Re: "Give Obama authority to deliver Pacific trade pact" (editorial, 3-25).
I see the editorial board is getting its editorials from the land of make believe again.
Every time one of these sell-out agreements come around we see the same "trade liberalization ... tends to create wealth by expanding markets."
NAFTA destroyed millions of American jobs and businesses. It put thousands of small Mexican farmers out of business, forcing millions of them across our border.
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Obama and his corporate allies claimed the "free trade" agreement with South Korea just a couple of years ago would provide economic growth and jobs in this country. It has done the opposite, creating a trade deficit we did not have with that country.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership will not benefit any average American or small business. It even provides ways for global corporations to challenge and strike down state and local laws.
I might remind the Democrats of the 1994 elections, which they lost badly because of Bill Clinton's support for NAFTA, seen as a double-cross to the base voters of the party. It can happen again, especially given the distrust of Hillary Clinton's close ties to Wall Street.