July 13, 2008
The Democrats continue to oppose a trade deal with our (for the time being) staunch ally Columbia. As the New York Times explains:
But Democrats oppose the bill because…they want more support (i.e, Government spending) for US workers. Soooo, Democrats purportedly want to help US workers by killing a deal that would make it easier for US-made goods to be sold abroad.
Then again, maybe that’s not the real reason:
As this story states, however, since Uribe took office in 2002, “the number of killings of union members has dropped sharply….”
No matter – most Democrats are more concerned with keeping union bosses happy than in doing something that would actually benefit American workers.