Presidents Obama, Lee Visit Metro Detroit GM Plant
President Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak are visiting General Motors’ Orion Township assembly plant today where they are expected to promote a free trade agreement that could stimulate exports of U.S.-made products to South Korea, Columbia, and Panama.
Both the House of Representatives and Senate have passed the legislation in a show of bipartisanship. According to the Detroit Free Press, South Korea has used taxes and tariffs to make imported cars much more expensive than those produced in that country.
During a joint session of Congress last month Obama said “if Americans can buy Kias and Hyundais, I want to see folks in South Korea driving Fords and Chevys and Chryslers. I want to see more products sold around the world stamped with three proud words: Made in America.”