BERNIE AGAINST THE TPP
ANY OBAMA SUPPORTERS WANT TO TELL ME WHY HE IS FAST-TRACKING A DISASTROUS TRADE DEAL WHICH WILL KILL JOBS FOR AGES? ACTUALLY, YOU CAN'T. BECAUSE OBAMA IS RAMMING THIS TRADE DEAL THROUGH IN SECRET.
Bernie Sanders: "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.
The TPP follows in the footsteps of other unfettered free trade agreements like NAFTA, CAFTA and the Permanent Normalized Trade Agreement with China (PNTR). These treaties have forced American workers to compete against desperate and low-wage labor around the world. The result has been massive job losses in the United States and the shutting down of tens of thousands of factories. These corporately backed trade agreements have significantly contributed to the race to the bottom, the collapse of the American middle class and increased wealth and income inequality. The TPP is more of the same, but even worse.
During my 23 years in Congress, I helped lead the fight against NAFTA and PNTR with China. During the coming session of Congress, I will be working with organized labor, environmentalists, religious organizations, Democrats, and Republicans against the secretive TPP trade deal.
Let’s be clear: the TPP is much more than a “free trade” agreement. It is part of a global race to the bottom to boost the profits of large corporations and Wall Street by outsourcing jobs; undercutting worker rights; dismantling labor, environmental, health, food safety and financial laws; and allowing corporations to challenge our laws in international tribunals rather than our own court system. If TPP was such a good deal for America, the administration should have the courage to show the American people exactly what is in this deal, instead of keeping the content of the TPP a secret."
PLEASE SIGN IF YOU AGREE. IF YOU DON'T AGREE, YOU MUST OWN A MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATION WHICH WOULD BENEFIT FROM SENDING US JOBS TO VIETNAM AND OTHER COUNTRIES WHERE THE MINIMUM WAGE IS LESS THAN $1 PER HOUR. OBAMA IS NOT WORKING ON BEHALF OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. HE'S TRYING TO KILL JOBS IN SECRET TO BENEFIT HIS CAMPAIGN DONORS. HE'S HANDSOME AND CHARMING WITH A LOVELY FAMILY, BUT NOT A GOOD GUY. THIS DEAL, WHICH THE WHITE HOUSE CO-WROTE WITH CORPORATIONS IS PROOF.
posted by Lady Bunny at Tuesday, December 30, 2014