Clayton Yeutter, Former U.S. Trade Representative, 1985-89
Actually just claimed that the US productivity rose as a result of the mid-1980s Japan trade deal (the general topic was NAFTA).
Well, of course, you exposed a huge number of American firms to Japanese competition, so they had to improve their productivity or fail.
It doesn't meant that unemployment didn't rise during the entire tenure of this USTR.
Do we want more trade deals that increase producitivity and increase unemployment?
FUCK NO. Yeutter, a robot drooling tool of the GOP.
"Nobody knows what quote fair trade means" --Yeutter
"I know what unfair trade is." --Senator Byron Dorgan