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Old 11-22-2008, 02:38 PM
 
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LIMA, Peru (CNN) -- President George W. Bush, in what could be his final overseas trip as president, called on international leaders to continue his administration's push for free trade despite the global financial crisis.

"One of the enduring lessons of the Great Depression is that global protectionism is a path to global economic ruin," Bush told the annual meeting of the 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in the capital, Lima.

Bush urges against trade barriers - Nov. 22, 2008
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:32 PM
 
Location: toronto, Canada
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The last thing this global depression will need is more government intervention screwing up the economy. Free trade helps to remove the government from affecting your freedom to decide what you want to buy and where you buy it from.
Considering that most trade restrictions occur in other countries, many Americans should be happy to know that American exports are finding access to new markets, securing more job orders from overseas and keeping Americans employed.
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