DON’T GIVE UP! Fight Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and Trade Adjustment Assistance

Citizen Tom

English: Congressional portrait of Congressman...English: Congressional portrait of Congressman Rob Wittman, 112th Congress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My congressman is Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01). Here is what emailed to my congressman at house.gov

I appreciate your opposition to giving the president fast-track authority for the TPP, and I would like you to continue that opposition. I have several reasons for this.

  1. We don’t need trade deals. All free trade involves is opening our markets. If another government insists upon giving its merchants government aid, we can protect our home industries by taxing their products or setting quotas on what we import from them. On the other hand, if another government opens its markets, we can reciprocate, and we can do this without any treaties or trade agreements. All we have to do is establish and implement a consistent policy.
  2. Trade deals provide an opportunity to abuse power. Politicians use trade deals to pay off constituencies. That…

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