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O’Malley on the TPP: ‘We Shouldn’t Be in a Race to the Bottom for Cheapest Labor’

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,” recently announced Democratic candidate for president and former governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley said President Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is a “race to the bottom for the cheapest labor in the world.”

On Wall Street, O’Malley said, “I’m saying we need new leadership to accomplish to rein in excesses on Wall Street. When you have a CEO telling his employees that he would be fine with either Bush or Clinton, that should tell all of us something,” and added, “I’m not beholden to Wall Street interests.”

On the president’s controversial trade agreement O’Malley said, “I’m opposed to it. We shouldn’t be in a race to the bottom for the cheapest labor in the world.  That diminishes us as a people and it hurts our economy. ”

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