If you want to assure the country that Obamatrade should be made law, you should be able to assure people that you have read the bill.
Read the bill!
Breitbart.com has already reported that two House Republicans are promoting Trade Promotion Authority for the President to help him pass a bill, the Trans Pacific Partnership, that they haven’t read. Since the record shows that Trade Promotion Authority will likely cause the passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership, this means they are essentially demand a bill get passed without knowing what is in it!
So now Breitbart reports on another Republican champion of the TPA, “Busted: Freshman GOP Rep Admits She Hasn’t Read Obamatrade, Backs MSNBC’s Defense of Deal Secrecy.”
Freshman GOP congresswoman Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) has been on television pushing Obamatrade—appearing Monday on Morning Joe on MSNBC to do so—but her office admits publicly she hasn’t read the bill she wants to fast-track through Congress.
She is the official “liaison” between House Republican Party freshmen and Speaker Rep. John Boehner’s leadership team.
After her appearance on Morning Joe cheerleading for the bill, Breitbart.com questioned her.
But when Breitbart News asked Walters’ spokeswoman Christine Hardman later on Monday—after she blasted out video of the congresswoman’s appearance on Morning Joe,highlighting her support for Obamatrade—if Walters has been to the secret room inside the Capitol to read the text of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) that TPA would fast track, collectively known as Obamatrade, Hardman confirmed Walters has not been there to read it.
So now we have three GOP advocates for Obamatrade who want to give the President special authority to pass the bill even though they haven’t read the text of the bill.
What are the chances that this bill will really have anything to do with free trade? Has the Obama Administration ever shown any understanding of the market and how freedom can benefit all people?
Passing a secret bill that hasn’t been read is closer to treason than to statecraft.