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PolitiFact: Bernie Sanders says TPP will eliminate 448,000 United States jobs
Sanders’ ad said that the Trans-Pacific Partnership “could cost America 448,000 more jobs.”
Our experts accused each other of cherry-picking the data that best suited their ulterior motives. We’ve asked economists to sort out the good and bad of trade deals before , and found that their opinions on outcomes can be wildly contradictory. So when it comes to predicting such outcomes, it really depends on whose Magic 8 Ball you use.
Critics of the Tufts study said it goes the furthest to predict doomsday job-loss figures, without acknowledging offsetting effects. The author of the Tufts study said that other research glosses over the real-world elements that change the lives of workers in a global economy.
A one-liner can’t possibly capture the possible outcome of a War and Peace-sized trade proposal. We rated this statement Half True.READ MORE