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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 01:06 PM

7. She really doesn't have a strong statement against it.

Q: You supported Obama's trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP, dozen of times. You even called it the "gold standard". Now, suddenly, last week, you're against it.

CLINTON: Well, actually, I have been very consistent. Over the course of my entire life, I have always fought for the same values and principles, but, like most human beings--including those of us who run for office--I do absorb new information. I do look at what's happening in the world. Take the trade deal. I did say, when I was secretary of state, three years ago, that I hoped it would be the gold standard. It was just finally negotiated last week, and in looking at it, it didn't meet my standards. My standards for more new, good jobs for Americans, for raising wages for Americans. And I want to make sure that I can look into the eyes of any middle-class American and say, "this will help raise your wages." And I concluded I could not.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/oct/13/hillary-clinton/what-hillary-clinton-really-said-about-tpp-and-gol/

But I think she listening to the people and if we encourage her and push her, she will do the right thing and ensure the agreement is not ratified. When politicians take steps (even baby steps like this) in the right direction, we have to encourage them and let them know we will have their back. She's facing a lot of powerful interests who want that agreement ratified.

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