Now that President Obama has been given Trade Promotion Authority, Congress will receive any “trade” agreement with 90 days to review it, no amendments allowed, and can only vote up-or-down. If you still aren’t sure how you feel about the TPP or so called “free trade” itself, take a look at what Dr. Adrien Krieg, former International Trade Advisory under Reagan and Clinton, says about it.
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“Free Trade” is a Disaster! When will we wake up to the realization that some of the agreements we have signed—most specifically our agreement with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and our agreement with Canada and Mexico, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)—are preventing us from doing what is in our best interests? Currently, we are being controlled and directed–told what to do–by other nations, for their benefit and to our detriment. Our current direction in so-called “free trade” is not just hurting us–it is destroying us.
Detroit was once a manufacturing giant—the 4th largest city in the United States, with a high employment rate and brimming with blue collar jobs. Now its unemployment rate hovers above 16 percent, and its population has shrunk so now it is only the 18th largest city. This quick erosion of the tax base has left Detroit with $18 billion in debt and no hope of recovery in sight. This caused the city of Detroit to declare bankruptcy.
Many are starting to believe that our leaders in Washington are scheming with paid corporate lobbyists to pass new “free trade” agreements that aren’t so much about trade as it is about setting up a new One World Global Government, with giant corporations in charge. These agreements are known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). The agreement is between the U.S. and 11 other countries including third world countries like Vietnam and Brunei.