Absurd editorial in the Denver Post supporting CAFTA
Who exactly do they think they are kidding?
"We welcome the removal of trade barriers between the U.S. and Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua and hope that increasing trade will bolster fragile Central American democracies and improve the livelihood of impoverished families."
That would be lovely wouldn' it? Raising these poor countries up and out of poverty through free trade. Unfortunately we've already tried this once before with NAFTA and the standard of living in the Mexico has stayed stagnanat and the rela wages have actually fallen. We already know it doesn't work, NAFTA was launched in 1994 with promises of raisng up Mexico's standard of living, you can see for yourself that it hasn't done that and it has at the same time hurt American workers.
"I think it can only be positive that all the trade barriers ... are coming down," said Chuck Berry of the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry.
Who exactly has been helped by NAFTA Mr. Berry? Mexican Workers? No. US Workers? No. US International Corporations? Yes, they've been able to further exploit our Mexican neighbors.
The Economic Policy Institute has a good piece on the possible effects of CAFTA.