Senator Chuck Schumer, a leader of the corporate wing of congressional Democrats and heir apparent to outgoing Minority Leader Harry Reid, never met a global trade deal too ugly to hug.
So when he says, “This is really troubling,” you know his eyes have been singed by something truly hideous.
That “something” is the trade and investment scam called the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The TPP only masquerades as a trade deal. It’s actually a gross enlargement of multinational corporate power over our people’s sovereignty.
Specifically, a leaked chapter of this secretly negotiated, 12-nation deal empowers foreign corporations to challenge America’s laws, rules, and court rulings — whether local, state, or national — by suing our governments in private, corporate-run tribunals set up by the United Nations or the World Bank.
That’s what made Chuck Schumer nearly upchuck.
Exactly.“Savvy, deep-pocketed foreign conglomerates,” he gasped, “could challenge a broad range of laws we pass at every level of government, such as made-in-America laws or anti-tobacco laws.”
Moreover, global corporate giants from Japan, Australia, Mexico, or other nations in the TPP could sue us not just for any actual harm they claim to suffer because of, say, our clean water laws, but for undermining their “investment-backed expectations.”
Translated from corporate-speak, that means a foreign conglomerate could haul our clean water regulations before a tribunal just by claiming that the rules undermine profits.
The corporate and governmental elites who want to keep this raw deal a secret knew that its uglies would gag you, me, and even Schumer. So they added an extra layer of secrecy, mandating that the sovereignty-busting chapter not be declassified until four years after the TPP is approved.
To help stop this sham in its tracks, join the grassroots coalition fighting it. Go to www.StopTPP.org.
They probably have something worse already set in place for us knowing them... So beware free trade isn't free. .TPP is bad for us, wake up America. They want it so bad they will do almost anything to sneak it in...
I AGREE W/SCHUMER AND REID KILL THIS TSUNAMI BUT IS THERE SOMETHING WORSE
WHAT IS WORSE OMG I SHUDDER TO IMAGINE
Look one of the biggest Rat's in DC. is turning his back on this administration soon all the Rat's will be leaving that sinking ship and the American people take back our country from the Democrat Socialist !
Obama wants to get this trade deal to give other Nations power over our government...He thinks that will help him and hurt us, and I'm sure it probably will...Our senator Joni Ernst thinks it a good thing...Now I am wondering about her now...
http://ballotpedia.org/Joni_Ernst - she voted Yea on the trade bill along with 47 other GOP senators. Also see https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/1314 and the votes are here http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vot...
Here are the Yeas - even Ted Cruz betrayed us on this one.
I don't trust Ernst anymore..I even voted for her, thinking she would be a great senator...guess she proved me wrong...I wish they would read these things before voting on them...they just keep letting Obama ride over the top of us on every thing that is going on...He is going to, and almost has ruined this country...Time for a huge change in the way we let this Nation be run...we are going to have to change a lot of things to straighten this country out...
Cruz and Cotton also. Do we have anyone left we can trust?
Hey Richard L. Park...... Did you read the vote posted below...That's where I got my information from..Now you can see for yourself that she voted for the TPP. I had emailed her about not voting for this and she told me that it would open more trade for Iowa...I think she got her information wrong on this one. Either she was lied to, which could have happened, or she is falling in line with the Democrats on this stuff. I am going to ride my harley over to the Roast and Ride that she is throwing on the 6th, this Saturday. I am going to ask her, if I get the chance, why she voted on this, when all I have heard about this trade agreement is that the other nations can even sue America, if they don't like the laws and rules we make on this...Not very good, if you ask me, unless that is a bunch of BS they have been feeding us also...
Rich,,,if we don't do something pretty fast in this country, we are going to lose it to the Demo's and the Rino's also. So far, it looks like the Republicans aren't going to do a damn bit better after we fought to get them in office...I don't know what we are doing wrong, except us taking our country back is all we have let that we can do ..
Obamacare; 'we'll have to pass it to see what's in it!" HELLO! Now Obama has out done the Obama care law, we don't even get to see this one, Even congress has to sign in to look it over and I a sure you that Obama's minions are in the back ground changing the bill even as congressmen read it. I also found out that we are not allowed to see the Bill for three years if and when it passes, WTF! Obama the new benchmark for non-transparency and the most untrustworthy person to ever hold the office of President of America wants this piece of crap passed, I don't think so!
Email your congressmen and let them know " This Dog won't hunt!"
EVERYTHING THAT O WANTS SHOULD BE A WAKE UP CALL. JUST TABLE THIS BILL LIKE REID DID AND SCRAP IT
If Schumer is against it you know it's BAD !!.
Me thinks the Republicans are being set up. Who do you thing the Dems will blame for the problems that the TPP generate. Should get them back in control of Congress and the WH. Guess the label for the Republicans as "The Stupid Party" is correct.