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Forum Post: What's Up With That? Trans Pacific Partnership .... making wages lower

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 31, 2015, 8:43 a.m. EST by gsw (3101) from Woodbridge Township, NJ
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http://www.citizen.org/TPP

The TPP would even elevate individual foreign firms to equal status with sovereign nations, empowering them to privately enforce new rights and privileges, provided by the pact, by dragging governments to foreign tribunals to challenge public interest policies that they claim frustrate their expectations. The tribunals would be authorized to order taxpayer compensation to the foreign corporations for the "expected future profits" they surmise would be inhibited by the challenged policies.

We only know about the TPP's threats thanks to leaks – the public is not allowed to see the draft TPP text. Even members of Congress, after being denied the text for years, are now only provided limited access. Meanwhile, more than 500 official corporate "trade advisors" have special access. The TPP has been under negotiation for six years, and the Obama administration wants to sign the deal this year. Opposition to the TPP is growing at home and in many of the other countries involved.

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[-] 3 points by turbocharger (1756) 2 years ago

They will pass it while there is another story going on, probably something that is only a half truth to begin with.

They have no reason not to. Their supporters line up to be financial and morally butchered like its an open bar, on que, every two to four years.

No consequences means no progress, no resistance and no reason to change. No different than any other human.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33306) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

They will pass it while there is another story going on, probably something that is only a half truth to begin with.

Yes - that is so much more likely to happen - NOW - now that your program of opting out has given the corp(se)oRATs the majority that they have been looking for.

[-] 3 points by Nevada1 (5843) 2 years ago

Good post gsw. TPP is a weapon.

[-] 2 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

if only the rich folk would decide to let us poor folk have more money

[-] 4 points by gsw (3101) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 2 years ago

Did you ever see the movie " the queen of Versailles", whose billionaire hubby made all his workers make calls for bush in Florida from their corporate offices, and gather others to vote for bush in 2000, on threat of loss of their jobs...basically he brags he made bush the preseident

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Queen_of_Versailles

[-] 4 points by gsw (3101) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 2 years ago

TP the Public proposal will concentrate more wealth for the 1 percent, who are writing these laws to guarantee our perpetual servitude, and we can not even see the documents?

Sounds like a usurpation of the common good and our nation's founding principals of self govenement.

Welcome to the inverted totalitarian takeover, brought to us by the embeciles in congress, and the imbeciles who let them continue to represent us. They all sound treasonous. Sounds like this TPP violates every oath of office to uphold the constitution.

But hey, what the fuck. Enjoy the Super Bowl party !!!!! Yea america

[-] 4 points by gsw (3101) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 2 years ago

And also fracck citizens United, and the Supreme Court, of Bush babies.

They have assumed control 2112, 1984 it was foretold

[-] 0 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

ttp has limited authority only enforceable by the dollar