Thursday, October 08, 2015

Good News On TPP

Column: Hillary Clinton's real Trans-Pacific Partnership views shrouded by self-interest:

On Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidate and former secretary of State Hillary Clinton broke sharply with President Obama over the issue of the multilateral Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP). In an interview with PBS' News Hour, Clinton said she was “not in favor of what (she has) learned about it," listing specific objections to weak protections against currency manipulation and too many benefits for pharmaceutical companies. She said that any such deal should create American jobs, raise wages and advance national security. Clinton said she felt the TPP failed to meet “the high bar” that she set, though she admitted she was still “trying to learn as much as (she could) about the agreement...”

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