Outsourcing is a huge problem in the United States, and that’s due to government policies like so-called free trade agreements. New York congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) has been a proponent of these job-killing deals, and voted for new agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea. Those agreements are expected to cost America at least 214,000 jobs.
One of the corporate lobbying groups that pushes for these agreements is the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Yesterday, NAM honored Reed with an award for voting at least 70 percent of the time with the group. Watch a local news report about the award:
NAM calls itself the “strongest and most aggressive voice here at home and internationally for…free trade agreements.” It lobbied aggressively to pass the three recent agreements that Reed voted for.
It’s sad that Reed would associate himself with such a vociferously anti-jobs organization.