TPP: The “National Security” Sales Pitch
Like other trade deals since NAFTA, is the TPP also just a device for capitalists to drive down the wages of American workers?
During the 1993 U.S. congressional debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement, a Democratic Congressman with a solid pro-labor voting record asked me why I thought NAFTA would be bad for working people.
After I had given my answer, he responded: “Well, you may be right about the economics.” “But we have a 2000-mile border with Mexico. The President told me we need NAFTA to make it secure.”http://www.theglobalist.com/tpp-nafta-national-security-united-states-trade-foreign-policy/