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  •  riiiggghhhhtttttttt. (0+ / 0-)

    Good luck with that. I'd love to watch the reaction against any politician from either party who makes such a proposal--it will make the furor against the "Buy American" provisions in the stimulus bill look like a Sunday dinner party. The corporados will squash him or her like a bug.

    We will no more leave WTO than we will leave the UN.

    •  I could convince any random voter (2+ / 0-)
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      Dirtandiron, j1j2j3j4

      that "Free trade" is bad for the country.  Hell, I wouldn't even need to, look at the polling data in the diary, the American voters already know the truth.

      Are you saying we are no longer a democracy?  That we don't control the policy agenda of our own government? The first party that clearly differentiates itself by taking the people's position on trade will have an enormous advantage.  The only reason it won't happen is because people like you say it can't.  It can, all we have to do is demand it.

      You could challenge both parties effectively as a third party on this issue alone.  Perot made waves on this issue and the downsides of "free trade" hadn't even been felt yet.  With Unemployment where it is, defending the status quo would destroy any party that opposed significant change on trade policy.

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