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  • Trans-Pacific Partnership a Bad Deal for America

    05/08/2014 7:29:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | May 8, 2014 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- The good news is that the Obama administration plans to create a lot of new jobs. The bad news is that those jobs will mostly be in Asia. President Obama's recent trip to Asia revived debate about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, the cornerstone of this administration's so-called pivot to Asia. The controversial agreement -- not likely to be finalized anytime soon -- currently involves the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan and South Korea. Other countries expressing interest include China, India, Taiwan, Indonesia, Laos, Colombia, Cambodia, Bangladesh and the Philippines....
  • Tripping over TTIP: Obstacles overshadow EU-US trade pact

    02/13/2014 11:08:22 AM PST · by managusta · 1 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 13.02.2014 | Emily Sherwin
    This coming Monday (17.02.2014), EU trade chief Karel de Gucht and his US counterpart Michael Froman are scheduled to meet in Washington to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a transatlantic free trade area. They are expected to make a political assessment of the past three rounds of US-EU trade talks and to discuss the upcoming fourth round of negotiations in March. The pact would unify standards and licensing procedures across a EU-US trade zone and would waive tariffs on goods traded between the EU and the US. According to the Munich-based IFO institute, the treaty will create...
  • Obama’s Free-Trade Conundrum

    01/30/2014 1:12:01 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 29, 2014 | DAVID E. BONIOR
    WASHINGTON — IN his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama focused on reversing the growth of economic inequality in the United States and restoring the American dream. At the same time, he also announced his support for fast track authority that would limit Congress’s role in determining the content of trade agreements. The president’s call follows on legislation introduced earlier this month to grant him fast-track authority as a way of forcing Congress to speed up its consideration of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation pact with Latin American and Asian nations. But Mr. Obama’s desire for fast-track...
  • Is the TPP about Free Trade or Economic Nationalism? [Trans Pacific Partnership]

    12/31/2013 11:28:29 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 22 replies
    Cato ^ | December 26, 2013 | Simon Lester
    One of the big Obama administration trade initiatives going on right now is negotiations with eleven countries in the Pacific region, called the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). What exactly is being talked about in these trade talks? Is it really about free trade? Based on standard media coverage of the issue, it’s not easy to discern.  Here’s an example from the Washington Post.In the print version of the piece, the title notes that the U.S. is seeking “to shape global trading rules”; and the sub-title says that the goal of the talks is “a freer flow of world commerce.”...
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Obama's Dangerous International Deal

    12/06/2013 12:53:46 PM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Reason ^ | 16 November 2013 | Zenon Evans
    free trade agreement that is neither about trade nor freedom. ___ While the Obama Administration appears to be growing ever-more-limp domestically, the president is still making a vigorous international push that has the potential to shift economic power dynamics, rewrite intellectual property laws, establish new labor and environmental regulations, and reduce the authority of Congress. And, the White House hopes to have all this sorted out by the end of this year. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), considered the “cornerstone of the Obama Administration’s economic policy in the Asia Pacific,” has been quietly negotiated since since the president's first term...

    12/06/2013 8:37:12 AM PST · by kobald · 18 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | December 6, 2013 | Janet Klien
    Obama secretly signing away U.S. sovereignty Click this link to learn more: Anyway the Republicans are getting ready to help Obama destroy America with this dangerous treaty. This webpage's existence, Made In America on Food Products, Patents on life threatening surgeries and Generic Drugs will all be gone if this Treaty gets Fast Tracked. According to the Financial Times just released today, THE REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE HAVE STRUCK A DEAL WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA TO ALLOW ONLY 51 VOTES IN THE SENATE TO RATIFY THIS AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY DESTROYING TREATY. Please read from the Financial Times: I urge Justin...
  • WikiLeaks publishes draft version of TPP agreement revealing more details about secret document

    11/13/2013 4:25:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Highly secretive trade agreement have been published on the WikiLeaks website with 95 pages that were taken from the recent TPP or better known as Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. The main aim of the TPP is to unite nations such as the United States, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Chile, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, New Zealand and Brunei that combine with itself about 40% of gross domestic product. Barack Obama and other leaders of the outstanding 11 states were keeping the TPP in secrecy for a lot of years. According to the officials, the agreement would stir up the economies of those...
  • Ted Cruz tele-townhall draws record 104,000

    10/03/2013 11:19:02 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies ^ | October 3, 2013
    Ted Cruz's townhall meeting by telephone last night drew over 104,000 participants. The previous record was 67,000 people. The event was sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots and Cruz was joined by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK). The meeting was on the continuing resolution. TPP Co-founder Jenny Beth Martin said no special efforts were taken and the only announcements were the standard Facebook post for two hours and a robocall earlier in the day. The meeting was to bring people up to date on the defunding of Obamacare through the CR. Just as 2010, the Tea Party patriots are leading the...
  • Regional Scheme for the Pacific Rim

    08/24/2013 8:17:48 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies
    The New American ^ | 08.23.2013 | William F. Jasper
    With little fanfare or public notice, the Obama administration has pushed full speed ahead over the past year with negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a so-called free trade agreement loaded with potential for enormous political and economic harm for Americans. The TPP, which currently involves 12 nations — Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam (Japan is negotiating for membership and is likely to join soon) — is really intended as an interim arrangement, on the road to an expanded Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP) that would...
  • US, Japan agree to negotiation on free trade agreement

    02/23/2013 7:55:10 AM PST · by SeminoleCounty
    Gulf News (via Reuters) ^ | February 23, 2013 | Staff
    Washington: The United States and Japan on Friday agreed on language aimed at giving Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe political cover to bring the world’s third-largest economy into negotiations on a US-led free trade agreement in the Asia Pacific region. In a carefully worded statement following Abe’s meeting with President Barack Obama, the two countries reaffirmed that “all goods would subject to negotiation” if Japan joins the talks with the United States and 10 other countries. At the same time, the statement leaves open a possible outcome to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, talks where the Japan could still protect...
  • Obama Says One Thing in Spotlight, Another Behind Closed Doors

    09/17/2012 10:56:57 AM PDT · by Theoria · 11 replies
    Truthout ^ | 16 Sept 2012 | Kevin Zeese
    Jobs. That is the issue in the election – at least that is the issue Obama and Romney are focused on – who will create more jobs for a country in desperate need of them. During his convention speech, President Obama mentioned jobs 19 times, Romney did so 16 times. Obama promised a future where the U.S. will "outsource fewer jobs." Of course, Romney is known as someone who made hundreds of millions by outsourcing jobs. Former President Clinton put forth a job scorecard, arguing Obama and the Democrats will create more jobs. Neither candidate is arguing for a New...
  • Tea Party Patriots Org strikes Libertarian Iceberg...

    02/18/2011 10:20:56 PM PST · by TCH · 92 replies · 1+ views
    TCH | February 19, 2011 | TCH
    The "unsinkable" TPP Org has struck a Libertarian iceberg... The once mighty vessel of patriot pride is fast taking on water--its funding dropping below the surface, and its members quickly abandoning the sinking ship... What happened? No country, no government, no society—and no individual—may claim for themselves the authority to divorce morality from government. While individual human beings each possesses free will to choose right from wrong, yet none may ever claim a "right" to choose wrong, no matter the circumstance. Morality and civics are inseparable. Both are requisite aspects of the temporal order, as ordained by Divine authority. Each...
  • Is the Tea Party Movement Like a Pyramid Scheme?

    10/19/2010 5:49:39 PM PDT · by woofie · 43 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Oct. 19, 2010 | Stephanie Mencimer
    One of the movement’s leaders, Mark Meckler, was once a top operator in a company accused of conning consumers. Is he applying the same tactics to the tea party? There's a book Mark Meckler likes to recommend to reporters and others seeking insight into the tea party juggernaut. Called The Starfish and the Spider, it explores the "unstoppable power" of decentralized and leaderless organizations. "We're like the starfish," Meckler, a national coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots, said earlier this year. "There is no head, there is no leader of the organization. There are thousands of starfish out there and...
  • Tea Party Express Responds to Tea Party Federation

    07/19/2010 8:47:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 82 replies · 3+ views
    CNN ^ | Monday, July 19, 2010
    Joe Wierzbicki, coordinator for the Tea Party Express, issued the following statement Monday in response to the Tea Party Federation's announcement Sunday about the Federation's relationship with the Tea Party Express: "The Tea Party Express with over 400,000 members is by far larger than the Tea Party Federation’s entire membership. Most rank-and-file tea party activists think we’re talking about Star Trek when we try to explain who the “Federation” is. Given the absurdity of the actions by the "Federation," this is quite fitting, since their conduct is alien to our membership. "Groups trying to say who can or can't be...
  • Precaution Into Law [Cartagena Protocol, Precautionary Principle stifles innovation - Cancun]

    09/13/2003 7:05:26 AM PDT · by Stultis · 4 replies · 273+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 13 September 2003 | James Pinkerton
    Precaution Into Law By James Pinkerton 09/13/2003 Editor's Note: This is the first of a two-part series.  CANCUN, Mexico -- September 11 will be remembered for many things, of course, but something that happened on 9/11/03 will also be remembered. The world may mourn -- or not -- the attack on the US two years ago, but the world environmental movement has definitely moved on. Here at the World Trade Organization meeting, the assembled multitude, both pro-trade and anti-trade, was confronted by the coincidence that Thursday marked the first day in which the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety entered into force. Right...