Democrat Rep. Louise Slaughter served in Congress from 1987 until her death in 2018.
2/19/2014, "Specter of NAFTA haunts Obama," Politico, Eric Bradner
"“Nonsense,” said Rep. Louise Slaughter of New York.
“In all the time I’ve been in Congress [27 years as of 2016], I have never seen a trade
bill that benefited the American producer or the American worker. It’s
all been give-away, and we really can’t afford that anymore,” she said.
“People are sick and tired of the one-way trade deal.”...
Every time the president [Obama] tells a home audience he’s working on a
bigger and better approach to international trade, Democrats and public
interest groups only seem to hear “NAFTA on steroids.”
Obama is pushing to complete the 12-country Trans-Pacific
Partnership [TPP], which would link North America with Asian countries like
Japan. But to get his way, the president will have to sell the American
public and the congressional leaders of his own party on the notion that
the deal is an escape from NAFTA’s mistakes, rather than just an
expansion of its reach."...
Rep. Louise Slaughter passed away on March 16, 2018.
Added: Rep. Slaughter said US workers and manufacturers should be allowed level playing field with other countries. (Why would it be otherwise? Americans are global slaves. The US political class can't sell us out fast enough.)
"Slaughter spoke of her concern for the people of Rochester, N.Y.,
especially those in manufacturing jobs, which led her to battle against
every free trade agreement, including the North American Free Trade
She said these agreements have caused
businesses in Rochester [NY state] serious harm and led to widespread
hardship in local communities.
Rep. Slaughter has championed the bipartisan Reciprocal Market Access
Act (RMAA), which would require the reduction of foreign market
barriers before decreasing U.S. tariffs, a move that would level the
playing field for American workers and support American manufacturing
jobs. The RMAA would enhance the tools available to U.S. trade
negotiators, ensuring that the U.S. is able to achieve real reciprocity
in the international marketplace."...
May 19, 2014, "Boilermakers name Rep. Slaughter Legislator of the Year," boilermakers.org
"N.Y. congresswoman cited for opposing bad trade deals, defending workers."
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Every US trade deal she's seen over 27 years has been bad for Americans said US congressional democrat Louise Slaughter: “In all the time I’ve been in Congress [27 years as of 2016], I have never seen a trade bill that benefited the American producer or the American worker. It’s all been give-away"-Politico, 2/19/2014
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