Tom Reed on Free Trade

REED ONCE PRAISED BIPARTISAN PASSAGE OF FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS; Said removal of tariffs will create jobs in New York

tradeIn 2011, Tom returned from his trip to S. Korea praising free trade and the trade agreement with S. Korea and other countries. Tom wrote:

Congressman Tom Reed is praising this evening’s bipartisan passage of free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea.  Several months ago Reed led on a letter to the White House signed by 67 freshman members urging action on the agreements which had been languishing for four years.  “New York State exports to foreign nations have surged after each and every free trade agreement was signed,”
Reed observed. “The agreement with just South Korea alone will mean new markets for New York products and new opportunities created for our farmers, manufacturers, service providers and workers – for example removal of Korean tariffs on produce such as grapes, apples and dairy will be an immediate boost to our farmers.”
“Ninety-five percent of the world’s consumers live outside the United States,” Reed commented. “More exports of New York products means more jobs for New York’s workers. This is a win for the upstate economy.”
The International Trade Commission estimates that 250,000 jobs will be created nationwide by passage of the free trade agreements.–Rep. Tom Reed, Washington, DC, October 13, 2011

 

DJT reportedly has known for 30 years that all such trade agreements are bad for America. So Tom, do you admit that you were wrong in 2011 and for years after? If not, please take action to prevent DJT from disrupting trade, harming our farms and industries.

https://reed.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=325

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3 Responses to Tom Reed on Free Trade

  1. josephurban says:

    Reed has changed his tune on a few issues. He now dances to whatever tune Trump decides to play. Reed used to be in favor of free trade,but since Trump played the tariff waltz he now he supports tariffs. For a long time (when Obama was POTUS) Reed insisted that the number one problem was the deficit/debt. When Trump told him to Tom changed his tune and voted to increase the debt by 1.5 trillion (Most of which will be borrowed from the Chinese). He voted over and over to end Obamacare despite President Obama’s pleas to the GOP to join him in fixing the few problems. Now Reed is part of the “problem Solvers Caucus”, although the only problem he is trying to solve is how to fool the people into electing him again. Reed sends out flyers pretending he is the savior of Social Security , yet he proposed a bill to cut SS Disability payments. In the same statement Tom said he supported the Mueller probe and said it should be ended. Tom is a very flexible politician. He never lets his “principles” get in the way of a good photo op

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  2. whungerford says:

    I have been unable to identify any of Tom Reed’s principles. Does anyone know what they might be, if he has any?

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  3. Anonymous says:

    I got a flyer heralding the fact that he is a bipartisan representative and has no problem crossing the aisle. 95.6% adherence to the party line is now considered bi-partisan?

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