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    Re: Trade bill clears Senate hurdle

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Im for getting us closer to a free market, not defending the special interests of unions.

    Im not entirely sure why Obama wanted this (as many dems did not) but to quote george carlin-sometimes the sun shines on even a dogs ass.
    he wanted it because he's a corporatist like most other politicians. his benefactors want more cheap labor.

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    Re: Trade bill clears Senate hurdle

    What offends me is our supposedly democratic government thinking it has the right to pass trade deals that are kept secret from the American people.

    We have a right to know what our government is doing to us, and we have the right to address our grievances to our representatives.

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    Re: Trade bill clears Senate hurdle

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    What offends me is our supposedly democratic government thinking it has the right to pass trade deals that are kept secret from the American people.

    We have a right to know what our government is doing to us, and we have the right to address our grievances to our representatives.
    Well apparently conservatives disagree when it comes to trade, and on this, they've got Obama in their corner! Isn't this a sight.
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    Re: Trade bill clears Senate hurdle

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Im for getting us closer to a free market, not defending the special interests of unions.

    Im not entirely sure why Obama wanted this (as many dems did not) but to quote george carlin-sometimes the sun shines on even a dogs ass.
    Maybe you should be about finding out why Obama wants this!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Trade bill clears Senate hurdle

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Maybe you should be about finding out why Obama wants this!


    Supporters say such agreements benefit the American economy by lowering barriers overseas and expanding markets for U.S. services and goods.

    But in rebuttal that became particularly pronounced two decades ago when President Bill Clinton sought and won a North American Free Trade Agreement, labor unions and Democratic allies in Congress argue the deals cost jobs at home and send them to nations with lax environmental and safety standards and low wages.

    My Way News - Obama's trade bill narrowly clears a key Senate hurdle
    Sounds like the dems are more worried about anti-competition unions. Nothing but the same old story.
    Earlier in the week I read that the GOP will get all the credit.

    I look forward to the posturing from the left in the house.

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    Re: Trade bill clears Senate hurdle

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Sounds like the dems are more worried about anti-competition unions. Nothing but the same old story.
    Earlier in the week I read that the GOP will get all the credit.

    I look forward to the posturing from the left in the house.
    I hope the GOPer's do get all the blame for TPP.
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    Re: Trade bill clears Senate hurdle

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I hope the GOPer's do get all the blame for TPP.
    Oh noes, more commerce and imaginary lost votes from unions that would never vote republican anyway.

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    Re: Trade bill clears Senate hurdle

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Yea.... And... So....
    And....so.....Like the article mentioned. Its fate in the House is less certain.

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    Re: Trade bill clears Senate hurdle

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    And....so.....Like the article mentioned. Its fate in the House is less certain.
    I think one can say quite confidently that the House is going to pass this piece of legislation, and probably pretty easily, especially since Republicans and Obama essentially openly agree on the TPP and the "fast track" authority.


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    Re: Trade bill clears Senate hurdle

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I think one can say quite confidently that the House is going to pass this piece of legislation, and probably pretty easily, especially since Republicans and Obama essentially openly agree on the TPP and the "fast track" authority.
    Evidently, the writer of that piece didn't have the same thought for some reason. Until it happens, then you will have that answer.

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