Skip to comments.Video: Alan Grayson: No to ‘Fast Track,’ No to Trade Treachery
Posted on 04/30/2015 11:46:11 AM PDT by Wolfie
I'm sure this will go over like a fart in church, but what the heck, video at link:
No to Fast Track, No to Trade Treachery,
Didn’t he play GREAT for Duke in the Final Four this year!
I didn’t understand the pickens plan. But otherwise I totally agreed with the guy. It was weird experience to listen to the guy speaking in his right mind. It wasn’t just nafta that caused the big trade deficit. there were several other free trade agreements that killed american industry.
That said, after decades of outflow— it seems the net outflow of american jobs stopped in 2013.
Gee, who’d a thunk, Allen Grayson has finally demonstrated some common sense
The Administration will negotiate a treaty, with all kinds of compromises and "quid pro quo" arrangements, trying to get agreement from a group of countries about what we will accept as imports, in return for what they will accept as our exports.
Once the treaty is negotiated, after a great deal of wrangling, it goes to the Senate. There, individual senators will look at it from the standpoint of what it does for industries in their state. All the careful negotiations go for naught, since each senator is looking at the treaty from a very narrow perspective.
This is the reasoning behind Trade Promotion Authority: let the Administration negotiate, then let the Senate vote on the treaty as a whole, with no amendments. Up or down for the entire treaty.
My problem is that I do't trust either the Administration nor the Senate to get us a good treaty. I oppose TPA not because I'm opposed to trade, but because I don't think either the Administration or the Senate will do it right.
I don't know how to get around this dilemma, since if we're to have trade treaties, but the Administration and the Senate have to be involved.
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