Bernie Sanders is said to be crabby and humorless. If that were true, it’s hard to understand why in 1993 he introduced legislation to make the compensation rates for Congress equal to that of their Mexican counterparts if Congress passed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which would force American workers to compete with Mexican workers for jobs and pay.

Sadly, H.R. 3323 died without a single co-sponsor although Congress did pass NAFTA, costing the U.S. nearly 1 million jobs. Sanders at least had the guts to propose Congress play by the rules it was happy to impose on everyone else.

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