The TPP* continues to be pushed by the Obama Regime. There is a blackout on all media coverage. But some things have been obtained by Wikileaks or through foreign governments not enslaved to American Corporate interests. Obama as “commander-in-chief” has had what should be public information classified under national security laws warning Congress-critters that they could be prosecuted should they discuss the negotiations publicly. The following was published by Huffington Post and COMMON DREAMS (http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/09) based on documents leaked by WIKILEAKS.
“One of the most controversial provisions in the talks includes new corporate empowerment language insisted upon by the U.S. government, which would allow foreign companies to challenge laws or regulations in a privately run international court. Under World Trade Organization treaties, this political power to contest government law is reserved for sovereign nations. The U.S. has endorsed some corporate political powers in prior trade agreements, including the North American Free Trade Agreement, but the scope of what laws can be challenged appears to be much broader in TPP negotiations.
“The United States, as in previous rounds, has shown no flexibility on its proposal, being one of the most significant barriers to closing the chapter, since under the concept of Investment Agreement nearly all significant contracts that can be made between a state and a foreign investor are included,” the memo reads. “Only the U.S. and Japan support the proposal.”
The DISSENTING DEMOCRAT once wrote that no President had so damaged the United States as had George W Bush. We need to revise that statement which was true up through the Bush tenure. If the TPP is approved under Obama’s purview then without hesitancy, we can conclude that Barack Obama will have damaged the American economy and the American nation MORE than any other, indeed more than ALL of those who have preceded him.