Obama is Right on India

President Obama is traveling through India and the far east and while we at the Rio Grande Foundation have had many differences with the President and his economic policies, Obama rightly noted that India’s economic development helps rather than hurts America’s economy and creates rather than destroys jobs. The broader point here is that free trade is economically beneficial.

The question I have is why Obama has not supported free trade agreements like the pending one with Columbia and South Korea.

These initiatives would help open new markets to American goods and services. Obama should work with Republicans to expand free trade as a means of helping to turn the US economy around.