Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Message Board: Mirror On Black America

Subject - They are going after Hillary Clinton for flip flopping on NAFTA but missing the fact that NEITHER Clinton or Obama are going to address the greater threat to Black employment - the Illegal Immigration

Original Post:
The Huffington Post has followed along with a laugh-out-loud piece in which the chief architects of NAFTA (many who are now wealthy corporate lawyers and lobbyists) are now saying, no, no, Hillary Clinton was really opposed to it. These are the same people, of course, who are looking for jobs in the Hillary Clinton White House.
What a total joke, really. This campaign clearly thinks we are all just a bunch of fools.

Hillary Clinton has made statements unequivocally trumpeting NAFTA as the greatest thing since sliced bread. The Buffalo News reports that back in 1998, Clinton attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and thanked praised corporations for mounting "a very effective business effort in the U.S. on behalf of NAFTA." Yes, you read that right: She traveled to Davos to thank corporate interests for their campaign ramming NAFTA through Congress.

MY Response:
Angry Independent:

Which force has had a greater negative impact on Black employment and salaries in the past 30 years? NAFTA or Immigration?

40% of the decline in Black employment is due to immigration.

You seem more interested in PINNING a flip flop on Hillary Clinton than in talking about the SUBSTANTIVE bottom line of BOTH ISSUES - the impact on the Americans looking for jobs.

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