SFGate.com reports that, in a vote taken just after midnight, CAFTA was approved by the House. The vote was by the narrowest of margins, 217-215. 27 Republicans voted against CAFTA, while 15 Democrats supported it.
The Democrats major beef with the free trade agreement, as always, was worker exploitation in the poor Central and South American countries involved.
Look guys, I live way down here in Mexico. Before you worry about worker exploitation, you need workers. To have workers, there must be jobs. First come the jobs, then the workers and then we can start worrying about working conditions.
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