President Obama recently declared this week “World Trade Week.” His announcement was yet another hollow attempt to appear favorable towards free trade. Unfortunately, President Obama’s actions paint a gloomier picture. There are three pending free trade agreements (Colombia, Panama, and South Korea) already negotiated, waiting for congressional action. Yet the president has not pushed these agreements through Congress. Obama’s ambitious goal of doubling our nation’s exports will be quite difficult if he keeps to the sidelines on trade policy progress.
Read an op-ed by me and Brian McGraw in the National Review about the U.S.- Colombia Free Trade Agreement.