Illinois Democrat Finally Reveals Her Trade Position, Opposing The Biggest Job Creators In Her District

After weeks of dithering on her position on the trade legislation before Congress, Illinois Democrat Cheri Bustos finally revealed she opposes fast-track authority.

Just last week, Bustos hypocritically claimed she has “always been a strong advocate for growth and jobs.” But this important bill is supported by two of the biggest employers in Illinois’ 17th District, John Deere and Caterpillar. Caterpillar’s CEO criticized Bustos’ trade rhetoric as “an absolute abomination” in 2012.

Bustos must be more concerned about pleasing the labor unions than helping the primary job creators in her Illinois district.