Media Pushes “Free-Trade Agreement” We Never Agreed To and Isn’t Free

The TPP Free-Trade Agreement was a secret deal; the media will now tell us what was done to us by others. This headline at about the Trans Pacific Partnership cracks me up: “Inside the Historic Free-Trade Pact We Just Agreed To.” “We agreed” to this transnational bureaucratic trade treaty? How could we? We never knew what was in it. The typical pretense is that the people who “agreed” to the treaty are our representatives. So instead of telling the truth, that they have Read more […]

The New American on Why We Should Oppose Obamatrade

They give seven reasons to oppose Obamatrade and any one of them is more than enough. From the New American: “7 Reasons Why Trade Promotion Authority/Fast Track Must Be Defeated.” In our companion article “10 Reasons Why You Should Oppose the TPP and TTIP,” we detail some of the most extreme dangers presented by President Obama’s two mammoth pseudo-free trade agreements, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). On May 22, the Read more […]

Paul Ryan and Barack Obama Working Together on an Unread Trade Bill

Since everyone knows that Paul Ryan and the President are allied, CNN reports it as if it is an irony. No, it is business as usual. This CNN story says it all, “Paul Ryan’s new partner: Obama.” If things had gone differently in the 2012 presidential election, Paul Ryan would be vice president right now. Instead, he’s allied with the President he tried to defeat. As chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, he’s muscling a controversial trade bill through the House that could Read more […]

Republicans Want to Pass Obamatrade to Find Out What’s in Obamatrade

The Obamatrade bill is even more secret than it is supposed to be since key supporters have not bothered to read it. As far as I know, Breitbart News dubbed the Trans Pacific Partnership Bill the Obamatrade bill. It is a good name. While the Senate Democrats saved us from Repubican-Obama collusion once, the Senate is certainly going to vote again on giving the President special authority to push the “trade deal.” And in this case, major Republican proponents are pushing the bill without Read more […]

Free Trade or Surrender of US Sovereignty?

The Asian trade deal includes an international tribunal that may trump US Sovereignty. Now what could possibly go wrong with this? I mean, having us submit to an international body that could ruin any American-based business it chooses… there’s no envy in the world against America… And besides: Imagine how many of those people will be connected to governments that donated to the Clinton Foundation, and would have a perhaps inordinate amount of influence with our next President! From the Read more […]

Mitch McConnell “Working Closely with the White House”

Mitch McConnell promises to make sure that Barack Obama is granted special trade authority to limit the Senate’s oversight. Back in March of 2013 I had to write the loathsome headline: “House Dems Preventing GOP from Giving Arbitrary Unilateral Power to White House?!” I wrote: I hadn’t been paying close attention to the White House push for the Trans Pacific Partnership, mainly because it didn’t really seem possible. After all, the only way for the trade treaty to be negotiated Read more […]

Nations Want To Trade With U.S. But Not Enough To Over-Regulate Themselves For “Environment”

Most people in history had a habit of dying from their environment. There are people who live that way even now. There are people who have to include in their household chores the job of walking down to a water source, and then bringing back as much as they can carry. It is extra hours of exhausting daily work. And what happens when they drink it? Quite often they get sick and weak from the stuff they need to live that took them hours of time and much sweat to acquire. The environment wants Read more […]

House Dems Preventing GOP from Giving Arbitrary Unilateral Power to White House?!

I hadn’t been paying close attention to the White House push for the Trans Pacific Partnership, mainly because it didn’t really seem possible. After all, the only way for the trade treaty to be negotiated is for Congress to willingly give up its authority to the President. And, after the way Obama treated Congress during the government “shutdown,” how he derided them for opposing Obamacare as a narrowly ideological or partisan, and how the Senate Democratic majority has “gone nuclear,” Read more […]