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Barack Obama’s super-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations

May 5, 2015

 Barack Obama is negotiating a trade agreement known as The Trans-Pacific Partnership and he is seeking fast-track authority which would mean the Congress can only vote on the deal as it is written and will not be able to introduce amendments to it.

  This is creating opposition, mostly from Democrats, before the deal is even finalized and it appears as if the secrecy surrounding the bill is adding to the President’s woes. But how secret is this deal? Here is a glimpse from Politico:

If you want to hear the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal the Obama administration is hoping to pass, you’ve got to be a member of Congress, and you’ve got to go to classified briefings and leave your staff and cellphone at the door.

If you’re a member who wants to read the text, you’ve got to go to a room in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center and be handed it one section at a time, watched over as you read, and forced to hand over any notes you make before leaving.

  It is pretty obvious that Barack Obama does not want the details of this deal leaked to the American people judging by what a member of the Congress has to go through just to see what is in it. But even then members of the Congress do not know the full story because the President seems to be withholding certain aspects of the TPP by only lifting a corner of the veil:

The White House isn’t even telling Congress what it’s asking for, they say, or what it’s already promised foreign governments.

  Yet the Obama regime is still touting how transparent this secret deal is:

We’ve worked closely with congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle to balance unprecedented access to classified documents with the appropriate level of discretion that’s needed to ensure Americans get the best deal possible in an ongoing, high-stakes international negotiation,”

  So, here we have a deal which is being negotiated in secrecy, a deal in which members of the Congress have to jump through hoops in order to read, a deal in which even the Congress does not know what the President might be giving away, and a deal which the President does not want the American people to see before it is voted on and we are supposed to accept it on blind-faith that this will be good for the American people.

  Here we go again: the TPP must be passed so that we can see what is in it…

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. May 5, 2015 7:22 pm

    What we do know about the TPP is that it is bad, bad, bad for our Country.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. May 5, 2015 8:03 pm

    There seems to be nothing but bad news about these trade agreements. They are held in secret (bad sign) and all kinds of consessions, to our human rights, are being made on our behalf. Any politcal entity that signs these deals should be put in one of their prisons for being a traitor to our society.

    Liked by 2 people

    • May 5, 2015 8:11 pm

      Yeah, nothing good can come from anything as secret as this…

      Liked by 2 people

      • May 5, 2015 8:19 pm

        This has to stop. The issues should be made public and their lasting effects made known to us.

        Liked by 2 people

      • May 5, 2015 8:21 pm

        Our government is not supposed to be doing things in secret. Our Founders and the Framers of the Constitution established a government that could not operate in secret. Obviously, something – some things – have gone terribly, terribly wrong.

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  3. Zip-a-Dee permalink
    May 6, 2015 4:39 pm

    We know 0-puppet is only doing it FOR his UN-Progressive Slave masters. “Wall Street titans who crashed global economy in 2008 go big for TPP: As billionaire class and financial elites push corporate-friendly pact, new data shows empty promises and ‘job-killing’ reality of previous agreements.”

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