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

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

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.

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David Morris is co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. His five non-fiction books range from an analysis of Chilean development to the future of electric power to the transformation of cities and neighborhoods.  For 14 years he was a regular columnist for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press. His essays on public policy have appeared in the New York TimesWall Street Journal, Washington PostSalonAlternetCommon Dreams, and the Huffington Post.