Pat Buchanan outlines this startling “free trade” fact about China: “Last year, China ran up the largest trade surplus in history, at our expense, $365 billion. We exported $116 billion in goods to China. China exported $482 billion worth of goods to us.”
With the exception of Trump, none of the GOP candidates seems willing to debate, defend or denounce the policies that eviscerated America—and empowered the People’s Republic. … America is on a path of national decline because, while we have been looking out for what is best for the “global economy” our rivals have been looking out for what is best for their own nations. This is pure price fixing, but we all understand self-interest. Controlling the largest market on earth, we might impose on foreign producers a cover charge, an admissions fee, a tariff to get into our market.
Pat concludes with a comment from a united Germany’s Chancellor Bismarck: “I see that those countries which possess protection are prospering, and that those countries which possess free trade are decaying.”