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Info on what TPP does

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 Cinnamon    24,884

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Job Loss, Lower Wages and Higher Drug Prices

Have you heard? The TPP is a massive, controversial "free trade" agreement currently being pushed by big corporations and negotiated behind closed doors by officials from the United States and 11 other countries – Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.

The TPP would expand the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) "trade" pact model that has spurred massive U.S. trade deficits and job loss, downward pressure on wages, unprecedented levels of inequality and new floods of agricultural imports. The TPP not only replicates, but expands NAFTA's special protections for firms that offshore U.S. jobs. And U.S. TPP negotiators literally used the 2011 Korea FTA – under which exports have fallen and trade deficits have surged – as the template for the TPP.

In one fell swoop, this secretive deal could:



 

 

Although it is called a "free trade" agreement, the TPP is not mainly about trade. Of TPP's 29 draft chapters, only five deal with traditional trade issues. One chapter would provide incentives to offshore jobs to low-wage countries. Many would impose limits on government policies that we rely on in our daily lives for safe food, a clean environment, and more. Our domestic federal, state and local policies would be required to comply with TPP rules.

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Tons of info at link:

http://www.citizen.org/tpp

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Wow, at least this makes sense of why the Republicans are backing this train wreck! Can't believe Obama is turning on the labor unions, darn, they'll be first in line to string him up ahead of everyone else!

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Dont seem to matter who is elected neither side is any good. I say pass all this crap Ram it thru because then we can start the revolution sooner exterminate all these useless turds who keep screwing thing up and get on with living rather than hearing about what a bunch of retarded flunkies who are dreaming up this garbage  to protect us

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