BERNIE WEIGHS IN TOO

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has been at the forefront of the fight against the president’s trade agenda, at the debate blasted not just TPP but all trade agreements “over the last 30 years.” “I believe in trade, but I do not believe in unfettered free trade,” he said. “I believe in fair trade which works for…

Government Announces Larger December Trade Deficit Despite Trade Deals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 05, 2016 Contact: Paola Masman, Media Director 202-688-5145, [email protected] Washington ~ The federal government announced today that the US trade deficit worsened yet against last December. Modern trade deals continue to cause failures in US trade performance and loss of dynamic, diverse manufacturing and agricultural supply chains.  Here are the relevant points from…

The Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens our liberty

Economic theory holds that removing trade barriers among nations should increase global wealth. But the proposed 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership that Congress must soon give a straight up-or-down vote threatens our liberties as Americans and is likely to add almost nothing to U.S. economic growth. [David Cay Johnston| February, 04 2016 | Aljazeera America] I have…

Hillary Clinton Flip Flopped On TPP Before, So Big Business Lobbyists Are Confident She’ll Really Flip Back After Election

Isn’t politics just great? Politicians aren’t exactly known for their honesty on things, often saying things to voters just to get elected. But Hillary Clinton’s views on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement have received quite a lot of scrutiny. After all, while she was at the State Department, she was a strong supporter of…

Exclusive — Donald J. Trump Makes the Case that Electing Him President Is the Only Way to Stop Obamatrade

DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald J. Trump, a billionaire and currently the front-running 2016 GOP presidential candidate, made the case exclusively to Breitbart News on Saturday that the only way to stop Obamatrade is to elect him President of the United States. [Matthew Boyle| January, 30 2016 | Breitbart] Obamatrade is the combination of and intersection…

Economists Sharply Split Over Trade Deal Effects

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers and presidential candidates are having their say about the 12-nation Pacific Rim trade accord that is President Obama’s top economic priority in his final year in office. But lately the liveliest debate over the deal is among blue-ribbon economists. [Jackie Calmes| February, 1 2016 | The New York Times] On Monday, it…