Even as millions and millions of Americans—represented by thousands of labor, environmental, family farm, consumer, faith, Internet freedom and other advocacy organizations—continue to stand firmly in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, those backing the TPP, including President Obama and a large majority of the Republican caucus, still have two dedicated demographic groups pledging their allegiance to the cause and arguing the so-called "free trade agreeme
No more explicit indictment of TPP and TTIP could be imagined: the endorsement by thieves in Armani suits.
Perhaps Lloyd and Jamie can close the trade deficit with Korea by getting into their workshops and cobbling together some swell derivative packages to sell and ship. Yeah, sure, that will create quality jobs.
“attracting more foreign investment”
This is an obvious lie..
Investors goes where they can get the maximum return . That means where every the costs of operating are cheapest. It certainly cost more to operate in the US then in say Vietnam, where the average worker makes .56 cents an hour..
If we learned anything from NAFTA, it is that..
What do we expect from one of the worst presidents in many years. Obama is nothing but a sell out of the worst sort; we knew George W. would be terrible and he was, but Obama was a stalking horse for the worst policies we have had in trade since Clinton. I detest him and his wayward policies.
The list of nearly 100 signers of this letter has made it to the top of my shit list. Nice to put names to the human smears staining the fabric of our democracy.
Remember the Dutch tulip craze of the 17th century?
No, Obama was a "stalking" (trojan) horse for every neo-con/neo-liberal policy now in place. The oligarchs now ruling our country and our lives parked Obama outside of our trust and hearts and pursuaded us to let him in. Many took the bait; not once but twice. Yes, Obama for the large majority is the worst fraud to ever hold the office of President, but for a very small percent he is but another very effective puppet on the same set of strings. Unless very drastic messures are employed to reign this 1% in, along with their puppets sitting in government positions, things can only get worse for the large majority. Read the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights in our Constitution. We have the power granted to us in these founding documents and, we have the power of numbers. It is time once again to break free of the chains which are wrapping ever tighter and only get heavier with each passing year. Together, united we can never be defeated! We can no longer afford to be fooled by another trojan horse puppet, be it dressed in red or blue. It is time to stand united, as one voice, and be the freedom we claim to represent.
Hear him! Hear him!
* The People are finally awakening. The Toilet Paper Plan (designed to wipe us all out) and other plans of similar ilk have been exposed to the light of day. Tens of millions oppose it!
* Unfortunately, it seems to get support from the best politicians that money can buy. I think it is time to get rid of these sock puppets of the billionaires, then go after the puppeteers themselves.
Enjoying massive overseas tax shelters and buying up property in places as remote as Paraguay, the 1% "donor caste" has decided to abandon the U.S. and turn its Labor structure and Environmental protections into those of a 3rd world country. That song & dance men, in this case, Obama doing his best rendition of "Al Jolson" seek to sell this total betrayal to not just U.S. citizens, but those in other lands who ALSO will find themselves beholden to the corporate overlords would be regarded as nothing short of treason were our justice department and congress doing their jobs.
“The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have."
Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826
Seeing how Paraguay does not extradite criminals, oligarchs and the politicians they own purchase property there to provide safe haven ijn the unlikely event that the 99% ever do get any power in the US.
Just as Obama rubbed Occupy Wall Street (OWS) participants' faces in the mud when his initial response to their emergence in 2011 was accelerating his signing of the "trade agreements" with Korea, Colombia and Panama, later this week Obama will rub our faces in the mud once again as he appears at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon later this week to promote TPP and TTIP. Nike pioneered and wrote the book on offshoring shoe manufacturing in nations and factories notorious for substandard worker health and safety conditions, and environmental pollution.
Yes, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!
The key to the push for TPP was exposed by Ellen Brown. TPP limits and blocks some sovereign taxing authority over corporations. TPP not now not ever. End the iron fist of The Dictatorship of The Corportariat.
You mentioned my favorite word -- GUILLOTINE!!! I think it is way past time that we avail ourselves of a few and start the party!
p/s I was born the same day Marilyn Monroe was.
You make a typical mistake when referring to "power" in relation to documents. The documents you refer to were 1. propaganda for establishing independence and were not serious descriptions of anything. All men created equal while maintaining slavery; you are on the receiving end of myths perpetuated by American government in various forms. No one can seriously take this document seriously as anything but propaganda. The Constitution is not real: it was established by Slave holders and urban elites such as Hamilton; there is no such thing as an American constitution; there are multiple constitutions depending on who is interpreting it. Had John Kerry been elected and appointed the Chief Justice and other members, the constitution would be entirely different in what was allowed and not. As long as you believe the documents, you are going to be confused about power; power is related to many other things than documents, and is far more important in policies and politics. Of course Obama is a terrible president for other things than trade policies, but the article was about trade; far more complex than you indicate.
"....TPP supporters is that these deals are 'job creators.'"
I heard that about NAFTA
" Thieves in Armani suits ". Also, corporate soldiers for the oligarchy... that are traitors to 99% of the American people. And the fact that these wall street whores have endorsed TPP, tells you all you need to know.
Not only that in Paraguay-The Bush Crime Cartel has purchased land in Paraguay right smack dab over the Worlds largest fresh water aquifer- This is becoming A water grabbing land grab $$$fad/investment strategy for the greedy 1%-