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Mon May 27, 2019, 10:12 PM

2020 Democrats split in growing divide on US trade policy

...For the wide swath of Democrats running in 2020, a catch-22 now emerges:
the powerful pull to align with Obama in symbolic legacy and the simultaneous need for would-be progressives to distance themselves from the Obama administration’s less popular trade agenda.

Biden recently defending his vote on NAFTA, telling the Associated Press he supported not free trade, but fair trade. "I think that back in the time during the Clinton administration, it made sense at the moment," the former vice president said.

Candidates like Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., join Sanders in being long-time skeptics of free trade.

She vehemently opposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, calling it “a rigged process” producing “a rigged outcome” for 40 percent of the U.S. economy, urging Congress in 2015 to reject the trade plan “tilt the playing field even more in favor of big multinational corporations and against working families.”


https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/2020-democrats-split-growing-divide-us-trade-policy/story?id=63217252


I hope that our next candidate will have strong positions against trade policies that undermine US manufacturing jobs.

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mia May 2019 OP
Arazi May 2019 #1
Hoyt May 2019 #2
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Mon May 27, 2019, 10:15 PM

1. Oh this should be fun

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Mon May 27, 2019, 10:59 PM

2. Not much on America First on this issue. I think trump and the few Democratic candidates opposed

to a lot of global trade are wrong. We better learn to deal with it, rather than whining about how bad America has it.

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Mon May 27, 2019, 11:13 PM

3. Disagree with Warren and Sanders on this one...and I think they are WRONG about TPP. nt

 

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