Politic365′s Managing Editor Charles D. Ellison speaks with Rep. Allen West (R-FL) recently about his controversial House vote for a trio of free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea. The Congressman, representing Florida’s 22nd District, also discusses his skepticism regarding plans for a full U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq by the Obama Administration. And, he worries about potentially deep defense cuts triggered by the Joint “Super” Debt Committee now convening.
When asked about recent criticism from conservatives for his support of free trade agreements, West is pragmatic and feels that “[t]he ability to improve the amount of exports coming out of the United States and South Florida to these open markets without restraints and restrictions means we can create more revenue … and jobs.”
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