Skip to comments.What CAFTA means for the US.
Posted on 07/15/2005 2:48:28 PM PDT by w6ai5q37b
CAFTA, the Central American Free Trade Agreement is being sold as a free trade agreement between the US and several nations in the Central American region. What is it and what does it matter to you?
CAFTA is really not about free trade. Free trade is the bait. The hook, the catch, is regional government. Free trade is really unregulated, unimpeded trade. This is not what CAFTA is about. CAFTA will increase trade regulation between the US and Central America, not decrease it. Take a look at the hundreds of pages of regulations listed in the CAFTA charter. This is not free trade. Furthermore, it will require thousands of bureaucrats to administer these regulations. And these bureaucrats will need to be paidwith your tax money. Were talking hundreds of millions of dollars here. And these bureaucrats will be totally unaccountable to you, unlike the bureaucrats in the US and state governments, who are at least somewhat accountable to you. In addition, companies will need to hire more staff in order to deal with these new regulations. Small companies will suffer because they will not be able to afford the staff. This helps explain why many large corporations support CAFTAit will kill off the smaller competition.
Now free trade was how ECOSOC, presently called the EU, was sold to the people in Europe. And for over 50 years, it has mutated into something much more than an economic agreement between nations. The European Union is, and actually always has been, a regional government. Only now, this is evident to many. Likewise, CAFTA is a regional government. The African Union is a regional government. ASEAN is a regional government. These regional governments are much less accountable to the people they rule over than the subservient national governments that exist in between. Therefore, when it comes time to unify these regional governments into a world government, the resistance by the people, even if it is as great as it would be now, will be much less effective, again, because these regional governments are not going to listen to the people.
Occasionally, you will hear of politicians, such as the President, tout CAFTA as being good for US business. For example, President Bush has pointed out in North Carolina recently, at a textile mill, that the textile mill does much business with Central America, and to kill CAFTA would hurt the textile mill and other businesses like it. The truth is, people in Central America make a lot less money than we do. There is no way the average individual in Central America who makes a few dollars a day is going to be able to afford to buy clothes made in the US. It is just not possible. So, to overcome this economic barrier, the US government subsidizes the textile imports from the factory, so that they can be sold in Central America, for a low enough price that average Central Americans can afford.
In summary, the US government is using your tax money to make these textile exports possible. This is a sort of combination of foreign aid and corporate welfare. But of course there is no way the government can afford to do this for all businesses who want to export their products to 3rd-world countries, but it is enough to do it for a few businesses, and so to propagandize their exporting success as a harbinger of good things to come under CAFTA. Nothing could be further from the truth. As soon as they get CAFTA passed, there will be no more need for such propaganda, and our economic decline will begin to accelerate. Our standard of living will become 3rd-world rate in a short time. Once that happens, American labor will be much cheaper in cost compared with Central American labor, so there might not be as much of a trade deficit by that time. Unfortunately, like in Central America, in a 3rd-world US, there will be not much of a middle class to speak of. And the US middle class is the backbone of this country. It is also the backbone of resistance to world government. It is the stubborn Anglo-Saxon self-sufficiency that Mexicos President Fox, who is an even bigger internationalist than George Bush, speaks about.
Like with any other issue, with CAFTA there are perhaps 99% of the people promoting it who really dont understand what it is about, but they go along with it because they have been sold on the propaganda that was promoted by the 1% who initiated CAFTA. These initiators of CAFTA know precisely what CAFTA is about, and do know that CAFTA will be destructive to the US. Perhaps some of these just dont care, they just want to make a buck, but there are those who want to see the US made subservient to a world government, and they see CAFTA as a stepping-stone to that goal.
Cafta is a nightmare.
It will pass, maybe not this time, but next. Look, neither side of the aisle gives a rat's behind for anything but their own pockets and the money that lets them campaign.
I had it with GOP AND Dems.
That it is.
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Sad to say, if the dumba## sheeple wont do anything about the abolition of private property as handed down by the SC, they won't do anything about vitamins either.....
Cheers to a quicker death!