An inside report from the White House this morning reveals that staff members are panicking over the prospect of their boss actually going forward with his threat to close the U.S. border with Mexico.
President Donald Trump now says that he is planning to formally terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In a statement Saturday night the president said that he will do this as a way for him to exert pressure on Congress. He is anxious to get congressional approval for his new trade deal with Canada and Mexico which he maintains is better than NAFTA. Most experts do not agree with this, and believe that the president is merely trying to gain political points with his supporters since he heavily criticized NAFTA when he was campaigning to become president.
First there was the historic provision in the new North American trade agreement providing protection for the LGBTQ community. Included in the proposed agreement is a requirement that the U.S., Canada and Mexico take steps to protect workers against discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity.
If Americans want to take out their rage over lost jobs, or stagnant wages, or the decline of the middle class, or the crushing income inequality plaguing the nation’s economy, they should focus their anger on Republicans.
Eviscerated by President Obama in Cleveland, Speaker Boehner had no option but to try to bury Obama's budget in well-tried but obvious lies
Coming from what many would consider a "far Left" ideological foundation, my assertion is that this antagonism between the so-called "left" and "right" has been merely a smokescreen to divide us even further while the wealthy interests who actually dictate legislation---buying and manipulating politicians from both parties---continue to plunder our resources and bring our economy to the brink of collapse while we do nothing other than yell and scream at the other side.