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Not Down With TPP
Trade Deal Faces Headwinds in Japan
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  • Fat_Man

    “If Donald Trump becomes President, TTP is dead”

    I don’t think anyone can predict what Trump would do if he were actually elected. Not even Trump knows that. He has no fixed set of principals and he can change directions on a whim, without warning or reflection. It is a bug, not a feature.

    • FriendlyGoat

      Indeed, the reason trade deals are made is because companies in the business communities of our nation and other nations want them. The idea that these pressures are going away is beyond silly. What is going away is any effective voice for PEOPLE in any of the countries about what is included or not in these deals. Remember, it is not in the DNA of business to stop doing deals. It is also not in the DNA of Trump to do no deals. In is not in the DNA of conservative Congressmen to say no to their business sponsors. That Donald is running as a Republican against international trade is too surreal to believe. So, what to do? Don’t believe it. Why?
      Because no Republicans in the leadership of companies believe it.

      • Fat_Man

        Thanks, Hillary.

        • FriendlyGoat

          Oh, hell, Fat Man. I was agreeing with what you said. YOU’RE not believing Donald’s shtick on no trade deals. You just said “no one can predict what Trump would do if elected”. What that means is that Donald absolutely cannot be depended upon by his populist followers to give really give the finger to all the international companies on earth. The wonder is that anyone anywhere believes his talk on this subject.

          • Fat_Man

            Or any other. He loves the sound of his voic3e, but he does not believe that words have any meaning.

          • FriendlyGoat

            And,……….”that’s a problem”. There is not much guarantee he is not going to win.

  • JohnThackr

    Ehh, “powerless opposition that just lost election badly opposes government policy” is not really a story.

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