When Wall Street and the giant corporations want something from Congress, Congress finds a way to give it to them. With only a few hours notice, the House of Representatives snuck in another fast track vote, and it passed 218-208. The bill now must return to the Senate.
The Democratic turncoats primarily come from Texas, Oregon and California. Big Oil and Big Money in general are prominent in both Texas and California and through campaign donations cum bribes effectively own both parties. The proof is in the foul TPP pudding.
While Mr. Johnson's analysis stresses the fact that what remains of decent jobs will be decimated by these secret trade pacts, there are 2 equally important and equally insidious components:
First, these edicts--since that's what they are in allotting to corporations an equivalent Divine Right of Kings--will enshrine their "right" to all sorts of pollution and upping the ante on all of the toxic run-off and fossil fuel usage that's killing this beloved marvel of a planet. And the timing for such a transition of power could not be worse... as Earth Mother's temperature rises faster and faster.
Second: These trade pact/edits effectively anesthetize the sovereign laws of nations, and many of these laws and rulings were fought for by our ancestors.
The premise that a nation or community might "owe" a corporation for alleged lost profits sits right up there with the multi-trillion dollar fiction that's gutted the global economy. I'm talking about bets on loan packages or C.D's and/or derivatives.
Organized crime either runs too many Western nations or otherwise uses its illegal drug-running ties to the Deep State/CIA to effectively tie the hands of any political players who might actually give a damn about their fellow man and the planet's sustainability.
I absolutely agree! It is beyond time to impeach this worthless piece of sh*t -- everything he said to get elected [both times!] were complete and criminal lies; he needs to be kicked to the curb!
Here is A recent article by Ellen Brown that addresses your words: "We are being run by a shameless cabal that has arrogated to itself the right to print phony money and then charge us interest on this phony money".
"In March 2014, the Bank of England let the cat out of the bag: money is just an IOU, and the banks are rolling in it. So wrote David Graeber in The Guardian the same month, referring to a BOE paper called "Money Creation in the Modern Economy." The paper stated outright that most common assumptions of how banking works are simply wrong. The result, said Graeber, was to throw the entire theoretical basis for austerity out of the window.
The revelation may have done more than that. The entire basis for maintaining our private extractive banking monopoly may have been thrown out the window. And that could help explain the desperate rush to "fast track" not only the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), but the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). TiSA would nip attempts to implement public banking and other monetary reforms in the bud".
Fast Track Hands the Money Monopoly to Private Banks, Permanently
Monday, 15 June 2015 00:00 By Ellen Brown, The Web of Debt Blog | Report
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", we will never forget which House Democrats stood with American working families against Fast Track and who sold them out."
Sold out Democrats won't care. They will be enjoying their corporate bribes and revolving doors.
Bitcoin could be the answer.
I think we will see the sudden return of GATS' Doha Round and Obama, newly empowered to make concessions on Mode Four and privatization of the public sector will do so. in exchange the US will get concessions on Mode Three, and we'll see partnerships between US and indian big Pharma to slay the generics once and for all. The Indians will get lots of jobs. You can see the blueprint in TISA but this will be a WTO-GATS thing, after all its been approved already, its been in limbo since 2006. Since its requirements (even though its not clear that it applies) have always been a bone of contention that it is a technical barrier to trade that blocks the competitive advantage for foreign services firms, "the WTO will make us get rid of" the minimum wage.