Saturday, November 22, 2008

Who Cares About APEC Pledge...Americans Want Some Protectionism

First, here is a clue for APEC...Bush is a lame duck president that no longer speaks for most of us Americans that live on Main Street...that would be most of us. He can pledge all he wants to, and it is not going to keep America from taking some protectionist moves in the next 12 months. Further, even if Obama might want to honor Bush and the APEC's pledge not to take any protectionist actions in the next 12months, there is a good chance the matter is not going to be in his hands, but in the hands of Americans.

China...we don't much care for your products. They may be cheap, but they are also poorly made, and your nation shows NO RESPECT for the environment, or human rights. It seems to me that America might be better served bringing less Chinese Goods in during the next year. Sure the Christmas shopping season is going to be an eye opener. India...Americans are pretty sick of speaking to customer services reps who are answering phones from India...especially since your English is NOT NEAR AS GOOD AS YOU THINK IT IS. We want our jobs back, and perhaps it is time for us Americans to stop shopping at any store, or purchasing products from any company that exports any jobs off shore, and specifically to India...while we are at it, there is a good chance American Main Street anger will see our government left with no choice but to stop giving our American tech jobs to immigrants brought in from India.

Mexico...look for the raids to increase, and for our borders to suddenly become a lot less accessible to your illegal aliens, and your drug dealers...our government can't really afford to ignore Main Street America right now, and Main Street America is NOT going to accept a pardon. By the way Calderon...we will redo or revoke NAFTA.

So APEC, hold your little meeting, but I would not put much faith in those pledges you are securing...the average American is pretty well fed up with the Global Economy, and paying the price to bring prosperity to the rest of the world...it is time that our politicians start doing what is in OUR BEST INTEREST, and what is in our best interests right now is some serious protectionist trade policies. While we are at it...this American would suggest it might be a good time for America to RETHINK our membership in the World Trade Organization.

APEC Leaders: No Trade Barriers For 1 Year

Asia-Pacific Countries Pledge Free Trade, Vow To Return To Doha Talks

President Of Bronx Could Get Cabinet Post

Published: November 23, 2008
Adolfo CarriĆ³n Jr. is being considered for a senior position in the Obama administration, possibly as secretary of housing and urban development, people involved in the transition said.President George W. Bush addresses the CEO summit at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC, in Lima
U.S. President George W. Bush with Prime Minister Taro Aso of Japan (left) and President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Lima, Nov. 22, 2008. (AP Photo/Dado Galdieri)


(CBS/AP) Leaders from 21 nations that account for half the world's economy are pledging not to implement any protectionist measures for the next 12 months, no matter how punishing the global downturn gets.

The leaders are endorsing a declaration made at last weekend's summit in Washington, saying they won't raise new trade barriers over the next year.

They are also pledging to reach agreement next month on the outlines of a World Trade Organization pact that collapsed in July after seven years of negotiations.



4 comments:

Reagan said...

I agree that it's time to batten down the hatches and make sure our own citizens are cared for first.

Trade and indebtedness to China are both things that compromise the stability of the United States and implicitly permit China's consistent human rights violations.

I'm not sure how to get jobs back to Main Street America while the leftist illuminati are increasing taxes on small businesses, making environmental regulations financially untenable for businesses and so on, but somehow we need to care for our citizens first, in the outward-expanding realm of ethical obligation.

Royce Penstinger said...

We have ten million Americans out of work, and over ten million illegal aliens working in America...seems to me the best place to start addressing the problem is in deporting illegal aliens, and imprisoning anyone hiring them.

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