At Conservative Review, Daniel Horowitz writes:
“Many policy thinkers and conservative economists believe trade deals are a means of lowering taxes and regulations to provide a sizable net benefit to consumers and the economy as a whole.
However, that line of thought doesn’t necessarily apply to the entire conservative base. Many conservatives in the general public view these deals suspiciously and believe they destroy jobs and enrich corporate cronies in a one-way arrangement that always allows third world countries to cheat.
Putting aside this age-old disagreement over the economics of trade, conservatives on both sides of the debate should be concerned about the politics behind this current fast-track trade authority and how it could lead to outcomes that counter the desires of its supporters.”