We believe Hillary Clinton should be in jail right now … not issuing pronouncements on U.S. economic policy as part of her presidential bid.
Seriously: This woman is bad news.
Nonetheless, we find ourselves in the rare position of agreeing with Clinton this week after she flip-flopped on a major economic issue. After numerous previous statements of support, Clinton is now opposing U.S. president Barack Obama‘s crony capitalist trade deal: Obamatrade (a.k.a. the “Trans-Pacific Partnership,” or TPP).
“As of today, I am not in favor of what I have learned about it,” Clinton said.
Why the reversal? Two reasons: First, Clinton is trying to get back in the good graces of Big Labor – which has bailed on her due in no small part to her support for the controversial trade deal. Second, she’s hoping to put U.S. vice president Joe Biden in a box in the event he decides to announce a presidential campaign of his own – making him come out in opposition to a proposal championed by the Obama administration (of which he is a part).
We don’t care about the Democratic presidential politics at play here … we care about the outcome.
This bought-and-paid-for special interest bonanza – pushed by Obama and liberal “Republicans” in Congress – would be disastrous for a U.S. economy still reeling from the effects of the Great Recession.
This website has blasted Obamatrade from the beginning – documenting how the agreement would be bad for America (see HERE and HERE) and especially bad for early-voting South Carolina (HERE and HERE). More specifically, we’ve exposed several of the backdoor dangers of advancing such a deal (see HERE and HERE), while ripping the secrecy surrounding its negotiations (HERE) and obliterating the myth that it in any way, shape or form represents “free trade” (HERE).
On the “Republican” side, presidential candidates Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina have been among the most vocal opponents of “Obamatrade,” while emerging GOP establishment candidate U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has been its most vocal cheerleader.
Rubio, in fact, cast the decisive vote in the U.S. Senate to give Obama fast track authority to pass this abomination …