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    Senate Approves Fast-Track, Sending Trade Bill to White House

    Lucky for our President that Repubs put country before party and voted for free trade. Too bad the Dems couldn't help.

    Senate Approves Fast-Track, Sending Trade Bill to White House

    The Senate voted Wednesday to approve fast-track authority, securing a big second-term legislative win for President Obama after a months-long struggle.
    The 60-38 Senate vote capped weeks of fighting over the trade bill, which pitted Obama against most of his party — including Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
    Passage of the bill is also a big victory for GOP leaders in Congress, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). The Republican leaders worked closely with an administration they have more frequently opposed to nudge the trade bill over the goal line.Labor unions and liberal Democrats had fought hard against the authority and are likely to now turn their attention toward stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal Obama is negotiating with 11 other Pacific Rim nations.
    Fast-track, or trade promotion authority (TPA), will allow the White House to send trade deals to Congress for up-or-down votes. The Senate will not be able to filibuster them, and lawmakers will not have the power to amend them. . . .


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    Re: Senate Approves Fast-Track, Sending Trade Bill to White House

    The president working with the party that hates America have moved one step closer to a corporate giveway that will cost thousands and maybe even millions of American jobs! We've got the best government money can buy!
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    Re: Senate Approves Fast-Track, Sending Trade Bill to White House

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    The president working with the party that hates America have moved one step closer to a corporate giveway that will cost thousands and maybe even millions of American jobs! We've got the best government money can buy!
    Free trade enriches America, and Americans.
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    Re: Senate Approves Fast-Track, Sending Trade Bill to White House

    Good. The hysterics about this (on both sides) were idiotic.
    “In America we have a two-party system,” a Republican congressional staffer told a visiting group of Russian legislators. “There is the stupid party. And there is the evil party. I am proud to be a member of the stupid party. Periodically, the two parties get together and do something that is both stupid and evil. This is called: bipartisanship."

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    Re: Senate Approves Fast-Track, Sending Trade Bill to White House

    It is unfortunate that we are willing to discard the middle class for corporate profits with such bipartisan effort.
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    Re: Senate Approves Fast-Track, Sending Trade Bill to White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Free trade enriches America, and Americans.
    1) Subjective
    2) Most Americans are not benefitting.
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    Re: Senate Approves Fast-Track, Sending Trade Bill to White House

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    1) Subjective
    2) Most Americans are not benefitting.
    On the contrary, almost all are.
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    Re: Senate Approves Fast-Track, Sending Trade Bill to White House

    I oppose the idea of expanding powers of the presidency. The diversity of a legislature is much more representative of the people then the president, at least ideally. The worst news here though is that this will likely lead to the passing of TPP, which gives corporate profits far too much legal precedence.
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    Re: Senate Approves Fast-Track, Sending Trade Bill to White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Free trade enriches America, and Americans.
    Really? Our last Free Trade bill has several companies factories down in Mexico.
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    Re: Senate Approves Fast-Track, Sending Trade Bill to White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Really? Our last Free Trade bill has several companies factories down in Mexico.
    Several factories. That's the extent of your objection?

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