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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

"The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a disastrous trade agreement designed to protect the interests of the largest multi-national corporations at the expense of workers, consumers, the environment and the foundations of American democracy. It will also negatively impact some of the poorest people in the world. The TPP is a treaty that has been written behind closed doors by the corporate world. Incredibly, while Wall Street, the pharmaceutical industry and major media companies have full knowledge as to what is in this treaty, the American people and members of Congress do not. They have been locked out of the process. Further, all Americans, regardless of political ideology, should be opposed to the “fast track” process which would deny Congress the right to amend the treaty and represent their constituents’ interests."

This is another instance where progressives, Tea Partiers, and Liberty Republicans can all agree with the one Socialist in the Senate. And should. Any opposed to corporatism as an "American" way of steering our nation should unite to defeat the TPP.

The headline is from Bernie Sanders, and there is a petition all sensible citizens of whatever political stripe should sign to kill the TPP.

It is Rockefeller Republicans and Clinton Democrats who want it, not regular people, at risk.

This link.

Read it.

And if it takes calling it OBAMATRADE to get the attention of Tea Party individuals, then that's the price that has to be paid.

For the Liberty wing of the GOP, you'll have to think for yourselves on this one, because the dude named after Ayn Rand "agrees with his friends," while some think one way and some think the other; HuffPo reporting:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has taken every conceivable position on the trade pact. In October, he gave a speech calling for Obama to finalize the TPP by year-end. Back in January, he was scheduled to attend a press conference attacking "Obamatrade." In September 2011, he voted against an amendment offered by McConnell that would give Obama the power to push through the deal without any amendments from Congress. The next month, Paul introduced a new bill that included McConnell's entire amendment.

[links in original] Readers are urged to study the issue, and to then consider signing the petition. Links given here are supplemental to what any reader can find online about TPP, with a minimal effort where so much is at stake. Earlier this month, Dan Burns at MPP posted, this screen capture:

click it to read it

That link Burns posted, Campaign for America's Future - here.

Nobody but the plutocrats will prosper from TPP. Is that you? Ask yourself: Even if a plutocrat-wannabe, are you there or are you just another schmuck to be plucked, by TPP and the pack pushing the entire Iron Curtained cramdown?

_____________UPDATE____________
Elizabeth Warren has been strong in opposition to TPP, consistently so, over time; per reporting here, here, here and here.

What's Hilary said about it?

Just asking ...

__________FURTHER UPDATE___________
Paul Revere, sort of.

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