As the legislative maneuvers surrounding trade promotion authority (TPA or Fast Track) continue, a new plan hatched by GOP leaders in Congress, the Obama administration, and a handful of anti-democracy Democrats materialized late Tuesday in which a provision offering assistance to workers displaced by future trade deals would be separated out in favor of a straight vote that would hand the White House the Fast Track authority it wants to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership and other pending corporate-friendly agreements.
This is an excellent summation of what team President Obama has been playing for:
"Sen. McConnell, President Obama and HouseSpeaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) have been discussing their options this week . . ."
Hope? Change? Still waiting...
Your change ???? Oh did I short you???
As somebody pointed out the other day, these delays are so that the cartels can bully, blackmail or bribe enough senators and congressmen to get passage of whatever they want.
* The voices of millions of people protesting Fast Track and the Toilet Paper Plan are just white noise, to be ignored while the real work goes on behind closed and locked doors.
* The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were held in strict secrecy. Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended in order to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. The answer was provided immediately. A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”
* It looks like we haven't.
Anvil Hit: Do ya suppose there might be debate on the Telee-vison?
And if not who's Land is it Again; and does gravity influence the options for all?
Options for All: Almost sounds like a pledge, don't it?
Torches, pitchforks and baseball bats!
"speaking anonymously to candidly describe their strategy"
There's nothing 'candid' about speaking anonymously - these so called democrats are afraid to be honest with the people they pledged to serve...
McConnell and Boehner really need to be fired!
Great one, bravo
Yeah as in like torches
Or a giant cauldron filled with boiling oil!!!????!!!
Naw -- tar and feathers would just make both these terrorists look better -- nothing uglier than McConnell the chinless wonder; unless it's Boehner's orange is the new black[face]!