Want to Rejuvenate the Economy? Pass FTAs!


The following article is from the NAFB News Service:

Thursday, President Obama is expected to address the nation to announce a new plan to rejuvenate the U.S. economy by creating an environment conducive to job growth. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says by taking immediate action on the pending trade deals with Colombia, Panama and South Korea the President will help generate wealth and create jobs. NCBA President Bill Donald calls on the president to send the three pending FTAs to Congress immediately.

According to Donald, – if the president is serious about creating jobs, we expect the three trade agreements to be sent to Congress this week. There is absolutely no conceivable reason to delay these job-generating trade pacts any longer.  Donald points out that – since President Obama took office, these trade agreements have been collecting dust on his desk. A lot of finger pointing is going on while our competitor’s capitalize on our inability to act on these trade deals.

Donald says the three pending agreements would generate nearly 2.5-billion dollars in additional exports and around 20-thousand jobs. The NCBA president says – those of us in rural America who depend on free and open trade are tired of bureaucratic speak and political games. It is time for the president to be a leader and send these trade agreements to Congress.

Source:  NAFB News Service

Posted by Haylie Shipp


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