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.
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(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.