"Sen. Bernie Sanders believes the country is ready to join his fight to overhaul American trade policy," the Chicago Tribune reported this week. The front-page article called Sanders "a leader in the growing group of lawmakers who blame expanded trade for lost manufacturing jobs and stagnant wages for American workers." It doesn't take a PhD in economics to see when you go shopping the only products you can afford are made in China," Sanders told the Trib. "The American people know it." Decades of bipartisan consensus on free trade are "under pressure" in Washington, according to Peter Orszag, the Congressional Budget Office director who was quoted in the story. "My experience suggests when perceptions shift, policy proposals are not far behind," he said.
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