President Bush wants to do exactly the wrong thing to our economy by negotiating more of these so-called free trade deals.
Deals like NAFTA, CAFTA and PNTR have been a disaster for American workers.
Now that we’re looking at hard times, the last thing we need to do is to send more good jobs to other countries.
It is especially unconscionable to support a trade deal with the Colombian government, which killed 72 trade union leaders in 2006. Union leaders in that country are routinely subject to armed harassment, arbitrary detention and forcible displacement.
American workers have been under attack by the Bush administration for seven long years. But a trade deal with Colombia is beyond the pale.