Obama in Janesville, Wisconsin

By February 14, 2008Taxation

From his remarks at a GM plant in Janesville, Wisconsin:

When I am president, I will not sign another trade agreement unless it has protections for the environment and protections for American workers. And I’ll pass the Patriot Employer Act that I’ve been fighting for ever since I ran for the Senate—we will end the tax breaks for companies who ship our jobs overseas, and we will give those breaks to companies who create good jobs with decent wages right here in America.

Patriotic, no matter what the company’s investors think?

As for trade, from today’s New York Times:

The United States trade deficit shrank in 2007 for the first time in five years, buoyed by a surge in exports that has helped domestic businesses stay afloat as the domestic economy flags.

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