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Jim Himes and America's Trade Deficits

These trade deficits are millions of lost US jobs and 60,000 US factories shut.
These trade deficits are millions of lost US jobs and 60,000 US factories shut.  Download PDF 

Last week (Jan 6, 2013) I accompanied Ken Davis (former Assistant Secretary of Commerce, former VP & CFO of IBM) in a meeting with Congressman Jim Himes in his Stamford office.  Our agenda was to urge Mr. Himes to recognize the crisis of America's huge chronic trade deficits, and to urge him to vote NO on the impending Fast Track legislation, and NO on the NAFTA-style "Trans-Pacific Partnership" and US-EU "Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership" Free Trade treaties that Fast Track is aimed at.


Click below for an account of how Congressman Himes talked about Free Trade and our country's huge chronic trade deficits:


http://stamford.patch.com/groups/will-wilkins-blog/p/discussing-trade-deficits-with-jim-himes_247e7d13

Rocco Frank Milford Independents January 14, 2014 at 05:11 PM
He represents his lobbyists not his constituents, you see on an election year he represents his constituents, the day after the election and all the way up to the next election he represents the lobbyists. They donate millions a clip, us the stupid constituents only donate 10 or 20 dollars at a time. Where do you think his loyalties are? Hello TRANSPACIFIC PARTNERSHIP!!!
Will Wilkin January 14, 2014 at 05:26 PM
Hello Rocco Frank, I hope you will take the time to click the link above and read the actual article. This is just a portal to the real article. And although Mr. Himes has so far voted Yes on all FTAs to cross his desk, and therefore I have never voted for him, the future of our country is too important to just give up in cynicism. We have to try to educate the Congress and the citizenry and hope enough civic spirit can be found to turn our country around. I am a father, I CANNOT give up, my son needs a prosperous country, the vast majority of us will go up or down with the country as a whole. Hope to read your comments under the real article, please check it out
tlkensington January 14, 2014 at 06:03 PM
Rocco, you could learn a thing or two from Will.

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