OK, it's time to examine the major justification for "free trade,"
namely comparative advantage. That theory has it that nations variously have
specific abilities and talents such that free trade always helps everybody. But
comparative advantage assumes that factors which confer comparative advantage
cannot be moved from country to country.But that is no longer true
with global corporations. Abilities can be moved globally WITHIN corporations.
This means that some parties can be hurt by free trade, particularly labor.U.S. labor overall has experienced flat real wages the last 30 years,
and has seen the best manufacturing jobs shipped overseas within corporate
units. We are justifiably afraid of "free trade" now. You
who favor "free trade" have one tough selling job ahead of you.
In other words, the Deseret News disapproves of Obama.We get it.
Finally, a News organization with the courage to tell the truth! Thank you
Deseret News! You are like a breath of fresh air compared to the fetid air we
get from the mainstream.
All the libs here should somehow bookmark this article as reference the next
time the "conservatives" on this blog claim that Obama followers are
lapdogs, simply licking up and believing everything the "Dear Leader"
says. To Marxists point high tech companies have moved high tech
manufacturing overseas for over a decade now. There are potentially a number of
reasons for this but the ability to move innovative advantage across the sea to
manufacturing (skills advantage) is certainly one of them. When
your country lags in education, upward mobility, and value added production,
"free trade" is not necessarily your friend.
Headline in the Deseret News;Obama fails at (insert President
Obama's latest, utterance, proposal or diplomatic effort).
What's the point of this, yet another slam by this right wing newspaper
against the President? The whole purpose of the trip was not about the proposed
treaty, and surely the White House knew how things would turn out and the
reluctance of the Senate to fast track the treaty. Have you asked yourself how
the Senate could fast track when the treaty has not been concluded? Cut through
the partisanship of this editorial, which is either the result of a confused and
misled writer, or this paper is part of the propaganda effort of the GOP.
Please do say, which is it? By the way, the trip was about a lot of things,
including building relationships. I guess you weren't really paying
attention. Pretty sad for an organization that has the word "News" in
I know you guys are still bummed that Romney didn't win, but really?
People who are wise try to fix the fixable. People who are not wise defend the
indefensible.The President failed to do what he thought was best.
Is it because he's a failure or is it because he is not a leader? A leader
knows how to rally people around him. FDR was considered to be a leader. JFK
was considered to be a leader. Reagan was considered to be a leader. Those
Presidents won the hearts of the people. Who can forget Kennedy's "Ask
not" remark? When people heard Kennedy, they saw themselves as being on the
verge of wonderful things. What is the message that Obama is sending to this
nation and to the world? No wonder no one wants to follow him, including members
of his own party.
Obama is bad , blah, blah, blah.
Let's see, The Deseeret News disaproves of Obama...And
the conviently ignores the Republican Off-Loading, Out-Sourcing, and Off-Shoring
everything they could of what WAS America for the past 30 years to Asia, and then maoks and cries that a single man [Obama] can't wave a magic
wand and wish it all back with the do nothing Congress...
Say what you want about Obama - my 401k loves him.
Of course the mainstream media dislikes this President. I'm refering to
the DN, Faux News, Rush and Sean. Those outlets are the new mainstream in the
21st century. At least that's what the numbers show.
Two things are getting in BO’s way1.His lack of credibility.
EVERYONE knows he cannot be trusted. The Asian nations look at him and think,
“he says one thing, but we know he will not deliver”. They know the
old proverb, keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Deal very
carefully with this one.2.The obstructionist harry reid. NOTHING gets
done unless harry says so. BO rules tyrannically with his executive orders, but
reid rules tyrannically with his absolute control of the legislative agenda.GaryO, Esquire, Ed Grady, airnaut (aka open minded), FTSo BO was
successful in getting harry to call a vote on the legislation? In other
words, you worship BO. OK, we get it.PragmatistAll the
conservatives should bookmark this article as reference the next time the
liberals claim the GOP house is being obstructionist
And the conviently ignores the Republican Off-Loading, Out-Sourcing, and
Off-Shoring everything they could of what WAS America for the past 30 years to
Asia, Like GE supporter of Obama, all the green technology companies
subsidized by the Obama administration, like selling Chrysler to Fiat, Yes this
is definitely just a one party problem. "Despite the rhetoric and TV ads
this election season, Kies said, “This is not a Democratic versus
Republican issue. There are Democrats such as (House Ways and Means Committee
member) Rep. Richard Neal who think the U.S. multinationals need deferral in
order to be competitive.” Might as well move jobs to these
countries as the world socialist believe we should pay higher taxes and give
welfare payments to the third world countries. Yet we hear the
democrat liberals complain about giving these other countries a piece of the
pie. It sounds like they are okay to keep all the jobs, but then will take all
the workers earnings and send it over to the third world because we ripped them
off. Liberal policies of conflicting reason.
In the DN's opinion everything Obama does is a failure. No news here.
At least he didn't throw up on them...
This opinion piece essentially says that the Deseret News agrees with the
efforts the President is making in brokering a trade agreement, but because of
the opposition he is facing from all angles, he is a failure and entirely to
blame. What kind of nuanced analysis is this?
airnaut,I'm wondering... did we have a "do nothing
Congress" when Democrats controlled the House, the Senate, and the White
House?It's hard to blame EVERYTHING that happened during the
Obama years on Republicans (when you controlled EVERYTHING in Washington for the
first two years of Obama's Presidency, and still got almost nothing
done).All we have so show for those years when Democrats controlled
all branches of the government and could do ANYTHING they wanted... is...
ObamaCare. AND I guess he saved the economy (IF you believe he actually did
that, not American businesses)...ObamaCare is a "qualified
success" at best. And the most economy stopping part hasn't even
happened yet (and was strategically planned to not happen until Obama is
out).===Still think the only problem in the world is...
Rather than focus on the failure, the article should focus on how failure to get
TPP implemented is a good thing for the American people. Too few people know
what the TPP is and its potential to further harm the economy. Focusing on the
failure makes it look like the TPP is something that should be put in place and
Obama was just not up to the task. TPP, like Obamacare, the more you know the
less you will like it.
@Ed GradyYour 401K does not love Obama. It loves all the money that is
being printed by the FED and propping up the stock market. Unless you have
forgotten QE3 is still in effect, $85 billion plus printed each month, every
month for the past year and half.I wish you good luck in timing when
to pull your money from your 401K, paper wealth can disappear in a flash. When
the dollar losses its status as reserve currency and foreign nations stop buying
US debt nothing can be done to stop the inevitable collapse, it can only be
delayed by the printing of more and more money, until the day that that no
He may have come home empty handed... but at least he came home. He was costing us hundreds of millions of dollars that could have gone towards
something useful every day he was running around the world.You never
know... he may have made some relationships that will pay off for us some day in
the future... it's hard to judge.
@ 2 bits"He was costing us hundreds of millions of dollars that
could have gone towards something useful every day he was running around the
world."Oh brother! Seriously?And the
right asks why no one takes their criticisms of the President seriously? Now you
wonder why many accuse the right of racism when they fling out such weak attacks
like this one?If the right is so concerned over Presidents wasting
money then they must have really hated Bush and Reagan.Remember
repubs, honesty is a virtue.
Mike Richards says "The President failed to do what he thought was best. Is
it because he's a failure or is it because he is not a leader? A leader
knows how to rally people around him." I ask you Mike and the rest of the
extreme Right, how do you explain how this "non leader, and failure" was
able to "rally people around him" to get elected in 2008 and 2012? How
come your super leaders McCain and Romney are now a fleeting memory and not the
POTUS.Surely this man who you folks have made a career of reviling
and hating must have used underhanded and unethical means to garner the majority
of the votes to get elected. I am certain you will have the answer and anxiously
await your response!
My 401K would like a more stable and growing economy.Barack Obama,
the worst president in my lifetime. He just passed Carter.
"My 401K would like a more stable and growing economy."Time
for you to fire your financial planner.Or take personal
accountability and educate yourself. The stock market just hit a record high. If
you aren't making money off your 401k why are you blaming the President? Is
he responsible for your retirement planning? Gee, is he also responsible for my
Saturday recreation, mortgage payments, marriage, social life, and whether or
not the Jazz win too?
The TPP is confidential and it is wide-ranging. It will restrict the Internet
on the basis of protecting intellectual property. The reason that Reid is not
allowing a vote on it is probably, they are not allowed to read it. He's
probably saying, "Look how bad Obamacare turned out because we didn't
read it. We aren't going to make that mistake again!"
This article was about one, the DN thinks the President came home empty handed,
and two, the President has a long way to go to convince many Democrats this is a
good deal.Just why would you bookmark this article as reference to
liberals claiming Republicans are obstructionist? It has nothing to do with
either. You baffle me.
Every anti-GOP diatribe pails in comparison to seven years of anti-Mitt diatribe
and character assassination in full view of the pathetic record of the current
President. The chorus sung by the current administration led by BO, Pelosi,
Reid and the accompanying shrill chorus is so lame as to make any sane
tax-payer scream enough to the ear-splitting stuff filling the Jay Carney
briefings and any other laments from this white house.