I suggest we rethink NAFTA as I believe we have not used it to its fullest potential. I wonder if beyond economic trade NAFTA should not be expanded to incorporate “political trade”. As against exchange in goods and services which characterizes economic trade, political trade will entail an exchange of politicians. For example, it looks like Mexico has just got a honey of a President and since I am getting tired of taking on Trump all the time I’d like a change.
What if NAFTA included a trade in politicians? America could get four months of Trump in Mexico and another four in Canada while we enjoy trying out their leadership. I feel I need to be more positive and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador just might do the trick. He’s honest, hardworking and smart. I could be thankful for a president like that and maybe even praise him from time to time.
I know it would not be fair to Mexico to Trade Obrador for Trump because they have never had a good president like this in my lifetime, maybe never. Mexico could consider that we lost a lot of jobs in car manufacturing, Oreo cookies, even Carrier air conditioners to them.
So we’ll give them Trump as well in exchange for President Obrador and I’ll be very satiated. Obrador can help repair our broken infrastructure as he did for Mexico City.
It will be fantastic, no more bridge collapses and our country might even get some respect from socialist countries for an Obrador-styled progressive public works program.
Then four months after, Obrador can get back to Mexico and we get Canada’s Justin Trudeau and expedite Trump to Canada. Besides turning all hockey stadiums in Canada into luxury hotels for starters, Trump will begin work on the environment and economy.
He’d have to save money, so he will go for something like throwing Canada’s garbage into the nearest body of water, be it a swimming pool, river, Lake Superior, or whatever bathtub.
Trump could drain the swamp in Canada by laying off all the garbage men. That would lead to personal and municipal savings, just think of it! Scott Pruitt will be gainfully employed breaking up their labor unions. In the meantime, under Trudeau, America will get the horrors of public healthcare for all and we won’t have to file for bankruptcy due to medical problems.
After all is done, Mexico will be happy with their President Obrador back and Canadians would have understood first-hand what America has been going through. Canadians would then understand why they can be singled out as foolish for agreeing to a trade deal that led them to knit ties with Trump.
Once the political trade dance is over and our buddy Justin Trudeau would have given us health care and Obrador gave us working public infrastructure, we get Trump back. After our period revelling in the absence of hate mongering, we’ll have Trump back. By that point, we would probably just want to pin ribbons of shame on him as he’s entering the country.