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The President has issued a statement on the Trade Deal currently pending "fast track" authority in Congress. Last fall, I pledged that I would not submit NAFTA ...
by Dartagnan
Comment Count 150 comments on Sun May 10, 2015 at 03:05 PM PDT with 268 Recommends
Fast track essentially pre-approves the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership. With a vote coming as soon as Tuesday Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has not yet spoken out for or against fast track.
by davej
Comment Count 205 comments on Sat May 09, 2015 at 07:18 AM PDT with 69 Recommends
After a little smack-down by the Senate , the Most Transparent Administration Ever is still trying to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership in ...
by Mark Fiore
Comment Count 34 comments on Fri May 15, 2015 at 06:50 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
Cross-posted from Real Economics . The TPP has brought the issue of "free trade agreements" to the fore again, so I think it is time we looked honestly at what has happened to the three North ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 47 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 06:38 PM PDT with 61 Recommends
So says William M. Daley (one of the Chicago Daleys). Daley starts out by saying: IN 1993, President Bill Clinton tapped me as special counsel to lead the fight to pass the North American Free Trade ...
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 11:32 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
A little history lesson today. In the summer of 2007, Democrats were lining up behind their preferred Presidential choice. I was a strong Edwards supporter, (and eventual Obama supporter) and was ...
by wade norris
Comment Count 48 comments on Sun May 10, 2015 at 12:08 PM PDT with 39 Recommends
Elizabeth Warren wants Hillary Clinton to say "no" to Fast ...
by Paul Hogarth
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 09:44 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
The fact that the U.S. Congress is contemplating fast tracking a fraudulent trade deal that President Obama has colluded with corrupt corporations and lobbyists to get passed with no public debate ...
by Bill Lindner
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon May 25, 2015 at 04:52 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Globalization: The New World Order. What lies beyond the thrust of this Free Trade article is the inevitable growth of robotic automation replacing human labor in the not too distant future, which ...
by artwrite
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat May 23, 2015 at 09:18 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
For those wanting to learn more about what TPP might bring to the world, I suggest listening to the 1993 debate between VP candidate Al Gore and third party Presidential candidate Ross Perot - Gore-...
by We Shall Overcome
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 10:03 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement suffered its first defeat today, as the Senate voted to block the Fast-Track authority sections of this ill-conceived proposal, in no small part due to some ...
by jamess
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue May 12, 2015 at 02:36 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
We already know that the North American Free Trade Agreement of 1993 didn't really work out as promised. NAFTA has fallen short of generating the jobs and the deeper regional economic integration ...
by Doctor Jazz
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri May 08, 2015 at 03:09 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
America is in an abusive relationship with trade-obsessed politicians and corporations. Despite their long history of battering the U.S. middle class with bad trade deal after bad trade deal, these ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 12:22 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
House Democrats control almost 2/3 of seats (121/188) representing 18 of the most export-dependent metros , and the amount of Democratic voters living in manufacturing-dependent cities keep on ...
by DemProgStrategist
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri May 22, 2015 at 10:30 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
It's nice to see there's at least one Republican in the Congress with some common sense. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio is pushing an amendment that would call for tougher currency restrictions on ...
by Jerry Anderson
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 12:25 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
NAFTA has already proven to us the threat to American sovereignty posed by so-called "Free Trade Agreements" - this article gives just one concrete example of American laws being trampled by ...
by BBobMI
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 06:49 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Mr. President: I listened with what I must admit is confusion as you spoke about the events transpiring in the City of Baltimore. This is not a new feeling where you are concerned Sir. On many ...
by billp65
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue May 12, 2015 at 07:55 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Senators should vote this Tuesday to stop the "Fast-Track" bill/Trade Promotion Authority Act (TPA), which would cement their obligation not to disclose publicly the terms of any trade agreement ...
by ershaffer
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 07:25 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
A friend of mine, a right winger, shared this on his Facebook page: https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/988532_1068867629840032_7510003262141576665_n.jpg?oh=...
by BhaiDin
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 08:16 PM PDT with 1 Recommend