Morrow County Sentinel: Not Another NAFTA

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Morrow County Sentinel: Not Another NAFTA

Earlier this month I have traveled our state, meeting with workers and businesses about the future of U.S. trade policy. Ohioans are sending one message, loud and clear: the last thing we need is another NAFTA.

Several years ago at my own expense, I toured a Mexican auto plant. It looked very similar to an American factory, with one key difference: the Mexican plant didn’t have a parking lot, because the workers there couldn’t afford to buy the cars they make.

Go around the world, and you see this same scenario across continents and industries. In Bangladesh, in the clothing factories, the workers don’t get paid enough to buy the designer clothing they make. In Colombia, the workers in the flower industry don’t make enough to buy the flowers they help to grow. Go to China, where workers in an Apple factory can’t afford to buy the iPhones they are making.

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