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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:45 AM

Sam Seder: Lori Wallach on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Secret Trade Pact



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Reply Sam Seder: Lori Wallach on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Secret Trade Pact (Original post)
limpyhobbler Jun 2012 OP
PADemD Jun 2012 #1
limpyhobbler Jun 2012 #5
midnight Jun 2012 #2
AnotherMcIntosh Jun 2012 #3
limpyhobbler Jun 2012 #7
Huey P. Long Jun 2012 #4
Plucketeer Jun 2012 #6

Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 07:56 AM

1. The link on TPP is here

http://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=5417&frcrld=1

Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and George Miller (D-Calif.) are now circulating a major sign-on letter on TPP.

It says: Stop the secrecy If you take a minute to urge your representative to join his or her colleagues on this letter today, we can get 100 members of Congress on this letter before the next round of TPP talks in early July and change direction of these talks before it is too late.

This will show trade negotiators from all TPP countries that the writing is on the wall: Their secret is out, and the American people demand a turnaround — no backroom deal for the 1%.

http://action.citizen.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10842

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Response to PADemD (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:44 PM

5. Thanks for the link.

Like it was said in the video, might be able to stop this thing, or at least influence it if we all make a few calls and emails.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:24 AM

2. Do we know who these trade spokesmen are who are keeping all the details secret?

It sounds like Congress has been kept at bay via parties, trips, etc...

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:50 AM

3. The financial supporters of Rmoney believe that "we" need another wage-lowering,

 

let's-send-more-jobs-to-foreign-countries "free-trade" agreement.

We don't.

Why should any person other than a Republican favor this?

Here's the "free-trade" agreements that have been adopted so far.
1994 - North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
2001 - Jordan – United States Free Trade Agreement
2004 - Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement
2004 - Chile - United States Free Trade Agreement
2004 - Singapore – United States Free Trade Agreement
2006 - Bahrain – United States Free Trade Agreement
2006 - Morocco - United States Free Trade Agreement
2006 - Oman – United States Free Trade Agreement
2007 - Peru – United States Trade Promotion Agreement
2005 - Dominican Republic–Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA; incl. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic)
2011 - Panama - United States Trade Promotion Agreement
2011 - Colombia - United States Trade Promotion Agreement
2011 - Republic of Korea (South Korea) - United States Free Trade Agreement

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:53 PM

7. Exactly. It's a Republican idea all the way. These talks were started under Bush Jr.

It's enforced international deregulation. Giant sucking sound all over again. We can't afford it.

It's wrong in about a 100 different ways.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:32 AM

4. I say yet again. How much more proof do you need? Wake up people.

 

Wake the fuck up.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:48 PM

6. I followed thru on the Public Citizen site

I sent this missive to my "Rep", Devin Nunes, of California. Devin's a lockstep lackey of the GOP, and reasoning with him gets the same yield as reasoning with a brick wall. So I wrote this to the dolt:

"I am writing to urge you to sign on to the Dear Colleagues letter on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) FTA now being circulated by Reps. Rose DeLauro and George Miller.

Dev, since this TPP is hiding from the citizenship at large, it really reeks of Republican skullduggery. I do not expect that you'll sign on to the letter mentioned above. I am sure the TPP features fixtures that will serve the 1% which you're a paid employee of. As a consequence, you'll certainly be hands off with respects to any attempt to impede or illuminate the intricacies of this festering falsehood of a "trade agreement".. So I'm simply writing to give evidence that not EVERYBODY in your district is in lockstep with the GOP goals of a dominating Corporatocracy - that is, as opposed to a Democracy - which is what we once had."

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