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Old 06-12-2018, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by RickJay View Post
... and the left was wildly against TPP because - something.
Not to digress on the digression, but not all trade agreements are created equal. One of the issues with the TPP was the lack of transparency about the specific terms, such as the concern at one point that draconian industry-friendly and consumer-hostile US intellectual property laws would be imposed on all signatories. Whether this was a valid concern or not, there's a point to be made about all trade agreements that the devil is in the details, and the thing about Trump's blather that his base eats up with such delight is that it not only ignores the facts, like most of his pronouncements, but really has virtually no relationship to reality at all.