President Obama’s decision to restart formal relations with Cuba has drawn both criticism and cheers. Wisconsin 3rd District Congressman Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) is cheering the change, saying the old policy didn’t work.
Kind is also optimistic about that opening Cuban markets would benefit Wisconsin businesses. “This could also be good for Wisconsin’s state economy. I mean, farmers, manufacturers, they’ve been begging to get into the Cuban market in order to sell more goods. That would mean better paying jobs being created here in Wisconsin, so let’s give it a try.”
Kind says it’s obvious that there has been 50 years of failed policy. He says it does not make sense to continue on the same course. He’s optimistic that a new diplomatic, economic, and tourism invasion might lead to the type of changes America would like to see in Cuba.