Free trade is great. However, differing national environments allow for free trade to create unfair advantages for some.
So,one tenet of the Doug campaign is that our free trade only goes so far as the playing field is level.
We have some excellent worker protection and environmental protection laws. Some of them need improved, but they are the legal environment in which American businesses must operate. So, free trade with America will be allowed if the companies doing the importing demonstrate that the facilities meet the same standards as American facilities. No more moving manufacturing overseas to dodge Clean Air or Water requirements. Minimum wage requirements will be based on currency exchange, but no more paying dollars on the day. No more dangerous work environments that we wouldn't stand for here.
Refuse to certify and allow inspections? You will be assumed to be in default, and be fined the same penalties for each offense. Each imported item is a separate incident, so it's going to be costly to bring items into this country. Why not make it here instead?
Agricultural products will face the same scrutiny. No imports of products treated with chemicals that are banned in the US. No imports without inspection of other products. I know we can grow enough, make enough, and produce enough to provide for not only America, but to export, so why are we importing? Why are we bringing in apples from China, after seeing all of the poisons that are rampantly used there? It's time to stop it.
Here are the sermons for this past month...I know, it's been a month. :)
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