You need to tell me what’s wrong with this trade agreement, not one that was passed 25 years ago,” a frustrated President Barack Obama recently complained about criticisms of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). He’s right. The public criticisms of the TPP have been vague. That’s by design—anyone who has read the text of the agreement could be jailed for disclosing its contents. I’ve actually read the TPP text provided to the government’s own advisors, and I’ve given the president an earful about how this trade deal will damage this nation. But I can’t share my criticisms with you.
I can tell you that Elizabeth Warren is right about her criticism of the trade deal. We should be very concerned about what's hidden in this trade deal—and particularly how the Obama administration is keeping information secret even from those of us who are supposed to provide advice.
So-called “cleared advisors” like me are prohibited from sharing publicly the criticisms we’ve lodged about specific proposals and approaches. The government has created a perfect Catch 22: The law prohibits us from talking about the specifics of what we’ve seen, allowing the president to criticize us for not being specific. Instead of simply admitting that he disagrees with me—and with many other cleared advisors—about the merits of the TPP, the president instead pretends that our specific, pointed criticisms don’t exist.
If it means anything, it was passed by Congress during Bush I's Presidency; he decided not to sign it - it sat/waited for incoming President Clinton - who was excited to sign the document. Talking about that NAFTA thing.
Disagree with organized labor being important any longer; unions are corrupt. Which is probably what Senator Warren objects to - she is beholden to. But, that doesn't mean the TransPac is good for American workers. As we have witnessed with Obama, he doesn't view the United States as his boss/governing law. He stated to Congress publicly in one of his prior arguments with them, "I don't work for you, I work for the United Nations." Since, he has not made that gaff again - someone told him to reel it in.
I truly believed that was the true Obama - that was one statement he made, that he was not lying.
THE SMALLER THE GOVERNMENT. THE SAFER THE PEOPLE. THOSE WHO WANT TO TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY INTEND TO KILL YOU. THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD NOW IS BEBE NETANYAHU. JUST ASK THE SAUDI'S.
Since when is it wrong to "Protect"? I wish we had a government full of protectionists. If I was in that position I would yell the TPP proposal from the housetop. My advantage would be that the citizens, or better "WE THE PEOPLE" have a right to know how our government is killing us!
Any secret trade deals are not good. That's the problem with this administration, secrets and we have to pass it to see what's in it. If we can't see it then don't pass it.
let me read it and I will share the information with as many people as I can. I don't care if fuehrer oblahblah likes it or not!!!!! that Kenyan, diaperhead scum and his male wookie (disguised as a female) need to be hanged with a rope soaked in pig excrement!!!!!!! both are disgusting tyrants!!!!!
I have read it will fast track amnesty. It has a gun control part in it. It gives Obama more power which is a sure fire NO WAY. It is all bad. Imagine Mr. Transparency you can't see it you can't read it. You can't take notes on it You can't take your phone in the room. The entire thing is 100% against the USA.
Fight like an egyption!They stood up took their country back thats exactly what we must do.its the only way left the govt every last one of them is crooked as all get out and no matter who we vote into office they will continue the demise of AMERICA for their own personel gain!
Then don't vote on it!!!!