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All about the trans pacific partnership
« on: April 22, 2015, 10:48:55 AM »
There have been several threads about this thing.
That of course we generally don't hear about but is said to be a full frontal assault against the middle class. I'd say that the rhetoric sounds just like it did with NAFTA which did turn out to be a major screw job to American workers.

http://onpoint.wbur.org/2015/04/21/trans-pacific-partnership-trade-deal-fast-track

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Americans have a lot of experience with trade deals and globalization. Think NAFTA and the rise of China and the exodus of US manufacturing jobs. Now the Obama administration is pushing its new Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. New trade rules for a dozen nations around the Pacific. The White House says we?ve got to have it to prosper, to stay influential in the Pacific. Opponents, many of them Democrats, say no way. The rubber is hitting the road right now in Congress. It?s a big deal. This hour On Point: American jobs, American power, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Oh yeah. They can get things done when their own interests are concerned.
Beyond that, when the gravy train is running right along they don't rock the boat.
They put on a pro wrestling show and each points fingers at the other so people can feel like they are doing something by exercising their illusion of choice.
 
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Re: All about the trans pacific partnership
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2015, 02:06:04 PM »
But it's nice to hear a little bi-partisan cooperation going on. Like that cock-sucker from my home state, Rethuglican Paul Ryan, taking up the cause of fast-tracking this shit-ball so that the middle class can go extinct even faster than it would have otherwise. Democraps and rethuglicans working together, hand in hand, to finally get something done.
I'm impressed.

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Re: All about the trans pacific partnership
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2015, 11:34:38 AM »
The big "tell" on this is that the democrats defeated this thing. At least for now.
And Rand Paul went into the "secret room" and read the 800+ page behemoth and said that he thinks that it should be made public but, of course, he couldn't talk about it because he was told that it's a secret.

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Re: All about the trans pacific partnership
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2015, 09:07:40 PM »
Rand Paul went into the "secret room" and read the 800+ page behemoth and said that he thinks that it should be made public but, of course, he couldn't talk about it because he was told that it's a secret.

Well, yeah. [Tongue planted firmly in cheek]. We have to grant treaty authority before we know what deal has already been negotiated.  It's like Obamacare. It's like the Iran nuclear negotiations. It's like every budget deal for the past 60 years. Keep everyone in the dark until it's too late to do anything. And we let them do it, repeatedly, with impudence.

 

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