The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a “free trade” agreement that, if passed, would unite the economies of Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Mexico, Canada, Japan and the United States. The trade negotiators from these countries meet secretively behind closed doors to continue their work on drafting the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP). Little has been revealed about what is discussed during the closed-door meetings, other than the fact that the lobbyists and government representatives want to “accelerate” the trade negotiations. When it is finalized, the consequences for the United States will be disastrous. Below are six reasons how the TPP affects you.
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A recent study done by Bankrate.com shows how millennials are putting their future on hold because of the burdening student loan debt. In fact, 56 percent of young adults interviewed stated that they are holding off on buying their first home until they fully pay of their student loan debt. If something isn’t done about the $1.2 trillion owed in student loans across America, our economy could completely collapse.
Looking back at the year 2013, 631 people became ill due to veggies and cilantro coming from Mexico. These veggies landed in grocery stores across the U.S. and onto our dinner plates infected with cyclospora. In addition, 84 people became ill due to cucumbers containing salmonella coming from Mexico. How is it possible that we aren’t filtering these vegetables out?
It is becoming more and more evident to people that student loans are a burden to everyone. We keep hearing that the economy is improving and that jobs are being added and wages are supposedly rising. If that were the case, why is it that student loan delinquency is at an all time high?
Among many other issues, the student loan crisis is becoming a hot topic amongst the 21 presidential candidates. Each has some sort of solution to the $1.2 trillion dollar debt that college students have all across America. Some aren’t bad ideas, others are just downright bad. The plus side to this is that leaders are waking up to the fact that college debt is a crippling burden that is stagnating our economy.