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Sat Mar 12, 2016, 02:43 PM

"Sanders Accepts Challenge to Kill TPP If Elected... Nothing from Clinton So Far"

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Accepting a challenge and passing it on ahead of primary voting in Ohio and elsewhere on Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders vowed that if elected president he would refuse to present the controversial TransPacific Partnership (TPP) agreement to Congress and asked his rival Hillary Clinton to join him in that pledge.... Invoking the fight over NAFTA, Sanders told the crowd: "They said it was going to create all kinds of jobs in America. I didn’t believe that for one second. In 1995 I was on the picket lines opposition to that. You don’t need a PhD to understand that a trade agreement written by corporate America was to force American workers to compete against desperately poor people all over the world. American workers should not have to compete against people making pennies an hour."

Sanders continued by saying that "communities here in the Midwest – in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois – have been decimated" by companies offshoring jobs in the wake of NAFTA's passage. Trying to replicate his surprise win in Michigan in the industrial Rust Belt states of Ohio, Illinois, and Missouri—all of which hold primaries on Tuesday—Sanders also released a new ad airing across the region touting his opposition to the kind of trade deals he says his rival Clinton has long embraced:




Sanders also received the endorsement on Friday of Rep. Marcy Kaptur, the longest-serving woman in the U.S. House of Representatives. Kaptur indicated that a key reason for her support was the senator's position on the economy, specifically his career-long opposition to so-called "free trade" deals like NAFTA, pushed through in the 1990's under President Bill Clinton, and his recent leadership in opposing TPP .... "I come here to introduce the next president of the United States," Rep. Kaptur told the capacity crowd in the SeaGate Convention Center to applause. "America could have no stronger Democratic leader for jobs in America, for fair trade and for economic progress for all, not just the privileged few, than Bernie Sanders."

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Reply "Sanders Accepts Challenge to Kill TPP If Elected... Nothing from Clinton So Far" (Original post)
Attorney in Texas Mar 2016 OP
Cali_Democrat Mar 2016 #1
marew Mar 2016 #4
rhett o rick Mar 2016 #6
BillZBubb Mar 2016 #7
marew Mar 2016 #2
Vote2016 Mar 2016 #3
Ferd Berfel Mar 2016 #5

Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 02:45 PM

1. How does one kill something that does not yet exist?

 

A question for the philosophers.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 03:07 PM

4. Guess you don't know...

That the fact is there already have been five-year talks about the TPP held largely in secret. So it DOES already exist! The question is implementation and participation.

That plan you say does NOT exist- read all thirty chapters for yourself!
https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/about-us/who-we-are/treaty-making-process/trans-pacific-partnership-tpp/text-of-the-trans-pacific-partnership/

The question for the philosophers is why you are in such strong denial of its very existence!

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 03:14 PM

6. Kudos, in under 2 mins. Takes dedication. But you didn't commit yourself as to

 

whether you support Clinton's position on the TPP. I fully support Sen Sanders position.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 03:16 PM

7. Do you ever tire of your sophomoric attempts at spin? A question for psychiatrists?

The TPP exists but hasn't yet been approved by congress. Certainly you know that.

Next you'll be telling us Hillary's flip flop in TPP was a stroke of genius designed to get us all talking about free trade. Geez.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 02:48 PM

2. And this is a surprise because-----

I guess she has to consult with her Wall Street and billionaire handlers first.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 02:58 PM

3. kick & rec #5

 

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2016, 03:08 PM

5. dupe

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