GOP in no hurry to move Obama’s TPP

by Alexander Bolton and Vicki Needham  |  published on January 7, 2016

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is brushing off calls from business groups for quick action on President Obama’s sweeping Pacific Rim trade deal.

The National Association of Manufacturers and the Business Roundtable announced their support for the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) this week as part of what looks like a choreographed effort to raise pressure on Congress.

The Chamber of Commerce is widely expected to endorse the controversial trade pact on Wednesday.

  • TexRancher

    McConnell would like nothing more than to shove this piece of crap through a vote, but he’s seen his twin Boehner flushed down the tubes and Ryan is headed the same direction. What to do, what to do? Those are AMERICANS who want to nail his hide to the wall,
    “Tan me hide when I’m dead Fred, tan me hide when I’m dead, So we tied his hide when he died Clyde and that’s it hanging on the shed!” all together now, Tie me kangaroo down sport , tie me kangaroo down…………
    Straighten up and fly right Mitch, we’re coming for you….Stop acting like you’re bought and paid for by Obama!

  • Pam

    The only reason these groups would support tpp is that it would mean fewer jobs for our citizens. They will either move their operations to another country or use h1-b/h2-b visas to bring in cheap 3rd world labor. Just more of Soetoro trying to kill off white, middle class America.
    Watch out. If McConnell decides he doesn’t need to run for re-corruption, I mean election, he will push this thing through faster than Harry Reid can say where’s my cut.

    • USNavyPatriot

      McConnell is one of the best reasons we should have #TermLimits in Congress. He consorted with Reid in secretive back rooms while drinking whiskey and plotting their corruption! Hard to believe good folks of Kentucky keep sending him to Washington.

    • I Seigel

      If the US doesn’t shape the trade market in Asia, then who do you want to do it? China?

      China already has a business loan bank operating because Congress wouldn’t renew the US Export-Import Bank. Now China is able to make loans and cut deals, undercutting our influence. And now you want the same thing to happen to one of the largest trade markets in the world? Let the Chinese make the rules that will be to THEIR benefit, and we lose even more influence in the world?

      Surely you are so blindingly anti-Obama that you can’t see straight.

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