A day after they launched a new website aimed at Blue Dog Democrats, the Club for Growth is continuing to expose these fiscal frauds by shining sunlight on their record on free trade:
Blue Dog Democrats claim to be fiscal conservatives, but to them, that means holding the line on just taxes and spending. Nowhere in their agenda do they profess to be supporters of free trade, which is something you would expect from a true fiscal conservative.
There’s a reason for that. The Blue Dogs, by and large, are huge protectionists.
Worse still, twenty-three of them have sponsored the TRADE Act, which is the ultimate protectionist bill to sign up for. It would reopen all of our previous free trade agreements and essentially gut them. It’s no wonder that the labor unions love it.
Supporting free trade is good for the middle class, despite the outright lies from populists like Lou Dobbs and President Barack Obama. Even Rep. Gene Taylor (D-MS), who often goes against party on fiscal matters, has fallen into trap of blaming free trade for the many of nation’s problems.