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Democrats strike stunning blow to President Obama's free-trade agenda

Saturday, June 13th 2015 - 07:34 UTC
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The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday dealt a stunning blow to President Barack Obama’s free-trade agenda. A large number of Democrats in the House defied their fellow Democratic president to defeat a critical part of a legislative package, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), which would have provided aid to US workers who might lose their jobs if a major Asia-Pacific trade agreement is forged. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    Obumma is fast becoming a dead-duck from his present state of lame-duck: even the Democrats have voted NO!

    Ha, ha, ha, ha.

    Jun 13th, 2015 - 11:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    This country is hopeless, lack of water, violence, debt, bad income distribution, speculation, money laundering, increasing illiteracy, growing poverty, degraded infrastructure. United Fucked States!

    Jun 14th, 2015 - 03:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest


    ...says a Communist from a country with one of the highest corruption, violent crime, and murder rates in the world, and now in a financial crisis.


    Jun 14th, 2015 - 04:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    The problem is that the median US wage has been falling since the Reagan administration. And the free trade agreements from NAFTA through to KORUS have just accelerated this metric.

    It is a red herring to suggest that the TPP is needed in order to maintain US supremacy in Asia and the world. The question is does this supremacy work in the favor of the American people. The answer is it does not. And neither will the TPP.

    Jun 15th, 2015 - 04:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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