LETTER TO EDITOR STOP THE FREE TRADE INSANITY!

Recently, newspapers reported that new free trade agreements with South Korea, Panama, and Columbia are being considered. Stop the insanity of FREE TRADE and replace it with FAIR TRADE.

FREE TRADE destroys American jobs and American communities. When a manufacturer leaves the U.S., the American workers lose jobs and the American community loses tax revenue. When the local community loses tax revenue because the local factory closed, it shifts the tax burden onto homeowners, renters (through the landlords), and other local businesses.

FREE TRADE is the tactic used by American manufacturers to make an “end run around” American laws about workers’ wages, workers’ safety, and environmental safety. In other countries, many rules are more lax and many public officials are easier to bribe.

My brother lost two jobs with two different employers because of the FREE TRADE N.A.F.T.A. In each case his manufacturing employer shipped an entire department to Mexico. The second time, one of his co-workers who lost a job committed suicide.

FREE TRADE HURTS AMERICA AND AMERICANS. IT IS TIME TO END FREE TRADE BEFORE FREE TRADE ENDS AMERICA. FREE TRADE STINKS AND ANY POLITICIAN WHO SUPPORTS FREE TRADE IS A FREE TRADE STINKER!

Woodrow Wilcox
Griffith, Indiana

www.WoodrowWilcox.com