After five years of back-room negotiations and an all-night session of horse-trading, Obama’s negotiators decided which industries to sacrifice and which ones to reward with the TransPacific Partnership. The bailed-out bankers and health insurance companies made out well. The American people and small businesses were not at the table. And if you're not at the table, you're on the menu.
By just one vote, Congress approved giving President Obama fast track power to negotiate the TransPacific Partnership. That sets the stage for the next battle: the fight to defeat the TransPacific Partnership.As John Paul Jones said as he stood on the burning deck of the Bonhomme Richard, "I have not yet begun to fight." He went on to victory.
Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) says his opposition to thefast track power GOP leaders want to grant the president stems from his distrust of Obama and of GOP leaders in the Senate.
Sen. Jeff Sessions is sounding the alarm. He’s warning his Senate colleagues and the American public that voting for fast track Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) would pave the way for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), aka Obamatrade, a so-called “free trade” deal that’s fraught with problems and concerns.
Read Sen. Sessions “Critical Alert” laying out his Top 5 concerns with Obamatrade...
The shills for fast track trade promotion authority say every president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt has had this power, so Congress should give it to Barack Obama, too.
But like so much of what we hear from politicians, what they're saying is a lie.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a system of global regulations, designed by and the corporate elite. If you trust President Obama to write these regulations, AJA can recommend a good psychiatrist for you. Listen to the John Fredericks Radio Show broadcast here.
The U.S. government is charging China with waging economic warfare and deliberately targeting American industries for extinction. And China has enlisted the leaders of America's two largest political parties to achieve its goal: global economic dominance.
Expect the blizzard of lies blowing out of Washington to reach whiteout proportions in the coming weeks. When President Obama announced in the State of the Union that he would ask Congress to give him fast track trade promotion authority, he fired the starting gun in the race to hoodwink the American people and their elected representatives.
President Obama said "We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States."
Well, I don't know how to break it to him, but the Chinese communists have been doing it for years.
It appears GOP leaders in Congress are ready to take the very people who have given them the majority and throw them under the bus. Obamatrade is deeply unpopular with the American people, and even more unpopular with conservatives and the other voters Republican rely on to win elections. But Sen. McConnell says passing Obamatrade is his top priority when he takes charge in the Senate.