Congress is about to be finished. The period after an election but before the next session of Congress begins is called a Lame Duck Session, and it often results in more than the usual amount of back door politics.
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Since the implementation of the North American “Free Trade” Agreement (NAFTA), the American economy, which was already stagnating, has gone downhill at an increasing speed. When we examine the details of the “free trade” agreement, it is easy to see why it has caused so much devastation. From toxic imports to the flooding of illegal immigrants, NAFTA has all but decimated the United States.
The Citizens United and McCutcheon rulings have sold out our democracy. We must amend our Constitution to protect ourselves from the damage the Supreme Court has inflicted on us.
Our leaders are surrendering our sovereignty and undercutting our economy through misguided policies and so-called “free trade” agreements. Transparency has been a key issue regarding these “free trade” agreements since we are kept completely in the dark. For instance, the South Korea- U.S. “Free Trade” Agreement, KORUS, limits our ability to regulate our own banks. Despite this, an even more damaging set of agreements are waiting on the sidelines: TPP, TTIP and TISA – the unholy trinity of “free trade”.