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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Jul 2009
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    Albuquerque, NM
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    Default More Lawmakers Are Seeing Through TPP Lies

    Maybe, just maybe it is not too late to be stopped in it's tracks.

    Powerful bipartisan voices aired concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) this week, leaving passage of the lousy trade deal that would ship thousands of jobs overseas and permit unsafe food and products to flood U.S. stores in limbo.

    The loudest came Sunday when House Speaker Paul Ryan (D-Wis.) noted he “is not the dictator of the House” and cannot force members to pass the 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement. He conceded that as it stands, the pact does not have the votes required for passage.

    While Ryan has been supportive of the TPP and even authored the House legislation that allows the trade deal to be fast tracked through the chamber last year, he also raised his own concerns with the deal. The speaker took issue with dairy and intellectual property provisions, among others, in an interview.

    That was followed up today by Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., ranking member of the House Ways & Means Committee, who announced he would not be supporting the TPP. He took aim at its failure to address currency manipulation as well as its weak worker rights and country-of-origin rules as his reasons for opposing it.

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    I Am Rocking Now

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    Mar 2010
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    Default Re: More Lawmakers Are Seeing Through TPP Lies

    Speaking of the TTP......

    Trans-Atlantic & Trans-Pacific

    "The “partnerships” set up “tribunals” staffed by corporations that are outside the court systems of the sovereign governments. It is in these corporate tribunals that the lawsuits take place. In other words the corporations are judge, jury, and prosecutor. They can’t lose. The “partnerships” set up secret unaccountable governments that are higher and have power over the elected governments.'


    British Conservative Breaks Ranks, Opposes TTIP

    "The very core of both Obama’s ‘trade’ deal with Europe, TTIP, and his ‘trade’ deal with Asia, TPP, is precisely that: to sign away legislators’ power to protect the electorate from harmful additives, toxic water and foods and air, unsafe cars, and to preserve environment for themselves and future generations – and more (Lilley is especially concerned because it would abolish Britain’s vaunted public health service. Imagine: a British Conservative is determined to protect that enormously successful socialist program in his country! Flabbergasting, but true.).

    The very core of it is to transfer national sovereignty to a worldwide dictatorship of international corporations (three-person corporate-accountable panels of ‘arbitrators’, whose rulings are non-appealable and aren’t required to adhere to any nation’s laws – it’s shocking, but true)."

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