Remember when we found out, thanks to WikiLeaks, that Hillary Clinton holds a public and a private position on issues? Well, we got confirmation that it’s true. In another email released by WikiLeaks, we now have more evidence that if Clinton is elected, the job-killing Trans Pacific Partnership will be pushed through despite Clinton’s recent public protestations.
World Net Daily reported:
A Clinton campaign memo reveals that Hillary Clinton told Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, that Clinton was only pretending to oppose TPP in order to get union support but would sign it when she was president.
Rep. Johnson, an early Clinton supporter, told constituents in her Dallas district that she speaks with Hillary Clinton several times a week, and the presidential nominee told her that the only reason she opposes TPP is to get “labor off her back” and that once she is elected president she would reverse position.
As WND pointed out, this would be a cap to bad Clinton family deals that have devastated the American workforce, including NAFTA in 1993, China’s admittance into the World Trade Organization in 2001, and the deal with South Korea in 2012.
The Clintons have a history of pretending to be pro-labor in public and then sticking the knife in their backs. When Bill Clinton ran for president in 1992 he opposed NAFTA, but afterwards he claimed that the disastrous agreement was fixed, yet only minor surface changes were made, and it got pushed through Congress.
WND reported how Hillary Clinton baited and switched on free trade agreements:
In her 2008 presidential run, Hillary said she opposed the then-pending free trade agreements with Colombia and South Korea, declaring, “I will do everything I can to urge the Congress to reject the Colombia Free Trade Agreement.”
In a 2015 interview with Nevada public television [11:29 mark], Hillary pointed to the South Korea trade deal as an example of how she would make superficial changes to the TPP and sign it. “When President Obama came in and I came in, we’re presented with this free trade agreement [with Korea] and we say it’s not strong enough. … We can’t go forward with it unless there are changes – that is the kind of negotiation I am proposing [with TPP].”
After some superficial changes were made, Secretary Clinton helped push the Korea trade pact through Congress, promising it would create 70,000 jobs and boost exports. In reality, the trade deficit with Korea surged $15.4 billion (99 percent). The increase in the trade deficit with Korea cost more than 100,000 American jobs in the first four years of the free trade agreement. The surge of imports of auto parts and vehicles from Korea hit the auto industry particularly hard.
As for TPP, Clinton once called it the “gold standard” before WikiLeaks revealed that her campaign debated which position was more advantageous for her.
Her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, made it clear that Clinton’s opposition was not steadfast in an appearance on “Meet the Press.” Host Chuck Todd asked Kaine:
After the election, President Obama will travel overseas, probably talking up the idea of TPP and an Asian trade agreement. if you guys are elected, will you pursue an Asian trade agreement, even if it’s not the TPP?
Hillary and I haven’t talk[ed] about that question directly. We aren’t against trade. We want to find export markets for American businesses because they will be able to add workers the more they export. That’s very important. And whether it’s in Asia or Europe, if we can find deals that meet those goals, more jobs, higher wages and good for national security and good enforcement provisions, we’re open to them. So, no, you never close the door if you can get a deal that’s good for American workers and our economy.
Translation: it’s going through if Clinton is elected, and there isn’t a damn thing you fools can do about it. Fortunately, if you don’t want TPP there is something you can do on Nov. 8 — vote for Donald Trump.