Posted 4 years ago on May 14, 2015, 7:30 a.m. EST by turbocharger
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To anyone that is surprised to see the Democrats and Republicans selling the country down the road for corporate favor, you need to wake up.
Its been going on since day one. Thats why they are there.
Senate Vote on NAFTA: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/103-1993/s395
House Vote on NAFTA: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/103-1993/h575
Senate Vote on GATT: http://votesmart.org/bill/2644/10124#7789
House Vote on GATT: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/1994/roll507.xml
So as even the blindest and most partisan political hacks can see, this latest TPP sell out is no big news. Its the entire reason those two parties are there.
For people not familiar with the trade votes, NAFTA was the one that really opened up Mexico. GATT is an ongoing set of treaties, but the Clinton administration version was the one that blew the top off for China. It opened up the financials for China.
These are important landmark policies because not only did they ship all of our manufacturing jobs out of here, but they also increased pollution 10x. All the factories moved to zero environmental regulation countries.
Remember that next time you see Al Gore or the Clintons talking about anything that has to do with the planet.
It was their call to remove most of the union jobs, and it was their call to send the planet into the tar pits.
Democrats and Republicans. Fucking over the country for 100 years.