Monday, August 06, 2007

Edwards: Trade Policies Have Increased New Hampshire Childhood Poverty

From The Edwards Campaign:

Today, Senator John Edwards proposed his plan for “smart and safe” trade policies that will benefit working and middle class families instead of just big multinational corporations.

“Corporation-first trade policies have hit New Hampshire families hard,” said Edwards. “The Granite State has lost over 25,000 manufacturing jobs since 2001, and has suffered the fastest increase in childhood poverty in the nation. We need new trade policies in America that put workers, wages and families first. My main measure of a trade deal is simple – after considering the impact on jobs, wages and prices, will most families be better off?”

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