The Big Picture: Episode 19

­Obama's trip to India may seem to be a step toward a trade policy, but in reality he is simply perpetuating the same failed Free Trade policies of Reagan, Clinton, and Bush Sr. and Jr. Thom talks about how trade policies protect U.S. workers from the threat of cheap labor. Then, Thom debates with Mark Williams, president of the Conservative Party USA, about whether or not the Tea Party prevented the GOP from gaining a majority in the Senate. Finally, in a dramatic cost-cutting measure, Texas is considering withdrawing from the federal Medicaid program. Thom talks about how this would leave millions of Texans who rely on the program out in the cold.