dubya’s reversals on free trade

from the promises-made-while-my-lips-are-moving-don’t-count dept.

box writes to point out some of dubya’s previous statements on free trade, and contrasts them with his more recent stands on tariffs for steel and
lumber. box continues, “Shortsightedness for the sake of the US timber lobbyists, for the sake of next year’s election in Ohio and Indiana [steel industry..], and for a slap in the face of the environmentalists who are part of the Democratic National Coalition. But fuck our timber and steel industries in the long run, right? They don’t need to stay competitive, we’ll just tariff anyone who builds up a more efficient infrastructure.” Easy, big fella.

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