My Democratic Congressman is Wrong!
by kevin22262, Fri May 30, 2008 at 07:47:52 AM EDT
Earlier in the week or possibly last week, I read that one of my WA state Congressmen was pushing for a yes or no vote on the "free trade" deals with South Korea and Colombia. Who is that person? Why that would be Rep. Adam Smith of WA State.
So today I see the same story pop up again and felt that I needed to say something!
I know that WA state exports a lot of goods to South Korea and we all know that this country and WA state import a lot of goods from South Korea. So WHY do we need another "free trade" deal, especially with South Korea?
I 100% oppose ANY "free trade" deals until they are looked at as "Fair Trade" deals and then I would still be suspect of these deals, especially if they are done during the bush regime or pushed by the bush regime!
Now I should already be on my way out the door, so I will just give you a taste of the article I was reading.
Democrat urges House vote on Korea, Colombia pacts
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives would make a big foreign policy blunder if they continued blocking a vote on a free trade agreement with Colombia and deny action on another pact with South Korea, a House Democrat said on Thursday.
"I think that is a huge mistake. It certainly is an insult to Colombia. I think it would be an insult to South Korea. If you want to vote it down ... that's fine. But to go through all the effort of negotiating an agreement and not vote on it, I have a hard time with that," Rep. Adam Smith, a Washington Democrat, said during a discussion on the Korean pact.
Frankly, I do not care if he thinks it is or would be an "insult" to these countries! These deals never should have been started! Just think if Adam Smith had gotten his way before 2006, these deals would be pushed through with no regard to how bad they are! If it is wrong and you think it might have a chance to go through, then KILL IT don't vote on it!
Is this the same logic he would use for bush judges? Don't I recall hearing something like this "yes or no" vote crap when it came to federal judges and the Democrats trying to stop some of them by not allowing a vote? hmmm.... "you must vote Up or Down" or is that "you must vote yes or no"?
.... I am so confused.... maybe it was a dream.
I have no idea if this has already been posted, but I thought it deserved to be pushed.
I do not have time to find contact info for Adam Smith, Pelosi, etc., so if one of you fine people would post that info, it would be appreciated.
You can always use my favorite site: http://congress.org