Essay on The Trans Pacific Partnership ( Tpp )

722 Words Oct 25th, 2016 3 Pages
Good Evening everyone, as you know, tonight is election night, and I can feel the excitement in the air! Tonight will be a historic moment for everyone on this lovely campus because today is the first day many students will vote in a presidential election! Not to mention this is the first time anyone, faculty, staff, or student, will vote as a member of Mary Baldwin University!
On the road to the white house, each candidate has shared their views on different controversial topics and policies. Tonight I am here to discuss a topic that sparked an array of reactions, not only from the candidates but the public as well, during the beginning stages of the election year. Before each candidate received their nomination for their perspective parties, the Trans-Pacific Partnership was a big deal in U.S. Foreign Policy. According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative under the Obama Administration, “The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) writes the rules for global trade—rules that will help increase Made-in-America exports, grow the American economy, support well-paying American jobs, and strengthen the American middle class.” (ustr.gov)
The TPP will eliminate over 18,000 taxes and barriers that will in turn level the playing field for American businesses across global economies. It also advances our nation’s values, global leadership, and growth in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Acceptance of the TPP throughout the election was virtually non-existent, but both the…

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