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This term “fast track” is a euphemism for your members of Congress – senators and representatives – handcuffing themselves, so as to prevent any amendments or adequate debate before the final vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership – another euphemism that is used to avoid the word “treaty,” which would require ratification by two-thirds of the Senate. This anti-democratic process is being pushed by “King Obama” and his royal court.
Only corporations, astonishingly enough, are entitled to sue the U.S. government for any alleged harm to their profits from health, safety or other regulations in secret tribunals that operate as offshore kangaroo courts, not in open courts.
I challenge President Obama to state publically that he has read the entire TPP. Even a benign monarch would do this for his/her trusting subjects.
TPP fastrack also included an AIPAC anti-BDS amendment:
"TPA, which passed through the Senate and landed on the president’s desk, includes roughly 150 trade negotiating objectives – requirements of the president, as mandated by Congress, to raise specific US priorities in its negotiations.
One of those objectives is to push back against efforts within the EU to sponsor the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel..
Drafting HR 825, then known as the US-Israel Trade and Commercial Enhancement Act, took several months. A bipartisan group of congressmen worked with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on its language.
originally posted by: Thorneblood
So, since this was all started by Bush II are we going to operate under the impression that it wouldn't favor Bush III so we can just bash Obama? (Not that he is undeserving) but a ten year deal that gets rushed through near the end of his Presidency doesn't exactly strike me as being a victory for Obama.
It sounds like a cozy little set up for Jeb and the Conservative right that rushed this through. Does that mean Obama just gets credit and a cushy retirement fund.
originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: FyreByrd
An honest question (but you don't have to answer)
Do you feel any regrets now after supporting Obama for so many years?