Surprisingly, this week’s hot issue of retaliatory tariffs imposed by Mexico against U.S. farmers and manufacturers appears not to have been mentioned during the President’s trip to Seattle on Tuesday. At least the issue does not appear in any of the public comments.
Washington State agricultural producers have lost millions of dollars worth of sales because of Mexico’s tariffs against U.S. products imposed in retaliation for U.S. refusal to establish the cross-border trucking program required by NAFTA. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), for whom President Obama raised campaign funds on Tuesday, is leading the Congressional call for resolving the dispute.
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, the former Governor of Washington, was also on hand.
But nothing in any of the public comments we see.
- Remarks by the President at Fundraiser for Senator Patty Murray
- Remarks by the President at Luncheon for Senator Patty Murray
- Remarks by the President After Roundtable With Local Business Leaders in Seattle, Washington
Well, maybe the issue arose in private conversations.
Earlier Shopfloor.org posts.
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