WHERE’S JOHNNY? New Jim Barksdale Ad Highlights Senator Isakson’s Support of Bad Foreign Trade Deals

September 19, 2016

WHERE’S JOHNNY? New Jim Barksdale Ad Highlights Senator Isakson’s Support of Bad Foreign Trade Deals

ATLANTA – Investment manager and Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Jim Barksdale today release his first ad of the general election. “Symbol” highlights Senator Isakson’s support for bad foreign trade deals that have cost Georgians thousands of jobs. The ad can be viewed here.

I’m Jim Barksdale and this hat has become a symbol that I’m not a politician. It’s also a symbol of what I’m fighting for.Try finding a hat that’s made in Georgia. Democrats and Republicans keep supporting bad trade deals that send our jobs overseas. And it’s a lot more than hats. Johnny Isakson has voted for every bad foreign trade deal since he got to Washington. I approve this message because I’ll vote no on bad trade deals if you’ll vote no on Johnny Isakson.

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Jim I’m Jim Barksdale and this hat has become a symbol that I’m not a politician. It’s also a symbol of what I’m fighting for. GFX Jim Barksdale “Meet Jim,” Jim Barksdale for Senate After several years in various corporate positions in the United States and Europe, I brought my family back to Atlanta in 1986 to begin an investment firm (Equity Investment Corporation) from a spare bedroom in my house. The firm now manages approximately $5 billion for clients across the United States. “Would A Clinton Win In Georgia Help Unseat GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson?” Tony Pugh, The Wichita Eagle, 8/26/2016 Barksdale opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, which has become a symbol of opposition to globalization and is also opposed by both presidential candidates.
Jim Try finding a hat that’s made in Georgia. “Manufacturing In Georgia Sees Big Slowdown In May,” Marietta Daily Journal, 6/3/2016 Production across Georgia decreased 3.1 points to 56.3 points, with 37.5 percent of respondents still reporting higher production for May. Employment also saw a decrease of 3.1 points to 58.4; with 25 percent of respondents reporting increased hiring. · New orders were down 18.8 points to 43.8, which was 15.1 points below its six-month average. · Production was down 3.1 points to 56.3, which was 5.5 points below its six-month average. · Employment was down 3.1 points to 59.4 points, which was 3.2 points above its six-month average. · Supplier delivery was down 6.3 points to 50, which was 1.6 points below its six-month average. · Finished inventory was down 18.8 points to 37.5 points, which was 18.7 points below its six-month average. · Commodity prices were down 6.3 points to 59.4, which was 14.6 points above its six-month average. Georgia has lost over 135,000 manufacturing jobs since NAFTA was implemented in January 1994. Manufacturing Jobs – Georgia, Bureau of Labor Statistics December 1993: 522,700 July 2016: 387,600 Loss: 135,100
Jim Democrats and Republicans keep supporting bad trade deals that send our jobs overseas. GFX Democrats and Republicans keep supporting bad trade deals. “Trade Emerges As Rare Bipartisan Issue In 114th Congress,” Teddy Amenabar, NBC News, 2/5/2015 In this current era of American politics, it’s rare when President Barack Obama, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi can all agree on an issue. That appears to be the case when it comes to giving the president more authority to negotiate trade deals with other nations, making it a rare initiative that could get bipartisan support in the 114th Congress. In his State of the Union address last month, Obama called for Congress to establish trade promotion authority - or “fast track” approval - on future international trade agreements like the developing Trans-Pacific Partnership with Asian nations. Such authority forces Congress to do a yes-or-no vote on trade pacts, eliminating the possibility for any congressional revisions once international leaders agree. “House Approves PNTR For China,” Ashley Baker, UPI, 5/24/2000 The House of Representatives on Wednesday took just five minutes 55 seconds to pass the 218-vote threshold needed to guarantee passage of legislation normalizing trade relations with China. After all votes were counted, the bill had passed 237-197. A total of 73 Democrats joined 164 Republicans in voting for the measure. “What Republicans did 15 years ago to help create Donald Trump today.” Washington Post, 3/21/16 The Republican establishment began losing its party to Donald Trump on May 24, 2000, at 5:41 p.m., on the floor of the House of Representatives. Urged on by their presidential standard-bearer, Texas Gov. George W. Bush, and by nearly all of the business lobbyists who represented the core of the party’s donor class, three-quarters of House Republicans voted to extend the status of permanent normal trade relations to China. … The 2000 vote effectively unleashed a flood of outsourcing to China, which in turn exported trillions of dollars of cheap goods back to the United States. Over the next 10 years, economists have concluded, the expanded trade with China cost the United States at least 2 million jobs. It was the strongest force in an overall manufacturing decline that cost 5 million jobs. “China Trade, Outsourcing And Jobs,” Will Kimball and Robert E. Scott, Economic Policy Institute, 12/11/14 Since China entered the World Trade Organization in 2001, the massive growth of trade between China and the United States has had a dramatic and negative effect on U.S. workers and the domestic economy. Specifically, a growing U.S. goods trade deficit with China has the United States piling up foreign debt, losing export capacity, and losing jobs, especially in the vital but under-siege manufacturing sector. Growth in the U.S. goods trade deficit with China between 2001 and 2013 eliminated or displaced 3.2 million U.S. jobs, 2.4 million (three-fourths) of which were in manufacturing. … The 3.2 million U.S. jobs lost or displaced by the goods trade deficit with China between 2001 and 2013 were distributed among all 50 states and the District of Columbia, with the biggest net losses occurring in… Georgia (93,700). “House Narrowly Approves CAFTA,” CNN, 7/28/2005 The final vote to approve the pact was 217 to 215. House leaders held the vote open for an hour—well past the normal 15-minute voting time—as they rounded up enough votes to win. In the end, 25 Republicans defied their leadership, and their president, to oppose CAFTA, while two others didn’t vote. Only 15 of the House’s 202 Democrats broke ranks to support it.
Jim And it’s a lot more than hats. Johnny Isakson has voted for every bad foreign trade deal since he got to Washington. GFX Johnny Isakson voted for every bad trade deal. Johnny Isakson’s history of voting for bad trade deals
Trade Deal Isakson Vote
PNTR with China Yea
Chile Yea
Singapore Yea
Morocco Yea
Oman Yea
Peru Yea
CAFTA Yea
Panama Yea
Columbia Yea
South Korea Yea
Trade Promotion Authority for TPP Yea
2001 Fast Track Trade Authority thatled to “free trade deals with 15 nations” Aye

“China Trade, Outsourcing And Jobs,” Will Kimball and Robert E. Scott, Economic Policy Institute, 12/11/14

Since China entered the World Trade Organization in 2001, the massive growth of trade between China and the United States has had a dramatic and negative effect on U.S. workers and the domestic economy. Specifically, a growing U.S. goods trade deficit with China has the United States piling up foreign debt, losing export capacity, and losing jobs, especially in the vital but under-siege manufacturing sector. Growth in the U.S. goods trade deficit with China between 2001 and 2013 eliminated or displaced 3.2 million U.S. jobs, 2.4 million (three-fourths) of which were in manufacturing.

The 3.2 million U.S. jobs lost or displaced by the goods trade deficit with China between 2001 and 2013 were distributed among all 50 states and the District of Columbia, with the biggest net losses occurring in… Georgia (93,700).

“What Republicans did 15 years ago to help create Donald Trump today.” Washington Post, 3/21/16

The Republican establishment began losing its party to Donald Trump on May 24, 2000, at 5:41 p.m., on the floor of the House of Representatives.

Urged on by their presidential standard-bearer, Texas Gov. George W. Bush, and by nearly all of the business lobbyists who represented the core of the party’s donor class, three-quarters of House Republicans voted to extend the status of permanent normal trade relations to China.

The 2000 vote effectively unleashed a flood of outsourcing to China, which in turn exported trillions of dollars of cheap goods back to the United States. Over the next 10 years, economists have concluded, the expanded trade with China cost the United States at least 2 million jobs. It was the strongest force in an overall manufacturing decline that cost 5 million jobs.

“Unhappy Third Birthday for Korea FTA Drags Down Obama Push for Fast Track.” Public Citizen, 3/13/15

Three years after implementation of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA), government data reveal that the administration’s promises that the pact would expand U.S. exports and create American jobs proved to be the opposite of the pact’s actual outcomes. The post-Korea FTA decline in U.S. exports to Korea and a new flood of imports from Korea have resulted in a major surge in the U.S. trade deficit with Korea that equates to nearly 85,000 lost U.S. jobs.

Jim

I approve this message because I’ll vote no on bad trade deals if you’ll vote no on Johnny Isakson.

GFX

Paid for by Jim Barksdale for Senate. Approved by Jim Barksdale.

“Would A Clinton Win In Georgia Help Unseat GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson?” Tony Pugh, The Wichita Eagle, 8/26/2016

Barksdale opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, which has become a symbol of opposition to globalization and is also opposed by both presidential candidates.


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