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Bart Baron on Free Trade

Republican Senate Challenger


Renegotiate trade treaties for a level playing field

TRADE PROBLEM: Our trade deficit with China has ballooned to over $260 billion annually. The $120 billion a year trade deficit with Mexico and Canada is unacceptable.

SOLUTION: The House and Senate must renegotiate the trade treaties to put us on a level playing field.

Source: Campaign website, www.bartbaron.com, "Issues" Mar 9, 2008

What we need is not "free" trade but FAIR trade

What we need is not "free" trade but FAIR trade. A good deal is a deal where both parties benefit at equivalent rates, not where one party capitulates. Stop capitulating, America!

Furthermore the $60-100 billion a year trade deficit with Mexico and the $60-100 billion a year trade deficit with Canada are unacceptable. When we negotiate trade treaties such as NAFTA & GATT, we must get the best deal for the US, protect American jobs and secure the livelihood of American Working Families.

Source: Campaign website, www.bartbaron.com, "Issues" Mar 9, 2008

Be fearful of Fast Track Authority

All Americans should be fearful of the "Fast Track Authority" given to the president to negotiate trade agreements. Fast Track Authority requires Congress to vote to accept the agreement negotiated by the President.

How many more high paying US Manufacturing & Engineering jobs will be sent overseas? Politicians in power initially tell us that this will create jobs. To the contrary, since the passage of NAFTA & the China Trade Treaty we have lost millions of good paying manufacturing jobs.

Source: Campaign website, www.bartbaron.com, "Issues" Mar 9, 2008

Other candidates on Free Trade: Bart Baron on other issues:
MI Gubernatorial:
Jennifer Granholm
MI Senatorial:
Carl Levin
Debbie Stabenow
Scotty Boman


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
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AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
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