State of North Carolina secondary Archives: on Free Trade
Always against the TPP; we need to stop trade agreements
Ross said she opposes TPP. "I have always said that I am against TPP," she said. "We need to protect American workers and we need to stop trade agreements. It hurts the middle class." Ross stated in a response to a questionnaire in Indy Week for the
March primary that she was against the TPP. "North Carolina has seen too many jobs get shipped overseas because of trade deals that didn't work for us, and the TPP deal doesn't do enough to protect North Carolina workers or the world's environment."
Source: McClatchyDC.com on 2016 North Carolina Senate race
Aug 16, 2016
We need to completely change to free trade
America shouldn't be a global policeman, he said, quoting George Washington's admonition against foreign entanglements. "We need to completely change [foreign policy] to free trade," said
Haugh, whose campaign is steeped in themes opposing war and seeking cooperation through trade and diplomacy.
Source: Carolina Journal on 2014 North Carolina Senate debate
Apr 8, 2014
Visited China to see N.C.'s competition
Last year I visited China on a trip to recruit new businesses and develop our economic relationships with our second largest trading partner. It was my first trip to China; I wasn't fully prepared for what I saw or how I felt afterward. I went into
classrooms where children were studying concepts far in advance of American children of similar ages. They demand more work out of their kids. They require more involvement from parents. They expect no less than excellence from their students and teacher
and parents and schools. Education in China is a major part of the reason their workers are global competitors. Make no mistake--they are North Carolina's competition, and they have learned from our successes.
When the factories started laying off
workers or closing, Chinese imports were competing with American products. The fires of the recession have forged a new North Carolina, one where we never lose faith in our possibilities. So many of those possibilities point directly back to education.
Source: North Carolina 2011 State of the State Address
Feb 14, 2011
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