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  •  Nafta roll-call (0+ / 0-)

    the House of Representatives approved NAFTA on November 17, 1993, 234-200. The agreement's supporters included 132 Republicans and 102 Democrats. NAFTA passed the Senate 61-38. Senate supporters were 34 Republicans and 27 Democrats.

    10 months after Clinton was sworn into office. Blaming him for the congressional vote on this bill is b.s.

    •  Clinton and NAFTA (0+ / 0-)

      If you were around then, you would have seen the massive effort that organized labor and progressive orgs. made to defeat this bill. But Billy Boy, as noted above, sent his whole administration to hound Democrats, especially in the House, to back the bill. Sorry, Clinton does not get a free ride for this or ending Glass-Steagall.

      Heist! how Wall Street orchestrated the greatest theft in history. follow @PolicyMavenMD

      by donnyg1941 on Sun Jun 03, 2012 at 03:18:24 PM PDT

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      •  That's right DonnyG (0+ / 0-)

        To me, one of the most galling aspects of Bill Clinton's campaign to get the NAFTA through Congress was the intellectual dishonesty spewing forth every time the Clinton gang appeared on yack tv to promote the deal.

        Instead of addressing the legitimate concerns raised by organized labor and other corporate trade opponents Clinton's wrecking crew wrongly accused opponents of being anti-progressive isolationists opposed to all trade.

        They simply couldn't win the argument on the merits so they resorted to myriad strawmen to knock down.


        "There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people." — Howard Zinn

        by peace voter on Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 06:43:30 PM PDT

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