CrissyAlwaysSunny wrote:I agree Cate, but that partnership only works if it's fair for everyone. Mexico getting a free trade pass, and us having to pay isn't fair.
You're right Chrissy, these trade agreements aren't fair when the terms of them are not practically enforceable. There is another side to NAFTA that can't be overlooked. The fact that Mexico is our southern neighbor and before NAFTA it was essentially a third world country.
The industries locating in Mexico are headquartered in all parts of the West, not only the U.S.A. NAFTA offers some protection for the U.S and Canada against the rest of the West that exploits Mexico's cheap labor. The agreement keeps the U.S. And Canada in the global trade loop, that without it there would be no protection.
The Central Banking System is at fault for not enforcing the currency manipulaton restrictions that are part of these trade agreements. That would be the controlling elites that are profiting from debt. Until there is a strong enough consortium to reign in the Central Banking System's control of the world's currency (which the U.S. Dollar is currently the world's reserve currency), there is little that can be done about nations that manipulate their currency to keep a trade advantage over the countries they are trading with.