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  • Obama Plotting to Ram TPP Through Congress in Lame Duck

    08/26/2016 2:26:47 PM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 August 2016 | Alex Newman
    Despite the sovereignty-destroying Trans-Pacific Partnership being so unpopular that both major parties' presidential candidates are campaigning against it, the Obama White House notified Congress that legislation to approve the globalist “free-trade” regime was on its way. It seems that the establishment is hoping to ram through the deeply controversial regional-governance scheme during the “lame-duck” session of Congress — after the election and after voters lose their chance to remove elected representatives for at least another two years. Critics in Congress and beyond from all across the political spectrum, though, are speaking out forcefully. Opponents noted that one way to stop...
  • The Postal Service is losing millions a year to help you buy cheap stuff from China

    08/23/2016 6:17:40 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 12, 2014 | Jeff Guo
    ...All of this is little comfort to McGrath, who chafes at the thought of the Postal Service helping Chinese merchants poach his customers. “All of us sellers are selling a lot of Chinese goods in America but at least we’re creating jobs, making money, and adding to the economy,” he said. “But when people buy direct from China that’s adding nothing to the American economy.”
  • Central Banks Now Selling US Debt at Record Pace

    08/18/2016 11:12:36 AM PDT · by milton23 · 16 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/18/16 | William T. Wilson
    In the first six months of 2016, foreign central banks sold a net $192 billion of U.S. Treasury bills, notes, and bonds. This is more than double the pace from the same time last year. China, Japan, and Brazil were the leaders in selling U.S. debt. With the U.S. debt running at approximately $19.4 trillion, this could be problematic. A large selloff of U.S. bonds would decrease their price, or in other worlds, increase domestic interest rates in general (bond prices and interest rates always move in the opposite direction).
  • WikiLeaks' Assange - TPP Not Only Trade, 83% Is Fascists Controlling Our Daily Lives

    08/13/2016 12:50:23 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 63 replies
    Published on Aug 13, 2016 WikiLeaks' Assange - TPP Not Only Trade, 83% Is Fascists Controlling Our Daily Lives - Once We're In, We're Stuck Forever WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange knows more about the contents of the TPP than most members of Congress and is doing much more to inform the American public than any of our so-called representatives with the lone exception of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL). He has no restrictions other than his politically-motivated confinement to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on his freedom to disclose the truth to the world and he is sounding the alarm. Assange...
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies
    DonaldJTrump.com ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • Tough Talk On Trade

    08/15/2016 4:15:16 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 33 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | August 12, 2016 | Editorial
    Trade: On the campaign trail, both Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have become increasingly anti-free trade. Free traders may be in for a nasty surprise. Right now, given current polls, Clinton seems most likely to be the next chief economic policy maker. If so, she will be the most anti-free trade leader of a major party since World War II. In recent days, Clinton has criticized trade deals that she says hurt jobs... ...she promised to "ramp up enforcement" of trade laws and to even appoint a "chief trade prosecutor." Criminalizing trade. Really? Economists largely...
  • Still Report #1116 – Julian Assange – TPP Text is Still Top Secret

    08/14/2016 10:40:22 AM PDT · by GilGil · 36 replies
    Still Report ^ | 8/14/2016 | Bill Still
    Good morning, I’m still reporting on TPP. According an interview with Julian Assange done by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, less than 14% of the text of the TPP has been released to the public. Twenty-five of its 29 chapters are still secret. According to Assange: “Once we’re in, we’re stuck forever.” Goodman interviewed Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Monday and published the interview yesterday over the Pacifica network on their daily news show, Democracy Now at Democracynow.org. This is simply outrageous! I just don’t know how to describe this in non-conspiratorial terms. We stand on the...
  • Insanity Once More: The Hillary Clinton Economic Plan

    08/13/2016 2:24:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, when in fact the results never change, is one definition of insanity. That definition works for economic insanity, too. Over the past seven-and-a-half years, President Obama has maintained a steady course of burdensome new regulations, significant tax increases, and massive federal spending on so-called infrastructure. He has unconstitutionally ordered executive actions, favored labor over business, attacked banks, insulted successful corporate leaders, and backed federal-government mandates on business. And with all this, strong economic recovery from a deep recession -- which has been an American tradition -- never came...
  • Obama puts Congress on notice: TPP is coming

    08/12/2016 8:53:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 12 Aug 2016 | Adam Behsudi
    The White House put Congress on notice Friday morning that it will be sending lawmakers a bill to implement President Barack Obama’s landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement — a move intended to infuse new energy into efforts to ratify the flat-lining trade pact. The move establishes a 30-day minimum before the administration can present the legislation, but the White House is unlikely to do so amid the heated rhetoric of a presidential campaign in which both major party nominees have depicted free trade deals as massive job killers. Friday's notification is the clearest signal yet that the White House is serious...
  • Donald Trump’s Plan for “Winning the Global Competition”

    08/09/2016 7:41:23 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 09 August 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    During his hour-long speech on Monday at the Detroit Economic Club, Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump was serious and reasonable, avoiding histrionics and the temptation to push back against protestors who interrupted him several times. He followed his script and peppered the economic landscape with his wish list of actions he would take as president to “Make America Great Again.”It was a very long list:• Cut corporate and personal income tax rates significantly;• Cut small business income taxes to just 15 percent;• Make childcare expenses tax deductible;• Repeal many of the more outrageous executive orders issued by President Obama;•...
  • Trump's Economy: Lower Taxes, No TPP, and … Affordable Childcare?

    08/08/2016 12:27:37 PM PDT · by ToxicMich · 35 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | GILLIAN B. WHITE
    On Monday, Donald Trump took to the stage of the Detroit Economic Club to release his latest plan for jumpstarting the economy, a task that he said “won’t even be that hard.” Among his major proposals is to streamline income tax brackets—of which there are currently seven—to three tiers, in which no American would pay more than 33 percent to the federal government. He promised to cap the corporate tax rate at 15 percent and to put an end to estate taxes. He also suggested halting any new federal regulation on finance, doing away with TPP, and bringing back the...
  • Understanding the Trans Pacific Partnership

    08/07/2016 11:02:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 7, 2016 | Peggy Ryan
    Okay, I know you're not dummies – but if a book is required to break down Microsoft Word into simpler terms, then the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) requires a library. The 2016 candidates both in local races (for example, Paul Nehlen vs. Paul Ryan in Wisconsin) and our presidential race are always talking about the horrors of TPP. But the warnings fall on deaf ears because no one knows what TPP is. Why the hysteria? What exactly is TPP (Obamatrade)? TPP is a massive, pro-corporate trade agreement among the United States and 11 other countries. So what's wrong with that?...
  • U.S. rail traffic down 7.9 percent in July

    08/05/2016 3:52:17 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 17 replies
    ProgressiveRailroading.com ^ | 5AUG2016 | Staff writer
    U.S. railroad traffic in July fell 7.9 percent to 2,027,768, carloads and intermodal units, compared with traffic volume in July 2015, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) announced this week. Total carloads in the month declined 8.8 percent to 1,025,367 units, compared with the same period last year. Railroads also transported 1,002,401 containers and trailers last month, down 6.9 percent compared with a year ago. Four of the 20 carload commodity categories tracked by AAR posted increases during the month. They included grain, up 15.3 percent or 12,641 carloads; waste and nonferrous scrap, up 25.9 percent or 3,400 carloads; and...
  • High Cancellations Hurt July Class 8 Truck Orders

    08/05/2016 3:59:46 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 13 replies
    TruckingInfo.com ^ | 3AUG2016 | Staff Writer
    It looks like July was another off month for Class 8 truck orders as industry analysts are predicting some of the lowest numbers since 2010, according to preliminary numbers from ACT Research and FTR. FTR is predicting Class 8 truck orders will come in at around 10,400 units while ACT Research is projecting 10,500 units for the month. Both forecasts are well below July 2015 orders and mark one of the weakest months since 2010. Compared to June, orders were down 19%, which FTR attributed to higher than normal order cancellations in the month. “Usually there are a low number...
  • 3 Things Reagan Said About Trade That Apply Today

    08/05/2016 7:02:35 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 63 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | July 29, 2016 | Owen Morgan, Bryan Riley
    Ronald Reagan was an advocate of free trade throughout his presidency. But just like today, many Americans in the 1980s opposed free trade and pushed for measures that would keep the nation out of the global economy.Fortunately, Reagan argued persuasively in support of trade, and his success led to rapid growth in the U.S. economy.He knew that protectionist policies might benefit some industries, but they hurt others.When the government gets involved in trade, special interests get a chance to game the system. These groups excel at making it hard to tell how their policies harm Americans.In his 1987 economic report,...
  • China’s Property Bubble Echoes Subprime Crisis

    08/02/2016 10:42:40 AM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 12 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 2 August 2016 | Harry Dent
    I wrote about this in a letter late last year, but now here we are more than halfway through the year and it’s only getting worse. So much worse that the Chinese property bubble is now the catalyst that will reset markets – and will likely be one large event that cascades across the globe.- snip - I’m convinced that what finally puts an end to central banker madness and the incessant stream of QE will be the Chinese real estate bubble.- snip - China is going down. The China Beige Book (which is much more accurate) recently showed that,...
  • Obama sounds like a Free Trade Freeper(vanity)

    08/02/2016 8:24:14 AM PDT · by central_va · 33 replies
    Obama ^ | 8/2/16 | Obama
    Obama is spouting Free Trade dogma and TPP on a live broad cast. Rush Limbaugh must have written his speech. I see no difference between Obama and the Free Trade cadre on Free Republic. No difference. All globalist, kumbaya.Obama: "Free Trade is here to stay" We'll see....
  • Op-Ed Globalization isn't killing factory jobs. Trade is actually why manufacturing is up 40%.

    08/02/2016 5:46:48 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 142 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 1, 2016 | Daniel Griswold
    Foreign trade took a beating at both major party conventions, with speakers blaming free-trade agreements for all but wiping out U.S. manufacturing and eliminating millions of middle-class jobs. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have promised to renegotiate or abandon trade agreements with key U.S. trading partners such as Mexico and Canada. That would be a colossal mistake. The number of manufacturing jobs in the United States has indeed been in a long decline since the late 1970s... American factories and American workers are making a greater volume of stuff than eve... ...America’s 21st century manufacturing sector is dominated by...
  • We need a tough negotiator like Trump to fix US trade policy

    07/30/2016 9:47:03 AM PDT · by oblomov · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | 29 Jul 2016 | Wilbur Ross and Peter Navarro
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is threatening to leave the World Trade Organization and rip up agreements like the North American Free Trade agreement, and his critics predictably are branding him everything from "wrong-headed" to "insane." But here's the real deal. When our politicians and diplomats negotiate trade deals, we lose because they don't know a good deal from a bad one. For instance, when President Bill Clinton signed NAFTA in 1993, he believed it would "create 200,000 jobs in this country by 1995 alone." Instead, the U.S. has lost over 700,000 jobs, according to the Economic Policy Institute, while...
  • Global trade is not growing slower – it's not growing at all, finds a new report

    07/29/2016 8:49:47 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    World Economic Forum ^ | 26 July 2016 | Johannes Fritz, Simon J Evenett
    Falling rates of global trade growth have attracted much comment by analysts and officials, giving rise to a literature on the ‘global trade slowdown’ (Hoekman 2015, Constantinescu et al. 2016). The term ‘slowdown’ gives the impression of world trade losing momentum, but growing nonetheless. The sense of the global pie getting larger has the soothing implication that one nation’s export gains don’t come at the expense of another’s. But are we right to be so sanguine? World trade volume plateaued around January 2015 Using what is widely regarded as the best available data on global trade dynamics, namely, theWorld Trade...
  • McAuliffe fuels new distrust of Clinton over her position on trade

    07/27/2016 6:30:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 27 July 2016 | Jenna Portnoy and David Weigel
    PHILADELPHIA — Gov. Terry McAuliffe fueled new distrust of Hillary Clinton among liberal Democrats this week with a declaration that the presidential nominee was likely to reverse her position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the election.The Clinton campaign swiftly rejected the idea that she would waver on TPP and called her longtime friend and chairman of her 2008 campaign “flat wrong.” But Republican nominee Donald Trump seized the moment, saying that McAuliffe revealed Clinton’s true nature as a free trader — and a flip-flopper whom voters shouldn’t trust.
  • Weak Sauce: Pro-Clinton Granholm Defends Clinton's Flip-Flop On Trade,

    07/26/2016 3:35:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The first day of the Democratic National Convention is over—and the Trans-Pacific Partnership was probably the major punching bag of the night. There is vicious opposition within the Democratic Party over this free trade agreement. An agreement that Hillary Clinton once called the gold standard for free trade deals. She has since walked back her praise. Yet, Donald Trump criticized free trade as well, and is actively trying to court Sanders supporters based on the issue of trade. The anti-TPP sentiment is stronger here than on any other issue that's been mentioned.— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) July 26, 2016 Sanders forced...
  • Clinton, Kaine do not look presidential: Trump

    07/24/2016 12:24:49 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 61 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Sunday, July 24, 2016 | PTI
    Washington - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump today hit out at his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine, saying they "do not look presidential" as he claimed that enemies like ISIS are "drooling" over their nomination. "Just saw crooked Hillary and Tim Kaine together. ISIS and our other enemies are drooling. They don't look presidential to me!" Trump said on twitter as he posted a series of tweets wherein he described Kaine as a job killer. "Tim Kaine has been praising the Trans Pacific Partnership and has been pushing hard to get it approved. Job killer!"...
  • Trump: USA could pull out of World Trade Organization

    07/24/2016 11:09:48 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 71 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 24, 2016 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) – Republican White House nominee Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the US could pull out of the World Trade Organization if he is elected president. Interviewed on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Trump said he would slap punitive taxes on firms that moved manufacturing activities abroad, citing Mexico as an example.
  • Twitter Users Mock Uncritical Huffington Post Report on Tim Kaine TPP Reversal

    07/22/2016 8:41:09 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 22, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    His reversal was so rapid that I'm surprised he didn't suffer whiplash. I am referring to the rapid U-turn that Senator Tim Kaine, tapped today to be Hillary Clinton's running mate, made on the Trans Pacific Partnership. Until the moment he was picked by Hillary, Kaine was strongly for the TPP. And then today he suddenly saw the light and, hallelujah, he now proclaims to "oppose" the TPP. I put "oppose" in quotes because he now opposes it as much as Hillary pretends to oppose it. However, Huffington Post reporter Michael McAuliff relayed Kaine's new found TPP opposition without the slightest...
  • Frank Luntz brags about his Vietnamese made shoes on Fox.(Vanity)

    07/21/2016 4:49:28 AM PDT · by central_va · 33 replies
    Fox and Friends ^ | 7/21/16 | Fox News
    On the morning Fox and Friends show guest Frank Luntz, the corpulent pollster, was wearing Nike running shoes with American flags on them. Shoes made in Vietnam. Nike puts American flags on shoes made by third world slaves after shutting out the American worker. I am sure those things cost $200.00. This is the problem in a nutshell..
  • As Chinese Refiners Flood The World, Gasoline Tankers Pile Up In New York City Harbor

    07/13/2016 8:07:54 PM PDT · by dennisw · 29 replies
    zerohedge ^ | Jul 13, 2016 9:33 PM | by Tyler Durden
    Just over a month ago, when we pointed out that that the gasoline curve was about to shift from contango into backwardation, we said that the gasoline tanker armada off the coast of Singapore was about to start offloading as it would soon become uneconomical to hold product in offshore storage. This meant one thing: China was about to unleash a wave of accelerated gasoline exports across the entire world. We pointed out the unprecedented surge in Chinese gasoline stocks... and added that as China continues to imports tremendous amounts of both crude and product, far greater than actual demand,...
  • Trump may topple 'blue wall' before ever building border wall

    07/09/2016 8:34:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Sharon Herald ^ | July 1, 2016 | Martin Schram
    It’s been exactly one year since Donald Trump convulsed America’s political pros and punditocracy in howls of hilarity when his rambling campaign kickoff speech veered into his now-famous vow to build his Trump wall across our southern border – and somehow make Mexico pay for it. Now this: In a rare, carefully scripted speech on Tuesday, Trump delivered a series of political hits that, come November, may turn out to be powerful enough to topple yet another iconic political wall – this one seemingly far more impenetrable than any wall the aspiring mogul-in-chief dreams of being able to build. Namely:...
  • “You don’t sell the Motherland,” Pope says in a letter to Argentina

    07/08/2016 7:22:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Vatican Insider News ^ | July 8, 2016 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    Francis has sent a message to the Argentinians for the 200th anniversary of their country’s independence. We pray that the country will be defended against all forms of colonisation, he said
  • Vanity 1 (free trade globalist caucus)

    07/07/2016 9:31:50 AM PDT · by impimp · 32 replies
    Freerepublic.com ^ | 7 July 2016 | Impimp
    This is for free trade globalists only. Specifically, to post here you need to adhere to the following viewpoint: 1. You want Trump to be President. 2. You are in favor of increased trade and want more trade deals and find Trumps rhetoric troubling. 3. You are a trade globalist but not an immigration globalist. You like Trumps views on immigration.
  • Service Sector Growth Accelerates, Refis Skyrocket, Trade Deficit Widens

    07/07/2016 4:19:56 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 26 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7/06/2016 | ED CARSON
    A leading service sector index signaled that the bulk of the U.S. economy expanded at the fastest pace in 2016. Meanwhile, the U.S. trade deficit widened more than expected, while refinancing activity spiked on plunging mortgage rates... The Institute for Supply Management said its services gauge for June jumped 3.6 points to 56.5, the highest since last November... U.S. Trade Deficit Widens The U.S. trade gap for May rose 10% to $41.1 billion, the Commerce Department said, wider than the $40 billion expected. Imports rose 1.6% on consumer goods and higher prices for petroleum. Exports dipped 0.2%. Mortgage Applications Jump...
  • GOP Senator Jeff Flake: Suck it Up and pass TPP

    07/02/2016 4:45:06 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 82 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 2 Jul 2016 | Julia Hahn
    In a remarkable interview with Business Insider, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake argued that Congress should pass President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement despite the American people’s overwhelming objection to it. BI writes: Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake told Business Insider during a Wednesday interview that Congress is going to have to “suck up” and ratify the agreement because it simply must be done, even in the face of hostile opposition to trade along the campaign trail… ‘I do still think there are enough people that realize we’ve got to do it,’ the Arizona Republican said. ‘Some of those things you just...
  • Why Trump Wins: He knows border wars have replaced culture wars.

    07/01/2016 11:33:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | June 27, 2016 | Scott McConnell
    When he descended the Trump Tower escalator on June 15 last year to announce his run for the presidency, Donald Trump polled near the bottom of the Republican field. An NBC-Wall Street Journal poll taken from June 14 to 18 reported Trump was the first choice of 1 percent of Republican voters, behind Rick Perry, Carly Fiorina, and eight others. A RealClearPolitics graphic tracking an average of several polls illustrates the stunning speed of Trump’s rise. For most of June, Trump’s line slithered along the bottom of the 17-person field, then headed by Jeb Bush. Two weeks after his announcement,...
  • On Trade, Trump Is an Encyclopedia of Error (Enormous Barf Alert!!!)

    06/30/2016 8:53:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Steve Chapman
    Donald Trump is not a professor, but for years he will be yielding insights to every student of economics. His Tuesday address on trade did a masterful job of combining antiquated fallacies with misinformation and ignorance to create an encyclopedia of error. Instructors have never had so much free help constructing their lesson plans. The vision Trump conjures is one of alluring simplicity. He promises to achieve "economic independence" by abandoning globalization, instead using American workers to produce American goods. This change, he said, would "create massive numbers of jobs" and "make America wealthy again." It's a scam, skillfully pitched...
  • Paul Ryan on Donald Trump and trade: We're not so different

    06/30/2016 6:52:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Reena Flores
    House Speaker Paul Ryan sought to present a united front with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on trade issues, despite their differing perspectives on international trade deals. "He wants to get good trade agreements," Ryan told The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in an interview Wednesday. "So do I." Ryan's remarks come shortly after Trump sharply criticized trade agreements in a speech at a western Pennsylvania Rust Belt town earlier this week, blaming globalization for having "wiped out totally, totally our middle class." Trump further called the landmark Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade deal that involves a "death blow for American...
  • Trump leads assault on GOP trade policy

    Donald Trump took a decades-long Republican consensus in favor of free trade and discarded it like the garbage that formed the backdrop of his economic address Tuesday.
  • Republican Ryan wants trade talks with Britain

    06/28/2016 1:28:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 28, 2016 | Patricia Zengerle
    Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, called on Tuesday for Washington, in parallel with its negotiations with Europe, to pursue a separate free trade agreement with Britain, once it has formally separated from the European Union. Ryan, the highest-ranking elected Republican in the United States, echoed a call from many members of his party, who have dismissed President Barack Obama's contention that Britain will be at the "back of the queue" for trade talks. Obama issued that warning in April when he intervened to try to persuade Britons to vote to remain in the June 23...
  • Trump Takes On Trade Deals In Pennsylvania Speech

    06/28/2016 12:00:22 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 28, 2016 | Jill Colvin,Associated Press
    MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) -- Republican Donald Trump took aim at U.S. free trade deals in a speech delivered in Western Pennsylvania Tuesday that painted his likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as a champion of the kind of globalization that has pushed manufacturing jobs overseas.
  • Political Ads parroting Trump

    06/27/2016 9:25:19 AM PDT · by nitzy · 4 replies
    6/27/16 | me
    I seldom watch network or cable TV so I rarely see political commercials. I was over at a relatives house yesterday and they had the TV on. I was shocked by the ads for Senator Rob Portman -R vs. Ted Strickland - D (in Ohio). The ads seemed to be each candidate trying to out-Trump the other one. Portman's ad talked about the Chinese devaluing their currency, dumping steel on the U.S. and how Portman would fight them. Strickland's ad talked about how he was against unfair trade deals that hurt the middle class and export jobs. These candidates might...
  • TransCanada prepares to hand Barack Obama a bill for $15B

    06/27/2016 7:57:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Hot air ^ | June 27, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    During all of that time, TransCanada (the company working to complete the project) was running up some significant bills doing preparatory work, filing reports, paying for armies of lawyers and engineering talent… this was not a low cost, low risk endeavor. And all the while they were being assured that the plan would get a fair hearing and held obvious benefits for both the United States and Canada. Then the plug was unceremoniously pulled. With all of that history as prologue, it may not be surprising that they would now like some of the money which was invested in good...
  • Forgotten History: How American Presidents From Washington To Lincoln Agree (Shortened)

    06/27/2016 3:00:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    In recent decades, a revisionist history of American trade policy has developed an almost religious status in Washington D.C. In this context, the candidacy of Donald Trump has been presented as a deviation from America’s historic “free trade” policy when, in fact, America was founded on Alexander Hamilton’s protectionist economic system whose greatest defenders would become Abraham Lincoln’s Republican Party.
  • A Better Way To Look At Trade Deals

    06/26/2016 6:28:59 PM PDT · by expat_panama · 14 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 6/24/2016 | PHILIP I. LEVY and CHRISTINE A. MCDANIEL
    Critics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, such as Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, were convinced months ago that it would harm the United States... ...International Trade Commission (ITC) was mandated to deliver its verdict... ...the findings landed with a thud. That was only partly because the document was 792 pages long; it also foretold of modest results. It predicted that, by 2032, U.S. real income would be 0.23% higher with the agreement than without and employment would be .07% higher (128,000 full time jobs). Hardly earth-shattering... ...There are limitations to these workhorse trade models... ...Few -- if any --...
  • Obama stands by warning on British trade deal after EU vote: White House

    06/24/2016 9:11:41 PM PDT · by Mariner · 102 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 24th, 2016 | by Roberta Rampton
    President Barack Obama stands by his comment that Britain would move to the back of the queue when it comes to trade deals with the United States if it left the European Union, the White House said on Friday. "Obviously, the president stands by what he said and I don't have an update of our position," White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters at a briefing. Obama urged Britain to remain in the EU when he visited London in April and warned that a trade agreement between the two countries would not happen anytime soon if Britain left the bloc.
  • Obamatrade cost GOP congressman his job

    06/18/2016 5:16:03 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 27 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/18/2016 | Curtis Ellis
    Rep. Randy Forbes, GOP establishment stalwart and longtime Obamatrade supporter from Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District, will soon be unemployed. Voters rejected him in favor of his primary opponent Scott Taylor, who stridently opposed Obamatrade. Taylor blasted Forbes for voting to give President Obama fast track authority to ram through Congress the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sweeping 12-nation international regulatory pact that would merge our economy with some of the poorest and most repressive on earth. This move was especially hypocritical for Forbes, chairman of the House Prayer Caucus. Obamatrade would give special economic privileges to countries that persecute Christians, including Vietnam,...
  • Don’t Believe the Globaloney

    06/10/2016 4:54:00 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 12 replies
    Strategy+business ^ | June 7, 2016 | Daniel Gross
    Generalizing from the particular is one of the biggest — and most common — mistakes analysts make. There’s a natural tendency for people to extrapolate from their own personal experience and conclude that the results are the norm. But that’s a poor analytical frame. If the main stock you chose for your portfolio is off 30 percent, it doesn’t mean the entire stock market is down 30 percent. If home prices on your street are booming, it doesn’t mean that prices in your town, or the country at large, are soaring ahead.We can see this dynamic playing out in some...
  • Swim In Global Trade Wave, Or Drown

    06/08/2016 8:30:19 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 24 replies
    lens ^ | June 7, 2016 | Matt Rosenberg
    Egged on by anti-trade Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, primary election voters across the U.S. have been in an ugly mood toward global trade and particularly the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). At the same time, employers and business associations in Washington state, as elsewhere across the U.S., have voiced strong support for TPP. A recent Washington state poll for the Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT) by Elway Research showed majority support.   The future belongs to workers who develop higher-level, specialized skills. Here, NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars engage in a three-day workshop. Photo: NASA...
  • How good a CEO is Trump?

    06/07/2016 2:52:38 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 49 replies
    Don Surber's Blog ^ | 06/07/2016 | Don Surber
    If a year ago someone told me I would be an advocate of Donald Trump, I would have laughed, because everyone knew he was a joke with a toupee. But on August 27, 2015, at a rally in Greenville, South Carolina, when Mary Margaret Bannister pulled his hair, we learned he does not wear a wig. And in researching my upcoming book, "Trump The Press," I learned he is no joke. He has developed the leadership skills needed to lead the free world. In December 2014, Peter Economy of Inc. magazine wrote, "The Top 10 Skills Every Great Leader Needs...
  • Did US Ally Qatar Free Imprisoned Americans in Exchange for Al Qaeda Terrorist?

    01/29/2015 8:05:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/29/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Problematic, in a very big way even if the offer was made.Qatar’s ties to Al Qaeda and ISIS aren’t news. They’ve effectively served as intermediaries in everything from ransom exchanges for hostages to Taliban negotiations. But actually trying to secure terrorist swaps for prisoners on their own behalf would have been a new frontier. Before he was released from a U.S. maximum-security prison last week, a confessed al Qaeda sleeper agent was offered up in a potential prisoner swap that would have freed two Americans held abroad.According to two individuals with direct knowledge of the case, the proposition was...
  • Donald Trump rips Chris Cuomo from CNN for lying about NAFTA to protect Hillary Clinton

    06/04/2016 11:22:16 AM PDT · by GilGil · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/9/2016 | Chris Cuomo/Trump on CNN
    This video shows how CNN also known as Clinton News Network and their hosts will blatantly lie to the American public in order to protect Hillary Clinton. Videos courtesy of CNN and government archives.
  • Who's the conservative heretic, Mr. Speaker?

    05/26/2016 8:10:26 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 23 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/25/16 | Pat Buchanan
    In his coquettish refusal to accept the Donald, Paul Ryan says he cannot betray the conservative “principles” of the party of Abraham Lincoln, high among which is a devotion to free trade. But when did free trade become dogma in the party of Lincoln? As early as 1832, young Abe declared, “My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman’s dance. I am in favor of a national bank … and a high protective tariff. These are my sentiments and political principles.” Campaigning in 1844, Lincoln declared, “Give us a protective tariff, and we will have the greatest nation...