There IS an Alternative to the TPP

7 Mar

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Published on Friday, March 06, 2015

Congressional Progressive Caucus Offers A Real Alternative on Trade

 

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch just postponed the introduction of fast-track trade authority legislation until April.

Fast track is designed to grease the skids for passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement that is still being negotiated behind closed doors. Postponing the debate on fast track gives opponents another month to build opposition. It gives Republican leaders and the administration a month to line up every vote so that once introduced, it could be voted on overnight. They’re hoping to fast-track fast track.

The month does provide time for a long overdue serious national debate on our global trade and tax policy. The U.S. has racked up an unimaginable $6.75 trillion in trade deficits since 2000. Good…

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