July 2005

In principle, free trade is good. But the US has got to practice what it preaches. Every time I hear someone praise CAFTA because of the agricultural market that it opens up for the US farm industry, I cringe, since the US farm industry is so heavily subsidized.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer came out in support of the agreement, citing the vote of Steve Latourette (my representative) as the “deciding vote.” Sure, it was 217-216, but that makes everyone’s vote the deciding vote.