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Free and fair trade

Walter Shackelford

Re: Letter to the Editor Feb. 19, “Cost for a Free Trade.” Among other items he cites the loss of one million manufacturing jobs under the Bush Administration due to factories and plants locating overseas. This very pointed letter is in my opinion an indictment of our “public servants” in congress and the administration.

In a report just out, our annual worldwide trade deficit is a whopping $617 billion in 2004. The deficit with China and Japan is almost $200 billion. Unbelievable.

While our markets are open, our trading partners seem to be in a trade war.

Along with free trade it seems there should be a measure of fair trade.

Walter Shackelford


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