Deal Reached on Fast-Track Authority for Obama on Trade Accord

Congressional leaders agreed on legislation to give President Obama authority to finish negotiating one of the world’s largest trade accords, starting a battle that aligns the president with Republicans.

Source: www.nytimes.com

Headlines can be so misleading. Come in off the ledge.

There’s no "deal reached." The only "deal" is Wyden’s sellout in the Senate Finance Committee, along with the invitation to let Ayn Ryan sit in.

 

There’s a long way to go yet on Fast Track. It should make for good political theater, and it’s bound to only get better as soon as conservatives and armchair Republicans start paying attention. just wait until they figure out the the GOP in the House and Senate are jumping into bed with the president. It would really frost their asses if they actually paid attention to what is already known about the TPP.

 

At any rate, according to GovTrack, S.995 has only a 35% chance of even getting past committee. 

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/s995#

 

 

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About Peaceful Patriot

Proud middle class husband, father, and progressive liberal. Registered Non-Partisan but have much more in common with Democrats than Republicans. Consider Libertarians to be immature and underdeveloped in their understanding of reality. An atheist who doesn't care what you believe so long as you stop pretending the Founding Fathers intended for you to legislatively force your beliefs on everyone else. Laughs out loud in mocking disdain at the abject lunacy of birthers, climate science deniers, and hard core tea partiers. If that offends you, too bad. You're not rational and have no place at the adult table.
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