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Congress Killing A Trade Agreement With Vietnam Won’t Change The Fact Your Kid Is Not Studying

The lame duck Congress has, for the moment at least, killed a trade agreement with Vietnam. Republicans and Democrats are blaming each other for the failure of the deal.

If the newly-elected House majority thinks killing trade agreements is going to help American workers, they are leading the people nowhere. Trade agreements must be fair—Yet we are making a mistake by ignoring problems at home. 

Vietnam is not the issue.

Nobody in Vietnam has anything to do with the low test scores American kids post in science, math, reading and in many other subjects as well. Nobody in Vietnam has cast a spell stopping your kid from picking up a book to read. 

I hope Democrats have a plan beyond blaming people far away for our failings right here in America.  

November 16, 2006 Posted by | Politics | 2 Comments