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…

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EPI: U.S. Trade Deficit with Japan Resulted in Net Job Losses in All but Three Congressional Districts

Currency manipulation by Japan—the second largest currency manipulator in the world—is a major driver of the U.S.-Japan trade deficit, which cost nearly 900,000 U.S. jobs in 2013. [Reposted from the Economic Policy Institute blog  |  Robert Scott  |  February 25, 2015] As the map below shows, the U.S. trade deficit with Japan resulted in net…

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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…

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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  | …

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