Trans Pacific (give up our sovereinty) Treaty

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Trans Pacific (give up our sovereinty) Treaty

Post by Newt » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:20 pm

45 times Secretary Clinton pushed the TTP trade bill she now opposes ... w-opposes/#

By Jake Tapper, and The Lead staff

Updated 6:59 PM ET, Mon June 15, 2015
Hillary Clinton on trade: Let's turn lemons into lemonade

Washington (CNN)Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, seems reluctant to take a firm position on an issue dividing her party: whether President Obama should have fast-track trading authority for the immense trade deal he has been negotiating, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. With some progressive voters eyeing her with some skepticism, and facing a challenge (such as it is) from candidates on her left, she is being advised to tack in that direction.

President Obama has been pushing hard for the deal, while Democrats in the House of Representatives on Friday revolted and voted against a key part of the legislation. One told me, "there was a very strong concern about the lost jobs and growing income inequality," adding, pointedly: "Ms. Clinton should take notice."

She clearly did. After first dodging the issue, on Sunday in Iowa, Clinton said that "the President should listen to and work with his allies in Congress, starting with (House Minority Leader) Nancy Pelosi, who have expressed their concerns about the impact that a weak agreement would have on our workers, to make sure we get the best, strongest deal possible.

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