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Wed Apr 8, 2015, 02:20 PM

Bernie Sanders: Sign the petition: no fast track for the TPP

Friend --

Since 2001, the United States has lost more than 60,000 factories and millions of decent-paying jobs. Enabled by free trade agreements like NAFTA, corporations shut down factories in this country to move abroad where they can get away with paying workers pennies an hour.

Fighting against these disastrous free trade deals has been a principal focus of my 24 years in Congress. I voted against NAFTA, CAFTA and permanent normal trade relations with China, because we need trade policies that rebuild our manufacturing sector, not agreements that will lead to fewer jobs and lower wages.

The newly-proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, written behind closed doors by corporate lobbyists, is the biggest free trade agreement of all. It's part of a global race to the bottom to boost the profits of large multi-national corporations by outsourcing jobs; undercutting worker rights; and dismantling labor, environmental, health, food safety and financial laws.

Wall Street, the pharmaceutical industry and major media companies that stand to benefit from this agreement are now pressuring Congress to authorize the TPP treaty without allowing lawmakers due process to revise it in order to ensure the deal benefits American workers. They're lobbying for a "fast track" process to deny senators the right to amend the agreement in order to represent their constituents' best interests.

We can't afford to let them rubber stamp another disastrous free trade deal that would lead to the loss of more American jobs.

Please stand up for American workers and join me in saying no to fast tracking this dangerous agreement!

Sincerely,

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders


http://www.prioritizejobs.com/#sanders

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2015, 02:27 PM

1. And again, this is not the Unted States writing swell trade rules with the other countries so that

 

Big Bad China won't get us - this is global corporations writing rules that give them power over sovereign countries.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2015, 02:28 PM

2. Paging candidate Obama....

 

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2015, 02:31 PM

3. Cheap goods and Walmart or protectionism and isolation?

Maybe it's time for us to relinquish our status and let China lead the world.

Every choice has consequences.

Or maybe we just need 535 Congressional negotiators, instead of just our Chief Executive? What could go wrong (see Iran nuclear disarmament agreement)?

https://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/economy/trade

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