Saturday, May 23, 2015

Lambert Strether — Good news on TPP, as Senate passes Fast Track bill with human trafficking poison pill


The plot thickens.
Complicating the picture even more, when you think about it, is the potential for agita in 2016. Suppose Obama, very ironically, gets the anti-slavery provisions “fixed,” i.e. removed, and the bill passes in time. The campaign ads practically write themselves. “A vote for TPP is a vote for human trafficking.” “Why does Senator X support slavery?” Cue the ominous music. Cue pictures of skeletal women and children. Cue the die-ins on the trail. I’m sure campaign shops on both sides are practically drooling with joy, because the only way TPP will pass is with bipartisan support. Getting that amendment in there was GENIUS, and we’ll get to how that happened in a moment.
Corrente
Good news on TPP, as Senate passes Fast Track bill with human trafficking poison pill
Lambert Strether

3 comments:

Michael Norman said...

They'll pass it anyway. They don't give a shit and the ads won't spoil anyone's chances for reelection. If they won in a a landslide in the midterms based on all the unjust and nasty shit they pulled and stood for, which they did, then this won't hurt them.

MRW said...

Lambert's article is unclear. What hell is he saying?

Septeus7 said...

Mike is absolutely correct about this as free trade has always been about supporting slavery and country is pretty much run by neoconfederates nowadays. Get ready to enjoy even more free market capitalism whether you like or not.