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Fri Jun 24, 2016, 08:29 AM

 

How would a N.A.F.T.A. referendum end here?

Obama was going to "fix" NAFTA. We saw how that worked out. Then there is TPP coming up.

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Reply How would a N.A.F.T.A. referendum end here? (Original post)
Hoppy Jun 2016 OP
swhisper1 Jun 2016 #1
FreakinDJ Jun 2016 #2
Arizona Roadrunner Jun 2016 #3

Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 08:38 AM

1. out the door

 

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Response to swhisper1 (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 08:42 AM

2. Down in Flames

 

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Response to Hoppy (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 08:59 AM

3. TPP magnifies and expands problems with NAFTA

 

As a person who has served on a local government’s Board of Directors, I am VERY concerned about the TPP ISDS court process with results being the surrendering of governmental sovereignty to corporate interests, foreign and domestic.
Basically due to secretive deliberations, this “judicial” process is designed to favor corporate over governmental concerns and interests. This agreement should not allow corporations to use this judicial process, but should demand they use our existing judicial process as it relates to governmental entities. How many state and local governments can afford to be involved in such a process? Just by the threat of suits through ISDS, a climate where governmental units cave in will be created. Look at what has happened under NAFTA and the WTO as it relates to our right to know where our food comes from. Look at how a Canadian corporation is using NAFTA to sue the U.S. on the Keystone project.
This will mean that political topics such as minimum wage increases and housing and zoning laws may be pre-empted by just the threat of a suit through the ISDS process. Look at what happened with Egypt when a corporation tried to use a process analogous to the ISDS to prevent Egypt from raising their minimum wage laws. (Veolia v. Egypt)
Therefore, I recommend, in the national interest, this agreement not be approved. When people find out how this can be used to prevent them from finding out things such as where products are made, etc., there will be charges of treason and the political process will never recover the trust of the American citizens.

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