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This is rather disturbing that care of children is considered a trade agreement service (subject to exclusion) deemed public or non-profit. Does this mean children are now a commodity??

In GATS? I have no idea, but the scope is very wide. It only matters if government money is involved. If the government pays then maybe GATS rules apply. Generally it tries to make sure that everything is done via its partcular set of lenses. Yes, its entirely possible that foreign countries might be involved if they are cheaper.
“services“ includes any service in any sector except services supplied in the exercise of
governmental authority;
a service supplied in the exercise of governmental authority“ means any service
which is supplied neither on a commercial basis, nor in competition with one or more
service suppliers”

They (foreign firms) might actually be very well suited to certain kinds of work.

The problem as I see it is:

1.) Its depressing to wage scales, and likely to make entire industries pay much less than today, basically denying lots of people jobs that they might otherwise be able to do. Some of those jobs are really had and deserve decent pay.
2.) once ut begins it becomes an entitlement and cant be turned off, unless with withdraw from GATS which at that point might cost hundreds of trillions of dollars, money the ciounty wont have, because we’ll be reeling from the loss of jobs and tax money
3.) Also it will kill Social Security to have a great many perhaps more than half- the better jobs its entirely possible - skilled workers, teachers, nurses, doctors, IT specialists, engineers, etc. replaced by other ones who make much less (around minimum wage will probably be the norm) and leave after a few years wanting to take their money out.

In the link (it is for Canada but no doubt still applies) all services are covered unless excluded, childcare was one of them and can be determined by governments if decided. It reeks of commodification, and even Bernie Sanders endorses it as a normal function of society and worthy of subsides in his plan.

Yes, of course, negative list is indeed that, also it contains an implicit"standstill" which freezes further regulation, showing why we have such bad government they are paid actors, paid to just say no no no to everything because they already plan to make it so we cant DO anything.

The ultimate plan is to basically have guest workers doing more and more of the work. They dont care what our people do. They are on their own.

They want to give the rich firms in poorest countries the jobs so they can pay off the Third World Debt. Thats a lot of jobs.

I’m not kidding.

Just to clarify, GATS is hybrid or positive list approach. But TISA is the new one they are working on now. Its Negative List so it will just cover everything no confusion as to what is covered and what isnt, everything will be covered. Very good for people with family money like the Clintons and Trump dynasty because they will be able to buy up all the foreclosed houses.

It will be a time when being rich is being really rich and being poor is being really poor.

I know…Thanks

Sounds like a monarchy disguised as a pretend democracy.

Sounds like conditions that should lead to a general strike if not outright revolution but we will see if such a thing occurs. This is the sheeple of the U.S. we are talking about.


If what the article is saying comes true we soon won’t have a choice but be forced on the streets.

The government is bailing out the airlines, the cruise ship industry, the casinos, and they’re even buying the junk bonds corporations are printing up at record levels, all at taxpayer expense. But put a hiatus on rent and mortgages for the tens of millions unemployed, and that’s a no-go. What a warped sense of priorities this government has.


It’s not warped when you realize that the U.S. is just one big corporate conglomerate.

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Yes those junk bonds are being bought up with money the FED just prints up. They are not using tax dollars raised.

They can print up money at will to buy junk Corporate bonds but insist they can not do this to fund SNAP , lower Rents, create a UBI , enhance Social Security or provide medicare for all.

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It is intended I am sure to give corporations and the wealthy that own them certainty against voters. Notice that the jobs are going to be funneled to wealthy people, es[ecially the wealthy from the porest most explitative countries, the ones who might otherwise push for change, instead they will be bought off with entry level professonal jobs of the middle class.

Its called asset protection, they are making sure they have no money on hand to help the poor.

Thats because they signed away the infrastructure jobs to whatever firms bid the cheapest which are likely to be overseas firms.

They want to hide how little they care about the prosperity of the actual people of this country and decent jobs.

They only want to line their pockets with ill gotten profits. (The ‘leadership’ of both parties)

Top officials are saying the president is delusional, sadistic, and poses a risk to national security. Based on interviews in MSM news.

The US used to be a country where there was a large amount of intergenerational social mobility, now its one of the countries with the least. In other words, if youre poor, nomatter what you do, you’re likely to remain poor here in the US. If you’re rich, its more likely your children will remain rich than in most other wealthy countries.

the countries with the highest social mobility (the most “meritocratic”?) seem to be the Nordic countries now. Because even poor people seem to get a decent education, a complete safety net and opportunity to get decent jobs, even if parents cant pay to put a child into private schools and similar.

The US is leading a global war on public services of all kinds. thats the real reason why Sanders could not get the nomination. In fact his entire platform almost was barred by a trade agreement during the Clinton Administration but the memo to notify the nation has never been issued. So the ruling class (of who he is a part) maintains a false media “simulacrum” – a sort of reality distortion field within which its still 1992, before trade deals took away our right to vote for and change large amounts of policy. Both parties now hide this awful truth from voters and pretend they care about the people of the nation when its obvious they don’t…