OFF THE WIRE
More foreign trade? How does that create jobs here??? Get rid of all of 'em and start with a clean slate of legislators who'll care and listen to constituents!
Congress passes free-trade bills with Colombia, Panama and South Korea.
President Barack Obama sent the proposed trade deals to Congress last week.
The White House, Republicans and big business groups have said the deals would create jobs in the United States. The deals could spur $13 billion annually in new exports and "support tens of thousands of jobs," a senior administration official has said.
Union groups and some Democrats have opposed the bills, expressing doubt that they would create jobs.