This should give those wary of a One World Government some New Year jitters: the US Government’s trade representative wants the much-reviled Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to expand, reports the New York Times:
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For Michael B. Froman, President Obama’s chief evangelist for expanding global trade, skepticism comes with the territory.
He and his colleagues have clocked more than 1,500 meetings on Capitol Hill to promote the president’s big potential trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership — and still its prospects for passage look as problematic as ever.
Even before Mr. Froman began facing a leery Congress, he had to persuade wary colleagues at the White House that it was worth pursuing. They scoffed that the original T.P.P. concept, conceived during the administration of George W. Bush, was too small, with only four Asian countries as members. And in the chaotic days of 2009, when Mr. Froman was deputy national security adviser for international economic affairs, embarking on a campaign to advance a new trade agenda seemed less important than averting a global financial collapse.