America is screaming for change. They voted for change, they voted for no more offshore outsourcing, displace of U.S. workers with foreign guest workers, modification of trade agreements, improvement for labor, more unions, and to stop the never ending shrinking middle class.
So, what did Obama just nominate one of the most notorious offshore outsourcers in the Senate to be Commerce Secretary?
Alan Tonelson says it best, The Secretary of Outsourcing:
knew that Senator Judd Gregg, the New Hampshire Republican widely reported to be President Obama's leading candidate to head the Commerce Department, was a staunch supporter of outsourcing-focused trade policies. But until I checked his record, I had no idea how staunch. And for how long!
Gregg began representing the Granite State in the Senate in 1993 -- the year NAFTA was approved. He began voting with the outsourcers then and he's continued ever since. Most Favored Nation status for China, WTO membeship for the People's Republic, the Uruguay Round world trade agreement, fast track, CAFTA, free trade with sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean Basin, Vietnam, Peru -- you name it on the outsourcers' agenda, and Gregg has been for it.
To put the icing on cake, he's a major Open Borders proponent, too. The only significant exceptions to this dismal record have been support for County-of-Origin labeling for food products, and for economic sanctions against the brutal military junta in Burma.
If it could get any worse, Gregg also is the #1 corporate lobbyist representative for guest worker Visas!. A guy completely in the pocket of multinational corporations as we can see from this speech at CATO.
Did corporate lobbyists simply get their man? The middle class be damned or even small business in the United States?