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Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 07:43 AM

3. The U.S. stands to lose the most from just about any trade agreement.

According to this article, our trade accounts for 60% of all the trade among the TPP countries. With the possible exception of the EU and Australia, we would be the country with the highest standard of living among all the countries who would sign the TPP. Our standard of living seems to go down every time we sign a trade agreement.

I don't know if Vietnam's trade, for example, will increase as a result of this treaty, but you can bet your ass our trade won't increase. It never works out that way. We'll be buying more foreign-made goods and selling less of ours, at least from our companies that pay good wages. These treaties make money for multinational corporations, never the people.

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