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Monday, June 11, 2018

Hillary may lose election because of trade: 6/27/2016: Mrs. Clinton risks losing Ohio and the working class unless she alters her stance on trade. She should admit that US has lost the trade war and threaten to impose tariffs on every imported product from countries that don't impose same requirements on business that US does-Cleveland.com, John Russo, formerly of Center for Working-Class Studies at Youngstown State University

"Economic issues, especially trade, led many former Democrats to cross party lines to support Trump in the Republican primaries."

6/27/2016, "Hillary Clinton risks losing Ohio and the working class unless she alters her stance on trade: John Russo (Opinion)," Cleveland.com 

"It is widely speculated that the Obama administration will push for TPP acceptance in the lame-duck session following the 2016 general election. According to a tweet from CNN's Dan Merica, [Mrs.] Clinton says she will not lobby Congress on the issue. But this will only undermine her credibility.... 

Clearly, trade policy poses a problem for Democrats and their presumptive candidate. Clinton has been tied to former President Bill Clinton's NAFTA legislation and its Wall Street proponents. While she has stated that she is against TPP at this time, many Ohioans hear that as weasel words that only contribute to their distrust of Clinton.... 

She should stop talking about retraining and promising high-tech jobs, which only reminds voters of how hollow such programs have been in the past.

Instead, [Mrs.] Clinton should acknowledge that we have lost the trade war and pledge to use every legal means at her disposal to protect American workers and industries from the continued onslaught of imports. This would include initiating trade cases against countries that target American industries by subsidizing their exports, exploiting workers, manipulating their currencies, and polluting the environment.

She should threaten to impose tariffs on every imported product from countries that refuse to implement the same U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations and federal, state and local tax requirements that are imposed on American businesses....  
 

In the latest Quinnipiac poll, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tied in battleground Ohio. This suggests a very close race in Ohio in the fall. 

Economic issues, especially trade, led many former Democrats to cross party lines to support Trump in the Republican primaries. Many who hadn't voted in recent elections joined them. We're likely to see a repeat of this in November unless Democrats change their trade policies. 

None of this should surprise Democrats, especially those in Ohio."... 

"John Russo, formerly co-director of the Center for Working-Class Studies at Youngstown State University, contends that trade policy poses a problem for Democrats and Clinton in Ohio."



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