Friday, February 29, 2008


Before the passage of NAFTA, my brother’s wife had a small, productive apparel business in Northern Virginia. She employed 25 to 30 people and the business was quite successful. When NAFTA passed, she could not compete with the mega giants as Calvin Klein, Ann Taylor, Jones of New York, Levi Strauss, Ralph Lauren who moved many of their manufacturing operations to Mexico, Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Honduras, Guatemala, Chile, Indonesia, Panama, Peru, Columbia and China. Thanks Mr. William Jefferson Clinton.

Hillary Clinton, the wife of Bill Clinton, was in favor of NAFTA in 1996 and also supported NAFTA in 2001. Hillary only changed her position on NAFTA after she was positioning herself to run for the White House in 2006. Ohio and Pennsylvania voters should be cognizant of the fact that Hillary Clinton has always promised the creation of jobs just as she did in the State of New York and has failed to deliver. It was pointed out by Tim Russert, moderator in last Thursday’s debate in Cleveland, Ohio, that Hillary in her first senatorial campaign had promised the creation of five million new jobs in the Greater Buffalo Area and the Southwestern Corridor of the State of New York. However, according to Tim Russert, the area in question has lost 30,000 jobs. Hillary responded by saying that she made that promise thinking that Al Gore would be the next president of the United States. Upon careful review and scrutiny of Hillary’s first senatorial campaign in the State of New York, Hillary never mentioned that the promise of five million jobs in the above stated areas would be contingent upon Al Gore becoming president. Therefore I have to conclude that in this case, Hillary Clinton was disingenuous, misleading and not forthright in talking with the voters in the state of New York. Ohio, Texas and Pennsylvania voters----beware!

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