When the two parties agree, Americans should hold onto their wallets.
Our "NAFTA-style" trade agreements now are protecting giant corporations from the efforts of citizens in democracies to make their lives better.
Univision anchor Jorge Ramos would probably have more luck arguing with a wall than Fox's Bill-O.
Democrats, Republicans and Tea Party members all get it that jobs are being shipped out of the country. If Democrats want a simple jobs plan, this is it: Fix the trade deficit.
The New York Times gets it right: It's time to "improve the ground rules of global trade." In the face of overwhelming evidence of the damage done by NAFTA-style trade deals, could the tide of elite opinion be changing?
These agreements are about getting rid of national sovereignty, and the people who first pressed for NAFTA were explicit about it. They really did want a global government for corporations.
This is why the New York Times pays him the big bucks, folks.
This starts a series of guest posts by Matt Stoller on the origins of NAFTA and the TPP.
We have to stop fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Then we should take the momentum from that to demand Congress and President Obama instead fix NAFTA first.
If Penny Pritzker's for it, you should be against it.