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House Proceeding 03-31-09 on Mar 31st, 2009 :: 3:59:50 to 4:01:25
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Thomas E. Petri

3:59:46 to 4:00:06( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: virginia for some closing comments and i want to thank him for the important contributions and voice he has a mr. perriello: thank you for yielding. i want to take a moment on this issue of trade. i think there's an attitude among the elites that assumes

Thomas E. Petri

3:59:50 to 4:01:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Thomas E. Petri

4:00:07 to 4:00:28( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: anything other than blind free trade is somehow idiotic. there's a concern that this populism is about mob rule. populist values aren't about pitch forks, they're about pragmatic results. i think for every model someone can show you on free trade, i can show you reality and

Thomas E. Petri

4:00:29 to 4:00:49( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: empirics. this is not about a theory cooked up in academia about trade. it's about the reality of how economies have competed. it's not a blind march to trade liberazation. it's been smart, strategic decision by each couldn't troy play to their advantages. i think we've been negotiating from a position of weakness instead of negotiating from

Thomas E. Petri

4:00:50 to 4:01:10( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: strength. i think it's cost the middle class and working class jobs. i think sometimes there's an incredibly nay eve attitude by those who would look down their noses at those who would engage in mdle class and populist values. i think what's important in this is not that we pick up the pitchforks but that we produce

Thomas E. Petri

4:01:11 to 4:01:25( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: results. i think what we're about is looking at pragmatic solutions that take back some of the raw deals the middle class has gotten for the last 20 years, particularly the last few years and starts to stand up for those middle class families and working class families who are getting up every morning and

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