NAFTA Round #6 – USTR Robert Lighthizer Highlights Canada’s Deceptive Negotiation Approach…

NAFTA renegotiation round six ended yesterday in Canada will no substantive progress on the most contentious trade issues.  One negotiation chapter on corruption was closed, but there was little to no agreement on much else.

Each of the primary Trade Representatives gave a closing statement at the conclusion of Round #6.  U.S.T.R. Lighthizer blasted Canada for attempting to inject schemes, fraud and deceptive dealing within the negotiations. Princess Rainbow Sparkles from Canada tried to pretend the Canadian proposal was realistic.  It was all awkward.  Hopefully President Trump will soon get us out of this nonsense. Lighthizer Transcript below video:

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Ambassador Lighthizer: It is a pleasure to be here in Quebec. Montreal is one of the great cities of the world, and I have not been back in many years, and I’ve missed it. I used to come here in the 70s and 80s with my wife and children to go to Mont-Tremblant and learn how to ski. We loved the French culture, we loved the excellent food, the wonderful skiing and as I recall, it was cold all the time. That hasn’t changed at least.

I always thought that Quebec has the greatest motto anywhere: “Je me souviens.” It is a perfect comment on history, culture, and even the future. I think it is a perceptive motto for a trade negotiator. Maybe we’ll put it up at USTR – “Je me souviens.” You can see it when you walk in.

Since we are in Canada, let me talk a bit about our bilateral trade relationship. I think there is some misunderstanding here that the United States is somehow being unfair in these negotiations and that is not the case.

Free trade agreements are essentially grants of preferential treatment to other countries in exchange for an approximately equal grant of preferential treatment in their economy. Thus, it is reasonable from time to time to assess whether the bargain has turned out to be equitable.

Using Canadian statistics, Canada sold the United States $298 billion U.S. dollars in goods in 2016, the last numbers that we have. We sold Canada $210 billion dollars in goods. Now that’s a lot of two-way trade, but it also means that Canada has an over $87 billion U.S. dollar surplus with the United States. To put this in perspective, that figure is equal to approximately 5.7 percent of Canada’s GDP. When energy is removed, and in some people’s opinion that’s a fair thing to do, the number is still $46 billion dollars. The projected figures for 2017 show that the surplus will be even larger when those numbers are in.

Now I ask Canadians because we’re in Canada, is it not fair for us to wonder whether this imbalance could in part be caused by the rules of NAFTA? Would Canada not ask this same question if the situation were reversed? So we need to modernize and we need to rebalance.

Now let me turn to the Sixth Negotiating Round and the status of our talks. We believe that some progress was made. We closed one chapter, as Ildefonso [Guajardo] said it was the chapter on corruption, which is a very important chapter, and we made some progress on a few others. More importantly though, we finally began to discuss some of the core issues. So this round was a step forward, but we are progressing very slowly.

We owe it to our citizens, who are operating in a state of uncertainty, to move much faster. Of course, negotiating as a group of three is more difficult than bilateral talks. Often, issues become more complicated and contentious when there are three parties.

I would like to comment on two proposals by the Canadians, one of which has been in the press quite a bit, and that is a presumed compromise on rules of origin.

We find that the automobile rules of origin idea that was presented, when analyzed, may actually lead to less regional content than we have now and fewer jobs in the United States, Canada, and likely Mexico. So this is the opposite of what we are trying to do.

In another proposal, Canada reserved the right to treat the United States and Mexico even worse than other countries if they enter into future agreements. Those other countries may, in fact, even include China, if there is an agreement between China and [Canada]. This proposal, I think if the United States had made it, would be dubbed a “poison pill.” We did not make it, though. Obviously, this is unacceptable to us, and my guess is it is to the Mexican side also.

Finally, I would like to refer, because I think it fits into this context to an unprecedented trade action that Canada brought against the United States very recently. It constitutes a massive attack on all of our trade laws. If it were successful, it would lead to more Chinese imports into the United States and likely fewer Canadian goods being sold in our market.

Now we understand that countries often challenge specific actions taken by another country in the context of trade laws. This is normal and what we expect. But this litigation essentially claims that 24 years ago, the United States effectively gave away its entire trade regime in the Uruguay Round. Of course, we view this case as frivolous, but it does make one wonder if all parties are truly committed to mutually beneficial trade. It also underscores why so many of us are concerned about binding dispute arbitration. What sovereign nation would trust to arbitrators or the flip of a coin their entire defense against unfair trade?

To conclude, some real headway was made here today. The United States views NAFTA as a very important agreement. We are committed to moving forward. I am hopeful progress will accelerate soon. We will work very hard between now and the beginning of the next round, and we hope for major breakthroughs during that period.

We will engage with both Mexico and Canada urgently, and we will go where these negotiations take us. Thank you very much.

(Transcript Link)

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102 Responses to NAFTA Round #6 – USTR Robert Lighthizer Highlights Canada’s Deceptive Negotiation Approach…

  1. Bitcoin & Stock Market Timing says:

    Like Arnold said, “GET OUT!!!… OF NAFTA”

    Liked by 8 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      It has to happen sooner rather than later! NAFTA is killing our GDP!

      I wrote this a few days ago:

      Reality hit me across the face on why we won’t get there yet (4% GDP or higher for an entire year) but we will in the future. By the end of 2019. Here is why:

      I am taking the following two statements about the 4th Quarter and the Annual GDP Rates that were just released from the link in my tweet.

      4th Q GDP:

      The increase in real GDP in the fourth quarter reflected positive contributions from personal consumption expenditures (PCE), nonresidential fixed investment, exports, residential fixed investment, state and local government spending, & federal government spending that were partly offset by a negative contribution from private inventory investment. Imports, which are a subtraction in the calculation of GDP, increased.

      2017 Annual GDP:

      The acceleration in real GDP from 2016 to 2017 in nonresidential fixed investment and in exports and a smaller decrease in private inventory investment. These movements were partly offset by decelerations in residential fixed investment and in state and local government spending. Imports, which are a subtraction in the reflected upturns calculation of GDP, accelerated.

      In both cases what is holding our country and economy back is the IMPORTS that we are reliant upon. Notice in the 4th Q & for the 2017 year, there was an increase (acceleration) of imports which is subtracted from our totals.

      Our President & his Killers absolutely understand that this was the plan of GHB, Bill Clinton, GWB and BHO. NAFTA and China becoming part of the WTO are the two creatures that was born and nurtured by these POS.

      The fact our President was able to grow the Economy by 2.3% in 2017 versus BHO 1.5% with imports increasing is a testament to him and his team. Our President is right when he says that growing GDP by 1% adds an additional $2.5 Trillion dollars and an additional 10 million jobs. He nearly accomplished that in hist first year by outpacing his predecessor by 0.8%.

      Realistically, a goal of 3% for the 2018 year is what we should all aim for. The idea of 4% or 5% is not realistic at this time. The reason being our need for imports. We saw Chrysler announce they are closing a factory in Mexico and expanding their factory in Michigan.

      Campbell Soup is closing their factory in Toronto, Canada and bringing their entire operation back to the US. Samsung and LG are opening new factories in SC and TN this year. Mazda and Toyota are expanding their production in the US with their factory in Alabama.

      If the Mexicans and Canadians don’t agree to our terms with NAFTA, we need to get the hell out of there immediately. This will cause many new announcements of companies coming BACK to the US. Putting these tariffs on solar panels and washing machines may effect the price by $50 but it allows Whirlpool and other US companies an opportunity to compete. Our President will be announcing massive tariffs on steel and aluminum within the next 90 days. Once again it will cost US consumers some additional money but it will bring our steel and aluminum companies back to life.

      Everything I described and much more that will occur that I didn’t mention will truly have AMERICA BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER! Cutting our need on imports has a multiplier effect. Our GDP by 2019 and 2020 will be closing in if not at 4% Annual GDP.

      By the time our President walks away in January 20, 2025, 5%+ GDP will become the new normal because factories will once again be up and booming like they did before NAFTA and China’s introduction into the WTO.

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      • fleporeblog says:

        Here is another incredible example of what happens when our President and his killers fight back! The giant Chinese company realized we need to open up a plant in the US in order to overcome the tariffs. Nobody is Going To War via trade with us.

        Just imagine how many corporations like Chrysler, Campbell etc. will rush the hell out of Mexico 🇲🇽 and Canada 🇨🇦 to get back into the good old USA 🇺🇸.

        From the article linked above:

        There are other indications that foreign solar companies are bringing manufacturing to the U.S.

        Documents filed with the local government in Jacksonville, Florida, this month state that a “leading international manufacturer of solar panels and modules” is seeking to invest more than $400 million in building a manufacturing plant in the city.

        The facility, code-named “Project Volt,” will create 800 jobs between now and the end of next year, according to the documents.

        Jinko declined to comment on whether it was the company behind Project Volt. A spokeswoman for the Jacksonville City Council didn’t respond to a request for comment outside of regular office hours.

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      • trialbytruth says:

        So flep you are buying the import estimate the feds used in the 4th quarter?

        Liked by 1 person

        • fleporeblog says:

          Yes and no! It is a reality that our imports this year grew more than in previous years. However, the 2.6% is absolutely wrong and it was done so to stop our President this evening from sharing that in his first year he was able to accomplish 3% or higher GDP in 3 consecutive quarters. That hasn’t been done since 2004. I believe that the 4th Quarter will end at 3.4%.

          However, in order to get to 4% or higher, we have to kill the difference between imports versus exports.

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      • Total US GDP is just under $20 Trillion. $2 Trillion is 10% of that.
        How does an increase in GDP of 0.8% (or total increase of 2.6%) equate to an additional $2 Trillion FOR THE GOVERNMENT?
        The government takes taxes from that $20 Trillion. For financial year 2017 it is estimated to be $3.46 trillion.
        I can’t see how THE GOVERNMENT will get AN ADDITIONAL $2 Trillion from the expanding economy.
        Even the GDP will NOT increase by $2 Trillion because that would mean an increase of 10%. Not possible unless I’m not seeing something you are.

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        • fleporeblog says:

          Our President has stated numerous times that increasing the GDP by 1 point adds $2.5 Trillion dollars to the federal government.

          Liked by 1 person

          • SharonKinDC says:

            IIRC, that 2T number is the dollar equivalent of a 1% increase in our current GDP. IOW, thats additional GDP dollars, not additional Federal tax collected. However, a 2T increase in GDP WILL increase Federal tax collections. Just not by the same amount of the GDP increase. Maybe a high of 500B in increased Federal taxes.

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            • fleporeblog says:

              Thanks for that explanation!

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            • cdquarles says:

              Taxes are paid in nominal dollars, though, so gross tax receipts may increase more than $500 billion. That’s almost enough to erase the ‘deficit’ if gross Federal spending does not increase.

              Flip side: the USA is a capital goods exporting nation. As long as the US dollar is the world’s reserve currency, we *must* export dollars to the extent that the rest of the world wants to hold dollars. So, the ‘trade deficit’, as such, does not bother me as long as the balance of payments ends up being in our favor.

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            • Current GDP is $20 Trillion. 1% of that would be $200 Billion.
              2017 estimated Fed revenue is $3.46 Trillion. That ain’t gonna increase by $2 Trillion any time soon.
              No matter how we calculate it, the Baba97 tweet figures don’t add up.

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      • Orville R. Bacher says:

        No greater deception was ever loaded onto the American people than granting China membership to the WTO and unrestricted access to the American market. Quite the accomplishment, for a few sheckles in corrupt politicians pockets, we have created the worst, most economically powerful enemy we have yet seen.

        As for NAFTA, Perot knew exactly what was going to happen, but big, dirty money drowned him out.

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  2. Stringy theory says:

    Screw the bastards that want to undermine our country’s workers. Pull the plug on NAFTA, now!!

    Liked by 11 people

  3. Bree says:

    Just let me know when we are out!😀

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Everywhereguy says:

    Fair’s fair, Canada and Mexico. We’re not punching bags.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. osugagal says:

    I so love President Trump’s team. The members do their jobs so well and have America’s interests at heart. The sad thing is how few people understand the great things that are being done. Nevertheless, MAGA with full speed ahead.

    Liked by 12 people

    • The Boss says:

      Lighthizer et. al. are the A+ Team. They make anyone from the past two or three administrations look lower than rank amateurs. Yes, we are fortunate to have these people working for US.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Correct, Boss. That’s because most of those in previous administrations were amateurs. The were political friends, party hacks, big donators, retiring politicians, famous entertainers. Someone named Kennedy. Anyone but qualified.

        Liked by 9 people

      • MAJA says:

        The past administrations didn’t have any one who worked an honest day in their life. 0bama had absolutely no clue how the economy works, or what drives industry. He, like Bernie, thinks money grows on other people’s trees and is happy to steal it.

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    • signer1 says:

      Certainly no placating foreign countries, allies or not, not by the Trump team. This is business! Trump plays to win, MAGA!

      Liked by 4 people

      • Orville R. Bacher says:

        Canada started negotiating with the strategic error of partnering with Mexico. I guess no one on the Canadian team bothered looking at a map to see the country that holds the cards. If Canada and Mexico had NAFTA without the USA, it wouldn’t take long for Mexico to suck the rest of the jobs out of southern Ontario.

        $2.25 per hour (Mexican auto wages) wouldn’t even cover the government mandated benefits for an auto worker in Canada.

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    • Tegan says:

      Kudos to Lighthizer and his team! Another outstanding example of real leadership, superior knowledge and understanding of the actually topics at hand and not afraid to tell it like it is. Mr. L. Probably doesn’t get as much recognition as he should.

      Liked by 6 people

  6. Amazing, we’re so lucky to have this Team representing us.

    Liked by 12 people

  7. wjb105 says:

    Canada still doesn’t get that after the US tax cuts the US is going to suck a lot of jobs and investment out of Canada. (same goes for Europe).

    Liked by 2 people

    • Angel Martin says:

      We are really screwed. Kevin O’Leary called it when he said the NAFTA negotiations would be Bambi vs Godzilla.

      Canada does have the advantage that not all the regulations are federal, but the provinces of Quebec and Ontario are so screwed up that they may as well be California and NY north.

      Any discussion of a more competitive tax and regulatory regime is a non-starter because “that is what Trump is doing”. So we have to do the opposite, no matter how moronic and self destructive.

      Liked by 6 people

  8. Publius2016 says:

    They are biding their time like the Dems…they hope that 2018 will shift the balance of power nd Impeachment will be a reality! Wonder when the NAFTA card will be pulled…definitely after THE WALL AND BUDGET…That’s right, we have THE WALL AND BUDGET UP FIRST…no wonder the Dems are with socks…

    Liked by 1 person

    • Founding Fathers Fan says:

      Impeachment of The President requires a simple majority of the members present and voting in The House of Representatives. Impeachment is the equivalent to an indictment.
      The trial is held in the Senate and conviction requires the concurrence of two thirds of the Senators present.
      The Chief Justice of the United States presides over the proceedings.
      There have been no Presidents convicted in proceedings.

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  9. Pam says:

    I’m with the choir here. Get out of NAFTA now please!

    Liked by 7 people

  10. mantaplagi says:

    You’re gonna need to build two walls.

    South and North.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. One Voice says:

    NAFTA really shows how much of a Globalist Rubber Ducky socks Trudeau is. Like the US, NAFTA has destroyed manufacturing in Canada especially in the auto sector as so many jobs went to Mexico. Cities such as Windsor and Oshawa have been decimated and Trudeau does not seem to care. The middle-class has been hit just as hard in Canada as in the U.S. If Trudeau was a patriot he would want to remove or change it similar to Trump.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Angel Martin says:

      That is all correct. The one difference is that the 2008 recession was really mild here, and there was no housing bust – although prices are now falling in Toronto.

      What little was left of the manufacturing and industrial base is almost gone, but no-one seems to care because they can borrow against their home equity and buy more imported chinese crap.

      If we have a significant housing bust, the Canadian economy will be a smoking hole in the ground.

      Liked by 2 people

  12. Buckeye Ken says:

    Quit watering down the beer that is exported to the US.

    Liked by 4 people

  13. Cuppa Covfefe says:

    Gotta love the not-too-subtle jab at the CAGW SJW snowflakes:

    “and as I recall, it was cold all the time. That hasn’t changed at least.”

    He could well have said “that hasn’t changed in the least”.

    Oh, Canada. I hope and pray that you get your own Donald Trump, and a full set of Deplorables and Wolverines to with him. We need the same here in Germany, too…

    Liked by 8 people

  14. mantaplagi says:

    The Canadian National Anthem?

    Liked by 3 people

  15. oldsarg says:

    Stay strong. Both Canada and Mexico will fold rather than lose their food ticket.

    Liked by 3 people

  16. dayallaxeded says:

    As long as Princess Rainbow Sprinkles is Canada’s chief negotiator, there can be no progress. She’s not a trade expert–she’s a [bacterial] culture minister. No understanding of economics. No understanding of real jobs and trade. Cut a deal with MX that gets serious about MX developing and properly policing itself–it’s own MMGFO [Make MX Great For Once]. Let Canada look on from afar–they’ll come around in a year or two.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jenny R. says:

      At this point, and with the “negotiator” Sockboy has used, the Mexicans will likely negotiate more quickly and with more good faith than the Canadians.

      Liked by 4 people

      • mopar2016 says:

        Chrystia Freeland is a lousy negotiator. Hard to listen to her too.

        Before the end of each sentence, her voice goes up an octave on the last word.
        Not sure why that bugs me, but it does. She wants our president to drop the “America First” policy. I don’t think that she’s going to get her gender chapter added to NAFTA either.
        Same with the indigenous chapter and the other SJW nonsense.

        She’s a big fan of the cult of islam too, even further left than that moron Bill Maher.
        She says that it’s time to stand up for real diversity.
        Where have I heard that before?

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        • John Good says:

          Thanks for posting this video! I am a retired commercial driver who listens to Red Eye Radio at night & last yr. I woke up to use the restroom about 6 am & heard the hosts of Red Eye Radio making fun of this “Liberal Loon” woman on this Bill Maher panel defending Islam. I never even heard of Chrystia Freeland before, so I actually went to the website & downloaded the audio clip & then I found this video. After watching this video, I had this sinking feeling that the Canada that my parents ran to after WW2 & that I grew up in was gone forever.
          I’m Canadian, & so ashamed of this clueless woman that’s representing Canada in these NAFTA negotiations. We “are done like a dinner”, so your President Trump should put us out of our misery by cancelling NAFTA right away, so we here in Canada don’t have to listen to this “snowflake” make a fool of herself & Canada any longer!
          IMO, Trudeau & the Liberals are trying to do to Canada, what has been done to most of Europe & it will not end well for us!

          Liked by 5 people

    • Tegan says:

      What in the H@!! we’re they thinking sending her?

      Liked by 3 people

  17. Beenthere says:

    Interesting that Canadian officials said that Canada has $1 billion in trade deficit with USA using US Census data. Lighthizer said USA has $46 billion trade deficit, excluding energy, with Canada using Canadian numbers.

    Guess who’s including the Chinese backdoor trade through Canada?

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  18. 🎶🎵When I wish upon a star, freakishness is who we are, when WE wish upon a star NO dreams come true🎵🎶

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  19. Ish Kabibble says:

    “Princess Rainbow Sparkles…” Bwahahahaha! Perfect!!!

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  20. Summer says:

    Are the Canadians trying to make the NAFTA negotiations a permanent fixture with life-long career opportunities akin to the “ME peace process?” Six rounds and “we made some progress somewhere, maybe.” Are you kidding me? Get’em out and take their coats. I can’t believe they are still talking about “the next round.”

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  21. KBR says:

    So Canada says that 24 years ago we gave up all our trade law and rights in the Uruguay bargain?
    Nope Canada.

    We are gonna leave NAFTA and you can just do all your trading with China. You will get killed in trade deals with the Chinese with all your silliness.

    And soon enough after that, if you keep this crap up, we won’t need to continue allowing you to utilize a certain pipeline that crosses our nation: i am sure we will have plenty of our own andcan utilize the pipe elsewhere. Like Lightheizer said, one thing has not changed. It is still very cold up there.

    Bye.

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  22. Unfortunately for their negotiators, they need us a lot more than we need them… 😛

    Canada -> US: $298B
    Canada GDP: $1,640B
    Canada/US trade % of GDP: 18.2%

    Mexico -> US: $288B
    Mexico GDP: $1,142B
    Mexico/US trade % of GDP: 25.2%

    US -> Canada + Mexico: $433B
    US GDP: $19,362B
    US/CanaMex trade % of GDP: 2.2%

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    • TY IllinoisWarrier!

      So we’ve got 1% each shipping to Canada and Mexico.

      Who wants to be first in line to cut a Bilateral Dea., with a fifth to a quarter of your economy hanging in the balance!

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      • Exactly! The Great Depression was the result of a 15% retraction in GDP from 1929-32. With that in mind, wouldn’t you think they would go out of their way to make sure the US stays in the deal? Instead, they’ve offered up ridiculous demands that for the most part have nothing to do with trade, and have maintained a rigid insistence to keep everything else the same. It’s as if they think we’re joking about pulling out!

        This is quite possibly one of the most lopsided deals in history, and the leverage significantly bends in our favor… BIGLY! #MoreWinning 😀

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  23. xxxMat says:

    What is the exact procedure for leaving NAFTA? Does anybody know?

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  24. Peter Allenson says:

    Like the time the US corporation Ethyl Corp sued the Cdn government for damages under NAFTA because the Canadian government dared to exercise its sovereignty by legislatively banning the importation and trade of MMT additive in gasoline in order to protect children from this suspected neurotoxin. Of course Ethyl was awarded $15 MM and Canada was forced to remove the rule under NAFTA chapter 11. In fact, chapter 11 has been used the most often against Canada (70% of cases) to challenge Canadian domestic protections. Agreed, get rid of NAFTA and give Canada it’s sovereignty back.
    The trade imbalance issue is also probably a red herring. The the US will always demand Canada’s resources more than it can sell value-added goods back to the Canadian market.

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    • KBR says:

      Canada had sovreignity? Really? Ever?

      It seems to me Canada is merely a Globalist slave-nation with whiny social-wimpies-and-pajama-boy-politics. Your leader wears ducky-socks.

      Before that they were part of Britain’s dominion, & only sovereigns were the Brit Royals.

      But Canada really should attempt REAL self-governance and independence. I am all for it. It comes with the label Nationalist: embrace it.

      Time to stop being a patsy-nation. Oh, and time to shake off the sparkles and take off the ducky-socks.

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      • 813.52 says:

        The sparkles and ducky socks will eventually get shaken off up here. It took you eight years to get rid of mom jeans.

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        • Peter Allenson says:

          Agreed, and it’s taking an internal civil war to shake the tyranny down there. Politically correct Canada is nowhere near the decades and decades of insidious corruption which took place, and is still holding on. I’ll choose Canada. Enough public rage and X’s on our paper ballots will take care of ducky socks.

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  25. Michael says:

    Can the President unilaterally pull us out of NAFTA or does Congress have to get involved?

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  26. rf121 says:

    The President can notify the parties we are out which starts a six month clock. The issue seems to be that there is enabling legislation that was passed by congress to implement the trade deal. Therefore, Congress would have to get involved. That maybe a problem because of the swamp, chamber of commerce etc.

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    • Founding Fathers Fan says:

      The US House of Representatives passed the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act on November 17, 1993, 234–200. The agreement’s supporters included 132 Republicans and 102 Democrats. The bill passed the Senate on November 20, 1993, 61–38. Senate supporters were 34 Republicans and 27 Democrats. Clinton signed it into law on December 8, 1993; the agreement went into effect on January 1, 1994

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  27. Bob Thoms says:

    So Round 7 is feed up?

    Liked by 1 person

  28. woodstuff says:

    “Princess Rainbow Sparkles from Canada”. She’s not from our planet.

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    • Angel Martin says:

      Rumor mill has a buzz about a big #metoo scalp about to be taken – none other than Baby Doc, himself ! We can only hope.

      The only group this weak, evil ruler goes against is the unborn.

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  29. “U.S.T.R. Lighthizer blasted Canada for attempting to inject schemes, fraud and deceptive dealing within the negotiations.” ~ Sundance

    Robert Lighthizer is awesome, but awesome doesn’t even describe, strongly enough, what a great job he’s doing with these clowns.

    I love how Lighthnizer didn’t let Princess Rainbow bring “French,” “Paris” into this NAFTA negotiation. He responded, “Since we are in Canada.” lol

    I urge everyone to listen to this video, Canada has been a horrible trading partner.

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  30. Douglas Amos says:

    NAFTA benefits only the very wealthy, just as it was concocted to do by the liars and felons Mulroony and Clinton.

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  31. robins111 says:

    Between the Canadian media and foreign funding they were able to get rid of a prime minister who as an economist with a proven track record of financial achievement.

    We then ended up with these disgraces as our representatives. If you in the US think they’re idiots, you cannot fathom just how embarrassed we Canadians are of these fools.

    Your typical Canadian liberal is even more corrupt than street corner crack dealer, you can rest assured that this nonsense they’ve been spewing is bought and paid for by other nations.

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