The Trans-Pacific Partnership is dead, and the lame duck Congress should be adjourned as soon as possible

Nov. 9, 2016, Fairfax, Va.–Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging President Barack Obama not to sign the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership in light of Donald Trump’s election to be the next President of the United States:

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership is dead. And Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina and Wisconsin killed it. It would be a capstone of Obama’s arrogance if he were to now sign this bad trade deal that will throw American workers, who just voted for Donald Trump to stop the TPP, under the bus of globalization. Enough is enough, the American people have spoken decisively against the TPP.

“The only thing the lame duck should be restricted to doing is simply to do a short-term spending bill in order for Donald Trump and the new House and Senate majorities to set their priorities. No more dirty deals with Obama. No criminal justice. No TPP. Nothing. And the internal Republican leadership elections including Speaker must be delayed following the wisdom of Rep. Jim Renacci. Just spend through March 30 and that’s it and go home, and talk to constituents about what happens in January.”

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