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Tue Jun 23, 2015, 08:09 PM

 

TPP biggest Winners & Losers

Here Are The Trade Fight's Biggest Winners And Losers
06/23/2015 * by Zach Carter * HuffPo

WASHINGTON -- The bruising battle over President Barack Obama's trade agenda was very likely decided on Tuesday as the Senate advanced a fast-track bill that would ease the passage of controversial trade pacts with Pacific Rim nations and the European Union. While those pending deals will still eventually have to clear tough votes in the House, Obama is now closer than ever to securing his trade platform. Here are the biggest winners and losers from the action. Details at Link.

WINNERS

1. Barack Obama:
2. Mitch McConnell:
3. PhRMA:
4. Nike:
5. Sherrod Brown:

LOSERS

1. Barack Obama:
2. Labor unions & Workers
3. Patty Murray:
4. Senate Democrats:
5. Sick Poor People:

Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/23/trade-winners-losers_n_7649378.html

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Tue Jun 23, 2015, 09:21 PM

1. I don't think Obama can be considered a loser on TPP. his exposure as a corporate whore

 

was set in stone years ago. What was there for him to "lose"? His dignity? Long gone. OTOH the party lost, big time. There is literally nothing remaining of the party that won the 20th century for America and Americans. The turd way has finished it off - has done what Murdoch and limpballs couldn't do.

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Tue Jun 23, 2015, 09:46 PM

2. That's what that link is for

 

Never mind, here's what it says:
"He alienated his supporters in Congress, demoralized the Democratic base and suffered two embarrassing votes in which his own party rejected his agenda before the international community. The administration's talks with Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.), the top House Democrat on trade, were botched so badly that Levin walked out on them and sided with trade critics, after decades of marshaling support for similar trade proposals. Obama then decided to make the trade battle personal by attacking Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), one of the most popular figures among national Democrats, and all but called her a liar. By the end of the fast-track struggle, even loyal former Obama adviser Larry Summers was publicly criticizing the terms of the TPP agreement. There had to be an easier way to win."

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