Cardoza votes “NO” on farmer friendly CAFTA Bill as union bosses threaten retaliation against democrats voting in favor of CAFTA.
In a stunning move, Dennis Cardoza decided to sell out hard working Central Valley farmers, and vote against the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), as union bosses made threats of retaliation against any democratic members of Congress voting in favor of the CAFTA bill. As reported earlier in the week, a letter sent to democratic members of congress, signed by, among others, the Presidents of Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the Teamsters and the AFL-CIO, stated “Simply put, there must be real and measurable consequences for opposing labor on this issue.”
The CAFTA bill, heavily supported by Central Valley agriculture, lowers tariffs on Central Valley farm exports to Central America and the Caribbean. CAFTA will have the immediate effect of completely removing tariffs placed on products such as wine, peaches and pears along with allowing the Central Valley dairy industry to export an estimated additional $100 million in dairy products.
“Dennis Cardoza needs to realize that he was elected to represent the voters of the 18th Congressional District, not Washington, D.C. union bosses,” said John Kanno, Republican Candidate for the 18th Congressional District. “At a time when our valley farmers are facing higher fuel costs, and mounting environmental and government regulation, CAFTA is an opportunity for valley farmers to sell their products in new markets, helping make sure they can make ends meet. Instead of looking out for the very same people who voted for him in the first place, Dennis Cardoza sold out, lock stock, and barrel, to the bosses of organized labor.”
Kanno, a Modesto resident, is currently employed as an electrical engineer in Stockton. He has been a leader in helping shape the future of post-war Iraq, working with the United States Department of State on the “Future of Iraq” project where he helped co-write the electrical blue print for a post war Iraq, along with having appeared on both Fox News and CNN as an ardent support of fighting terrorism in Iraq and the removing Saddam Hussein from power.
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