Finally - A Bill To Get The
By Devvy
"Free" trade has all but destroyed our most important and productive jobs sectors: manufacturing, agriculture and industrial. Not to mention stomping on our sovereignty.
On February 15, 2010, I wrote a column titled, Congress refuses to bring home millions of jobs.[1] For all the talk about unemployment and no jobs, why won't Congress get us out of the major, unconstitutional trade treaties that have killed MILLIONS of good paying jobs and bring them home?
Back in 2007, Rep. Marcy Kaptur introduced a Band Aid bill titled the NAFTA Accountability Act, H.R. 4329[2]
Former Congressman Virgil Goode (R-VA) also introduced a bill back in January 2007: H. Con. Res. 22.[3] However, it went no where because the Republicans still controlled Congress with Bush in the White House.
HOWEVER, we now have a new bill and if Americans don't fight like warriors to get it passed, we will never take the first step in bringing home jobs. If we can get this passed and sent to the usurper, he will veto it, no question. Congress can over ride Comrade Obama, but it will not happen without massive and consistent pressure on Congress.
I know, we're all worn out trying to stop the unconstitutional take over of the health care system. The usurper is hell bent on passing another unconstitutional and phony "climate change" bill aka cap and trade. [4]
The fake president, Marxist Obama, is also cranking up to give criminals (illegal aliens) a free pass with the help of vile senators, Lindsay Graham [R-SC] and Juan McCain [R-AZ]. They are pushing hard to reward these criminals who smuggled themselves across our borders with jobs that belong to Americans and naturalized citizens. It is beyond an outrage, it is a slap in the face for all of us.
Our plates are overflowing. We are full of rage, but here is our first very real shot at getting out of NAFTA. I sincerely hope the national tea party groups will embrace this fight and make it a priority as well as every American who fully understands how important it is to get out of that treaty.
Rep. Gene Taylor, [D-MS] has introduced H.R. 4759 - 'To provide for the withdrawal of the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement'
2d Session
H. R. 4759
To provide for the withdrawal of the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement.
March 4, 2010
Mr. TAYLOR (for himself, Mr. JONES, Mr. DEFAZIO, Mr. STUPAK, Mr. ARCURI, Mr. BACA, Mr. BARTLETT, Mr. BRALEY of Iowa, Mr. CAPUANO, Mr. COSTELLO, Mr. FILNER, Mr. GRIJALVA, Mr. HARE, Mr. HINCHEY, Mr. KAGEN, Ms. KAPTUR, Mr. KILDEE, Mr. KISSELL, Mr. KUCINICH, Mr. MASSA, Mr. MCINTYRE, Mr. MICHAUD, Mr. PAUL, Mr. SCHAUER, Mr. VISCLOSKY, Mr. WILSON of Ohio, Ms. WOOLSEY, and Mr. STARK) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
To provide for the withdrawal of the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
(a) Withdrawal of Approval- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the approval of the NAFTA by the Congress provided for in section 101(a) of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act shall cease to be effective beginning on the date that is six months after the date of the enactment of this Act.
(b) Notification of Withdrawal- On the date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall provide to the Governments of Canada and Mexico written notice of withdrawal of the United States from the NAFTA in accordance with Article 2205 of the NAFTA.
(c) NAFTA Defined- In this section, the term `NAFTA' means the North American Free Trade Agreement entered into between the United States, Canada, and Mexico on December 17, 1992.
As you can see, this bill already has a fair number of co-sponors. I can tell you sure as the sun shines, Rep. John Boehner [R-OH] will not embrace this bill unless enough heat is put on him. I wrote a column back in October 2009, titled, "Where are the jobs congressman? I'll tell you.[5] Boehner sold out hundreds of thousands of jobs in Ohio, yet voters keep sending him back to Congress. See links in column (Footnote 1) for a list of who voted for and against NAFTA.
Comrade Obama won't embrace this bill because he's going all out to see American jobs never return to our country: Mexico Tops List of Trade Issues Facing White House.[6] Not content with seeing Americans remain unemployed while our factories grow weeds, the Marxist in the Oval Office is also pursuing yet more destruction: 'US industry groups warn on Obama trade plan in Asia'.[7] During the pretend primaries in 2008, Comrades Obama and Clinton exchanged spit over NAFTA. How many bills did they introduce to get the U.S. out of NAFTA? Not one. Both of them lie every time they open their mouth.
Unions are behind this bill big time.[8] There is also this: Union Cheers Broad Push To Repeal NAFTA[9]:
"One of the nation's oldest and largest labor unions is praising new, bipartisan legislation that would withdraw the United States from NAFTA, and vanquish one of the biggest enemies of American organized labor for more than 15 years.
"A remarkably broad coalition of lawmakers from across the political spectrum came together Thursday to sponsor a bill to repeal U.S. participation in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
"The lives of average workers in Mexico and in the U.S. have gotten so much worse since NAFTA, says Jim Hoffa, head of the Teamsters, which represents 1.4 million American workers. "When you realize you've made a bad deal, you try to get out of it.
These treaties are not Democrat or Republican, they are an American issue and it's damn time we put America First.
Let me tell you my own experience with NAFTA. When I ran for Congress eons ago, instead of wearing out my Jeep Cherokee, I purchased a Ford Escort with the extended warranty. That vehicle was in the shop more time the first year than I drove it. Ford lost a ton of money on rental cars and parts. The man at the dealership told me NAFTA was killing them. The parts coming out of Mexico were junk.
Do you want to restore those car parts jobs to America? Do you want to buy toasters, clothes, appliances and all the other things that used to be made here in America by American workers? Then, please get behind this bill. If you are union, spread the word and let us all do our part. If you'll notice on[10] -- the media is ignoring this major piece of legislation.
This MUST become a major election issue. Our very survival depends on a short list: Abolish the FED, get rid of the unnecessary income tax and replace it with constitutional revenues, get US out of Bretton Woods, the UN and ALL these destructive treaties. I am hammering on my congress critter. Please do the same and keep the pressure on day in and day out.
Here is more and again, only a massive demonstration and outcry by the American people will get us out of GATT:
"Meanwhile, the House of Representatives is expected to vote later this year on whether the United States should remain a member of the World Trade Organization."[11]
[1] Congress refuses to bring home millions of jobs
[2] NAFTA Accountability Act, H.R. 4329
[3] H. Con. Res. 22
[4] Everything you need to know about 'cap and trade'
At the bottom of this column are 25 items
[5] "Where are the jobs congressman? I'll tell you
[6] Mexico Tops List of Trade Issues Facing White House
[7] US industry groups warn on Obama trade plan in Asia,4574,374982,00.html?
[8] Support U.S Withdrawal from NAFTA
Int'l Assoc. of Machinists and Aerospace workers
[9] Union Cheers Broad Push To Repeal NAFTA
[10] Open - bill
[11] Chance to get out of GATT
Devvy Kidd authored the booklets, Why A Bankrupt America and Blind Loyalty; 2 million copies sold. Devvy appears on radio shows all over the country. She left the Republican Party in 1996 and has been an independent voter ever since. Devvy isn't left, right or in the middle; she is a constitutionalist who believes in the supreme law of the land, not some political party.
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