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Old 11-11-2010, 10:44 AM
 
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The incompetence in the White House is astounding..

Obama, weakened after midterms, reveals limited leverage in failed S. Korea deal

Administration officials say the South Korea deal, which Obama inherited mostly complete from the Bush administration, would increase exports of U.S. goods by $10 billion annually and support 70,000 jobs in the United States.

"We don't want months to pass before we get this done," Obama said in a news conference following his meeting Lee. "We want it done in a matter of weeks."


Someone should tell Obama he's been the president now for YEARS.. not just months..
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:00 AM
 
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Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC have been pushing for changes to the agreement, noting that Korea exported 476,000 vehicles to the United States, while Korea imported about 7,000 U.S. vehicles.

Obama has been pushing for a deal that would add provisions to guarantee the import of more U.S. vehicles by Korea.

"We believe that such an agreement, if done right, can be a win-win for our people. It could be a win for the United States because it would increase the export of American goods by some $10 billion, and billions more in services, supporting more than 70,000 jobs back home," Obama said.

Obama wants to double U.S. exports over five years. "We need to make sure that over the next several weeks we are crossing all the t's, dotting all the i's, being able to make the case to both the Korean people and the United States population that this is good for both countries."

Korean negotiators are coming to Washington soon to resume talks.

Obama, Lee fail to reach pact on cars, talks to resume | detnews.com | The Detroit News (http://detnews.com/article/20101111/AUTO01/11110445/Obama--Lee-fail-to-reach-pact-on-cars--talks-to-resume - broken link)
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:01 AM
 
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The incompetence in the White House is astounding..

Obama, weakened after midterms, reveals limited leverage in failed S. Korea deal

Administration officials say the South Korea deal, which Obama inherited mostly complete from the Bush administration, would increase exports of U.S. goods by $10 billion annually and support 70,000 jobs in the United States.

"We don't want months to pass before we get this done," Obama said in a news conference following his meeting Lee. "We want it done in a matter of weeks."


Someone should tell Obama he's been the president now for YEARS.. not just months..
U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Thomas J. Donohue said the group was "disappointed that the discussions weren't concluded today, but we understand that progress was made and differences have been narrowed."

He noted a similar Korea free trade agreement is about to take effect with the European Union.

"Time is of the essence. American jobs are on the line. Since South Korea will soon implement a similar arrangement with the EU, American workers stand to lose 340,000 jobs without this agreement."

Obama, Lee fail to reach pact on cars, talks to resume | detnews.com | The Detroit News (http://detnews.com/article/20101111/AUTO01/11110445/Obama--Lee-fail-to-reach-pact-on-cars--talks-to-resume - broken link)
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:05 AM
 
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Thomas J. Donohue said the group was "disappointed that the discussions weren't concluded today, but we understand that progress was made and differences have been narrowed."
Topic isnt about Thomas J Donohue Delusianne.. Nice try but stay focused...
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"Time is of the essence. American jobs are on the line. Since South Korea will soon implement a similar arrangement with the EU, American workers stand to lose 340,000 jobs without this agreement."

Obama, Lee fail to reach pact on cars, talks to resume | detnews.com | The Detroit News (http://detnews.com/article/20101111/AUTO01/11110445/Obama--Lee-fail-to-reach-pact-on-cars--talks-to-resume - broken link)
You just emphasized the incompetence by Obama to complete a plan "mostly completed" while the EU managed to get one done.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:05 AM
 
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The incompetence in the White House is astounding..

Obama, weakened after midterms, reveals limited leverage in failed S. Korea deal

Administration officials say the South Korea deal, which Obama inherited mostly complete from the Bush administration, would increase exports of U.S. goods by $10 billion annually and support 70,000 jobs in the United States.

"We don't want months to pass before we get this done," Obama said in a news conference following his meeting Lee. "We want it done in a matter of weeks."

Someone should tell Obama he's been the president now for YEARS.. not just months..
Two out of three ain't bad. SK deal still has things to be agreed upon before they can close it. The article mentions disagreements about beef and autos. You can't bend over and accept everything they throw at you. You know that, don't you?
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:09 AM
 
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Two out of three ain't bad. SK deal still has things to be agreed upon before they can close it. The article mentions disagreements about beef and autos. You can't bend over and accept everything they throw at you. You know that, don't you?
Two outta three? What three?

I read the article, you dont need to tell me what it says, I posted it.. yes, still disagreements on a deal MOSTLY DONE.. Even Obama acknowledges this needs done NOW (i.e. next few weeks), but its been sitting for how many months?

Tell me again, which is longer, weeks, or months?
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:15 AM
 
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Topic isnt about Thomas J Donohue Delusianne.. Nice try but stay focused...
Sorry you don't see the significance in approval from the US Chamber of Commerce.
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You just emphasized the incompetence by Obama to complete a plan "mostly completed" while the EU managed to get one done.
In the Bush days, the economic situation was somewhat different than it is now.

See also, from 2009, Obama Sours on U.S.-Korea Free-Trade Deal - BusinessWeek

Subhead, "The Administration is reluctant to push for ratification of the Bush-negotiated agreement because of the trade imbalance between Korean and U.S. automakers"

Sub-subhead, "OPEN MARKET FAILS TO BENEFIT U.S. AUTOMAKERS"

And even in 2009, "The American deal isn't the only game in town, though."
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:17 AM
 
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Obama's trip to Korea was basically a failure and definitely a waste of taxpayer dollars. Obama accomplished nothing. This seems to be the same story, over and over.....Obama spends lots of money, goes on a grand trip or makes a grand speech, and in the end, nothing gets accomplished.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:18 AM
 
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How would this be working out if the US automotive industry had been allowed to fall apart and die, as you all wanted for whatever action-hero-figurine reasons? We probably wouldn't even be at G20.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:20 AM
 
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Sorry you don't see the significance in approval from the US Chamber of Commerce.
Considering Obama hasnt seeked the Chambers approval for anything else, no.. I dont..
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In the Bush days, the economic situation was somewhat different than it is now.
The EU economy is in the same condition as ours.. They managed to get one done, and the fact that the economic situtation was different, emphasises the importance of getting one done LAST YEAR.. Not 2 years into his term. Obama HIMSELF acknowledges its important and cant wait.. OBAMAS OWN WORDS... If its important now, it would have been equally important last year..
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See also, from 2009, Obama Sours on U.S.-Korea Free-Trade Deal - BusinessWeek

Subhead, "The Administration is reluctant to push for ratification of the Bush-negotiated agreement because of the trade imbalance between Korean and U.S. automakers"

Sub-subhead, "OPEN MARKET FAILS TO BENEFIT U.S. AUTOMAKERS"

And even in 2009, "The American deal isn't the only game in town, though."
We dont have an open market with South Korea.. Thats the purpose of the agreement. And now you are posting stories from 2009 emphasizing how Obama "Sours" on the deal last year..

Obama didnt WANT it done in 2009... now he's claiming its vitally important. You are proving the incompetence with every posting trying to defend him...
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