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NY Times Criticizes Administration Trade Policy

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The NY Times Editorial Board questioned trade agreements in a relatively deep way today in an editorial.  They’ve gone off the reservation.  It connected trade agreements with massive job loss in manufacturing… finally.  The editorial further unravels so-called Washington Consensus on trade which says you just need to “lower trade barriers” and…

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Levin Remarks on Trade at Center for American Progress

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A Press Release from the Office of Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin ***** Levin Remarks on Trade at Center for American Progress April 9, 2014 The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Opportunities, Challenges, and the Role of Congress WASHINGTON – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today gave…

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Workers Strike at Shoe Factory Over Benefits Dispute

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Reposted from The New York Times ******** Workers Strike at Shoe Factory Over Benefits Dispute Austin Ramzy | April 17, 2014 | NY Times Tens of thousands of workers at one of the world’s largest shoe manufacturers are continuing a strike in the southern Chinese city of Dongguan in a…

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Senators Sessions, Shelby urge protection of U.S. steel industry from potential rebar ‘dumping’ from Mexico and Turkey

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Reposted from Al.com ******** Senators Sessions, Shelby urge protection of U.S. steel industry from potential rebar ‘dumping’ from Mexico and Turkey Michael Tomberlin | April 11, 2014 | Al.com BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Alabama’s two senators are among a bi-partisan group calling on the U.S. Commerce Department to protect U.S. steel industry interests from…

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Fact Checking Michael Froman – Fibs or Not

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Just getting to this today.  USTR Froman testified at an April 3, 2014 Ways and Means Committee hearing.  Below is his testimony. Because it is a big steaming pile of… misleading garbage, I thought it most helpful to annotate with commentary.  The neoliberal-trade-speak seems so reasonable until you actually start…

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Sen. Wyden’s Speech on Fast Track and Trade Policy

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Senator Ron Wyden has taken over from Max Baucus as chair of the Senate Finance Committee.  Wyden did not agree with Baucus’ approach on Fast Track trade authority.  Last week he gave the first substantive public speech outlining his thoughts on the issue.  Below is the prepared text of that…

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We are in danger of losing our country’s assets!

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Reposted from savingusmanufacturing.com ***** We are in danger of losing our country’s assets! April 9th, 2014  |  savingusmanufacturing.com We Americans blithely ignore the long-term effects of allowing foreign corporations to purchase the assets of our country in the form of companies, land, and resources. We are selling off our ability…

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Fruit of the Loom to close Jamestown plant, lay off all 600 workers

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Reposted from the Lexington Herald Leader (kentucky.com) *********** Fruit of the Loom to close Jamestown plant, lay off all 600 workers BY JANET PATTON, CHERYL TRUMAN AND BILL ESTEP | April 3, 2014 | kentucky.com JAMESTOWN — Clothing company Fruit of the Loom announced Thursday that it will permanently close…

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No foolin’: 2 + 2 is still equal to 4

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In a recent Daily Designs newsletter, there were two articles, one posted after the other, that made me scratch my head, see the obvious, and wonder why the Very. Smart. People. can’t (or won’t) do the same. First: Yellen Suggests That Stimulus Efforts To Continue For Some Time.  In this…

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PHILLIPS: The insanity of ‘free trade’ agreements

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Reposted from The Washington Times.  The following is an editorial by Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation. ***** PHILLIPS: The insanity of ‘free trade’ agreements Judson Phillips  |  March 17, 2014  |  The Washington Times Over the weekend an anniversary was marked with little fanfare — the second anniversary of the…

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