"Blame the other guy for stuff I'm doing myself" seems to be the overriding theme here.
In his latest crap-tossing-fest, our junior Senator alleges that Ned Lamont's family fortune has "up to $5 million invested" in a "firm whose companies ship jobs overseas."
Maybe like Halliburton, of which Joe Lieberman himself had quite a few shares until he embarrassed himself by pointing out Ned's much smaller investment and then Joe had to divest himself of it.
Yeah, Joe caught himself with that allegation.
Or the contributions he accepted from Wal-Mart and meekly claimed that he returned so he could posture at the "Wake Up Wal-Mart" rally in Bridgeport this summer.
So, let's talk about investing in American jobs.
Joe voted in favor of NAFTA. That's the North American Free Trade Agreement.
According to the Economic Policy Institute (link):
Since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed in 1993, the rise in the U.S. trade deficit with Canada and Mexico through 2002 has caused the displacement of production that supported 879,280 U.S. jobs. Most of those lost jobs were high-wage positions in manufacturing industries.And the report also had THIS to say about the results of Joe Lieberman's support of NAFTA:
The loss of these jobs is just the most visible tip of NAFTA's impact on the U.S. economy.So, while Joe Lieberman is picking through the investments of an estimated $300 million family fortune that has CREATED wealth and jobs, his vote for NAFTA has cost us almost a MILLION JOBS.
Thanks for caring, Joe.