WASHINGTON — John Podesta, co-chair of President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team, said Tuesday the Colombia free trade agreement should not be linked to a $100 billion economic stimulus package being crafted by Democrats in Congress.
Speaking at a news conference here, Podesta responded to reports that President Bush told Obama at the White House on Monday that he might consider a broader economic stimulus package if Obama and Democrats drop their opposition to the Colombia trade deal. The president-elect and congressional Democrats have opposed the free trade accord because of reported human rights abuses, including assassinations of trade unionists.
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