Letters to the Editor

No trade pacts

Ross Perot campaigned for president on a platform of opposing trade pacts that would make American workers compete for jobs with workers in Third World countries. He aptly described the pacts as vacuums sucking up the livelihoods of the middle class.

Time has proved him right. We have only to look at the current expansion in the economy, which has brought no rise in wages. Now we are considering a pact that will dwarf the ones that Perot opposed. Why are we even thinking about compounding the error that he so clearly visualized?

Arnold Slotkin, Hollywood