Lieberman's Trade Confusion

Lieberman is apparently a free trader now. In a remarkably conservative declaration on Fox News Sunday the presidential hopeful attempted to stake a bold centrist position on Free Trade:

“If we’re for middle-class tax increases, if we send a message of weakness and ambivalence on defense, if we go back to big government spending, if we’re against trade [and] for protectionism — which never created a job — we don’t deserve to run the country.”

Interestingly enough, this statement of support directly contradicts his own proposal to rebuild the American manufacturing industry through various subsidy programs.

Posted by Mike Van Winkle at August 13, 2003 1:26 PM