterparts.
    http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/09/12-8?print

    The False Promise of Obama's Trade Deals

    It is bad enough that President Obama is reversing his campaign pledge and supporting Bush-era trade deals with Korea, Colombia and Panama. Starting this week in Chicago, the US will be hosting the first major trade negotiations since the "Battle...
    commondreams.org

     
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