Sanders' stand on free trade with China

Sanders' stand on free trade with China

Each time Sanders is asked about free trade with China, he has always shown his point of view as being opposed. He believes that any trade that makes companies move abroad is not beneficial to the American worker.  In his own words, “I understood what the function of NAFTA, CAFTA, PNTR with China, and the TPP is, it's to say to American workers, hey, you are now competing against people in Vietnam who make 56 cents an hour minimum wage.”

Sanders voted against all forms of free trade, not only PNTR with China, but also NAFTA and CAFTA. He argues that working people understand how these trade agreements have caused many Americans to lose their jobs. 

Just to make historical account of all the ways Sanders has opposed free trade (unlike Clinton), let’s remember some of his votes:

-In 1993, Sanders opposed the North American Free Trade Agreement. This agreement has caused a decline in American economy. Bernie Sanders denounced it back when it was proposed.

-Fast Track authority allowed the President to negotiate free trades without Congressional amendment. Sanders voted not to grant it in1998.

-Since 1999, Sanders opposed calling China a “Most Favored Nation (MFN)”, which allowed a free trade agreement with the Asian giant. This status for China has caused America´s deficit to increase dramatically.

One of Sander’s campaign points has been his position regarding China, one of the world’s fastest growing economies. He has vowed to end this free trade agreement that, according to his analysis, has not brought anything but disadvantages to the American worker. He believes that it is not fair for workers in America to compete against foreign workers with lower labor costs.

His standpoint is that these trade agreements do favor American corporations but greatly affect the American people negatively.    

 

 

 

 

Headline

Newborns Die in Hospital Fire in Baghdad

A fire razed Yarmouk Hospital in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Tuesday night. The horrible incident caught the attention of the world media. The casualties were twelve newborn babies some of whom had been born prematurely. The official report gave the cause of the fire as an electrical fault. The…


Freedom of movement (passports) after Brexit

With waters raging out of control in the Eastern United States and fires engulfing thousands of acres on the Western coast, many American’s are wondering what Brexit is and why there is so much fuss about it. Brexit is just an abbreviation for “British Exit”, which took place on…


Why women are angry with Trump’s opinions

Donald Trump has based his campaign in terms of racism and sore words against women and what they represent. His misogyny seems to surface in his speeches and this has not been received well by women. Trump went from being outsider to becoming controversial and spewing his opinions without any…


California protesters clash before Trump’s rally

Donald Trump’s rhetoric towards immigrants, and Latinos in particular, has brought him success in states with less diverse populations. California, however, is a different story. Not only is the state massive, but it has a strong base of immigrants from Mexican families, not to mention areas…


The Spot Light

Dan Markel’s Ex-wife denies involvement in his death

Law enforcement officers have identified the death of FSU professor, Dan Markel as a homicide. There are many pieces to the puzzle and investigators are looking into a possible involvement of his ex-wife’s family. Through her attorneys, Wendi Adelson, Markel’s ex-wife, has distanced…


Lawsuit Accuses 2 Companies of Negligent Advice Re: Flint Water
Lawsuit Accuses 2 Companies of Negligent Advice Re: Flint Water

Fired for being too cute not illegal in Manhattan
Fired for being too cute not illegal in Manhattan

Police May Not Need Warrant to View 180-day Old Emails
Police May Not Need Warrant to View 180-day Old Emails

Baltimore man charged for TV Station bomb threat
Baltimore man charged for TV Station bomb threat

Most Recent

Paul Ryan does not accept Republican nomination
Paul Ryan does not accept Republican nomination

Dan Rather Rants Against Trump
Dan Rather Rants Against Trump

Most Popular

Baltimore Officer acquitted
Baltimore Officer acquitted

Obama says US & UK will Remain Close Allies after Brexit
Obama says US & UK will Remain Close Allies after Brexit

Most Read

What is Brexit?
What is Brexit?

Obama Visits Vietnam and Japan
Obama Visits Vietnam and Japan