According to The Hill:
U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said this weekend that three pending trade agreements with foreign countries (Colombia, Panama and South Korea) are unlikely to be completed this year.
Kirk said that the agreements were critical for the White House's new focus on job creation, but indicated that more cooperation is needed from labor unions and congressional Democrats before the they can be approved by Congress.
"I don't think that we're going to get them all done this year," Kirk said on Bloomberg's "Political Capital" in an interview that aired Saturday.
So let's get this straight.
Many Members of the U.S. Congress do not want to transact billions in (already existing) business opportunities with Colombia's private sector due to concerns over poor labor conditions.
Yet, those very same Members -- including House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson -- want to provide a billionaire tourism subsidy to the Castro regime in the hopes that it'll buy more U.S. agricultural products.
A classic head-scratcher.
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