For decades now, we have seen our economy struggle to recover jobs that have been lost to outsourcing. We must now come to the reality that our failed trade policies are destroying our economy.
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As the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) start slipping out of the shadows, more and more terrifying information is coming out. If you haven’t heard of the Investor State Dispute Settlement clause (ISDS), it’s because no one is talking about it. It essentially trumps any and all federal, state, and local U.S. regulations that are deemed “a trade barrier” and strips us from the sovereign right to govern our own affairs.
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?
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.