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Fri Jan 29, 2016, 04:56 PM

Clinton Will Support TPP After Election says top lobbyist



Chamber of Commerce Lobbyist Tom Donohue: Clinton Will Support TPP After Election

In an interview from Davos with Bloomberg TV on January 20, Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue, a top lobbyist for the pro-corporate-power Trans-Pacific Partnership [TPP] agreement, assured viewers that if Hillary Clinton wins the Presidential election, Clinton will support the TPP, even though she opposes it now.

Reporting on the interview, Inside U.S. Trade noted:

The Chamber president said he expected Hillary Clinton would ultimately support the TPP if she becomes the Democratic nominee for president and is elected. He argued that she has publicly opposed the deal chiefly because her main challenger, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), has also done so. "If she were to get nominated, if she were to be elected, I have a hunch that what runs in the family is you get a little practical if you ever get the job," he said.

Donohue also said TPP will not be voted on prior to the election because Senate Republicans do not want to do anything that could jeopardize Republican Senators in close races. But he said he believed there was a 75 percent chance that TPP would get done in the lame-duck session after the election.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/chamber-of-commerce-lobby_b_9104096.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

so, to clinton and clinton supporters...where is the statement damming this accusation? just to remind everyone, here is bernie on tpp

Congress is now debating fast track legislation that will pave the way for the disastrous Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) unfettered free trade agreement. At a time when our middle class is disappearing and the gap between the very rich and everyone else is growing wider, this anti-worker legislation must be defeated.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-bernie-sanders/the-tpp-must-be-defeated_b_7352166.html

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Reply Clinton Will Support TPP After Election says top lobbyist (Original post)
restorefreedom Jan 2016 OP
Betty Karlson Jan 2016 #1
orpupilofnature57 Jan 2016 #2
stillwaiting Jan 2016 #3
restorefreedom Jan 2016 #4
katsy Jan 2016 #5
djean111 Jan 2016 #8
Senator Tankerbell Jan 2016 #6
onecaliberal Jan 2016 #7
Depaysement Jan 2016 #9
snagglepuss Jan 2016 #10
thesquanderer Jan 2016 #11
restorefreedom Jan 2016 #12
Live and Learn Jan 2016 #13
JRLeft Jan 2016 #14
ucrdem Jan 2016 #15
madokie Jan 2016 #16

Response to restorefreedom (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 04:59 PM

1. Of course she will.

 

Just as we have been expecting. She cannot be trusted.

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Response to restorefreedom (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 05:00 PM

2. Look at her history, not her E-mails . She is like Mitt having an esoteric conversation with the 1%

 

while wooing us with Poetry & Platitudes, with that new indignant tone, she must of got that from the voice coach she hired .

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Response to restorefreedom (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 05:06 PM

3. Anyone that thinks otherwise is foolish.

I think even most of HRC's supporters know she would eventually support the TPP. For many of HRC's supporters that's not even a bad thing.

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Response to stillwaiting (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 05:09 PM

4. sadly, i agree with that assessment. nt

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Response to restorefreedom (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 05:10 PM

5. Hillary needs to cut this off at the knees and commit

to Americans that this won't happen. If she's against tpp now, she shouldn't get slippery if she gets elected prez.

You want to know why a tRump even EXISTS in this race? Because he "acts" like he will protect labor from unfair trade.

Voters know democrats failed this country's workforce with these trade agreements. They know.

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Response to katsy (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 05:16 PM

8. Hillary really cannot be said to "commit" to anything, IMO.

 

And of course she will support the TPP. She traveled all over the world, shilling for it.

And - I will never vote for anyone who supports the TPP, who shilled for the TPP, who voted for Fast Track, and who votes for the TPP, TPIP, and the other corporate giveaways. Never.

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Response to restorefreedom (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 05:15 PM

6. Her campaign is run by lobbyists

For example, her top strategist is Joel Benenson who is CEO and founder of Benenson Strategy Group. Have a look at their clients:
http://www.bsgco.com/about-us#clients

I also heard Bloomberg Politics report that Michael Whouley has been dispatched to Iowa to help her campaign. He is traveling the state with Bill Clinton. He is co-founder of Dewey Square Group. Have a look at what they've been up to:
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Dewey_Square_Group

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Response to restorefreedom (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 05:15 PM

7. Anyone who doubted that for one second is dangerouly naive.

Has no one been paying attention. FFS

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Response to restorefreedom (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 05:20 PM

9. Her views will "evolve"

After she "reconsiders" the matter . . . .

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Response to restorefreedom (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 05:50 PM

10. K and r

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Response to restorefreedom (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 08:31 PM

11. re: "do not want to do anything that could jeopardize Republican Senators in close races"

They know that Republican voters don't want it.

They know that Democratic voters don't want it, that's why Hillary has to run on a position against what she had called the gold standard.

In short: Everyone knows the people don't want it, and they're planning to do it anyway, whether in Obama's lame duck period, or with the new President, whether Hillary or a Republican.

How can anyone not see how everything is rigged toward the monied interests?

Maybe Sanders can't fix it, but sure as heck Hillary isn't even going to try.

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 08:32 PM

12. yup. they are not even trying to hide it anymore. nt

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Response to restorefreedom (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 08:38 PM

13. No doubt. nt

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Response to restorefreedom (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 08:53 PM

14. Of course she will and her supporters will justify it.

 

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Response to restorefreedom (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 08:55 PM

15. If it's ratified she'll be legally bound to.

But go ahead and make a stink about it.

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Response to restorefreedom (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 09:00 PM

16. No doubt in my mind she will

if by chance Hill makes it to the oval office we are truly screwed as in FUCKED.

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