This is another example of stupid democrats being stupid just to get votes. What on earth could they have against this deal?
The primary impact of the U.S.-Colombia TPA will be increased U.S. exports to Colombia as a result of enhanced U.S. access to the Colombian market. U.S. imports from Colombia are not expected to grow significantly as a result of trade liberalization under the TPA because most Colombian products already enter the U.S. market free of duty. In 2005, approximately 90 percent of the value of U.S. imports from Colombia entered free of duty either unconditionally or under the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) or other U.S. provisions. Nevertheless, by making ATPA duty-free treatment permanent, the TPA could create additional incentives for investment in export-oriented industries in Colombia. Click here for the full report.
This is a good deal. It helps US companies and the US economy. Senators Obama and Clinton are going to stick their thumbs in the eye of a strong US ally for what? For votes, that's what. That's all they care about. They couldn't care less about the US economy or a US ally.
Obama is calling for talks with Iran, you know, the same ones who are keeping busy expanding their uranium enrichment capabilities. The same ones who want to wipe Israel off of the map. The same ones arming terrorists that are killing our military. That's who Obama wants to talk to.
But the Columbians, an ally that is up against the likes of Hugo Chavez, he'll sell them down the river for a few votes.