Then There’s This– Ben Carson, Marco Rubio Support Obamatrade – Why?
It makes sense that Marco Rubio, the Republican establishment’s candidate would support Obamatrade.
…But, why Ben Carson?
The Wall Street Journal reported:
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Friday that he supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement negotiated by the White House – aligning himself more with the GOP’s establishment wing than with the social conservatives who have powered his campaign.
Mr. Carson’s backing of the 12-nation Pacific trade deal places him at odds with Donald Trump, his chief rival for support among anti-establishment Republicans. Mr. Carson had expressed skepticism about the TPP, saying in a June interview with the Huffington Post that he would not give President Barack Obama “fast-track” authority to negotiate the deal.
Now, a day after the White House posted the text of the TPP deal online, Mr. Carson’s campaign said Friday that he supports the final product.
Mr. Carson, spokesman Doug Watts said, “believes the agreement does help to level the playing field in key markets and is important to improve our ties to trading partners in Asia as a counterbalance to China’s influence in the region.” Mr. Watts said Mr. Carson is “now inclined to support TPP, with reservations.”
The Obamatrade law is very unpopular with conservatives.
It was a gift to Obama by the Boehner-McConnell Congress.
The law includes several global warming provisions to punish US businesses.