• Petitioned President of the United States

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U.S. House of Representatives

REPEAL NAFTA AGREEMENT / WE WANT OUR JOBS BACK

    1. Kenneth Nichols
    2. Petition by

      Kenneth Nichols

      Portland, OR

The purpose of this petition is to repeal the NAFTA agreement as the first step in returning jobs to America.  This country is in an emergency crisis situation with only 3.2 million jobs available, while there are 26 million unemployed Americans.  This information was clearly reported by Senator Tom Harkin in a speech on the floor of the senate just prior to passage of the long awaited unemployment extension bill HR4213.   The actual unemployment rate is 17% of the civilian labor force.

It is our position that the NAFTA agreement, signed into law in 1993, allowed manufacturers to shut down factories in our nation and build them right across the borders of Canada and Mexico.  As a result, millions of our jobs have been transplanted onto foreign soil in the process.  America has been bleeding jobs off our shores and across our borders for long enough and repealing the NAFTA agreement is the first step in the healing process for our nation. 

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    • Gregory Fredrickson RIVERSIDE, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      If its used here it should be made here. Repealing NAFTA and removing the loop holes that allow American Corperations to profit from outsourcing its manufacturing then selling their items to the people they laid off would;

      1.Put Americans back to work.

      2.More people working means more revenue for the Government.

      3.More revenue for the Government = lower taxes.

      4.will bring the national debt down.

      5.will allow for unified heath care.

      6.will jumpstart the housing market.

      7.will effect every aspect of the economy

      8.ETC.ETC.ETC.

      A nation can only consume so much, we dont need shovel jobs, theres only so many potholes to patch, only so many windows to replace. These are the jobs the President of the United States is trying to create, Thanks but no Thanks, we need more! Repeal NAFTA, this should be a Presidential Directive, yes he has the authority to do this as given to him in the Constitution of the United States of America.

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    • John Mcstay BEECH ISLAND, SC
      • about 3 years ago

      NAFTA started what is happening now, high unemployment, less spending by Americans, the Depression ( not a recession ) the rampant home foreclosures and now Obama wants more FREE TRADE agreements. This is TOTAL INSANITY---Doing the same thing, expecting different results. Remember in 2001 or so when everything at walmart said MADE IN USA and now MADE IN CHINA, Mexico.

      FREE TRADE KILLS AMERICAN JOBS.

      REPEAL THE STUPID LAW>

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    • Kayla Zay DENVER, CO
      • over 3 years ago

      NAFTA needs to be stopped. On top of this - tariffs need to be endorsed and pushed back into law. We need to bring back the jobs and the work. As a educated professional I still be willing to sew an outfit before working hard labor or worse: suffer due to no financial income.

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    • Matthew Maddox MUIR, MI
      • over 3 years ago

      Nafta is so disturbing to me as a hard working union factory employee will my job be next and me and my family will we be thrown out on the street! Repeal NAFTA NOW!!

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    • Ruth Rogers WOOLWICH, ME
      • over 3 years ago

      I would like to see more jobs in the U.S.A. Perhaps I do not know much about NAFTA. I probably would not have signed this -- except to say that people of all ages need more paid jobs that do not hurt people, and do not hurt the earth. THAT IS ALL I MEANT BY SIGNING. YOU MAY DELETE MY SIGNATURE, BECAUSE I DO NOT KNOW EENOUGH ABOUT NAFTA AND THE SITUATION.

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