File under ‘If a Republican did this’: Obama dangles U.S. company, jeopardizes jobs

File under ‘If a Republican did this’: Obama dangles U.S. company, jeopardizes jobs

[Ed. – I can see why Allen West finds this disgusting.]

As reported by The Boston Globe, “New Balance is renewing its opposition to the far-reaching Pacific Rim trade deal, saying the Obama administration reneged on a promise to give the sneaker maker a fair shot at military business if it stopped bad-mouthing the agreement.

After several years of resistance to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a pact aimed at making it easier to conduct trade among the United States and 11 other countries, the Boston company had gone quiet last year. New Balance officials say one big reason is that they were told the Department of Defense would give them serious consideration for a contract to outfit recruits with athletic shoes.

But no order has been placed, and New Balance officials say the Pentagon is intentionally delaying any purchase. …

[W]hat I love is, if this were a Republican president, this story would be playing full cycle 24/7 on all the liberal progressive media outlets.

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