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  • The Trans Pacific Partnership: Just Change for the Sake of Change, or Well-Disguised Destruction?

    10/12/2015 11:13:15 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 12, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The short version – the one we know from the mainstream media (MSM) – is as follows: The TPP is a terrific trade deal which would increase our economic activity on both sides of the Pacific, and which might be the greatest lasting victory of the Obama administration. It involves some unsavory compromises, but the benefits far outweigh them, if the administration is to be believed. And that may be true. But it may also be very wrong. The fact is, the Trans Pacific Partnership is a massive agreement that changes the entire scope of international trade policy, and merits...
  • Senate advances Export-Import Bank lifeline

    07/26/2015 10:15:33 PM PDT · by Rabin · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/26/15 | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., kept a promise made to Democratics earlier this year that in exchange for their support on an important trade deal, he would allow a vote on a measure to extend the bank.... Obama administration is closer than ever on a breakthrough on the biggest trade deal in world history. http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/trans-pacific-partnership-trade-pact-challenges-120600.html All the Good ol Boys are convinced we the people, maintain generic, or self-inflicted stupid. We the people keep proving it is so, up to the tipping p0int. Raben
  • New File: Obama and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty

    06/10/2015 9:57:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 6/10/15 | Nachum
    NachumlistObama and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty  6/10/2015U.S. Shifts Stance on Drug Pricing in Pacific Trade Pact Talks, Document RevealsHouse sets Friday vote on 'fast track' trade powers for Obama Bret Baier Grills McConnell Over TPA: ‘Why Not Make The Trade Bill Transparent?’ [VIDEO] 6/9/2015Why are Congressmen Signing Non-Disclosure Forms on Obama’s Secret Treaty?Bill would require trade deals to be publicly available before fast-track voteGOP aiming for Friday trade vote, but snag remains  They’re trying to resolve a last-minute hangup over aid for workers who lose their jobs to free tradeObamatrade Support Falling Apart In House Despite Leadership PushSeeking trade votes, Obama offers help...
  • Peru’s story haunts the TPP

    06/09/2015 5:12:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 9, 2015 | José de Echave
    As the U.S. Congress debates fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), in Peru we just marked the sixth anniversary of a deadly confrontation between Peruvian officials and indigenous communities protesting controversial executive decrees enacted to comply with the 2007 bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States.  Our experience under the U.S.-Peru FTA is relevant to today’s TPP debate. President Barack Obama claims that the TPP would be the first U.S. agreement with enforceable labor and environmental standards in its core text and thus provide “protections that have been absent in previous agreements.”   ADVERTISEMENT But the first...
  • Fast talk from the fast-track salesmen

    06/09/2015 6:29:31 PM PDT · by Mariner · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 9th, 2015 | By Curtis Ellis, contributor
    President Obama's GOP salesmen are telling fellow House members that fast-track trade promotion authority (TPA) will "constrain the president" to do what Congress wants when he negotiates the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Sounds reassuring, but there's one problem: It's just not true. Pointing to the negotiating objectives the Senate-approved bill lays out, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) says that "TPA makes the president follow dozens of strict objectives in his negotiations so that your priorities come first — not his." First, let's be clear: The Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations have been underway for six years. According to the U.S. trade representative, they...
  • GOA - Secret Deal Could Contain a Myriad of Gun Restrictions, Ammo Bans!

    05/07/2015 12:19:44 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    Gunowners.org ^ | Gun Owners of America
    ACTION: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch may soon give the President authority to write gun control restrictions into a “trade agreement.” So click here to contact your Senators –- whether they are liberal or conservative. Urge them to vote against the anti-gun “fast track” bill (S. 995). Will UN-style gun control be rammed down our throats? Gun import bans ... Microstamping of firearms ... Ammunition bans ... The full implementation of the anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty ... Illegal amnesty which locks in millions of new, anti-gun voters.This anti-gun wish list could be part of the...
  • NEWS ALERT. DICK MORRIS: Obama Sneaking in 'Unrestricted Immigration' in Trade Deal

    04/20/2015 7:22:27 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 20 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 20, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on Newmax TV’s “America’s Forum,” political commentator Dick Morris said the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPA) fast track being supported by many Republicans has a provision that allows for the “free flow of workers” between countries, essentially creating a backdoor to “unrestricted immigration.” Morris said, “This is huge. I hope everybody listening takes action call your senator about it. If he is a Republican he is voting wrong. “I dont think that people understand that in this deal which is a trade agreement among Australia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, Canada, the United States, Mexico, Peru, and Chile, there’s a provision for free...
  • Democrats’ civil war over free trade

    04/17/2015 10:41:30 AM PDT · by Theoria · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 April 2015 | Adam Behsudi
    The open in-fighting ramped up after a breakthrough on the historic bill was announced. The most important trade bill in a decade has pitted Harry Reid against President Barack Obama. Liberal Democrat Rosa DeLauro against moderate Democrat Ron Kind. Labor unions against pro-business Democrats. And Elizabeth Warren against virtually everyone who supports a landmark piece of legislation that would allow the president to close what could be the biggest free-trade deal in history. The open warring among Democrats over fast-track trade legislation, and the party’s broader existential crisis on free trade, grew more pronounced Thursday as senior lawmakers announced a...
  • Trade agreement is a Trojan horse for Obama's immigration agenda

    04/13/2015 10:07:07 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 13, 2015 | By Curtis Ellis
    Congress is considering whether to give President Obama the power to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sweeping international regulatory agreement the White House describes as "rules for the world's economy" — and the U.S. TPP regulates everything from the environment and energy (climate change, anyone?) to minimum wages, food and, most notably, immigration. If approved, the Trans-Pacific Partnership would have the force of a treaty. Its regulations would override U.S. law. With fast-track trade promotion authority (TPA), only a simple majority in both houses of Congress, not a two-thirds supermajority in the Senate, would be needed for approval. Congress could...
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership Seen as Door for Foreign Suits Against U.S.

    03/28/2015 3:14:42 PM PDT · by Theoria · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 March 2015 | Jonathan Weisman
    An ambitious 12-nation trade accord pushed by President Obama would allow foreign corporations to sue the United States government for actions that undermine their investment “expectations” and hurt their business, according to a classified document. The Trans-Pacific Partnership — a cornerstone of Mr. Obama’s remaining economic agenda — would grant broad powers to multinational companies operating in North America, South America and Asia. Under the accord, still under negotiation but nearing completion, companies and investors would be empowered to challenge regulations, rules, government actions and court rulings — federal, state or local — before tribunals organized under the World Bank...
  • New wave of Islamic immigration planned for U.S. (Some call it open invitation for jihadists)

    03/22/2015 6:53:18 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    WND ^ | March 22, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    The number of students graduating with STEM degrees already far exceeds the number of STEM jobs available but powerful interests in the business community are pushing Congress to allow more foreign skilled workers into the country. Congress is considering new immigration laws that would flood the U.S. with “guest workers” from the Middle East and Asia, a plan some are calling an open invitation for jihadists to walk right through America’s front door. Critics say lawmakers – including top Republican leaders – are playing with fire and could jeopardize national security with the proposals to double or even triple...
  • 2nd Amendment threatened in Obama's trade plans

    01/30/2015 8:00:23 AM PST · by drypowder · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Jan. 22, 2015 | Curtis Ellis
    Gun Owners of America is blasting a congressional proposal that empowers Obama to unilaterally negotiate international agreements as “a ‘bait and switch’ scheme that could seriously impact the Second Amendment.” House and Senate committees are currently preparing to hand Obama so-called “fast-track” trade promotion authority. It would enable the president to unilaterally negotiate the TransPacific Partnership, a trade and global governance agreement with the U.S. and 11 other nations bordering the Pacific Ocean.
  • President Obama's DANGEROUS TRANSPACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TREATY to be FAST TRACKED & VOTED ON NEXT WEEK

    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: http://www.wnd.com/2013/10/obama-secretly-signing-away-u-s-sovereig... 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: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ce008052-5dfd-11e3-8fca-00144feabdc0.html... I urge Justin...
  • Obama Trade Document Leaked, Reveals More Broken Campaign Promises

    06/13/2012 12:24:20 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 14 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | June 13, 2012 | Mike Delrio
    A document posted online early Wednesday morning reveals the Obama administration intends to give new political powers to multinational corporations, contradicting prior campaign promises. The leaked document was posted on the website of Public Citizen, a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy group that has been critical of the administration’s trade objectives. The most recent leak follows growing controversy surrounding the secrecy of the Trans-Pacific trade talks. Members of Congress, including key Democrats, have complained the secrecy of the trade discussions is insulting. In addition to growing outrage in Congress, public health experts, labour unions and internet freedom advocates have voiced concern...
  • Trans-Pacific flight to track Asian dust

    04/22/2007 5:44:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 487+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 4/22/07 | Mike Lee
    LA JOLLA – To explore the link between climate change and air pollution, a La Jolla scientist and his colleagues will launch a trans-Pacific journey Tuesday with an unusual goal: to maneuver the nation's most advanced environmental research plane into the middle of a giant cloud of dust and soot. This and other plumes of polluted air from Asia can be the size of California. Their increasingly frequent appearance in recent years has generated substantial scientific scrutiny. But the latest venture is believed to be the first in which researchers will follow a plume across the Pacific and take air...