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Andrew Straw on Free Trade

 

 


Adjust NAFTA with 1% tariff to raise Mexican standards

Q: Would you support & expand free trade?

A: Support, so long as it results in more American jobs at higher salaries and lower costs for imports.

Q: Does NAFTA result in more American jobs at higher salaries and lower costs for imports, in your opinion?

A: I don't believe NAFTA resulted in higher American salaries, but some low-wage jobs were certainly created. It's the WalMart effect. NAFTA is a sort of constitution for North America and should be adjusted to more closely match our values. Trade flows without impediment across the 50 states and the Founders felt that this would benefit all states. Perhaps the three NAFTA nations eventually will even out. We don't know how things will be in 100 years, but maybe we can adjust NAFTA so that education and the environment are better in Mexico as a result. I would like to see a 1% tariff that would be used on Mexican schools and environmental protection.

Source: OnTheIssues follow-up with 2018 Indiana Senate candidate , Mar 2, 2018

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