NAFTA (North America Free Trade Agreement)

America has a huge trade deficit with the world, especially China. Trump blames it on unfair trade agreements. The actual cause is America overconsumes and underproduces. Americans imagine they should be paid many times what people in other parts of the world are. They imagine they deserve this special treatment just because Americans are superior to everyone else. No wonder they price their goods out of the market.

Trump has tried to bully Mexico and Canada into subsidising America’s extravagant life style. It would serve America right if Mexico and Canada pulled out of NAFTA and imposed massive tariffs on imported US goods and services. It is not just the money. Trump has treated Mexico and Canada with utter contempt. It is as though he imagines himself divine monarch of planet earth, and we are privileged to kiss his ass, even when he shits on us. This ill-treatment is unprovoked and pointless.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)