Monday, March 7, 2011

Republicans holding KORUS FTA hostage

President Obama wants the free-trade agreement with South Korea passed right away — and separately from the other pending FTAs — but the Republicans are trying to lump it together with the less attractive and more problematic deals with Colombia and Panama (sort of like how toxic mortgages were mixed in with the good ones).

I guess the Republicans know that the agreements with Panama and especially Colombia don't look as good when examined individually, so they're trying to force the hand of Democrats who support the Korean agreement, making them do the Republicans' dirty work.

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