During an interview with WISC-TV, former (and hopefully future) Sen. Russ Feingold joined Sen. Elizabeth Warren in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a broad trade deal negotiated in secret and pushed hard by President Barack Obama.

Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI), who just announced his candidacy for his old Senate seat, is joining Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in opposing the trade agreement President Barack Obama has been pushing Congress to approve.

“The economy has definitely been improving, and things like the stock market are doing better,” Feingold said in an interview with Wisconsin’s WISC-TV . “But the economy has to be good for working-class and middle-class families who work every day, send their kids to a school like is in front of my house, and they have to be able to enjoy their lives. That’s why you don’t pass a trade agreement that ships even more jobs overseas.”

While I was pretty certain the TPP was pretty awful based on Sen. Warren’s opposition to it, the fact that Russ Feingold thinks it’s a bad deal leaves me with no doubt that it’s not a good thing.

2 Responses to Russ Feingold sides with Sen. Elizabeth Warren & against Obama on Trans-Pacific Partnership

  1. John Casper says:

    Zach, thanks a lot.

    Retail in the US is a complex subject, but imho this Wall Street Journal piece is relevant to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, “Can Google Outsell Amazon and eBay?
    Company will launch buy buttons on its search-results pages in coming weeks.”

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/can-google-outsell-amazon-and-ebay-1431730741?KEYWORDS=google+amazon

    Sorry about the WSJ’s paywall.

    The net is that Americans increasingly won’t know who made the stuff we’re buying. In order for foreign workers to be able to afford to buy our exports, they have to make decent wages.

  2. John Casper says:

    OT, Senate Dems already caved on “Fast Track.” As is typical, they grabbed headlines with their filibuster, then they caved.

    “Senate Democrats cave, help clear the path to TPP passage”

    http://www.dailydot.com/politics/senate-fast-track-tpa-tpp/

    I really trust David Dayen’s @ddayen reporting on this a wide range of topics. He’s always maintained that the real battle’s in the House. I would urge everyone, left and right, to contact their rep in the House.

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