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President Obama Still Working on Secret “Free Trade” Deal

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You may not have heard, but a slew of international trade negotiators are pushing for a new, secret “free trade” deal — theĀ Trans-Pacific-Partnership (TPP) — an agreement many are calling a “NAFTA on steroids.” NAFTA itself has resulted in job losses, the decimation of our manufacturing industry, offshoring, trade deficits, soaring national debt, and a flood of foreign imports.

Boehner, McConnell and President Obama Are Servants to the Plutocrats

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Our nation’s leaders are trying to sell out America. Of course they won’t tell you that, but in all reality that is what they are doing. Who are they selling it to? Multinational corporations and the one percent. Is it really any surprise though? They have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in donations to ensure these individuals gain and retain power.

From Democracy to Plutocracy

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In Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are equivalent to people, and thus have the same first amendment rights. Any attempt to abridge those rights (for example, the McCain-Feingold bill, which limited campaign donations) is a violation of the Constitution. This disastrous decision has paved the way for companies that care more about overseas profits than America.

Fast Track Is a Real Threat During Lame Duck Session

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The Fast Track threat is back and it’s more real than ever before. During this Lame Duck session we have much to fear, but the biggest of them all is Fast Track Trade Authority. Fast Track, also known as Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) is an unconstitutional grant of power to the presidency which nearly cuts Congress out of trade negotiations entirely, allowing the president to effectively legislate from the Executive Branch. It is believed that President Obama will use Fast Track Authority to sign two dangerous trade agreements that would damage American sovereignty and crush the American economy. It allows unrestricted legislative powers of the president without congressional control which is extremely dangerous and has proven to be disastrous in the past.

Fast Track Is Unconstitutional and Should Be Rejected

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President Obama is attempting to push through the largest trade deal in human history. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, will set new rules, which we know very little about, regulating the economies of 12 countries including the United States, Japan, Canada and Australia. The United States has negotiated the TPP almost entirely in secret with the assistance of 600 paid lobbyists, of which 500 are corporate advisers.

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