The U.S. Trade Representative’s website brags that the twelve-nation Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is “leveling the playing field for American workers [and] American businesses.” But America has long been the world’s dominant economy; we don’t want a “level playing field,” we want to protect the sources of our economic strength. At LifeZette, Kevin Kearns of the U.S. Business and Industry Council explains how the TPP utterly fails to defend our economic interests. As he puts it, “TPP is an Obama-created illusion that benefits select industries but will not enhance the U.S. economy or contain China. The failure of TPP will not isolate the U.S. Trade will continue, same as it does today without TPP.”
Tomorrow, we will look at how TPP hurts the only right spelled out in the original text of the U.S. Constitution: patent rights.