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Tue Mar 15, 2016, 05:21 PM

Pro-TPP Business group: Clinton will FLIP on trade after election

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Speaking with reporters Tuesday, Business Roundtable president John Engler cited the Clintons' family history of changing their stances on trade deals, and downplayed the significance of Hillary Clinton's current opposition to the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiated by President Obama.

"There's history in the family, in the Clinton family, where President Clinton was opposed to NAFTA in its current form before the election and then was the champion in the '90s," Engler said, referring to the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiated in the early 1990s and implemented by Bill Clinton.

"I think that there's nothing new about candidates running who are opposed to trade deals," Engler said, noting that Clinton has not spelled out specific objections to the TPP, a 12-nation trade deal.
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"What would be newsworthy is if after they were elected they held the same position," Engler concluded. "That's to be determined."


http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/business-group-clinton-will-flip-on-trade-after-election/article/2585866

Also from the article: "The Business Roundtable, a group of CEOs of large companies, has been among the top advocates for the Pacific-nation trade pact."

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Reply Pro-TPP Business group: Clinton will FLIP on trade after election (Original post)
JonLeibowitz Mar 2016 OP
Ferd Berfel Mar 2016 #1
nichomachus Mar 2016 #4
nichomachus Mar 2016 #2
shawn703 Mar 2016 #3
JonLeibowitz Mar 2016 #5
earthshine Mar 2016 #6
arcane1 Mar 2016 #7
Umbral18 Mar 2016 #8
Ferd Berfel Mar 2016 #9
amborin Mar 2016 #10

Response to JonLeibowitz (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 05:32 PM

1. Wonder if the Hillary supporters

will deny this?

The rest of us are sure this is what will will happen

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 05:39 PM

4. Not today

Their meme today is that Sanders only ran as a Democrat to get publicity. They're using that one relentlessly, beating a stain on the sidewalk where there used to be a dead horse.

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Response to JonLeibowitz (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 05:37 PM

2. Those $200,000 checks weren't birthday presents

They were retainers

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Response to JonLeibowitz (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 05:37 PM

3. John Engler, Michigan's former Republican governor during Clinton's presidency

Doesn't have a lot of credibility when it comes to criticizing Democrats. I support Sanders, but having been a constituent of Engler's, he's about as bad as they come.

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Response to shawn703 (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 05:42 PM

5. Is he criticizing her? He appears to be extolling her "flexibility" on free trade.

He appears to be thrilled that she is expected by the business community to flip, and betray American workers.

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Response to JonLeibowitz (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 05:44 PM

6. Hillary on trade: Flip ... Flop ... after the election, the other shoe will drop

 

She cannot be trusted on most issues, but especially trade deals.

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Response to JonLeibowitz (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 05:47 PM

7. In other news:

 

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Response to JonLeibowitz (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 05:48 PM

8. How would Sherrod Brown explain that flipflop?

I guess if he's the VP he wont give a shit.

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Response to Umbral18 (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:55 PM

9. LIke Howard Dean, Brown has been bought

I'd take anything he said from here on, with a yuuge grain of salt

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Response to JonLeibowitz (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:57 PM

10. of course she will; just as she did w/ other FTAs that she promised to oppose; she lobbied for them

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