Republicans have sold us out even more. CAFTA is a five letter curse word just as NAFTA is. Big businesses wil now have a new section of the globe which will allow them to shut down factories here in the states and open up factories in this new section. More American jobs going outside the United States. This is highly depressing.
I used to work for Russell Corporation. I am sure you have seen the big R on Collegiate and Pro team jerseys. Before NAFTA, Russell had several sewing plants throughout Alabama. After NAFTA, they started building Sewing Plants in Mexico. After these were built, they shut all but one that were located in Alabama. The one they opened in Alabama was where the jerseys you see on TV were stitched.
Russell is not alone in this endeavor. A lot of companies have used the same scenario. Most people that read this post will never ever be directly affected by NAFTA or CAFTA. The ones it will affect are the blue collar workers that don’t have a computer and/or internet service.
I was once a blue collar worker, so I know how they will feel once they lose their job to exploited labor in Central America.
George Bush says: “CAFTA would boost textile exports” I don’t see a rise in textile products being exported, I see a rise in texttile jobs being imported. Bush says: “‘This deal is a good deal for workers” Yea, good for the Central American worker.
And do you know what is down the road? SAFTA!
South American Free Trade Agreement…..
We are on a downward spiral of destroying the backbone of America, THE BLUE COLLAR WORKER.