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The Missed Opportunity On Trade – And What We Must Do Next


The Missed Opportunity On Trade – And What We Must Do Next

Dave Johnson

The candidates discussed “trade” for a few minutes during the first presidential debate on Monday. Once again the opportunity for a meaningful dialogue on an important issue slipped away. Where do we go from here?

That was the subject of a teleconference Wednesday night between activists from around the country and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.). The call was titled “Defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership: bad for workers, bad for democracy, bad for People and the Planet.”


First, skip the crocodile tears about those blue collar workers who become jobless. The US shut down/shipped out a huge number of jobs since the 1980s, ended actual welfare in the 1990s. We stripped the jobless of the most basic human rights (UN’s UDHR) of food and shelter. Some of those bumped blue collar workers will secure new jobs, some won’t, and that’s the way it is. We have no mercy on the jobless.

On the TPP: In 2015, before launching her campaign, Hillary Clinton was working hard on selling the TPP to Congress (yes, she was for it before she was “against” it). This wasn’t a secret, was routinely mentioned on the news, and we weren’t surprised, since her husband had signed on to NAFTA.


The Clinton cabal was instrumental in bringing the American people these devastating free trade agreements.

Do you really believe Hillary is actually against the TPP? Hardly.


He said it…When the election is over no matter who wins those TPP nay Sayers can vote yes on TPP because a lot of them will be freshly reelected …That gives 2 to 4 yrs for constituents to forget and forget they will…Its all rigged…Most of the Government is for it they are just sitting low till after the election…
TPP is coming.