Jobs in a Global Economy.
The loss of jobs to overseas markets is perhaps the most serious, long term threat to this country, and our way of life. I strongly support modifying current free trade agreements to impose restrictions on countries that do not play by the same rules that our own factories must contend with.
We will not solve the problems associated with a shrinking world overnight. But we can begin to approach the problem, first and foremost by recognizing that globalization is here to stay and then by using our strengths to impose measures that will eventually place American employers on a level playing field with the rest of the world.
Our leaders in Congress should be doing everything in their power to ensure that companies from the likes of China, India, and Mexico, comply with fundamental principles like paying a living wage, requiring environmental accountability, and providing for worker safety and security.