AZBD Note: When the term “free trade” is used in Washington its code for “shipping jobs out of America in the name of globalism”. A free country with a decent standard of living cannot compete with communist countries using slaves or third world countries with extremely low standards of living. True free trade is done with free people, not slaves. But that isn’t even the worst part of this bill. The worst part of this bill is none of the Senators even read the entire “secret bill”. God only knows what’s in it, but since Obama wanted it passed it probably isn’t good.
President Obama won a big victory for his trade agenda Friday with the Senate’s approval of fast-track legislation that could make it easier for him to complete a wide-ranging trade deal that would include 11 Pacific Rim nations.
A coalition of 48 Senate Republicans and 14 Democrats voted for Trade Promotion Authority late Friday, sending the legislation to a difficult fight in the House, where it faces more entrenched opposition from Democrats.
The Senate coalition fought off several attempts by opponents to undermine the legislation, defeating amendments that were politically popular but potentially poisonous to Obama’s bid to secure the trade deal.