November 12, 2014


Here's the secret trade agreement that Obama is trying to fast-track through Congress. Congress can't get anything done and the GOP controlling both houses have vowed to kill any of Obama's ideas on principle. But not this one. Not this secret one that would kill American jobs and that no one would support if they knew what was in it. Except for the big businesses who wrote it with the White House. Congressmen are expected to vote on it and can't even take notes on the agreement to openly discuss it. Now the other countries involved in the deal that's been called NAFTA on steroids--and NAFTA killed many US jobs--are questioning it's benefits for anyone except multi-national corporations. Australia is one of the countries possibly involved, and here's what he has to say about Obama's dastardly TPP. If Obama's a good guy who isn't bribed by big business, why is he intent on destroying American jobs? Because he is. In secret. He's not focused on immigration, gun control, climate change or any other crap he mouths off about in well-written speeches. Screwing us will be his legacy and this, his last screw,  will leave a gaping, bloody hole as we're forced to compete with workers in Vietnam making 25 cents an hour.

GUARDIAN: "Liberal senator Bill Heffernan has called for transparency in negotiations over international trade deals including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the China Free Trade Agreement (FTA), saying Australians deserve to know the details.

“I mean, it’s all shrouded in bloody, in secrecy, I mean I would like to know what the details are,” Heffernan said.

“I’ve asked the various players and I’ve been told ‘Bill, it’s all, it’s all in ... you know, we can’t tell you because it’s all sort of commercial-in-confidence’. You know, I just think we deserve to know the details of these things.”

Russia Today: "Only when Wikileaks published a draft version of the negotiating document did critics understand how it would erode intellectual property protections, changes to environmental regulations, and curb freedom of speech.

“While the TPP is being called a trade agreement, the US already has trade agreements (with most of the) countries involved in the talks. Instead, the TPP is a major power grab by large corporations,” said Margaret Flowers, MD, former congressional fellow for Physicians for a National Health Program told the Institute for Public Accuracy. Doctors are particularly interested in the pact because it contains a threat to the availability of generic drugs.

“The text of the TPP includes 29 chapters, only five of which are about trade,” she added. “The remaining chapters are focused on changes that multinational corporations have not been able to pass in Congress, such as restrictions on internet privacy, increased patent protections, greater access to litigation and further financial deregulation.”

Flowers said the negotiations are shrouded in secrecy because the more people know about it, the more they will oppose the agreement. More than 600 corporate advisers were working with the US Trade Representative to draft the TPP, she said, “means that for more than four years some of the top corporate lawyers have been inserting phrases, paragraphs and whole sections so the agreement suits the needs of corporate power, while undermining the interests of people and planet.”

There's your guy, Obama. Actively seeking to destroy jobs and give more power to huge corporations. Yet you still post "Blame the black guy" memes. Look at the TPP and tell me he doesn't deserve blame!