NAFTA: The Cause of Job Loss in the U.S.

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is an agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It is supposed to make trade easier and cheaper among these three countries.  However, it is just a giant fan blowing hard-earned US jobs into Mexico, demolishing our economy.

Photo Credit: John George Bartholomew

As predicted, NAFTA has created jobs.  However, these jobs are typically not for Americans, even if it is an American business.  NAFTA allows businesses to hire people from other countries.  Mexicans, for example, can work for a lot less pay than Americans.  Therefore, business owners are much more apt to start factories in Mexico rather than the US.

Some people may see this and say to themselves, “Well, at least we will be creating some US jobs even if people from other countries are stealing a large portion of the jobs.”  However, because of NAFTA, many diligent Americans have to lose their jobs to Mexicans, whose employers decide to outsourcing their jobs in order to get more profit.  This gives Mexicans an extreme advantage over Americans.

Do you think that it is fair that people are losing jobs because someone else is cheaper?

Do you want to live in a country where it will be hard for your children to find a good-paying job, if they can even find a job at all?

Then why do we keep throwing all these jobs away when we already have a lot of job loss?

All that America needs to do to prevent us from watching all of these jobs going down the drain is just to eliminate NAFTA.  Then we can establish a new trade agreement without losing jobs again.


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