Once again, history has proven Bernie Sanders to be exceedingly prophetic. On Twitter, David Sirota of IB Times posted an excerpt of a 2011 speech Sanders gave to the Senate regarding the Panama Free Trade Agreement. In the speech, Sanders questioned the U.S. government's motives for urging such an agreement and cited Panama's reputation for being a tax haven.
The PFTA, he warned, would neuter the United States' authority and force the country to accept illegal behavior from tax cheats.
"…the trade agreement with Panama would effectively bar the U.S. from cracking down on illegal and abusive offshore tax havens in Panama. In fact, combating tax haven abuse in Panama would be a violation of this free trade agreement, exposing the U.S. to fines from international authorities."