Thursday, October 08, 2015

Hillary Clinton Says She Opposes Trans-Pacific Partnership

From ABC News:

Clinton came out against the trade agreement as it looks today in an interview with PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff, adding “Trade agreements don’t happen in a vacuum. In order for us to have a competitive economy in the global marketplace there are things we need to do here at home that help raise wages. And Republicans have blocked everything President Obama has tried to do on that front. So for the larger issues and then what I know and then again I don’t have the text we don’t have all the details, I don’t believe it is going to meet the high bar I have set.”

More here.

I'm pretty sure Hillary would have never, EVER, taken such a position without Bernie Sanders in the race--she is, and has long been, a corporate Democrat. So, in that sense, Bernie is already wildly successful with his presidential bid in that he has definitely changed the conversation, making it much more liberal on economics than it would have been without him.

The times they are a changing. And it's cool.