US Congresswoman Kaptur On What’s Wrong With NAFTA And Trump’s NAFTA 2.0

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These are the numbers just for the year of 2016. You can see how big the trade deficit is with Mexico, nearly $70 billion and with Canada, $8 billion. Now, that is up fourfold since back in the early nineties, before NAFTA was passed, when we already had a small trade deficit with those countries, but it has just exploded.

The original NAFTA fueled massive migration on the Mexican side from their countryside to our Nation as millions upon millions of small farmers’ livelihoods were extinguished in Mexico. Mexico’s white corn industry was decimated….” (Marcy Kaptur, Friday November 29, 2018)


Speech Link: http://youtu.be/2AHLGJd0nzY

Unmentioned in her speech: Automotive jobs which moved just across the border to Canada have benefitted from both the low value of the Canadian dollar, compared to the US dollar, and Canada’s out of control immigration policy. People from India, and probably elsewhere, have been known…

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