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Where Do The Presidential Candidates Stand On The Proposed Trade Pact?

| Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Feb 18, 2016 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/where-do-the-presidential-candidates-stand-on-the-proposed-trade-pact/
Container ship for TPP

In early February 12 nations, including the U.S. signed the highly controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This trade agreement would diminish U.S. sovereignty, undermine democracy and create a new world court where corporations can sue governments and corporate lawyers decide the cases. The TPP now goes to Congress for a vote.

If you want to know about TPP and keep up with its progress, visit Public Citizen. If you want to know where the Presidential candidates stand on the trade agreement go here. You’ll note some hemming and hawing by the candidates and a few about-faces. Bernie Sanders has been the most consistently and outspokenly opposed.