Twenty Years of NAFTA Sucking
Ah, what a better world the Free Traders built. With the rush to
the bottom, the commemoration of the NAFTA 20th anniversary is a most hollow celebration. Those who have a memory of an actual
economic prosperity, lament that H. Ross Perot’s warnings were ignored. Business literates urged the public to elect
Perot as President. Establishment corporatist interests and corruptacrat officials joined forces to write
a blueprint for economic consolidation and political futility. The fruits of this endeavor only satisfy the appetites of the
select cabal of manipulation.
Heed well the undeniable results.
On The Issues, provides valuable resources. In their section, Ross Perot on Free Trade, the perceptive Texan foretold the future in his NAFTA summary.
"NAFTA is really less about trade than it is about investment.
Its principal goal is to protect US companies and investors operating in Mexico. The text of the agreement is contained in
two volumes covering more than 1,100 pages. The text is mind-numbingly dull. Large portions of it are written in the type
of obscure legal terms found on the back of an insurance policy. Buried in the fine print are provisions that will give away
American jobs and radically reduce the sovereignty of the US.
Mexican media announced NAFTA, they] did not identify the tiny handful of people in Mexico who would gain the most from this
trade pact. They are the 36 businessmen who own Mexico’s 39 largest conglomerates. Collectively, their companies control
54% of Mexico’s Gross National Product. These companies dominate virtually every sector of the Mexican economy of any
consequence. When the Mexican government sold off big chunks of Mexico’s state-run companies in the late 1980s and early
1990s, this tiny handful of people quickly acquired control."
The Business Insider in Looks Like Ross Perot Was
Right About The "Giant Sucking Sound", acknowledges the incontestable.
"Both of Perot’s opponents (George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton) argued that NAFTA
would create jobs in the U.S. because of business expansion.
the goods balance of trade for the U.S. with Mexico has been negative and steadily growing over the years. In 2010 it amounted
to $61.6 billion, which was 9.5% of the total goods trade deficit last year.
Perot has been vindicated in his opinion; expanded free trade has not been accompanied by an increase in jobs in the U.S.
relative to the vast numbers of jobs created in the rest of the world as NAFTA became just a stepping stone on the pathway
to global commerce."
From a different political persuasion, Public Citizen comes to much of the same conclusion in their research paper, NAFTA at 20:
One Million Lost U.S. Jobs, Higher Income Inequality, Doubled Agriculture Trade Deficit With Mexico and Canada, Displacement
and Instability in Mexico, and Corporate Attacks on Environmental Laws.
"Given NAFTA’s devastating outcomes, few of the corporations
or think tanks that sold it as a boon for all of us in the 1990s like to talk about it, but the reality is that their promises
failed, the opposite occurred and millions of people were severely harmed."
Proponents of NAFTA often claimed that the Mexican economy would make
great strides. In the video, 20 Years on, Mexico is NAFTA's Biggest
Lie, the facts demonstrate a very different record. The Campaign for the Future
adds to this conclusion in NAFTA: 20 Years of Spin for America’s
Failed Globalization Model.
promoters also claimed that NAFTA would be a huge benefit to Mexico, stemming illegal immigration to the U.S., drug trafficking
and other corruption, and other ills. (How is that working out?) But even with Mexico’s $1 trillion NAFTA surplus with
the U.S., Mexico still suffers a chronic global trade deficit as China and other countries use it as a back door to the U.S.
Last year Mexico paid $60 billion for imports of mostly manufactured goods from China while earning only $6 billion from exports
of mostly mineral and agricultural commodities to China."
Folks, this globalization model flops for the most simple of all reasons. Allowing the world economy to reward the
neo-feudal system produces only societies that control their populations as serfs. Economists and business journalists that
ignore the collapse of real income purchasing power by the vast majority, practice their trade for the conglomerate captains
The reason that Free Trade agreement swindles,
detested by the suffering public, is such a dramatic failure is that twenty years of diminished wealth hits everyone’s
pocketbooks. No longer can the dreadful results from the hidden fine print of treaty documents stay secret from the impoverished
middle and underclass.
People are now aware that the former
"giant sucking sound" has turned into a universal welfare dependency economy of lower expectations. As
the global financial system descends into bankruptcy and default, the United States economy will fall even faster than that
of poorer nations.
NAFTA is a prime contributor to the dramatic
trade deficits that suffocates entrepreneurial ventures that could expand productive growth and achieve a higher standard
of living. A Corporatocracy economic system, in union with authoritarian governmental regimes, seeks to rule a world of docile
plantation peons. What is next? CAFTA: Wall Street vs Main Street, proposed back in 2004, and now we have TPP and TTIP on the agenda. The last two decades did not satisfy the greed of the
plutocrats. Only total control of transnational business traffic will complete the international trade agreement deals.
Absorbing the whole of
transaction cash flow into a system of strictly regulated commerce is the economic end game of the globalists. When will people
rebel against this bankster’s usury model of business? The darling companies that are approved NAFTA ventures are beholden
to the worldwide elites of economic fascism. Perot was right on mark. Oppose future free trade treaties.
James Hall – January 8, 2014
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