The job-killing trade deal with S. Korea will probably be sent to Congress this week.
Many, if not most, of the 193 Democrats in the House of Representatives will oppose it. A big question is how many of the 50-some Tea Party Caucus members (all Republican) will also vote against it?
We were intrigued to find this website, stopuskoreanafta.org, which has a very Tea Party look and feel to it (e.g., pictures of Ron Paul). We're especially fond of the Donald Trump quote they use, "It’s NOT free trade and only a moron would sign it."
Anyway, here are 10 more reasons, per StopUSKoreaNAFTA.org, to oppose the deal:
1.Undermines U.S. sovereignty in favor of international law & foreign tribunals of UN & World Bank.
2.Violates U.S. Constitution by circumventing Congressional authority regarding appropriation of U.S. tax dollars.
3.State legislators oppose it because it undermines State’s sovereignty.
4.Negotiated with expedited Executive authority & Congress is banned from amending or fully debating it.
5.Kills almost 160,000 U.S. jobs & encourages offshoring by multi-national corporations.
6.Favors powerful multi-national corporations over U.S. small business even when bidding for government contracts.
7.Not real “free trade” – benefits Korea much more than U.S. & increases U.S. trade deficit by $16.7 billion.
8.Allows unsafe food products into U.S. without inspection
9.Benefits NORTH Korea & strengthens Chinese leverage against us.
10.Immigration – throws open US doors to Korea