The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade agreement among twelve different Pacific Rim countries. These include: USA, Canada, Japan, Chile, Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand, Australia, Peru, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Mexico. The agreement would promote better trading practices among the different countries and lower trade barriers.
Democrats don’t agree with this plan because it reminds them too much of NAFTA, enacted in 1994, and all the failures that had along the way. They also state “trickle down economics” like this agreement doesn’t exactly hold up the ideals of democracy. One proud supporter of the TPP however is President Obama. He believes this will open up a time of prosperity and rich trading in the USA.
The agreement has caused controversy, including on the internet. Most of the content is focused on the negative views of this agreement, like this Twitter account .