O CAFTA pode ser aprovado logo. É o que diz esta notícia. Agora, para o pessoal de Escolha Pública (Public Choice), os trechos mais interessantes da notícia são:
“I don’t see any benefits for workers, for sugar people,” said Democratic Rep. Charlie Melancon, who said his family owed everything to 225 years of sugar production in his home state of Louisiana.
“We’ve given away textiles. We’ve given away steel. We’ve given away fruits and vegetables,” Melancon said. “Now let’s just go ahead and give away everything and be dependent on every other country for our food and our defense.”
The House also passed legislation strengthening the monitoring of China’s trade policies, a bill that GOP leaders brought to the floor to satisfy lawmakers who wavered in support for CAFTA because they said the United States wasn’t tough enough in enforcing trade laws.
Ou seja, lá, como aqui, o jogo pelos privilégios nem sempre consideram a lógica econômica.
p.s. o UPDATED é o seguinte: tá aprovado.