It is important to remember that NAFTA was passed by Bill Clinton, and the First Lady at that time whole-heartedly supported it.
Even though she is pretending to waver on her support of the treaty, she is an advocate of it and supports CAFTA, the next treaty that will wreck havoc on the security of working people.
In Cleveland, Ohio, last night, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama discussed many issues, including NAFTA:
The two rivals also debated NAFTA, the free trade agreement with Canada and Mexico that is wildly unpopular with blue-collar workers whose votes are critical in any Democratic primary in Ohio.(AP Report published at Yahoo!: Clinton, Obama clash over NAFTA, Iraq)
Neither one said they were ready to withdraw from the agreement, although both said they would use the threat of withdrawal to pressure Mexico to make changes.
"I have said I would renegotiate NAFTA," said Clinton. "I will say to Mexico that we will opt out of NAFTA unless we renegotiate it."
Obama said Clinton has tried to have it both ways, touting the trade deal in farm states where it's popular while finding fault with it in places like Ohio.
"This is something I have been consistent about," said Obama, who said he went to the American Farm Bureau Federation to tout his opposition and used it as an issue in his 2004 Senate campaign.
"That conversation I had with the Farm Bureau, I was not ambivalent at all," said Obama.
Neither candidate is progressive and neither of them has ever met an anti-consumer law they couldn't love. Both candidates are bad for America's working people. One, however, is worse than the other.
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