Truth Out has the article Obama’s Aversion to Income Inequality Doesn’t Extend to TPP .
In his State of the Union address, President Obama touted his dedication to fight income inequality, yet his administration is working to fast-track a trade agreement predicted to cut pay for 90 percent of American workers.
This article gives more details to explain my remark in my previous post Mirabile Dictu! Reid Tells Off Obama on Fast Track, Killing Toxic Trade Deals for 2014. What I said in that post is:
When I heard this part of the SOTU address, I almost threw-up.
Not that those words need immortalization. I just wonder what motivates some of the things that Obama does. The Democrats generally don’t like TPP. The trading partners don’t generally like what the USA is pushing in the TPP. The US citizens whose pay will be cut don’t like the TPP. The only people who seem to like the TPP are some Republicans, the huge multi-national companies, and President Obama. Which side is he really on?
Do you suppose Obama would change his mind if we all let him know that this is the last straw?