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Thu May 12, 2016, 07:05 AM

1. & Hills has promised to put Bill in charge of trade agreements

Cuz, ya know, "he has so many good ideas!" What fresh hell is this!?!?!

Bill Clinton + corporate donors to the Clinton Family Foundation + control over international trade agreements!!!! A match made in One Percent Heaven!


Hillary Clinton, who only very late in the game when she saw polling favored it, changed her positions on major international trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), says she plans to put hubby Bill in charge of international trade in her administration. It was Bill who originally rammed NAFTA through.

So sure, Bill in charge dovetails precisely with Hillary’s come-to-Jesus opposition to international trade agreements.

The issue is that most middle class voters, and nearly all blue collar workers, understand that agreements like NAFTA and the TPP do not help them at all. Those agreements allow foreign companies to export goods into the United States cheap enough to push American-made products aside, and allow American companies to export production to places like China, where low wages crush American jobs. Who does profit from those agreements? Why, the One Percent of course, the people who own companies and could care less where their products come from, as long as profits flow in.

But just because you feel Hillary Clinton has bad judgement on trade and is lying about her position on it doesn’t mean that she can’t put someone even worse behind that wheel. Clinton said that when it comes to trade, President Hillary Clinton would call on the first husband to broker deals and “be in charge.”

Hillary's Free Trade Fakeout!

While Hillary Clinton is probably lying about her newfound opposition to President Barack Obama’s trade deal, that doesn’t tell us much about her character. She is simply doing what every Democratic presidential nominee has done on trade for the past three decades: campaign one way, govern another.

Immediately after Clinton turned against the Trans-Pacific Partnership multinational trade agreement Wednesday, opponents and pundits pinned the flip-flop badge to her pantsuit lapel. A June review of her past 45 pro-TPP statements by CNN.com was quickly re-circulated on social media. But the most cutting reaction was the more-in-sadness-than-in-anger conclusion from Vox’s Ezra Klein that Clinton is being dishonest. “It’s hard to believe that Clinton really opposes the TPP deal,” he sighed. “As someone trying to understand Clinton’s likely governing philosophy, it’s unnerving.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/10/hillary-clinton-2016-free-trade-213231#ixzz48RFcRwmc
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