March 30, 2017

HIT 'EM AGAIN...HARDER...:

Trump's NAFTA changes aren't much different from Obama's (ADAM BEHSUDI, 03/30/17, Politico)

Critics are pointing out that the White House blueprint for changing NAFTA sounds a lot like the defunct Trans-Pacific Partnership deal negotiated by the Obama administration because it includes calls for U.S. trading partners to adhere to strict labor and environmental standards. At the same time, it doesn't address issues that Trump touted on the campaign trail, such as currency manipulation.

"For those who trusted Trump's pledge to make NAFTA 'much better' for working people, it's a punch in the face because the proposal describes TPP or any other same-old, same-old trade deal," said Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch and a leading critic of current trade policy.

To trust him is to beg for the punches.

Posted by at March 30, 2017 7:05 PM

  

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