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Fast-track legislation passes Senate hurdle in win for Obama

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posted on May, 21 2015 @ 02:42 PM
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Looks like the U.S. Senate has passed some kind of "Fast Track" bill that might affect how Congress deals with the infamous TPP trade agreement.

The TPP has stirred up a lot of controversy since much of the language is apparently "classified" and secretive.

Maybe somebody who fully understands the "Fast Track" can explain all the complications and pros and cons.

Fast-track legislation passes Senate hurdle in win for Obama


President Barack Obama's signature Asian trade push cleared another hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Thursday after a knife-edge vote moved the White House closer to gaining the power to speed trade deals through Congress.

Senators voted 62-38 to give Obama a major victory and set up a speedy decision on the "fast-track" trade negotiating authority the president needs to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. TPP is seen as central to U.S. efforts to counter China's increasing economic muscle.









posted on May, 21 2015 @ 02:48 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Yep,

When the President and Mitch McConnell are jointly pushing this, you know it will not be good for us.

The only time you get bi-partisan support is when it screws the public.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 02:59 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Tpp is NAFTA on steroids.

NAFTA already raped the middle class.

This deal will finish it off.

If it passes, there will be 2 classes, the upper upper elite class, and welfare state poor.
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posted on May, 21 2015 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Can't they ever just do one single thing that is in our favor?

Most if us have been struggling to get by as it is...

Oh ya..., that's the point I guess, we can still by food without welfare.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 03:19 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen
The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings. - John F. Kennedy

Even though Kennedy may have been alluding simply to secret societies, the cartels which have grown up around us have in effect become secret societies. An example is the recent Forex and interest rate fixing. The TPP is not any different, there is "club" keeping the contents secret from the public and most politicians because they know that the contents of the TPP are abhorrent and compromising to any allegedly free society.

The TPP must not pass. From what I have heard from my sources, is it will be the end of the slide downhill and entrance to the actual abyss. The objects of the TPP are uniform law between countries and colonies, such that corporations can do whatever they want to equalize the playing field. Corporations could bankrupt countries and turn them into much more pliable third world nations overnight. Like everything, it won't happen all at once, it will be nickeled and dimed into place over a year or two, but once the test cases are finished, you might as well stick a fork in the planet, 'cause it's done.

Cheers - Dave



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 03:31 PM
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I'm more interested in what the bill says. The article does not give much info on the bill to evaluate it.

I'm not interested in how fast it passed, that could be a good thing if it keeps our jobs here



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:04 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

Damn, damn, double damn. This is an evil trade agreement, giving superior power of corporations over governments. Kiss goodbye to natural resources, justice, environmental protections. It is an endgame thing where if we don't see it, it will be too late to do anything about it anyway.

Here are a few articles worth reading.

TPP Could Criminalize Journalism and Whistleblowing

Rigged Corporate Trade Agreement: The Truth Concerning the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Deeply Flawed Partnership

The TPP and TTIP Trade Agreements: “A Dystopian Future in which Corporations Rather Than Elected Governments Call the Shots”




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posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:22 PM
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originally posted by: bobs_uruncle
a reply to: xuenchen

The TPP must not pass. From what I have heard from my sources, is it will be the end of the slide downhill and entrance to the actual abyss. The objects of the TPP are uniform law between countries and colonies, such that corporations can do whatever they want to equalize the playing field. Corporations could bankrupt countries and turn them into much more pliable third world nations overnight. Like everything, it won't happen all at once, it will be nickeled and dimed into place over a year or two, but once the test cases are finished, you might as well stick a fork in the planet, 'cause it's done.


Okay, that sound bad.

Any link(s) you can provide to more info regard TPP would be welcome.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:49 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

And this is why Monsanto needs a private army.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:53 PM
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Chinese Law Firm to Merge With American Firms, Employ Howard Dean, Newt Gingrich

firstlook.org...

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:53 PM
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originally posted by: EA006
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And this is why Monsanto needs a private army.


They will create a new Glyphosate based currency.




posted on May, 21 2015 @ 05:11 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: EA006
a reply to: xuenchen

And this is why Monsanto needs a private army.


They will create a new Glyphosate based currency.




Haven't they recently patented a strain of mj? Might be hemp based currency?



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posted on May, 21 2015 @ 10:02 PM
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originally posted by: aboutface
a reply to: rickymouse

Damn, damn, double damn. This is an evil trade agreement, giving superior power of corporations over governments. Kiss goodbye to natural resources, justice, environmental protections. It is an endgame thing where if we don't see it, it will be too late to do anything about it anyway.







It's well beyond too late. This process started over 22 years ago with the first Bush administration. NAFTA was negotiated during Bush 1's administration and ratified via Slick Willy's first term. Slick Willy sold us all down the river. If his bitch is elected president, turn out the lights because the party will surely be over when that fat bitch sings.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 10:38 PM
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Fast Track = Secret Legislation

And why do,you think they are keeping it secret, because of how awesome it is? Representative democracy in our country is an effin farce.



posted on May, 22 2015 @ 02:37 AM
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This is a conspiracy against the people of this nation. Every senator who voted for this, as well as the liar in chief, should be executed for treason and dereliction of duty for this farce. I am literally sick to my stomach. Is there anyone who actually WANTS this crap other than the mega-rich?



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