We were promised that the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, supported by Obama and passed by Congress in October 2011, would create U.S. jobs by promoting U.S. exports to South Korea. That pie-in-the-sky promise was always a lie; that Agreement promoted only imports, particularly cheap Korean cars coming into the U.S. without paying any U.S. tariff or tax. But that is not the worst of the free-trade trick played on Americans. South Korean products are especially cheap because South Korea hires 44,000 North Korean workers, paid 25 cents an hour, at the Kaesong Industrial Complex located just north of the boundary between North and South Korea. The workers' wages at this sweatshop are paid directly to the North Korean government, which skims off up to 45 percent. North Korea's Kaesong profits are estimated to provide 36 percent of North Korea's national income, so the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement has forced Americans to finance North Korea's nuclear program to threaten us.
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