Sen. Elizabeth Warren: The Trans-Pacific Partnership clause everyone should oppose

Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, represents Massachusetts in the Senate. The United States is in the final stages of negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive free-trade agreement with Mexico, Canada, Japan, Singapore and seven other countries. Who will benefit from the TPP? American workers? Consumers? Small businesses? Taxpayers? Or the biggest multinational corporations in the…

WSJ: Ohio Depicts Trade Deal’s Complexity

Ohio’s two senators, Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown, offer a window into the White House’s coming challenges as it tries to open a path forward on trade. [Reposted from the Wall Street Journal  |  Siobhan Hughes  |  February 22, 2015] Both men have spent roughly two decades in Washington on different sides of…

WSJ: Free Trade Often Doesn’t Help U.S.

I read the op-ed “A Trade Opportunity for Obama and the New Congress” by Rep. Charles Boustany and Robert B. Zoellick (Dec. 29) and wondered what economic data they are viewing. [An editorial by Bill Hickey, a CPA Supporter, reposted from the Wall Street Journal  |  January 9, 2015] Recently the Economic Policy Institute published…

DFA: NEW POLLING: Oregonian opposition to Trans-Pacific Partnership, Fast Track Authority could pose reelection risk to Senator Ron Wyden

BURLINGTON, VT — Oregon’s U.S. Senator Ron Wyden could face challenges in his new 2016 reelection fight if he votes with Senate Republicans in favor of the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the so-called “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) many in Washington believe is needed for passing it.  [Reposted from Democracy for America  | …

Berkshire Eagle Editorial: Our Opinion: Skepticism about TPP, and no to its fast-tracking

There is ample reason for doubt about the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), although its tenets have not been fully determined. There is more than enough reason to oppose its fast-tracking. [Reposted from the Berkshire Eagle  |  February 17, 2015] Demonstrators in Pittsfield, Springfield and Washington, D.C. will lobby First District Congressman Richard Neal, a Springfield…