View Header


Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release September 15, 1993


Wednesday, September 15, 1993

NAFTA Kick-Off

Addressing the concerns of those who fear the effects of NAFTA, the President stated, "it is clear that most of the people that oppose this pact are rooted in the fears and insecurities that are legitimately gripping the great American middle class. It is no use to deny that these fears and insecurities exist. It is no use denying that many of our people have lost in the battle for change. But it is a great mistake to think that NAFTA will make it worse. Every single solitary thing you hear people talk about that they're worried about can happen whether this trade agreement passes or not, and most of them will be made worse if it fails."