Our Leaders Are Leading Us down a Path of Destruction and Loss of Sovereignty
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a “free trade” agreement that will bridge together the United States and 11 other countries in the Asian Pacific Region. Because the TPP aims to cater specifically to corporations and will encompass so many countries, some are even suggesting this will facilitate a move to a sort of one-world government, with corporations in control, ruling for their own benefit and disregarding the needs to the rest of us.
President Obama is trying to sell the American people on the newly proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) now being put together not by our legislators, but by a group of 600 paid lobbyists. According to leaked documents, they are taking the worst aspects of our old agreements and applying them to even more competitor countries, but we can’t know for sure as it is being negotiated in secret.
Through the use of “free trade” agreements our leaders and Congress are systematically handing over our nation’s wealth to not only foreign countries like China, but also to large multinational corporations whose focus is only on one thing- increasing their profit margin.
“Free trade” in itself is harmful. “Free trade” means unrestricted, uncontrolled access to our economy, tariff- and duty-free, for goods made for $4-per-hour or less. We cannot compete with these wages so we are forced to choose between going bankrupt, outsourcing nearly all of our manufacturing or simply selling out.
We’ve already witnessed how harmful “free trade” can be. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Korean – U.S. Free Trade agreement (KORUS), we’ve seen massive job losses, the decimation of entire industries, soaring national debt, alarming trade deficits, a flood of dangerous imports into our markets, and more. We’re even beginning to see a rise in urban decay as businesses close down in big cities, like Detroit, for lack of jobs and the shrinking tax-base.
If the administration and Congress allow the United States to sign the TPP, not only will our economy continue to be at the mercy of the damaging effects of “free trade,” but the TPP will have its share of new regulations and new rules that will negatively impact every aspect of our daily lives!
The TPP will implement negative rules and restrictions on:
- The Internet
- Food safety and labeling policies
- Health care and access to medicines
- Environmental policies
- Workers’ rights and labor standards
- Financial regulation
- Service-sector regulation
- Patents and copyrights
- Trade in industrial goods and agriculture
Experts have suggested the TPP will be passed into law, not for the benefit of the average American, no matter what the mainstream media tells you to convince you otherwise, but instead to benefit Barack Obama’s sponsors, who facilitated his election with massive monetary contributions. The TPP — like “free trade” agreements of the past — will benefit large corporations and the wealthy 1% crowd, of which President Obama and many other government officials are a part.
Some believe a finalized TPP agreement is likely this year. We must do all we can to fight against it. The United States public should be outraged over our leadership in Washington and their blatant willingness to totally disregard the best interests of We the People in order to appease and accommodate greedy corporations who care very little about the rest of us! They only care about profits, profits and more profits!
Contact your Congressional representative and tell them we cannot afford another damaging “free trade” agreement. Our economy has suffered enough!
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