Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Bush Pushes Free Trade at Cat Plant

Here's what the president was saying Tuesday. (LA Times)

A sample quote:
EAST PEORIA, ILL. — Using two huge yellow earthmovers as his backdrop, and giddy over driving a third, President Bush sought Tuesday to calm fears about globalization, the nation's economic future and the risks of easing trade barriers, arguing that free trade benefits U.S. workers.

"The temptation is to say, 'Well, trade may not be worth it, let's isolate ourselves, let's protect ourselves,' " Bush said, adding: "It's a bad mistake for the country to lose our confidence and not compete."

Here's the entire transcript.

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