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Boehner Pushing TPA – Despite the Pitfalls

Barack Obama, John BoehnerTrade Promotion Authority (TPA) was passed by the U.S. Senate on May 22nd. Now, the more conservative House of Representatives is pushing back and Leader Boehner wants them to bend.

Boehner acknowledged some in his party are opposing the fast-track legislation, known as Trade Promotion Authority or TPA, simply because they don’t trust Obama.

But the Speaker added: “This is not about the president; frankly, it’s about the country. It’s why I’ve worked with the president on a number of trade agreements over the course of his tenure and my tenure as Speaker,” including deals with Panama and South Korea.

TPA allows the President to negotiate trade treaties without Congress being involved in the details. Only once the trade agreement is finalized is Congress given a yes or no, no amendment vote.

This time, TPA is being sought for the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement – basically, NAFTA for Asia. Anyone notice how awesome NAFTA has been for America’s manufacturing sector?

The World Trade Organization has already proven the negative aspects of the TPP that concerned dissenters most.

Boehner has failed to repeal Obamacare, reduce the debt, reduce regulations or much of anything else expected of a conservative Leader of the House. Conservative confidence in Rep. Boehner is at all time lows and this isn’t going to help him – at all.

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  1. This shouldn’t come as any great surprise to anybody that has followed his career as Speaker of the House. He has been carrying Obama’s water since taking that job. The House Republicans added to his betrayal of the conservative voters by keeping him as Speaker for three terms. Then add McConnell as Majority Leader of the Senate, and Obama has a cake walk. The only people that got screwed are the voters that gave them the majority in both chambers.

    1. Good Morning, L.E., You’re right on par with your comment, as you generally are. Still, we must not put all the blame on the ex-bar owner. After all, it’s the constituents that chose the milk toast reps that didn’t challenge him for Speaker. Ted Poe(R-Tx),, and ? else made noises, but couldn’t be bothered to pick up an application for interview ! No one there ‘wants’ the job….this many weak links will insure us that this chain of government will break….Let’s make it a priority to send all weak or rusty links to where ever useless ones go…soon!!

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