As you may have heard, the Senate Republicans have voted for TPA, and the House Republican leadership is bringing it up this Friday.
TPA will, in turn, “fast track” a series of so-called “trade agreements” from Obama (TPP, TTIP and TISA) that are being kept SECRET and unavailable to the American public.
Grassroots Americans on both the RIGHT and the LEFT are incensed by what is perceived as a rush by Republican leadership to pass this controversial legislation. Here are a few of the reasons why:
Another TPP lie exposed: How Medicare is getting stiffed in Obama’s massive trade deal
As National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare President and CEO Max Richtman told the National Journal, “Apparently using Medicare as a piggy bank to pay for everything under the sun has become the new legislative norm for Congress.” The signature single-payer health care program for seniors has become a Congressional slush fund.
Groups Fume That Medicare Cuts May Pay for Trade Bill
A coalition of provider groups, including the American Hospital Association and the American Medical Association, sent a letter to senators Tuesday opposing the bill. “Hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, and home health and hospice providers have already absorbed hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts to the Medicare program in recent years,” they wrote. “Additionally alarming is the use of Medicare cuts to pay for non-Medicare-related legislation, a precedent that we believe is unwise.”
EFF: What Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multinational trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement. The main problems are two-fold:…Leaked draft texts of the agreement show that the IP chapter would have extensive negative ramifications for users’ freedom of speech, right to privacy and due process, and hinder peoples’ abilities to innovate.
CONSERVATIVE TALK RADIO SLAMS TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP
Nationally syndicated host Mark Levin on his show Wednesday evening slammed big business lobbying over the agreement. “Don’t you see the pressure waged by the Chamber of Crony Capitalism and all the rest?” Levin remarked, referring to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest corporate lobbying group in Washington.
MUST LISTEN: Mark Levin interviews Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on ObamaTrade deal
Jeff Sessions explains to Mark Levin how bad this this ObamaTrade bill is, that it even creates an international community that is in many ways similar to how the European Union began, putting us in partnership with 12 countries and giving them the power to make laws or rules that put us in a bind, essentially ceding our sovereignty to them.
Revealed Emails Show How Industry Lobbyists Basically Wrote The TPP
“[T]he USTR has now released a bunch of internal emails concerning TPP negotiations, and IP Watch has a full writeup showing how industry lobbyists influenced the TPP agreement, to the point that one is even openly celebrating that the USTR version copied his own text word for word.”
PAUL RYAN’S PELOSI-ESQUE OBAMATRADE MOMENT: ‘IT’S DECLASSIFIED AND MADE PUBLIC ONCE IT’S AGREED TO’
Right now, TiSA and T-TIP text are completely secretive and unavailable for even members of Congress to read while TPP text is available for members to review—although they need to go to a secret room inside the Capitol where only members of Congress and certain staffers high-level security clearances, who can only go when members are present, can read the bill.
REVEALED: THE SECRET IMMIGRATION CHAPTER IN OBAMA’S TRADE AGREEMENT
“The existence of these ten pages on immigration in the Trade and Services Agreement make it absolutely clear in my mind that the administration is negotiating immigration – and for them to say they are not – they have a lot of explaining to do based on the actual text in this agreement,” Rosemary Jenks, the Director of Government Relations at Numbers USA, told Breitbart News following her review of these documents.
GOP Sellout? As #ObamaTrade TPA Vote Nears, More Ugly Details Emerge
For example, in addition to the privacy threats exposed by Forbes writer Emma Woollacott, Breitbart reporter Alex Swoyer reveals that “technically any Republican voting for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would fast-track trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would technically also be voting to massively expand President Obama’s executive authority when it comes to immigration matters [emphasis added].”