State of Tennessee Archives: on Free Trade
Renegotiate NAFTA; it hurts American workers
Americans can benefit from a global economy but only if we stop being taken advantage of in bad trade deals.
James will never support a trade deal that hurts American workers or helps companies ship our jobs overseas. He'll work to re-negotiate deals that have been a disaster for our workforce, starting with NAFTA.
Source: 2018 Tennessee Senatorial website JamesMackler.com
Oct 1, 2017
Fair trade is vital; but don't ship jobs overseas
To grow our economy, we need to sell our products to the rest of the world. But we have to have a level playing field, strong trade laws and strong enforcement. As a Senator, I will look hard at any trade agreement to determine how it would impact jobs
here in Tennessee.
Fair trade is vital to our nation's economic future. Trade can create new jobs in exporting industries, expand markets for our businesses, and ensure our workers and businesses are competing on a level playing field in the global
marketplace. But for too long, our workers, small businesses, and manufacturers have paid a steep price for an outdated trade agenda. I will fight wrong-headed trade policies that ship jobs overseas and shutter manufacturing facilities. That means
fighting back against currency manipulation by trading partners. We need a trade agenda that promotes American workers and helps expand the "Made in America" label to markets around the world.
Source: 2014 Tennessee Senate campaign website, GordonBallSenate.com
Aug 7, 2014
Moratorium on all new Free Trade agreements
I will remove existing tax incentives that make it too easy for American businesses to ship American jobs overseas. And I support a moratorium on all new
Free Trade agreements until existing agreements are analyzed and the appropriate adjustments are made to protect human rights, labor and environmental protections.
Source: 2008 Senate campaign website, tukefortennessee.com, “Issues”
Jun 3, 2008
Break down trade barriers to give farmers a world market
In order to keep our Tennessee economy growing, we need to:
- Keep taxes low and ensure our tax policy encourages innovation.
- Break down trade barriers in other countries so that Tennessee farmers and manufacturers have a level playing field
to sell their products all over the world.
Action Plan for the Future: As our next United States Senator, Bob Corker will work to:
Source: Campaign materials, “Blueprint for Tennessee”
Oct 1, 2006
- Make the Bush tax cuts permanent.
- Advocate for trade agreements that open markets for Tennessee products.