Sadly last night, the House approved CAFTA. The bill only
passed by two votes. This means it will be official once Bush signs it.
This is truly sad for the American working class. This bill
is guaranteed to send more jobs over seas. Instead of buying sugar or cotton
grown right here in the United States, it will be from Central America. Now that
we have effectively exported our jobs, there is not much left for the working
class except for McDonalds or Wal-Mart.
The saddest part is that this bill was passed to ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œthankÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Central American countries for supporting democracy. We thrive upon saying
democracy is the greatest thing, yet we look like the pimps of democracy. Why in
fact should we pay these people of for becoming democratic when the joys of
democracy should be reward enough?
If we continue to export our jobs and force American
workers to live off lower wages while inflation soars, then it will come a point
in time when we will have to look to other nations for economic support. Our
government is systematically destroying the working class while paving the way
for richer and more powerful corporations ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ the ones that stand to profit from
this bill. We also are going to exploit the workers in Central America by paying
them wages that are a small percentage of what would be paid to an American
worker doing the same job. Thanks Bush!