Mike Gravel on Free Trade
Libertarian for President; Former Democratic Senator (AK)
Q: Do you support the United States imposing trade sanctions on Venezuela?
Q: Do you support the United States involvement in free trade agreements?
Q: Do you support the United States involvement in intergovernmental organizations dedicated to trade?
GRAVEL: Outsourcing is not the problem. What is the problem is our trade agreements that benefit the management and, of course, the shareholders, and have neglected on either side of the issue, whether itís in Mexico or in other countries or the United States. Thatís the problem that must be addressed. So, no, itís not outsourcing. But I would add to it, itís the way all of these people want to finance health care, on the backs of businesses, that make them uncompetitive in the world. Thatís part of the problem. And our system of taxation is also part of the problem because it makes us uncompetitive in the world.
DODD: I disagree. I think itís a huge issue here. The fact of the matter is weíre exporting a lot of valuable jobs in this country and we shouldnít be doing it.
BIDEN: The bottom line here is weíve got to make it more attractive to have jobs here in America and for corporations to be here.
|Other candidates on Free Trade:
|Mike Gravel on other issues:
GOP: Sen.John McCain
GOP V.P.: Gov.Sarah Palin
Democrat: Sen.Barack Obama
Dem.V.P.: Sen.Joe Biden
Constitution: Chuck Baldwin
Libertarian: Rep.Bob Barr
Constitution: Amb.Alan Keyes
Liberation: Gloria La Riva
Green: Rep.Cynthia McKinney
Socialist: Brian Moore
Independent: Ralph Nader