To some, TPP stands for Trans Pacific Partnership (an alleged free trade agreement). To me it’s synonymous with toilet paper, with a dangling P at the end that stands for politics.
I will get around to “dead rats” in a bit. First let’s discuss how Hillary Clinton fits into the picture.
45 times Secretary Clinton Pushed TPP, She Doesn’t Now
CNN reports 45 times Secretary Clinton pushed the trade bill she now opposes.
The Slate reports Hillary Clinton Comes Out Against TPP, at Least Until the Democratic Convention.
Hillary Clinton, who as Secretary of State in 2012 said the Trans-Pacific Partnership ‘sets the gold standard in trade agreements to open free, transparent, fair trade, the kind of environment that has the rule of law and a level playing field,’ has… come out against TPP.
‘I’m continuing to learn about the details of the new Trans-Pacific Partnership, including looking hard at what’s in there to crack down on currency manipulation, which kills American jobs, and to make sure we’re not putting the interests of drug companies ahead of patients and consumers. But based on what I know so far, I can’t support this agreement,” said Clinton.
Hmmm. I have two questions.
This post was published at Global Economic Analysis on October 12, 2015.