The Problem: While the majority of Americans have been involved in the "wedge issues" of abortion, guns, gays, poor teachers, etc. the country has been taken away from them. The key to having any hope of regaining our democracy is these NotSee Americans to open their eyes and get actively involved. (If it isn't too late)

How The Trans Pacific Partnership Affects All Americans as Well as the Rest of the World




TPP - The Trans Pacific Partnership

As has been the case with other "free trade" agreements (NAFTA, CAFTA, etc.) little or nothing is known not only by the people, but the legislators as well. Typically the way these extremely harmful laws get passed through a means called "Fast Track" which actually by-passes Congress. The President simply passes it to Congress for an Up or Down vote with little or no debate, then signs it into law.

Once these "laws" are put in action very little good comes to the nations involved. This TPP has been under "negotiation" for a couple of years in which over 600 corporate attorneys have been manipulating the document stripping the sovereign rights of nations, giving corporations sole ownership of whatever they choose to do.

Meanwhile, only Congressman Alan Grayson was allowed to view what "progress" has been made, but was not allowed to copy, make notes, or discuss what he saw. Now one might ask, "If this is for the good of the United States, why can't we have knowledge of what is in it?"

All we can go by is the results of NAFTA and CAFTA which have done little good for our nation or for the other nations involved. As Ross Perot, presidential candidate prior to the signing of NAFTA, said it would creat a "swooshing sound" of jobs leaving our country. The Corporate Media Propagandists portrayed Perot as a "madman", doing what they do best in demonizing those they are paid to destroy.

As it turned out Perot was most accurate. We not only lost our manufacturing jobs, but Mexico citizens also saw the loss of their family farms which had been their livelihood, causing them to move to cities in search of jobs. Most were not able to do so which caused them to come to the United States where they took any job they could find, working for low wages and in some cases for nothing as when pay day came around some employers would threaten to turn them in to immigration services so they disappeared, unpaid, rather than being deported. Of course, nothing was done to employers who hired these individuals who were not eligible to work in the U.S. even though there were laws that could imprison employers for hiring these individuals.

There have also been instances where existing laws were by-passed in favor of what a corporation wanted to do. Should a local government protest, the case would go before a mediator that was hired by the corporation.

Below are some examples of the effects the TPP would have. Bear in mind the entire document covers 29 chapters, but only Five (5) actually deal with trade. That in itself ought to alert all of us!