All tagged Trade Promotion Authority

This weekend, President Obama struck back at the Left's ideological opponents of trade who seem to be wearing blinders to the fact that the Trans-Pacific Partnership is finally our chance to renegotiate NAFTA and transform to a new paradigm where labor, the environment and human rights are staples of trade, not simply safe-to-ignore side agreements. The President slammed the likes of Elizabeth Warren for questioning his commitment to working people and exposed the lie of a "secret" agreement. Warren and others have scrambled to respond, but have fumbled badly.

Big labor unions and liberal members of Congress have picked a fight against the global expansion of the rights of workers by mounting do-or-die opposition against the Trade Promotion bill moving through Congress that will allow the President to bring the Trans-Pacific Partnership to Congress for an up-or-down vote. In doing so, American labor is displaying key symptoms of its self-inflicted collapse.