Obama signs trade agreements
October 21st, 2011
12:08 PM ET

Obama signs trade agreements

President Obama officially signed free trade agreements with Colombia, South Korea, and Colombia Friday in the Oval Office. He was flanked by business leaders who have heavily pressed for the agreements.


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  1. durundal

    you might want to proof your article. "signed free trade agreements with colombia, south korea, and colombia friday..."

    October 21, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
    • jean2009

      Columbia, South Korea and Panama.

      October 22, 2011 at 10:47 am |
  2. Dale

    Fair Trade Deal: Wall Street fat cats lobbied Washington D.C. big time for this deal. While Food prices are skyrocketing here in the United States (( the main reason is Feed Corn , Soybeans, and Alfalfa )) these commodities are vital to everything that is groceries we Americans buy today. (( Wall Street Hedge Funds )) they are going to sell these vital feed commodities to other countries, and drive United States food prices Sky-High.

    American produce farmers are slowly dying because the price of feed is way too high (( American produce farmers should get their animal feed first, )) to feed Cattle, Hogs, Chickens, and for Dairy products and for Cereals of all kinds, To keep food prices down here in the United States.

    What is left over use it for methanol and ethanol for gasoline additives. And then sell leftovers to other countries. I guarantee you other countries in (( this fair trade deal )) will be taking care of their country first. Stop Wall Street fat cat hedge funds Please get this news out, Copy and Paste now !

    Container ships come in full, and they leave full with feed Corn and alfalfa !

    October 21, 2011 at 5:01 pm |
  3. george of the jungle

    What no big mouth repos voicing an opinion??? Anything that helps create jobs is good for USA

    October 21, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
    • joey

      you mean the jobs that Obama lets get shipped over seas?

      October 23, 2011 at 2:31 am |
  4. CLAUDE SHEPHERD

    no matter what right or wrong obama did it you people sucks.

    October 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
  5. joey

    Obama hates America and anyone who thinks Obama is great or doing great things hates America too. This free trade agreement is just another knife in the back of THE AMERICAN way of life.

    October 23, 2011 at 2:30 am |
  6. Billy Boy

    ...A lot of people that are agreeing to this now are going to kick themselves in the a$$ later...what most people don't know is that trade agreements eliminate jobs in one country & takes them to another....is like using exportation to distribute wealth...not that I mind...I'm Colombia,...so much better for us....but wait & see how this is going to increase the unemployment rate more... :)

    October 23, 2011 at 9:46 am |
  7. James

    Quick veto it!!! hahaha don't send more job overseas!!! we didn't get the job bill they dont get their off shore money accounts!!!!!

    October 23, 2011 at 12:40 pm |
  8. James

    Notice how all the stuff that is bad for the US the republican's let through on to the floor and voted on. yet when something that could help America is not even seen. that's BS!!!! Isn't there some kind of law that says the senate can't intentonal FFFF the other branches of government or the PEOPLE?!

    October 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm |
    • Russell Brown

      He who every morning plans the tranaction of the day
      ;';and/ follows out that plan carries a thread that will
      guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.

      November 3, 2011 at 10:38 pm |