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    It Began with an Article about Ford's New Vehicle...

    I was reading an article about a new vehicle Ford was adding to it's production facility in Missouri. The article itself is a rather good one; explaining that Ford will be adding the 'Transit' to it's line-up and, in the process, adding a few thousand more union jobs. After the article, I went on to read some of the reader comments. One reader expressed her understandable frustrations regarding 'free trade' saying, "THINK how many jobs we would have in this country but for the fraud of "free" trade!" with several others supporting her concerns. Then one wrote in response to some people who had 'disapproved' of her comments, "How did 2 people give a thumbs down to this? Do they like what has happened to this country over the past 35 years?" to which one person answered, "No but they do hate what unions have done to this country over the past 35 years" and another person replied, "Blaming free trade agreements is not understanding economics".
    I responded as follows...



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