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Bobby Jindal opposes giving Barack Obama fast-track authority on the TPP

May 1, 2015

 Barack Obama wants the authority to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and there is currently a bill in the Congress which would give him this authority. This bill has support from some of the establishment Republicans but has drawn some criticism from some prominent Democrats, such as Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.

  Today Republican Bobby Jindal, who might be running for President in 2016, spoke out against giving Barack Obama fast-track authority on the TPP. Here is part of what he had to say:

I’m for presidents in both parties having fast track authority on free trade agreements. But I am not for giving more authority to a president who ignores the Constitution, the separation of powers, and will of the American people. This particular President must not be given any more power to do anything else to harm this country. He cannot be trusted. That’s why Congress needs to find a way to maintain oversight of the Obama Administration – the current deal doesn’t do that.

    So, he opposes giving Barack Obama fast-track authority on the TPP but he is not against the concept in general depending on who the President is. I have a problem with that because for the life of me I cannot understand why anyone in the Congress would willingly give away power to any President.

  Bobby Jindal is trying to ride the fence on this issue. Either you are for giving more power to the President or you are opposed to giving more power to the President, you cannot have it both ways depending on whether or not you agree with what the President wants to do.

Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. May 1, 2015 8:04 pm

    Reblogged this on rennydiokno.com.

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    • May 1, 2015 8:05 pm

      Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Zip-a-Dee permalink
    May 1, 2015 11:16 pm

    I see what you’re saying Steve. I look at it more like drawing them in w/ a carrot then taking it away, saying ‘If … Then’. I still think of that oil spill that Jindal had to contend w/ and much has been said and written that it didn’t need to happen – false flag sort of deal. Congress doesn’t have to ‘give’ away their power, it’s being usurped from them – what are they in charge of these days? … Pro America that is! The substance statements Bobby made I liked.
    Rigged the Rig and blew the blow hole.

    Liked by 2 people

    • May 2, 2015 4:36 pm

      Never let a good crisis go to waste…

      Like

  3. May 2, 2015 9:09 am

    Just another political hack trying to stay off the third rail.

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 2, 2015 4:37 pm

      Exactly!

      Like

  4. May 2, 2015 5:34 pm

    The Constitution delineates the powers of all three branches of the federal government. None of the branches are delegated any authority to mess with how the Constitution divided those powers. It is not within Congress’ authority to grant the president any kind of authority for anything. Not fast track authority, not war powers, not legislative powers for the executive branch agencies – nothing.

    If it wasn’t so outrageous and depressing, I’d be laughing. How can Congress even be debating doing something they have no authority to do? Kind of like how they decided to tax us for not purchasing a product they had no authority to mandate we purchase in the first place – obamacare.

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    • Zip-a-Dee permalink
      May 2, 2015 7:56 pm

      Criminal.

      Liked by 2 people

      • May 3, 2015 7:00 am

        That sums it up!

        Liked by 1 person

    • May 3, 2015 6:59 am

      Yeah Laura, it is sickening! More and more we are seeing the separation of powers being eroded as the government slowly turns into one big leviathan.

      Liked by 1 person

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