NAFTA was by far the worst piece of legislation ever created by the money hungry mongers in Washington. Every government official (including Bill Clinton) who voted for this should be charged with TREASON. Just like another spy or persons that sell this country out they are charged with treason
On January 1, 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico (NAFTA) entered into force.
All remaining duties and quantitative restrictions were eliminated, as scheduled, on January 1, 2008.
NAFTA created the world's largest free trade area, which now links 450 million people producing $17 trillion worth of goods and services.
Basically any U.S company could have their product manufactured in another country with cheap labor and bring it back with very limited tax or penalties.
Does anyone else smell payoff money here??
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to put the timeline of this and the mass exodus of U.S companies, triggering mass unemployment. Doe's our government think we are all that stupid??
What happened to "Buy American"? It died when this piece of s**t bill was signed!
I was a first hand witness to this. 3 days after the signing of this bill we were herded into the lunchroom and told in that our whole line was being shipped to Mexico where they only had to pay $3.50 per hour with no benefits. If we wanted to collect 6 more weeks of being employed we could go there and train the new scab workers....oh yeah sign me up for that!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I urge every reader of this to contact your government officials and DEMAND they repeal this act or be charged with TREASON.