Although we have escaped the dangerous fast track trade authority for this year, January poses new threats. President Obama is seeking fast track trade authority to bypass congress and pass certain free trade deals that he has been working on in secret. One of them is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) which we know very little about, but thanks to Wikileaks, the chapters we do know about show that this agreement to disastrous for America.
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The U.S. is a superpower in decline. The recent spending resolution that was passed in the house will increase our military spending. Instead of working to restore our nation, our record levels of defense spending is simply unsustainable.
Our nation is struggling and we need to work to fix it. America has caught an illness but refuses to recognize it and the disease is running rampant through our national body, untreated and looking to grow worse. A Border Adjustable Consumption Tax like the one Senator Cardin just introduced could be the answer we need.
The 113th session of Congress which has accomplished nearly nothing for two years is wrapping up 2014 and they are looking to go out with a bang. Dozens of policy provisions are tucked into a nearly 1,603-page bill that will keep the government open through next September. The House voted to approve the bill late last night in a 219-206 vote. The new provisions affect everything from campaign finance laws to financial regulations.