I strongly urge everyone to check out this TPP act Obama is trying to pass thru using fast track. No one can read it in its entirety unless you are certain congressmen and the people that wrote the thing like the lobbyists for Halliburton and others like them. This thing will make NAFTA look like nothing… Why hide the facts if it this deal is so great, don’t US citizens get to look at a law their “representatives” are going to vote on? Do some research and contact your congressman. If you find anything that looks like it will help out working folks let me know because I can find nothing. Strange that CNN, Fox and MSNBC are lobbying for it in secret and are not even reporting on it. This smells to high heaven.
I will provide my usual color commentary soon.
Is there a link you can share so we can read it?
Here’s one without a lot of editorializing. Hard to get a lot of information because they don’t want to let information out. A lot is in legalize hard for the layman to understand. But the entire thing smells. Judge for yourself. As I said before if anyone finds anything that will help the average person out please let us all know.
Don’t much care for this website but be your own judge
Yes I know it is a union opinion but you can weigh that against Joe Boss’s opinion…if he ever gives one. Might be checking with his lobbyists to make sure his description of a crap sandwich sounds like mom’s apple pie, so be patient.
I also keep waiting to hear from the right wing and Fox news why this is supposed be to our advantage
As I said do your own research, draw your own opinion and act accordingly. I can easily see how this act could be used to circumvent the Jones Act.
The Fast Track bill being pushed is similar to the one that failed a year ago. It will place more trade power directly under Executive authority and take away a lot of that power from Congress. Remember, it is Congress’s job to regulate trade and trade agreements.
This will give the President unilateral power to pick countries to trade with, regardless of say, human rights abuses. leaving Congress little authority or oversight in the process.
[QUOTE=catherder;159994]This will give the President unilateral power to pick countries to trade with, regardless of say, human rights abuses. leaving Congress little authority or oversight in the process.[/QUOTE]
it should be unconstitutional for any treaty to be voted on by Congress which they cannot read and as such cannot be known to the people
We need to pass it so we can read what’s in it. Dammit man have you no clue how government works?!?!
[QUOTE=c.captain;160006]it should be unconstitutional for any treaty to be voted on by Congress which they cannot read and as such cannot be known to the people[/QUOTE]
I agree with that.