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To everyone who voted for/supports Bush, fuck you, especially if you live in Louisiana. Today a new bill was passed that will allow duty free/reduced priced shipping of sugar from South American/Latin American countries. Due to this, major corporations will be importing goods from these places versus purchasing them from the United States, specifically Louisiana. Considering that this state's main revenue is sugar and taxes on the perky plant, our economy will decline, our schools will suffer, and our people will lose their jobs. Also with the lack of funds, our farmers won't be able to afford the cost of improving technology to make sugar production faster and cheaper in the states.

He may support families, but it sure as hell isn't in the pocket books.

To read further on CAFTA:
http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/07/28/bush.cafta.ap/index.html
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From:lost_guide
Date:July 31st, 2005 08:29 am (UTC)
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This is what happens when an isolationist economy stops being one over night. CAFTA is just as poorly thought out as NAFTA was in the sense that they forget that trade works both ways. A lot of CAFTA is to help out large multinational corporations who help finance reelection campaigns.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 12th, 2005 01:54 am (UTC)

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I am with you that the tariff free importation of suger will be bad for the sugar farmers, but the main revenue generator in La. is oil. Sugar has very little impact. that is why the big wigs don't give a damn about the tariffs. Not good.
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