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Obama's Trade Deal Is Tangled In The Intricate Web Of Malaysia's Slavery Problem

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posted on May, 31 2015 @ 02:51 PM

The irony of this story is mind-boggling.

And these are the partners in this trade deal Obama has promised will be wonderful fro American workers.

Sure Obama we can compete against slaves!

What a joke

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's push for legislation that would enable the U.S. to strike a major trade deal with 11 other countries has gotten tangled in a debate over Malaysia's record on slave labor, throwing up a last-minute legislative obstacle. Inconveniently for backers of the trade deal, a full-blown humanitarian crisis is erupting in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Myanmar, directly connected to the region's reliance on human trafficking in industries as varied as electronics manufacturing, fishing and prostitution.

Last year, Malaysia and Thailand joined North Korea and Saudi Arabia on the State Department’s list of countries that are the worst offenders in forced labor and human trafficking -- formally known as a tier 3 designation. One year later, little has changed, though the importance of the tier 3 designation has surged as a result of the trade debate. the U.S. Senate last week passed legislation declaring that no country that engages in slave labor, such as Malaysia, can be a part of the trade deal. As Malaysia angles for membership in a historic international trade deal of epic scope, it is facing increased scrutiny for its human rights record, yet doing little to change the facts on the ground.

….And the peddlers of this new trade scam are saying American industry can compete with these countries to keep jobs

They'll try to cover this up so the greedy pigs from American industry who have ordered their puppet Obama to do everything in his power to pass this horrible trade bill, can take advantage of slave wage countries to move their manufacturing to such backward countries.

As Malaysia angles for membership in a historic international trade deal of epic scope, it is facing increased scrutiny for its human rights record, yet doing little to change the facts on the ground. In April, U.S. Ambassador Joseph Yun criticized Malaysia’s lack of progress on human trafficking. “The most obvious area is prosecution. Is there enough prosecution [of offenders] considering the incidence of trafficking?” Yun said, suggesting that such prosecutions were inexcusably rare.

This month, more than 139 grave sites were discovered, along with 28 suspected human trafficking camps in the far north of Malaysia, near the Thai border. Multiple bodies were found in each site, leading Malaysian authorities to estimate the number of dead to be well above 100. With Malaysia finding itself engulfed in a migrant crisis, the United Nations has called on it to help rescue tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims stranded at sea and in jungle concentration camps. Malaysia has not only refused, but has rebuffed even seriously participating in discussions. Meanwhile, a top Malaysian minister has said that despite the U.S. Senate's legislation, his government is sure it will be allowed into the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which may explain Malaysia's lack of interest in addressing the human trafficking crisis.

It's a done deal. The fix is in.

American industrial manufacturing is going to be obliterated on the backs of these slave wage countries.

Five or Ten years from now when the damage is done, and Obama is living off the largees of the corporate pigs who ordered him to make this deal, Obama will apologize when its shown American jobs have left in the thousands.

Bill Clinton is doing that now

But then it will be too late
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posted on May, 31 2015 @ 08:09 PM
And yet they call themselves the champions of the working class and middle class in America..

Exploit slaves in the 3rd world to screw 1st world people.

Laugh all the way to the bank.

If I were this heartless and calculating they'd throw me in jail.
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posted on May, 31 2015 @ 08:14 PM
a reply to: Willtell

It is all a lie I remember NAFTA and how it was going to help us keep our jobs...........LIES......You scum bags are all liars. Look around this is not a left vs right thing because everyone is suffering with wage stagnation and out of control inflation eating your money away.

Well thankfully all of these illegal aliens from Mexico can teach us how to live in poverty. 3rd world status is coming in the next 20 years unless the people wake up.

posted on May, 31 2015 @ 08:54 PM
Maybe the lax attitude towards Malaysia's slave labor indicates future tolerance in unsuspecting nations.

posted on May, 31 2015 @ 09:01 PM

In fact all the better for this administration.

posted on May, 31 2015 @ 09:17 PM
Some of the results of the last trade deal NAFTA

"Some of the effects of NAFTA that are highlighted in the report include,

$181 billion U.S. trade deficit with NAFTA partners Mexico and Canada,
one million net U.S. jobs lost because of NAFTA,
a doubling of immigration from Mexico,
larger agricultural trade deficits with Mexico and Canada,
and more than $360 million paid to corporations after “investor-state” tribunal attacks on, and rollbacks of, domestic public interest policies.

The data also show how post-NAFTA trade and investment trends have contributed to:

middle-class pay cuts, which in turn contributed to growing income inequality;
how since NAFTA, U.S. trade deficit growth with Mexico and Canada has been 45 percent higher than with countries not party to a U.S. Free Trade Agreement,
and how U.S. manufacturing and services exports to Canada and Mexico have grown at less than half the pre-NAFTA rate."

posted on Jun, 1 2015 @ 08:19 AM
Don't you know it isn't slavery

The semantics of the politically correct United States

Slavery is only slavery when white people hold black people as slaves

No one has cared for generations about the "slaves" in Africa, because that was black people having black slaves, and that doesn't count in today's politically correct world
if two people are of the same skin tone and one holds the other as a "slave" then it is not really slavery in the eyes of the politically correct
because only white people can engage in slavery, any other skin color is incapable of doing such an evil thing, only white people can
so this isn't really slavery
not according to the politically correct crowd who cry for justice when a white person drops a hankie on the toe of a black person

(The above is sarcasm for those of you who don't get that sort of thing)
But there is a huge tinge of reality, the hollywood crowd, the race chasers, the people in power honestly don't care about slavery anymore because they have put their heads in the sand about it's existence since it was abolished in the US.
That is why Obama doesn't care about slaves in other countries, in his mind, well they aren't on his mind, they don't exist as a problem.

posted on Jun, 4 2015 @ 07:22 PM
a reply to: Willtell

They won't see it that way, it's more "slaves competing with slaves".
Sickening really that we can profit from poverty.

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