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Street Fighting Man--A Rock and Roll Epistle

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We need to renegotiate our trade agreements, and adopt a policy of "Fair Trade" not "Free Trade." Nations that permit their factories to pay their workers slave wages, maintain unsafe working conditions, or pollute in order to maintain a competitive edge over our competing domestic industries, should have a human rights tariff imposed upon them until they correct their violations. If other nations subsidize their industry, or use tariffs against American goods, they should be met with a response in kind. Not automatically: give other nations the opportunity to correct or negotiate their way out of a tariff, but it must be enforced. No nation gets "Most Favored Nation" status unless it agrees to a system of fair trade.

With this as a start, maybe I won't have to be a "Street Fighting Man."

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Richard Girard is an increasingly radical representative of the disabled and disenfranchised members of America's downtrodden, who suffers from bipolar disorder (type II or type III, the professionals do not agree). He has put together a team to (more...)
 

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