Skip to comments.THE TPA BOONDOGGLE IS BACK AND ...
Posted on 06/18/2015 5:33:20 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
Mark Levin 12 hrs · THE TPA BOONDOGGLE IS BACK AND ...
I am told that John Boehner is telling the GOP members that if they vote to pass the TPA, a bill later with restrictions on immigration, among other things, will be passed to reign in Obama's actions. Boehner pulled the same trick against Congressman Marlin Stutzman not long ago, when Kevin McCarthy promised if he voted to let the massive budget bill go to the House floor, the GOP leadership would replace the bill on the floor with a smaller spending bill. But McCarthy lied to Stutzman. The leadership did no such thing. They delivered their massive spending bill to Obama, who quickly signed it. MEANWHILE, Obama is telling the Democrats in Congress to vote for TPA because it will allow him to finish his last year and a half unrestrained by the Republicans. In other words, he will run wild using the trade bill to institute left-wing agenda items. (Remember, the trade deal could not be amended by congressional Republicans.) So, when Obama, Boehner, and McConnell huddled this week to come up with a plan to push TPA through Congress, clearly they decided that lying to members of Congress and deceiving the American people was the way to win the vote.
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Boehner is a sleazy lying POS.
Flush him (or, more properly, it).
Give him the finger.
F*rt in his general direction.
Treat him like the lowest of the low. E.G., treat him like he is a member of the MSM.
TPA is all about Amnesty which is why traitors
Cruz who wants Massive flood of H-1 visas for his Austin billionaire donor and K street friends and Paul Amnesty Ryan who
is owned by Adelson and every other K street money bags .
Its all about Amnesty folks.
Didn't Ryan and Cruz lie to everyone about this fact.
Are you still in the GOP? Because there have been several HUGE incidents of them stabbing America’s back since you told the world you were ‘this close’ to leaving. So are you measuring proximity on the galactic scale or were you simply ‘exaggerating’ with no intention to leave at all?
That passing a bill later is a cover story for those who will vote for it. The deal is yeah sure they pass a bill. It may even pass the senate. What do you think the chances of his excellency signing it into law are? ZERO just like the amount of respect I have for this tan POS.
Boehner, Paul Ryan, and mitch are just as ruthless as obama was passing obamacare. They can all rot.
It’s obvious the GOP wants this awful stuff done on the Kenyan’s watch so their fingerprints are not on it.
With “conservatives” like Cruz and Gowdy all in on selling out Main Street to K Street, I think we can put to bed the GOPe term. The entire beltway party is rotten to its core. So I will now refer to the GOPe as the GOP.
Boehner, Paul Ryan, and mitch are just as ruthless as obama was passing obamacare. They can all rot.
They are using the exact same 1099 “revenue enhancement” scam for both Obamacare and Obamatrade. How bipartisan of them.
I’ve called his local office ........which is close by......
.....strangely she wouldn’t commit to how he would vote today......even though he voted against it last Friday.
This concerns me.....I trust he is still on track
tried his DC office, and the line is full
WHEW! .....just reached the good Congressman Posey’s office in DC and was told he STILL OPPOSES TPA!
And I'm sure Obama will sign it, right?
Hey Norm. I remember hearing him say he was “1 inch” from leaving the
No. It is Sessions against a lot of congress critters.
I tend to believe Cruz, Tim Scott, Trey Gowdy etc.
I do not think any of these men are liars. I do believe no one has a grip on the constitution more than Cruz.
Below the Gowdy/Tim Scott email.
Gowdy, Scott: Trade Promotion Authority fears are unfounded
By Rep. Trey Gowdy & Sen. Tim Scott
International trade accounts for more than one in five jobs in South Carolina, and in the Upstate alone exports support more than 64,000 jobs. To put it simply, our state is a trading powerhouse.
Whether it’s exporting automobiles or agricultural products, producing tires and turbines or powering a manufacturing renaissance, our workers can compete with anyone, anywhere.
With 95 percent of the world’s customers and 80 percent of its purchasing power outside the United States, all South Carolina needs is a fair set of rules, the protection of intellectual property and access to markets. But the rest of the world especially our competitors knows this, too.
In an increasingly global economy, there is a race to determine who will write the rules and standards there are 262 regional trade agreements in the world, and the U.S. is only party to 20 of them. After seven years of weak, directionless U.S. foreign policy, China has been eager to take advantage of the leadership void and has been desperate to strike trade agreements with countries.
For the sake of our workers, our manufacturers, our exporters and our economic stability moving forward, we must act smartly but decisively.
Under consideration in Congress right now is Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). TPA is not a trade agreement. It is the way we ensure that the administration is being transparent and responsive to the concerns of the American people for all trade talks.
TPA sets parameters the administration must negotiate under, and it ensures that the public will be able to read any trade agreement months before it is voted on by Congress. TPA is publicly available for every American to read at www.Congress.gov.
While in the past TPA has been called “fast-track,” this new, muscular version of TPA is designed very differently from past versions. It reins in presidential authority and places much needed oversight and scrutiny on any potential trade agreements.
Currently, without TPA, the U.S. trade representative, appointed by the president, can negotiate without any congressional oversight and does not have to share significant details of that process with anyone outside the administration.
We understand and agree with those who are wary of more overreach by the Obama administration. From Fast and Furious and the IRS targeting scandal to the secret waitlists at the VA and immigration executive orders, we have heard the voices of our constituents and fought executive overreach like few others have.
Those concerns are why TPA ensures that this and future administrations would be required to pursue 150 negotiating objectives specifically established by Congress, consult with and report to Congress on how negotiations are going, and provide an unprecedented level of transparency so the American public has months to read and review any potential agreements negotiated under the TPA.
If, and only if, the president meets these objectives, the agreement will receive an up or down vote in Congress, ensuring a good deal is protected from amendments seeking to kill it. On the other hand, if the president fails to meet them, then we can rescind Trade Promotion Authority.
We have also heard concerns about secrecy from folks across the Upstate. The good news is that TPA mandates any trade deal negotiated under it be made public months before any congressional vote on it. That means every constituent who wants to see everything in the text of the agreement can do so well before any votes.
Finally, this new and modernized version of TPA in no way endangers U.S. sovereignty; rather, it empowers Congress and the American people, not the president or the executive branch. The TPA bill specifically says that any provision of a trade agreement that conflicts with U.S. law, be it immigration, environmental regulations or labor rules, will have no effect, and that U.S. law will supersede any foreign law in a dispute.
Some organizations have conflated TPA with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, which is a specific trade agreement currently under negotiation. We are continuing to monitor the TPP negotiations to ensure that TPP is in the best interest of South Carolina businesses and families. We have also expressed our concerns with TPP in committee hearings on Capitol Hill.
Trade Promotion Authority, if passed into law, will give us a clearer understanding of exactly how our trade representatives are handling the TPP negotiations. And if the U.S. trade representative reaches a final agreement on TPP, then the American people will have more time than ever before to review the proposal and provide input to their congressional representatives. Then Congress would still have to vote on the agreement. TPA in no way, shape or form approves the TPP trade partnership.
Trade Promotion Authority is not about empowering any president, this one or ones to come. Rather, it is about dictating the terms of trade negotiations beforehand, ensuring transparency in the process and providing months for our fellow citizens to read the text before it can be voted on. That’s why strong conservatives such as Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, George Will, Charles Krauthammer and the two of us support it.
Trey Gowdy represents the 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House, and Tim Scott is South Carolina’s junior U.S. senator.
Maybe it’s a galactic inch. Or maybe he’s just the fraud his actions show him to be. I mean he keeps threatening over a period of years but somehow never managing to actually leave no matter how increasingly extreme left the GOP gets.
Facts are facts. If it was Joe Smith and not Mark Levin, people would blow him off. But because he’s a voice on the radio, they give him a pass. Sorta what liberals do with Barry actually. But we bitch at them for it...
All due respect to the people killed last night.....
......But it sure took the spotlight off the TPA vote today!
Could this have been planned......?
Mark Levin is against it and has a better grip on the constitution than Cruz. The fact that Obama is for this should ring alarm bells. Boehner and McConnell both have a history of supporting and protecting Obama while stabbing conservatives. I don't believe we are getting the full facts of this deal and that they are keeping parts of it secret is also a red flag.
Does anyone know where I can find a list of Congressmen and how they voted on TPA last week? Thanks in advance.
Thanks for the thread