Scott Lincicome joins the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss recent issues surrounding the U.S., particularly in the context of Hillary Clinton’s recent comments on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Lincicome is a trade attorney, adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and senior contributor at The Federalist.
Media outlets have been fighting each other to see who could find more videos of Hillary Clinton praising the TPP, in light of her new position against it. “Unfortunately, she has a long history of not just supporting the TPP, but her husband being one of the last big free-trade democrats out there,” Lincicome said.
He explains how American labor unions’ intense opposition to free trade and how Bernie Sanders is a threat to win over that opposition. “Hillary knows that for the most part, she can come out anti-TPP and she’s not going to lose many votes on the pro side,” he said.
Later in the hour, Lincicome dispels common myths about trade and manufacturing in America, citing that manufacturing in the U.S. is at an all-time high and is doing quite well.
Another myth out there is that free trade agreements benefit corporations at the expense of the working class. “You see corporations lobbying for these deals and advocating exports, but at the end of the day, there are significant benefits that will accrue to American consumers,” he said. “That means you and me.”