Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Senate Democrats Deny Obama Fast Track Authority For TPP
The Republican Party has blocked almost everything that President Obama has proposed. This time it was his own party. He failed to convince Senate Democrats that the TPP was not a giveaway to large corporations who drafted much of the language in TPP, and who have lobbied aggressively for it. Republican senators strongly supported fast track authority, but the president did not attempt to link his support for TPP to bills that he has advocated such as a higher minimum wage. Instead, he strongly criticized Senate Democrats who oppose TPP. He claims that they have not entered the 21st century.