Look Who Wants To Tinker With Market Forces

Pat Buchanan, the most conservative candidate in the 1996 Presidential field, issued a startling Labor Day statement proposing regulation of foreign trade. Sounding to the left of House Democratic leader Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.), Buchanan warned of the "stagnant wages of an alienated working class" and proposed to "insulate the wages of U.S. workers from downward pressure from foreign laborers who must work for $1 an hour or less."

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