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Elizabeth Warren Launches Last-Minute Blitz to Stop Trade Bill

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posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 09:15 PM
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I can't believe our tired-ass Country has no idea this is going on as we muck-rake to our demise.

As a quick recap: Right now, the President is finishing up the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal covering 40% of the world’s economy. It was negotiated with the help of 28 working groups, but here’s the scary part: 85% of the people in those groups are corporate executives or corporate lobbyists. I’m not against trade – but a tilted process produces a tilted product, and I’m really worried about a trade deal that works for big, multinational corporations and leaves everyone else in the dirt.



The vote is expected to be close, and many Democrats are angry about a funding mechanism contained in the Senate version of the bill that would pay for a worker retraining program by taking money from Medicare. On Thursday afternoon, Warren e-mailed her liberal supporters, imploring them to call their representative and urge a “no” vote on the trade bills. “We have one last chance to stop Fast Track on trade—right now!” Warren writes.


Ya good luck with the last ditch effort, should have been screaming about it every day.

Read more at Bloomberg




posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 09:20 PM
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It’s a done deal


The elite 1000000 and the ordinary people 0


The country is finished


This is a bill that will cost probably a million jobs but will put more billions in the pockets of the elite rich


Asking the US senate, the millionaires club, to stop this bill is like asking the wolves to save the sheep



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posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 09:26 PM
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a reply to: Willtell
I fear that you are correct.
This is one item that I agree with Warren on.



posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 09:26 PM
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we stop this now....stupid trade deal....big pharma has a clause.,,no price lowering by congress....dang......or this will Obama's favorite scam

edit on 11-6-2015 by GBP/JPY because: our new King.....He comes right after a nicely done fake one



posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 09:36 PM
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a reply to: ugmold

There is just no reason for a "free trade" deal to involve anything other than repealing existing trade barriers. No new legislation should be necessary, only the removal of bad laws is indicated.

Whatever it is that is in this bill (which we do not know) is inarguably not about free trade.
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posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 09:38 PM
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Republicans love it enough to give Obama authorization to negotiate it in secret without Congressional approval.

Elizabeth Warren and Democrats hate it.

They won't tell anyone what's really in it.

Biggest Winners will be Corporations

Biggest Losers will be the American People

guaranteed.



posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 09:38 PM
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Welp. Stick a fork in us..



posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 09:39 PM
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The TPP is rigged to benefit the rich!


This is the further plot to depress the middle class and the supine American people are going to their doom quietly



How do corporate lobbyists get around Congress when their billionaire masters want to destroy regulations that protect workers, our environment, and keep jobs here in the United States?

Easy. They simply prevent Congress from debating and voting on such protections by attaching them to a massive trade deal and then pressuring them to “fast track” that deal's approval. As if we didn't have enough reasons to be against the Trans Pacific Partnership – aka SHAFTA – now we have to fight that deal's international rules which would further rig the system for the one percent.

Apparently the corporate elite aren't satisfied with the pro-business, anti-worker legislation that Republicans in Congress have already enacted. The billionaires want to go further, and they don't even want their congressional lapdogs to tinker around the edges - much less allow opponents to make meaningful amendments.

The TPP is being negotiated in secret, and the American public is being kept in the dark about what it contains. But, as Katrina vanden Heuvel explained last week in the Washington Post, “500 corporations and banks sit on advisory committees with access to various chapters.






In other words, we're not allowed to see the deal that could undermine our nation's economy, but the corporate elite get to negotiate the details. SHAFTA supporters claim "there's nothing to see here!" - because they've had such a great track record of operating in the public interest.
In reality, the Trans Pacific Partnership threatens American jobs, American sovereignty, and the little that remains the American middle class. This massive trade deal poses a serious threat to our nation, and we must do everything in our power to make sure that it does not become reality. - See more at: www.thomhartmann.com...

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posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 09:41 PM
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In other words, we're not allowed to see the deal that could undermine our nation's economy, but the corporate elite get to negotiate the details. SHAFTA supporters claim "there's nothing to see here!" - because they've had such a great track record of operating in the public interest.

In reality, the Trans Pacific Partnership threatens American jobs, American sovereignty, and the little that remains the American middle class. This massive trade deal poses a serious threat to our nation, and we must do everything in our power to make sure that it does not become reality. - See more at: www.thomhartmann.com...



posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 09:44 PM
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a reply to: babybunnies

So Obama sucks enough that you are calling him a Republican?



posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 09:46 PM
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Get ready for the police state to roll big.



posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 09:49 PM
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a reply to: babybunnies

I think Canada is neck deep in the TPP too.



posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 09:51 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: babybunnies

So Obama sucks enough that you are calling him a Republican?


No he's an elitist just like the Republicans and most Democrats, but he's not either of them. But he does call himself a Democrat. But clearly he's just a corporate sell out POS!!! Like just about every other member of Government.

The only way to stop anything now is literally for everyone to stop doing anything at all until they remove this. If everyone just stopped working and buying anything at all for a few days the economy would be hit so hard they would have to listen. Either that or storm the offices of Government and rip them from their cozy leather chairs and string them up in from the roof tops for the world to see with a sign written in blood, "This is what happens to traders who sell out their own people!"



posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 09:57 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: babybunnies

So Obama sucks enough that you are calling him a Republican?


Well, Obama hasn't been working for democratic ideals, now has he? He's been playing the same game as the republicans since he took office.

While morons spend their time calling him a socialist, Obama's friends and the republicans have been working together to further push a fascist, pro-corporate agenda.

Of course, many democrats are in on the game as well. Obamacare, a republican plan pushed by Obama and supported by the democrats.

Perhaps many of us have fallen prey to the propaganda and were too caught-up in the left vs. the right to recognize what was obviously happening in front of our faces.



posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 09:57 PM
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originally posted by: ugmold
I can't believe our tired-ass Country has no idea this is going on as we muck-rake to our demise.

As a quick recap: Right now, the President is finishing up the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal covering 40% of the world’s economy. It was negotiated with the help of 28 working groups, but here’s the scary part: 85% of the people in those groups are corporate executives or corporate lobbyists. I’m not against trade – but a tilted process produces a tilted product, and I’m really worried about a trade deal that works for big, multinational corporations and leaves everyone else in the dirt.



The vote is expected to be close, and many Democrats are angry about a funding mechanism contained in the Senate version of the bill that would pay for a worker retraining program by taking money from Medicare. On Thursday afternoon, Warren e-mailed her liberal supporters, imploring them to call their representative and urge a “no” vote on the trade bills. “We have one last chance to stop Fast Track on trade—right now!” Warren writes.


Ya good luck with the last ditch effort, should have been screaming about it every day.

Read more at Bloomberg



Why would any American in their right mind say, hey sure, this is a great idea, pay to retrain me in my same trade ( what no jobs available, hey unemployment for 6 months with obama care "dream on") and then send my job overseas. Man, this is idea. Thank you so much. Think I'll go out and smoke some .... and be more dumb down.

People, please wake up. McDonald's is a high school job, unless into 60 hr management job there.



posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 09:57 PM
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a reply to: mOjOm

I agree, except that I think that almost all Washington politicians are elitist sellouts... both parties. A lot of them will vote against something, but it is all a show. Like Obamacare, the Republicans didn't vote for it.... but I am sure almost every one of them were happy to see it pass.



posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 10:18 PM
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Obama is the one pushing the hardest for this because he is doing things the same way Hitler did. He cloaks all the worst things in innocent looking speech, and then knowing no one would go for it if they really knew "what is in it" he keeps it all hush hush, not even allowing any public leaking of the contents, where even congress and senate people are not allowed to copy or reveal this stuff.
There are supposed to be dozens of draconian things inserted into this bill including anti gun garbage. He needs to be removed and booted out of country like the traitor he really is.
Everyone who is helping him needs to get the same treatment.
Everything they are doing is long past legal or constitutional.



posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 10:31 PM
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a reply to: NoCorruptionAllowed

Maybe this will be the last straw, I see evidence of widespread disillusionment throughout the Democratic party.

The problem is, all of what has happened will be blamed on government weakness rather than government overreach. The proposed solution will therefore be to increase its power and scope rather than to limit its disruptive and destructive interference.



posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 11:26 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: babybunnies

I think Canada is neck deep in the TPP too.


Yeah we are, our idiot 2nd in command, Harpernista I believe signed this crap already. It could be repealed if someone had the balls, was wearing body armour and could dodge bullets really well. We all know what happens to people who get in the way of mega-corporations/international bankers. Kennedy is a good example.

This TPP treaty is a nightmare, I have looked up a lot of the documents on wiki leaks and as I said in another thread, if this passes, expect full collapse between August and September this year. Personally, I think it's planned for early September and I think we will see the depositor haircuts (bail-ins) in late August. Since boots will still be on the ground, re. Jade Helm, it goes easily from martial law exercise to operation.

To help make it so we couldn't bitch and moan too much, Harpernista fast tracked bill C-51, which is the equivalent of the US patriot act. I wonder if there is any one stupid or naive enough to believe politicians work in the interest of a majority of their constituents?

Cheers - Dave



posted on Jun, 11 2015 @ 11:28 PM
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I just want to see one, just ONE representative of the people (public servant) to state what is in the damned bill!




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