Unmasking Continues – U.S. CoC Takes Direct Adversarial Position To U.S. NAFTA Trade Framework….

CTH has called out the anti-American economic positions of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for many years.  The U.S. CoC is the largest DC lobbying group for multinational corporations and multinational financial interests.  The CoC is at the very epicenter of the financial constructs that support the Washington DC UniParty.

When President Trump won the election in 2016 it was a thundershock to decades of work by the U.S. CoC to undermine economic nationalism in favor of global corporate interests. Within all of the economic, trade and policy discussion which subsequently flowed from the White House the CoC did not have a seat at the table.  Trump’s economic policy is adverse to the interests of The Big Club.

Today the CoC is taking a direct and adversarial position to oppose the White House and the intended framework (Trump, Ross, Lighthizer) for a renegotiated NAFTA deal.  The U.S. CoC is aligning with Canada and Mexico against the interests of the United States.

While predicted, it is a little surreal to see the U.S. CoC drop their mask so openly:

WASHINGTON DC – The Chamber of Commerce warned Friday that the Trump administration appears to be on the path to pulling out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, on the eve of the fourth round of talks to renegotiate that deal.

“Today we are increasingly concerned with the state of play with the negotiations,” John Murphy, the chamber’s senior vice president for international policy, told reporters Friday. He said the administration’s continued pursuit of a sunset clause for NAFTA and its push to favor U.S. companies for government contracts, over those from Canada and Mexico, was alarming the business community.

“The vast majority of business groups oppose these provisions emphatically,” Murphy said, adding that Canada and Mexico, the other countries in the deal, were not inclined to support them either. “The concern is that leading with these proposals could lead to a chaotic breakdown in the talks.”

That could lead the Trump administration to pull out of the deal entirely, he warned. President Trump has repeatedly made that threat in the past if the administration does not get what it wants out of the talks.

“There is an old adage in negotiations: Never take a hostage you wouldn’t shoot,” Murphy said. He urged the administration to pull back and “recalibrate” on the talks.

The comments were a stark break from protocol for the Chamber, the nation’s leading business lobby, which is rarely so publicly critical of an administration on trade matters. Murphy was stumped when asked a by a reporter of a previous instance of the Chamber opposing the White House in this manner.

The next round of talks open next week in Washington, D.C. (read more)

Think about this quote carefully:

[…] “He said the administration’s continued pursuit of a sunset clause for NAFTA and its push to favor U.S. companies for government contracts, over those from Canada and Mexico, was alarming the business community.”…

The Trump administration favoring U.S. companies for U.S. government contracts is alarming to the U.S. CoC business community.  Think about that.

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156 Responses to Unmasking Continues – U.S. CoC Takes Direct Adversarial Position To U.S. NAFTA Trade Framework….

  1. neal s says:

    I guess calling it the “U.S. Chamber of Commerce” is actually a misnomer or lie or misdirection. It might more accurately called the “Anti U.S. C of C” or the “Globalist C of C”

    Liked by 39 people

    • 4sure says:

      Is the COC a tax free org./ If so, Trump should order the IRS to look into revoking it’s tax free exemption because it is obviously a partisan political organization directly engaged in politics. Find some way to neuter the SOB org. It’s time we use our power to destroy our
      treasonous enemies.

      Liked by 19 people

      • WSB says:

        S.H. U. T. I. T. D. O. W. N.

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      • Contrarymary says:

        In my town of Northern California, (a pocket of conservatives) I was looking up the businesses that belonged to the c of c, and I was amazed to see the city, county, many government organizations and NGOs were dues paying members of the coc. It comes as no surprise that our repuke rep Doug lamalfa, was proud of getting an award from the local and national chamber of commerce. Always knew he was a swamp rat. If you multiply that by all the cities and counties around the country, (don’t know how many), but the chamber is getting loads of money from the taxpayers.

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        • MouseChop says:

          So right you are contrarymary. The first time I realized this was 2004 in Weatherford, Texas and their CoC. Greed, power, control and the stinch of arrogance is beyond belief. Perfect reflection of D.C. swamp. I’m so thankful God has this, put our great President in office and the war is on to take back our great nation. This battle has just begun but the people are waking up to the light of truth.
          Like our great Commander in Chief just told the press: It’s like the calm before the storm.
          So, let not your heart be troubled.

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  2. Sh*t like this is why we voted for you Sir!! MAGA!!

    Liked by 38 people

    • Thecleaner says:

      This is the dog whistle to the media to start attacking Trump on NAFTA. The CoC have tried to get their congressional stooges to run interference (Ryan et al) to no avail, as Trump can do this without congress….desperation time…let the media flogging begin…smh

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      • fleporeblog says:

        Here is the beauty! Their whistles will all be put up their asses because our Lion doesn’t need anyone’s permission to terminate NAFTA. He sign an EO starting the 6 month kill switch!

        Liked by 29 people

        • Thecleaner says:

          Heres hoping flep….and im a Canadian

          Liked by 15 people

          • fleporeblog says:

            You and Dekster our our adopted Canadians! You both have more heart than 50% of Americans! We at CTH will never forget that fact!

            Liked by 25 people

            • Thecleaner says:

              Thanks flep…ultimately what is good for the US is good for Canada as long as our governments agree that the beneficial trading relationship we share shoild be nurtured and grown….in order for that to once again be the case baby Justin needs to be sent packing…hes a tool

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              • Dekester says:

                Cheers Cleaner,

                Where would we Canadians be without the U.S.?

                It is humourous to listen to Canadian anti PDJT, anti Americans rant.

                These are the same Canadians that enjoy the largest undefended border in the WORLD courtesy of the U.S.

                I enjoy asking the detractors how would you feel about your security if Russia still owned Alaska.

                My favourite is listening to well heeled ones around me, moaning about the U.S. as they head off to their vacation homes in Arizona, California or Hawaii.

                In fairness to many of the sheep, the constant drumbeat of the MSM is largely responsible for much of the negativity, our media NEVER covers a positive PDJT or Melania story.

                Stay safe, and God bless PDJT.

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                • Thecleaner says:

                  Absolutely dekester,
                  I want the US to inflict enough trade punishment upon us to force the ridiculous SJW’S that infest every level of our government to become exposed for the absolute frauds they are, from one Scotsman to another, I know we will be just fine…it will be fun watching the rent seekers scramble for their next grant though
                  Peace brother

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                • Tegan says:

                  “Heading off to their vacation homes in the US”….and I might add, using American medical facilities for all their needs. Not that I have any objection to that, but it IS a bit hypocritical!

                  Liked by 1 person

                • sadsack says:

                  Dexter, I agree! there is nothing ever positive about President Trump in our media. If possible, I believe their coverage is worse than the US. My biggest fear is that Trudeau will get in again. Our country may have to hit rock bottom before the people wake up.

                  Go U.S. on NAFTA!

                  There are many Canadians cheering the US led by a leader whom I believe truly loves his country. Melania is a beautiful, gracious first lady yet she never graces magazine covers. The mainstream media and the ‘elites’ in the US and petty and vicious.

                  Great to see canadians here.
                  God bless the U.S.A.

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              • Bert Darrell says:

                Gee, Thecleaner, how can you forget about the poor LGBTQRSTUVWZ that the Canadian minister involved in the “negotiations” is so concerned about? /S

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                • Why do the LGBTQRSTUVWZ type’s need to keep adding to the acronym to describe themselves? The word deviant expresses what is needed and covers all the different expressions from the historic norm. I find it humorous that you need to find more people to drag into your small group that has far more political power than it should, In my opinion, conservatives should grow a backbone and quit bowing to the PC crowd and start worrying about the majority needs and stop catering to the globalist elites. I support the President and what he is trying to do. #MAGA

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        • usayes says:

          Would be willing to wager a tidy sum that that’s PDJT’s game plan!

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        • DEGinTN says:

          I am afraid for our President……………….truly

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        • Their interest is purely based on their bank account! They have no interest to improve economy in USA or intentions to give government contracts to US companies! When they outsource they get paid big money which doesn’t help americans but they take it! It’s been going on for ages!

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      • Yep you got it! I think Treeper georgiaflorida indicated T45’s twitter followers were over 40 million now…he’ll get his message out, and we just need to keep articles like this that SD provides us out in the public for everyone to learn what is going on.

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  3. nrsy4godandcountry says:

    the globalists are everywhere..plotting the demise of American excellence.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. EbonyRapror says:

    President Trump is The Great Divider, and I mean that as a complement to him. To be clear – he doesn’t actually divide anything – he shines light on the already existing divisions between patriotic Americans and fraudulent Americans. And thank God he does.

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  5. n1ghtcr4wler says:

    who’s paying them? if people knew they could boycott those who support the COC.
    I have to admit they have chosen an offical sounding name. I think many people believe the Chamber of Commerce is part of the government.

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    • Kroesus says:

      the big multinationals with no national loyalty dump $millions into the CoC for lobbying to improve their financial stake at the cost of the American consumer and economy

      Liked by 12 people

      • joshua says:

        allow corporations that do not donate to the CofC a tax exemption to repatriotize funds from offshore…but not those that donate to the tax exempt lobby operation.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Bert Darrell says:

          The CoC represents multinational corporations, not exclusively local local. Pure globaloney with no interest in MAGA.

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    • mireilleg says:

      Be careful on that because the US COC is not the same as your local coc. Small businesses in your town who belong to the coc are not necessarily supporting what the US COC wants.

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      • Judith says:

        The local CoC can be “useful idiots” or satellites for the national organization. I’ve seen this firsthand. Local businesses in CoC were “all in” for the illegal trafficking of slave laborers. They *love* the cheap labor.

        These *local* CoCs teamed up with trade unions to lobby politicians and town boards to build all these sanctuary cities to house illegal laborers. They spoke up at town board hearings to rezone residential neighborhoods into sec 8 dumps. These accomplices also infiltrated the local civic associations to quell dissent.

        For these reasons, I am not at all fond of my local CoC. These greedy opportunists did their part to fulfill UN’s Agenda 21. They methodically disassembled America’s “Bedford Falls” communities and turned them into “Pottervilles.”

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        • mireilleg says:

          I’m sure it depends on location. Ours is not that great either, but it does support local businesses. Although we have a big Tyson chicken plant in the making 12 miles over. The population, the local businesses don’t want it. We’ll see where the coc goes on that one.

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    • Others believe it is the head of the national C of C, but it’s not. Local Chambers have nothing to do with the big lobbying outfit.

      This is like the National Humane Society. A total fraud, I was told by the founder of the Alaska Iditarod as well as the Alaska Humane Society. Imagine his surprise and anger when he realized the Alaska group was being used as a fundraiser for the national one.

      Eventually, people began to fight back, noting that the NHS had never save a dog! Or that the NHS was using kill shelters for dogs donated to them. The Natl C of C is like that – they never do any good for local businesses.

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  6. lumoc1 says:

    Sundance you end your post with “Think about that.” But “favoring U.S. companies for U.S. government contracts is alarming to the U.S. CoC” is UNTHINKABLE.

    (unthinkable = adjective of a situation or event) too unlikely or undesirable to be considered a possibility,
    synonyms: unimaginable, inconceivable, unbelievable, incredible, beyond belief, implausible, preposterous.)

    The synonyms are a perfect description of the US CoC position 🙂 🙂

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  7. Kroesus says:

    US CoC is as anti successful and constitutional USA as the ACLU and the prog/commies and many other groups we see active in modern America…..they should be publicly proclaimed an enemy of the state and outlawed as traitors

    Liked by 9 people

    • WVPatriot says:

      ACLU has been advocating for communists in the USA from their beginning in 1920.

      Please check out this article on WND.com/2005/08/31 “The ACLU’s Shocking Legacy” authored by: Alan Sears

      Liked by 1 person

    • ivanthenuc says:

      Yep – the ACLU has never really been about liberty. It has always been a front group to push forward the hard core liberal agenda. It is similar to many liberal organizations that pretend to be non-biased and are used by the liberal media to prop up whatever they favor at that particular moment. Snopes is similar in form and function. The average citizen doesn’t have a clue because they really don’t care.

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  8. MM says:

    US COC is and has been the biggest enemy of the American People!

    Liked by 5 people

  9. thluckyone says:

    Alarming? Alarming to WHAT business community? For your fearlessness and for your willingness to make known the truth, GBY, SUNDANCE! Pull the masks offa these tricksters! Just because it’s October don’t mean it’s time for “Haloween”. NO TREETS for the C.o.C.! [and no tolerance either for any of their tricks]

    BOO!

    Liked by 10 people

  10. Bull Durham says:

    DJT is very divisive. He divides the enemies of MAGA from the cover they use as disguise.
    He exposes the covert operatives who sabotage election results, who corrupt Congress, who undermine national sovereignty and who rob us blind of our wealth and our future growth.

    Very divisive indeed. They have had to come out from behind the veils to fight him out in the open.
    The Swamp creatures are crawling up on the shore lines so we can crush them.
    Maybe he has put electric charges into the Swamp water and they can’t stand the voltage.

    Instead of draining the Swamp, he has made it too uncomfortable for many of the swine and fiends.

    Liked by 14 people

    • nuthinmuffin says:

      bringing evil doers to light…

      Do not assume that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.
      For I have come to turn ‘A man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law

      Matthew 10:24-25

      trump is doing the Lords work

      Liked by 3 people

    • progpoker says:

      You’re right. PDJT didn’t set out to drain the swamp. He has applied heat. The swamp critters are now just beginning to realize what’s for dinner!! MAGA!!

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    • Judith says:

      Inasmuch as people may clamor for their heads, it is so much more effective and practical to “unmask” the swamp creatures for all to see. Who knew we had so many bucknaked Emperors, before DJT had shone the spotlight of truth upon them?

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Coldeadhands says:

    “Murphy was stumped when asked a by a reporter of a previous instance of the Chamber opposing the White House in this manner.” Heh. 🐲

    Liked by 9 people

  12. stinkfoot63 says:

    Enemies of the state… they all need to be treated accordingly- bureaucrats, elected officials, media, etc. Seeing this as anything other than the war it is enables it to continue.

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  13. Publius2016 says:

    It’s time we had a business and manufacturing group committed to America First! The CoChas been the face of business and manufacturing in America for the past Quarter Century…Believe in the Power of Positive Thinking and MAGA!

    Liked by 3 people

  14. Ziiggii says:

    “There is an old adage in negotiations: Never take a hostage you wouldn’t shoot,” Murphy said.”

    Hahahahahahah!😂😂😂😂😂

    I have another old adage for you Murphy:
    “When you poke a bull – you get the horns.”
    Go ahead keep poking the Bull – he’s so ready to shoot your precious hostage!

    Liked by 10 people

  15. rikster says:

    Time for a wtf? @RealDonaldTrump tweet in 3, 2, 1…………………………

    Liked by 4 people

  16. nor'easter says:

    “There is an old adage in negotiations: Never take a hostage you wouldn’t shoot,” Murphy said.

    Think about that for a minute Mr. Murphy.

    Liked by 3 people

  17. duchess01 says:

    LOCK THEM UP – they are Anti-American Globalist Bums!

    Liked by 1 person

  18. fleporeblog says:

    This post ABSOLUTELY made my day! I LOVE IT! These POS had to come out an unequivocally state that they are opposed to US businesses benefiting. Honestly, these people should be taken out back and disposed of.

    This had to make our Lion’s day. The Wilburine is foaming at the mouth to get going with bilateral trade deals with both of these countries. I have a funny feeling that at some point next week, our President keeps another promise that will destroy the Globalist, Coc, Big Club, Mexico, Canada, GWB, GHB, Bill Clinton, Barry fro Kenya once and for all!

    The final paragraph in the article told me that WE as AMERICANS have nothing to loose sleep over!

    From the article linked above:

    Recent comments by top U.S. trade officials suggest there has been little progress in other areas and appear to be laying the groundwork for a pull-out. In an op-ed last month for the Washington Post, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross warned, “If we don’t fix the rules of origin, negotiations on the rest of the agreement will fail to meaningfully shift the trade imbalance. Our nation’s ballooning trade deficit has gutted American manufacturing, killed jobs and sapped our wealth. That is going to change under President Trump, and rules of origin are just the beginning.”

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  19. magatrump says:

    US C of C is our enemy. They are an enemy of the USA and MAGA.

    Liked by 3 people

  20. G. Combs says:

    “….There is an old adage in negotiations: Never take a hostage you wouldn’t shoot,” Murphy said….”

    SOOOooo?

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    • This statement shows Murphy’s arrogance and incompetence – Candidate Trump is President Trump, because among many things, he promised to deal with NAFTA shenanigans. President Trump has the right hostage because he does intend to shoot it. Murphy should watch some of Candidate Trump’s rally to understand why he chose NAFTA as his hostage.

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      • TheWanderingStar says:

        What’s the CoC gonna do? Have the multi-nationals withhold their money from PDJT’s campaign? Maybe they will try to influence their allies in Kongress against him? Maybe the Globalists like Suckerberg, Bozos or Gates will help them out. Good luck with that.

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  21. David R. Graham says:

    Perhaps “economic sovereignty” would improve, for rhetorical purposes, upon “economic nationalism.” ???

    Liked by 2 people

    • Sovereignty is a status.
      Nationalism is an agenda.

      Liked by 3 people

      • … Nationalism starts with Sovereignty and directs all actions to advance our security, freedom and prosperity.

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        • David R. Graham says:

          Concur, and that is why I suggested sovereignty: it is the necessary structure for nationalism — I prefer “patriotism” because “nationalism” has a racial component and a class component bequeathed it by Europeans, whereas we Americans have neither of those components (officially), thank God! (it’s why Europeans disdain us barbarians) — to move and prosper.

          Sovereignty is the structure, patriotism is the energy. Freedom, which is ontological (God-given), is the abyssal essence of it all … the existential necessity of which is: Beat Navy!

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        • thluckyone says:

          WOW! BKR, THAT’s an agenda I can support. But WAIT! If America were to pursue that agenda… gosh, all KINDS of things could happen….like

          – Like America becoming prosperous and secure
          – Like Americans re-doubling their EXTRAORDINARY acts of mercy and generosity at home and abroad
          – Like the renewal and expansion of the influence of Judeo-Christian civilization
          – Like America leading and encouraging others in research & development in medicine, in manufacturing, in social development and education AND in deployment of higher worth infrastructure
          – Like America leading in bilateral-trade deals that help EVERYONE to become prosperous and also REDUCING political tensions around the world
          – Like America setting the example for military force professionalism focused every bit as much on rescue and rehabilitation as on protection and elimination of hostilities.

          You know… stuff like that. Hey, it could happen! Thanks, BKR – for suggesting it!

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          • Love your specifics and passion!

            So few have painted what President Trump’s ACCOMPLISHING to capture the spirit of both his strategies and their contributions.

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            • thluckyone says:

              Bless you, BKR! Remember? I was the guy who voted for PDJT just hoping he wouldn’t be Hillary Clinton. LOL! ROFL! I. had. NO. idea! God has saved the best for last. In my old age, I just LOVE to see what’s happening for the nation I so cherish If I’m dreaming, may I never wake. If I’m awake, may I never sleep.

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  22. Founding Fathers Fan says:

    NAFTA sucks. Ross Perot warned us about that giant sucking sound.

    Liked by 9 people

  23. Carolina Kat says:

    The only sector of the business community that is alarmed is the unAmerican part. And we want them alarmed. Scared Sh!tless, actually.

    MAGA, President Trump.

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  24. Turranos says:

    C.O.C. stands for “Crock of Crap”

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  25. The “conservative movement” was founded (in the 1940s into the 50s), funded and populated by great America First manufacturers and Main Street businessmen like Roger Milliken. As the 70s rolled around the “conservative movement” was dominated by neo cons and internationalist business interests that have left it in the pathetic condition we find it today.

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  26. The “conservative movement” was founded (in the 1940s into the 50s), funded and populated by great America First manufacturers and Main Street businessmen like Roger Milliken. As the 70s rolled around the “conservative movement” was dominated by neo cons and internationalist business interests that have left it in the pathetic condition we find it today.

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  27. Turranos says:

    The USCOC – COC stands for “Crock of Crap”

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  28. chojun says:

    “There is an old adage in negotiations: Never take a hostage you wouldn’t shoot,” Murphy said. He urged the administration to pull back and “recalibrate” on the talks.”

    Murphy doesn’t understand that NAFTA is the hostage and Trump intends to shoot it.

    The CoC wouldn’t be sounding the alarm if they thought there was something they could do to stop all of this. This reeks of desperation to me and is an indicator that finally, for once, they really, truthfully do not have a seat at the Administration’s table and they are dealing with an existential threat.

    The threat that domestic, US-based corporations pose to global, offshore ones is interesting, especially given that non-domestic conglomerates with partial presences in the US must have assets and possibly market share orders of magnitude greater than domestic corporations – yet they are faced with possible elimination if the globalist rule-book is thrown into the fire on the US side.

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  29. quintrillion says:

    A sunset clause for NAFTA. (every 5 years to audit it’s fairness and re-balance for changes).
    YES. A reasonable, fair, and good over site!

    The conglomerate / syndicate of crooks don’t like getting caught when they work so hard to set up their greedy schemes. A sunset clause would hamper their schemes. GOOD!

    US government contracts favoring US companies over Canada or Mexico. YES. We are not a NAU yet and I hope P45 & this negotiation will kill NAU for good and all.

    All these years Canada & Mexico have been on the US Affirmative Action program. WRETCHED!

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  30. Time for President Trump to pass an EO that requires the USCOC to strip the “United States” from its name!

    No Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) should be permitted to use the “United States” moniker that would imply that it has any federal government authority or representation.

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  31. FL_GUY says:

    When the communists took over Russia in 1917, one of the things they started was to rename things with a phony name to hide their true purpose. For example, The American Civil Liberties Union was actually the lawyer pool for the Communist Party USA. It had nothing to do with civil liberties but everything to do with promoting and protecting communism to destroy the USA; hence their constant attacks on Christianity and protecting everything that is bad for American. The US CoC follows this tradition with a name that is the opposite of what they stand for. Like the ACLU for the communists, they represent Non-American interests to the detriment of the USA.

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  32. TheLastDemocrat says:

    Uniparty/Globalists/CoC have only one reason to come out with a public statement – that is to somehow influence someone somewhere.

    The legislators are already influenced. So, yes, the media are the audience. [Average Americans will never stumble across a Washington Examiner article.]

    The media could pick up on this. It will be unlikely. The media could cry “racism,” but, masterfully, Canada is mixed up in this.

    They can cry “nationalism,” which they love because they directly connect “nationalism” to “uber-nationalism,” and so link Americanism/America-First to Hilter, as long as the public continues to see Hilter as an arch-conservative and not the progressive, top-down autocrat he was.

    That will be tricky. They will have to explain what is going on, and how Trump’s direction is “bad.” This involves explaining international trade to the average yay-hoo. A few will read Krugman and jump on the badwagon, but most of us plain folk will just have our eyes glaze over once international trade and economics begins getting discussed.

    The leader of the country is supposed to be the main person looking out for America. And right now, “we” are under terrorist attacks and so should unify, our economy is perking up, and we are getting China/NK under control.

    Plus, the media have to promote this while they are off barking up the gun control tree.

    Also, CoC will have to collaborate with media and uniparty, and if this is too obvious, they lose credibility.

    In short, they are not in a good spot.

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    • Media capacity: 1 coordinated meme a week.

      Killing NAFTA: End of gun debate.

      Then again, go ahead with the gun debate in an election year while Wilburine kills NAFTA and reinvestment in the USA redoubles.

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    • Judith says:

      EneMedia are one trick ponies, for sure. What I love so much about PDJT is that, while they all double down on their irrelevant “scripted” talking points, he always has something else in the works. They can’t think on their feet.

      While they carped on and on about “Russia” the Trump team was busy visiting foreign leaders and constructing bi-lateral trade agreements. Trump swiftly pulled out of the Paris Accords and axed the job-killing TPP, all while the Enemedia contemplated their navels. He always leaves the purveyors of fake news eating his dust. It is so very entertaining.

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  33. Budman says:

    John Murphy, the chamber’s senior vice president for international policy, told reporters Friday. He said the administration’s continued pursuit of a sunset clause for NAFTA and its push to favor U.S. companies for government contracts, over those from Canada and Mexico, was alarming the business community…………………….John old boy, its America first lad. Good grief!

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  34. Liked by 5 people

    • Hip hip, hooray!

      Wilburine strikes again.

      “As the National Post noted, the decision will make it effectively impossible for Bombardier to sell its planes in the US. It also has important ramifications for the aerospace industry in both Canada and the UK, and also casts doubt on Bombardier’s future after a rocky stretch of thin sales.”

      Trudeau: Wanna sell Bombardier to China or Boeing?

      Hint: Guess what happens to the Bombardier carcass, not to mention pending Bilateral Trade Deals, in a USA-China trade war if you throw in with China.

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    • Message to China’s President Xi:

      This is how President Trump’s America First agenda deals with neighboring ALLIES.

      Remind us what you’ve gotten done with the NORKS, again.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Dekester says:

      Yep Nick,

      Our Canadian muppets on the business channel are truly stunned at the speed and power of your Wolverine. The were used to the speed of P44. A.K.A President Dopey.

      They truly have been shellacked.

      A Major pipeline in Canada was cancelled yesterday, which will benefit PDJT and the U.S. immensely. Trans Canada Pipelines took a one billion dollar charge as a result.

      Our finance minister ( a hack.) has just screwed small businesses and corporations including farmers. The blowback is serious.

      Now Bombardier is getting slammed.

      Go PDJT.

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      • El Torito says:

        ” They were used to the speed of P44. A.K.A President Dopey.”
        Yes, Obama took care to do whatever was the most harmful to the USA.
        I’ll bet Trump is still trying to get the stink of that gaggle of Anti-U.S. scum out of the White House.

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  35. thluckyone says:

    Treepers, please help me with my education. Why has it been so important to the globalists to keep Mexico so dependent? Drug cartel interests? As dead-weight to hold back the Western Hemisphere? To continue & expand Mexico as a route for Islamic invasion?

    Am I the only one who thinks that Mexico could have long ago been brought out of “third-world” status with investments in its own borders, mfg & infrastructure? I realize the answers are very complex but any ideas could be mind-expanding. THANKS!

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Good questions. I have wondered about this myself.

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    • If you keep the people down then they will follow you. If you give them the ability to succeed then they will now follow but make their own path and follow their dreams. How could we get cheap labor if they stay in Mexico? How can we get more dem voters if they stay in Mexico? How can we divide the nation as racist if they stay in Mexico? How can we justify welfare (dem voters mostly) if there are jobs for Americans? It all goes back to control.

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    • Carolina Kat says:

      The original Spaniards have a caste system – a class system – wherein the white (of direct Spanish descent) are the ruling class. They don’t believe in ‘sharing the wealth’. Drugs and lawlessness are used as a tool to maintain strict police and military responses, very rarely applied.

      It is a mess, and they need a populist revolt there, but there is no ambition to overthrown their government – apparently ours looks easier.

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      • Kroesus says:

        13 uber wealthy ruling families of Spanish descent in Mexico…..a true oligarchy with a very small ruling class…..we are approaching that here with more people involved……it has been that way since Mexico won their independence…….you have not seen racism until you see how a Mexican of Spanish heritage (white) deals with an Aztec or Mayan descendant “indios” Dark-skinned Indian)…..I look at Mexico’s accessory conduct in enabling illegal invasion of the US as a safety valve….they are the ones who generally are more individualistic and look for improvement…..if they had been constrained to Mexico we would have already seen a revolution there

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        • Tegan says:

          I lived in Guatemala many years ago and it’s the same there. Probably the same in a Columbia, Ecuador, etc. In Guatemala, at least, it wasn’t always skin color but also facial hair (Mayans are generally hairless, as are American Indians.)

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  36. 5catzmom says:

    Can someone enlighten me as to exactly who are these multinational corporations, i.e. names? I have been following TCT for the past two years, some days more than others, but I don’t know that I’ve seen this. Please pardon the rookie question if it has been answered.

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    • thluckyone says:

      Hi, 5catzMom!

      Believe it or not, you can do a web-search for “evil multinational corporations”. I did and found this: http://www.sneakymag.com/life/five-evil-corporations-world/ Problem is, I have NO IDEA regarding the values held by the web-site’s publishers but it did spook me a bit that I’m so much in agreement with them. Other web searches might be more informative.

      I have very few specifics but I may be able to help you frame your question. Multinationals come in all sizes and flavors and levels of integrity.

      Think of financial services and then think of the biggest. Investigate their boards of directors (usually on the web) and dig some into the financial holdings of those board members (that’s a little trickier). As others have said here, just follow the money. You’ll discover where their values lie.

      And, as a for instance, I’m thinking Goldman-Sachs. I personally think of them as black-hats but I should be honest and do more research about them.

      Then, think of shipping. Think of Communications. Think of petroleum products and other energy related commodities and suppliers. Think of mining and construction and agricultural entities. I love Catepillar but I need to look more closely at them. I try to stay away from Monsanto and DuPont but again, I haven’t looked into those companies for decades. They may have changed for good or even more toward the dark side.

      You could do a service to many by publishing your findings and your reasons for your conclusions – to help others reach their OWN conclusions. I think it behooves us ALL to know where our money is going when we spend it. THANK YOU for being here!

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  37. Johnny Bravo says:

    Pardon my French but…

    When you have big balls you’ve got to be prepared to show them. PJT and WR have big balls and they are not afraid to show them!

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  38. Alison says:

    I keep hoping POTUS will spotlight COC as the boss of Congress. It’s long past time voters understand this unholy alliance.

    May Wilburine & the wolverines leave some big claw marks on Tom Donahue’s …….

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  39. A2 says:

    The CoC is just squealing, because that horse has left the barn and as sundance said, unmasking themselves in the process.

    There is no way that the trade wolverines in the WH, and the MAGA agenda lose in the NAFTA renegotiations.

    Mexico and Canada are given a chance to negotiate in good faith on America’s terms or, the agreement is rescinded.

    That will lead to bilats on America’s terms.
    QED.

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  40. TreeClimber says:

    That meme gets me every time…

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  41. jeans2nd says:

    Two years ago – prescience.

    “SharonKinDC says:
    October 25, 2015 at 3:37 am
    Trump is the only candidate who can go toe to toe w/ him (Tom Donohoe).”
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/10/24/and-yet-again-u-s-chamber-of-commerce-announces-goal-to-destroy-nationalists-and-conservative-politicians/#comment-1698907

    Add Wilburine to those who can go toe to toe with the Global CoC, as indicated by the last para in the Wash Examiner article.
    “rules of origin are just the beginning.”

    Circuitous route to a point – Dodd-Frank established the Consumer Finance Protection Board (CFPB) defined by Heritage as “…arguably the most powerful and unaccountable regulatory agency in existence.” http://www.heritage.org/government-regulation/report/consumer-protection-predates-the-consumer-financial-protection-bureau

    Obama tasked Elizabeth Warren to set up the CFPB.
    “EXCLUSIVE: Gravy Train Flows Wide And Deep At Elizabeth Warren’s Consumer Agency”
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/07/exclusive-gravy-train-flows-wide-and-deep-at-elizabeth-warrens-consumer-agency/

    Mitch McConnell was tasked by the Global CoC to eliminate the CFPB and failed.

    During the recent Obamacare repeal negotiations, McConnell’s job was also to pass a House resolution that would repeal a CFPB rule on arbitrations, the perfect time for some deal-making.
    “Senate Republicans Plan to Sneakily Gut Major Consumer Protection Rule”
    https://theintercept.com/2017/09/25/under-cover-of-graham-cassidy-senate-gop-moving-to-gut-major-cfpb-rule/
    McConnell cannot deliver.

    McConnell lost that battle as well. The Global CoC has now gone venue-shopping on its own and filed a lawsuit to take eliminate the CFPB arbitration rule.
    https://www.consumerfinancemonitor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/09/Complaint-for-Declaratory-and-Injunctive-Relief-Chamber-of-Commerce-v-CF….pdf

    The McConnell/CFPB losses plus today’s Global Coc statement on NAFTA negotiations seems to indicate that the Global Coc has also lost its’ influence through McConnell of the Senate.

    “Never take a hostage you wouldn’t shoot”
    The hostage is the CoC. Survey says…shoot ’em.

    That’s the Pollyanna view from the cheap seats, anyway. Score another one for the Tea Party. Whoops. MAGA Party (honest fraudian slip).

    Mr. Donohoe – chamomile is recommended at night to soothe frayed nerves. Mint is best for that upset stomach.

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  42. TwoLaine says:

    Why we would EVER let a foreign country bid on a US contract is a complete and total mystery to me. It is foreign and antithetical to our national interests and overall welfare. Anyone who sanctions this behavior going forward should be taken out back and shot, by our military, as treasonous traitors.

    This is how our government has eroded Main Street and Main streets values since NAFTA began. They gave away our companies, our jobs, our secrets, and handed our money over to foreign entities in return for ZERO OVERSIGHT.

    The sooner NAFTA is in the trash heap and set on fire, the better!

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  43. wisdell says:

    Someone who knows how should put this quote:
    “He said the administration’s continued pursuit of a sunset clause for NAFTA and its push to favor U.S. companies for government contracts, over those from Canada and Mexico, was alarming the business community.”…
    in a tweet. This needs to get out. Most folks think the Chamber of Commerce benefits their community— funny that!

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  44. carrierh says:

    This is why we never joined the CoC in our small city – dues for what? Wine get-togethers mostly from what we could see and joining meant you got one shot of telling you are and what you do, so better to advertise for more notice.

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  45. Robert W. says:

    “4sure says:
    October 6, 2017 at 1:36 pm
    Is the COC a tax free org./ If so, Trump should order the IRS to look into revoking it’s tax free exemption because it is obviously a partisan political organization directly engaged in politics. Find some way to neuter the SOB org. It’s time we use our power to destroy our
    treasonous enemies.”

    Absolutely fantastic comment… It should be dealt with.

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