The candidate who was supposedly against “free trade” agreements is now, as president, becoming well known as the champion of those disastrous agreements. President Obama is seeking Fast Track Trade Authority to pass three enormous “free trade” agreements known as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). It’s ironic since President Obama spoke of cities in the Midwest being devastated by free trade agreements during his 2008 presidential campaign. What else can we expect from President Obama?
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Many are now saying that our nation’s leaders are trying to sell out America. Is this, in all reality, what they are doing? And if so, who are they selling it to? Citizens on the right and left of the political spectrum are giving the same answers: multinational corporations and the wealthiest one percent. They have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in donations to ensure these individuals gain and retain power.
Although we escaped the dangerous threat presented by Fast Track last year, the proposed unilateral trade authority for President Obama is coming around for a second pass in 2015. Obama is seeking the 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.
Last year, 35 members of Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, wrote a letter to President Obama regarding their concerns about including the country of Vietnam in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Members of Congress are apprehensive about striking a deal with a country that violates human rights on a daily basis and doesn’t have laws that meet international labor standards.
Many people are now saying that Speaker Boehner, Mitch McConnell and President Obama are in the process of selling out America. You won’t hear that from the mainstream media, but some say this is the truly what is happening.