In March, NCR published an editorial with this headline: Fast-tracking the Pacific trade deal is a bad idea
We urged Congress not to give the president fast track authority.
We also recommended scrapping the trade pact all together.
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Our penultimate paragraph: We take our cue from the Interfaith Working Group on Trade and Investment, which wrote to Congress last month about elected officials' "sacred task of stewardship over people and policies": "Trade, like the rest of the economy, must be a means of lifting people out of poverty and ensure a country's ability to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of their citizens and the planet."