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Trump keeps his promise: dumps TPP and pledges to lower corporate taxes to 20% from 35%

Tuesday, January 24th 2017 - 18:40 UTC
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President Donald Trump has fulfilled a campaign pledge by signing an executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The 12-nation trade deal was a linchpin of former President Barack Obama's Asia policy. Read full article

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  • DemonTree

    They missed out the part where he ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to stop doing their jobs until further notice, and banned them from telling the press about this order, or indeed anything else. I've never understood why right wingers are so against protecting the environment. Who likes to drink polluted water or breathe polluted air, or wants their children poisoned by toxic waste dumping?

    Also how does one go about slashing regulations by 'up to 75%'? Do you just cross out 3/4 of them at random? What's wrong with reviewing them and simplifying or removing those that aren't working well? It could easily be the case that changing only a couple would make more difference than removing all the rest.

    Jan 25th, 2017 - 01:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Apparently prime minister May will try to persuade him that the USA should take this on board and listen,

    perhaps she can persuade him to re-engage.

    Jan 25th, 2017 - 08:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Well Brition, you will know his he re-engages if you hear this HUGE popping sound, for that is the sound of his head being pulled out of his ass. However, you may still hear the sound of silence.

    Jan 29th, 2017 - 03:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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