A general view of the Group of Seven (G7) Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Rome, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009. Officials from the leading industrial nations will discuss new financial markets rules, concerns about protectionist measures in stimulus plans, and the effect of the crisis on poorer countries.
ROME, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- The Group of Seven (G7) finance ministers and central bank governors met in Rome on Friday and Saturday to discuss the global economic down-turn and identify possible solutions to ease the financial crisis.
In a final joint communiqué released Saturday, representatives from the world's leading industrialized nations -- the United States, Germany, Japan, France, Italy, Britain, and Canada -- rejected all sorts of protectionist measures, pledged to sustain employment and economic growth and, at the same time, strengthen the banking system.
The finance ministers and central bank governors stressed they will do all they can to fight recession and avoid distorting free trade.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
G7 Worried About Buy American Language Decries Protectionist Laws
HEY G7...GET OVER IT. Our money is ours, not the United States government's...though with all these bailouts recently you could debate that statement. Anyway, if we Americans want our stores to carry "Made In America" goods, if we as Americans do not wish to buy crap "Made In China", that is our choice. America is a country that is run (supposedly) by and for the people which means if we the people are sick and tired of the failed policies of the WTO and the failed concept of Open World Markets that always seem closed to American Goods for export purposes, then we have the right (even if you do not like it) to demand that our government abide by OUR WISHES, not the wishes of China, the WTO or for that matter the G7. Buy American is good for America, good for our Main Street families...GET OVER IT, and start taking care of your own financial house, instead of thinking you have the right to have American Consumers bail you out via our purchases at Walmart.