Obama Trade Dilemma: Scant Support From Democrats

Still no word from the Occupy crowd …

As President Barack Obama pushes an ambitious agenda to liberalize global trading, political trade wars already are forming, and they’re with fellow Democrats rather than with Republicans, his usual antagonists.

Obama is promoting free-trade proposals with Europe and Asia that could affect up to two-thirds of all global trade. …

Both deals generally have the support of U.S. businesses. But labor unions and human rights and environmental groups—core Democratic constituencies—have so far viewed them cynically.

These organizations, and Democrats in general, say that free-trade deals can cost American jobs and lead to environmental and workplace abuses that would not be tolerated in the U.S. …

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One Response to Obama Trade Dilemma: Scant Support From Democrats

  1. upaces88 says:

    This could help the rest of us since the Democrats are now ticked off also. We’ll have to wait and see.

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