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house Bill H.R. 644

If TPP and Other Trade Agreements Pass, Does the U.S. Need a Plan for Enforcing the Rules?

Argument in favor

Trade agreements need strong enforcement provisions to keep other countries from breaking the rules of the deal. These will help protect American workers from unscrupulous competition.

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10/07/2015
"Wall Street and big corporations just won a big victory. Now it's on us to stop the TPP from becoming law. StopTPP." [twitter.com]
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BarackObama's Opinion
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10/07/2015
"With the TPP, we can rewrite the rules of trade to benefit America’s middle class. Because if we don’t, competitors who don’t share our values, like China, will step in to fill that void."[whitehouse.gov]
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Denny's Opinion
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02/11/2016
We need a check in place. This was always gonna pass, the precedent was set by Clinton. So this was so close to nafta that the lobby for TPP was probably so overwhelming that it crushed any opposition. So now we deal with what we have, thus this is needed for the US worker. Otherwise we may be at a further trade deficit. TPP is "a better " deal for our country, we shall see. I doubt it though. I read some of this bill and it looks as though TPP is a regurgitation of NAFTA, with a slice of turd sandwich.
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Argument opposed

Politicians should be more worried about how many jobs the U.S. is going to lose with these trade agreements than how they can keep other countries from finding clever ways to dodge the trade rules.

DonaldTrump's Opinion
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10/06/2015
"The only entities to benefit from this trade deal will be other countries, particularly China and Japan, and big corporations in America.” [breitbart.com]
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ElizabethWarren's Opinion
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10/07/2015
“We’re being asked to grease the skids for a deal that’s basically done but is being held in secret until after this vote.” [washingtonpost.com]
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MartinOMalley's Opinion
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10/07/2015
"Yeah, I do oppose it. What's wrong with it is first and foremost that we're not allowed to read it before representatives vote on it. What's wrong with it is that right now what we should be doing are things that make our economy stronger here at home. And that's my concern, that the Trans-Pacific Partnership, this deal, is a race to the bottom, a chasing of lower wages abroad. And I believe that that does nothing to help us build a stronger economy here at home." [politifact.com]
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    "Wall Street and big corporations just won a big victory. Now it's on us to stop the TPP from becoming law. StopTPP." [twitter.com]
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    "The only entities to benefit from this trade deal will be other countries, particularly China and Japan, and big corporations in America.” [breitbart.com]
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    “We’re being asked to grease the skids for a deal that’s basically done but is being held in secret until after this vote.” [washingtonpost.com]
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    "With the TPP, we can rewrite the rules of trade to benefit America’s middle class. Because if we don’t, competitors who don’t share our values, like China, will step in to fill that void."[whitehouse.gov]
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    "Yeah, I do oppose it. What's wrong with it is first and foremost that we're not allowed to read it before representatives vote on it. What's wrong with it is that right now what we should be doing are things that make our economy stronger here at home. And that's my concern, that the Trans-Pacific Partnership, this deal, is a race to the bottom, a chasing of lower wages abroad. And I believe that that does nothing to help us build a stronger economy here at home." [politifact.com]
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    You people are disgusting! Do you all realize how the TPP would also affect YOU?! I can only imagine the answer is no. Otherwise, you all would have voted against fast tracking the TPP!!!
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    and give corporations another avenue to avoid taxes? I think not.
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    Why do corporations need a financial incentive to be charitable? Do it because it's the right thing to do, not because you get yet another kickback from the government.
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    All laws must be enforced.
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    We need a check in place. This was always gonna pass, the precedent was set by Clinton. So this was so close to nafta that the lobby for TPP was probably so overwhelming that it crushed any opposition. So now we deal with what we have, thus this is needed for the US worker. Otherwise we may be at a further trade deficit. TPP is "a better " deal for our country, we shall see. I doubt it though. I read some of this bill and it looks as though TPP is a regurgitation of NAFTA, with a slice of turd sandwich.
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    There should NEVER be trade agreements that harm U.S. citizen workers! Thus, this plan must be made unnecessary.
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    We have enough federal debt. Private citizens donate without expecting any remuneration. Why should corporations get a special benefit? Giving should be from the heart, and should not be for personal gain.
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    If laws are going to be passed, there should be a means to enforce them.
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    The TPP hurts the people of this country and most importantly our planet. A vote for the TPP is a vote against humanity.
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    Only becase you want to support BO.
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    Trump is a awful human
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    No
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    The TPP is an easy way for large international corporations and those in the financial industry to worm their way into the legal use of child labor and sending US jobs overseas.
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    I don't support the TPP but if it does pass this would give us an opportunity to regulate or tweak some of its provisions.
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    We shouldn't be taken advantage of
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