Better Late than Never, J.C. Watts
J.C. Watts served in the U.S. House of Representatives as an Oklahoma representative from 1995 to 2002. He is also a former chairman of the Republican Conference of the U.S. House. It looks like he's belatedly realizing just how detrimental the current U.S. trade relationship with China is.
In an Arkansas News op-ed today, he urges the U.S. to end its "dependence on China":
...we cannot continue an out-of-control trade deficit with this trading partner, we can’t ignore its bellicose behavior, we cannot condone its brazen cyber attack on Google, nor its terrible human rights policies and especially its shameless currency manipulation and trade cheating. It has gotten much worse since I left Congress in 2002.
It is hopefully dawning on both the Congress and the Obama administration that our nation must never become totally dependent on a country for loans to finance our massive trade and budget deficits, or for rare earth elements vital to our industries.
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