State of Alabama Archives: on Free Trade


Robert Bentley: $241K to promote AL exports and international trade

Governor Bentley announced that Alabama has won two separate grants totaling $240,600 to increase exports. The grants will work to increase the number of companies exporting by providing hands-on assistance through market research, trade leads and identifying qualified international buyers. "These two grants will allow Alabama to provide funding for our state's companies to sell more Alabama products and services overseas and create jobs through increasing our exports," said Governor Bentley.
Source: Alabama 2011 gubernatorial press release #5716 Oct 5, 2011

William Barnes: It's been proven; a free market doesn't work

Essentially, the Republicans have got this facade now where everything is NO. that's all they want to say is NO, NO, NO.

And the free markets that they talk about... a free market doesn't work. It's been proven. It does not work in totality. And that's what they're saying that they want. Except whenever the changes would benefit them.

But we have to think about benefiting everyone in the state of Alabama, the citizens, the taxpayers, and the people of Alabama.

Source: Left In Alabama (progressive blog) interview of Bill Barnes Aug 4, 2010

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2012 Presidential contenders on Free Trade:
  Democrats:
Pres.Barack Obama(IL)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)

Republicans:
Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
Third Parties:
Green: Dr.Jill Stein(MA)
Libertarian: Gov.Gary Johnson(NM)
Justice: Mayor Rocky Anderson(UT)
Constitution: Rep.Virgil Goode(VA)
Peace+Freedom: Roseanne Barr(HI)
Reform Party: André Barnett(NY)
AmericansElect: Gov.Buddy Roemer(LA)
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