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Stephen Fincher on Free Trade

 

 


Free & fair trade is essential to continued economic growth

Most historians agree that the Smoot Hawley tariff, passed in 1930, was the main cause of the misery known as the Great Depression. Free and fair trade is essential to continued economic growth. When we buy goods from the rest of the world, they have money to buy our goods. Free trade creates jobs and lowers prices. Legitimate concerns exist about free trade being fair, but the rules governing trade with our global partners should protect American interests while expanding free trade.
Source: 2010 House campaign website, stephenfincher.org, "Issues" , Nov 2, 2010

Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade.

Fincher scores 50% by USA*Engage on trade issues

Ratings by USA*Engage indicate support for trade engagement or trade sanctions. The organization's self-description: "USA*Engage is concerned about the proliferation of unilateral foreign policy sanctions at the federal, state and local level. Despite the fact that broad trade-based unilateral sanctions rarely achieve our foreign policy goals, they continue to have political appeal. Unilateral sanctions give the impression that the United States is 'doing something,' while American workers, farmers and businesses absorb the costs."

VoteMatch scoring for the USA*Engage ratings is as follows :

Source: USA*Engage 2011-2012 ratings on Congress and politicians 2012-USAE on Dec 31, 2012

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