From the "it's never going to happen" file . . .
According to this Cap Journal story, Nancy Boyda-Pelosi says we should get out of NAFTA. Never mind the studies that over and over and over again say that productivity and not trade is responsible for the decline in manufacturing jobs. Never mind the studies that say trade has a substantially bigger economic benefit than economic loss . . . let's all join Boyda-Pelosi and throw solid economic theory right out the window.
It's a populist-protectionist-union applause line, but it would be bad for our economy to get out of NAFTA - particularly an economy like Kansas that is heavy on exports.
Let's go a step further, and ask this, is there a presidential candidate with a snowball's chance of winning next November who would sign such a measure?
Here's my other question about all this, Boyda-Pelosi says NAFTA cost us jobs AND gave us immigration problems. Hmmmmmmmmm, if all of our jobs are going to say, Mexico, why would all the Mexicans come to the United States for jobs?
Nancy, please quit playing into our fears and learn economics.
Dedicated to the proposition that Nancy Boyda is a one termer.