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    Deal Reached on Fast-Track Authority for Obama on Trade Pact

    WASHINGTON — The leaders of Congress’s tax-writing committees reached agreement Thursday on legislation to give President Obama “fast track” authority to negotiate an ambitious trade accord with 11 other Pacific nations, beginning what is sure to be one of the toughest legislative battles of his last 19 months in office.The “trade promotion authority” bill — likely to be unveiled Thursday afternoon — would give Congress the power to vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership once it is completed, but would deny lawmakers the chance to amend what would be the largest trade deal since the North American Free Trade Agreement.


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    Well if NAFTA was not enough, get ready for TPP. The TPP has been called "NAFTA on steroids", and is expected to have vast negative consequences for American manufacturing, and the middle and working classes. As a recent study on the implication of TPP stated, "Instead, the TPP looks like it will just constitute one more step toward using commercial agreements to maximize three things: (1) the damage done through global integration to the wages of most American workers; (2) the rents earned by those holding a monopoly on intellectual property claims; and (3) the influence that the preferences of global economic elites have on the policymaking of American trading partners." (http://www.epi.org/publication/tpp-unlikely-to-be-good-deal-for-american-workers/). Now we are just one step closer for this deal to become official trade policy
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    Re: Deal Reached on Fast-Track Authority for Obama on Trade Pact

    there should be no free trade agreements with countries that don't adopt the OSHA and pollution controls that our own businesses are saddled with. if we're exporting those jobs, we should be exporting first world labor rights along with them. otherwise, it just isn't fair.

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    Re: Deal Reached on Fast-Track Authority for Obama on Trade Pact

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    there should be no free trade agreements with countries that don't adopt the OSHA and pollution controls that our own businesses are saddled with. if we're exporting those jobs, we should be exporting first world labor rights along with them. otherwise, it just isn't fair.
    You think anybody in Congress gives a **** about exporting our regulation? There is a concerted effort in Congress to destroy unions and dilute workers rights down to bare bones. These 'free trade' agreements are all about giving jobs to people who won't complain about making $2 an hour and destroying the standard of living Americans are use to. It's a Democrat-Republican effort and not a single person in either camp is interested in stopping it.
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    Re: Deal Reached on Fast-Track Authority for Obama on Trade Pact

    Why is Obama championing it?
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    Re: Deal Reached on Fast-Track Authority for Obama on Trade Pact

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Why is Obama championing it?
    darn good question...wish I had an answer..I can't think of anything good about the TPP. China and India aren't even in it.
    There is nothing for the US. Why doesn't the Senate get ratification? If this isn't a treaty..what is??
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    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    darn good question...wish I had an answer..I can't think of anything good about the TPP. China and India aren't even in it.
    There is nothing for the US. Why doesn't the Senate get ratification? If this isn't a treaty..what is??
    They probably gave him fast track right?
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    Re: Deal Reached on Fast-Track Authority for Obama on Trade Pact

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    They probably gave him fast track right?
    it has to be voted on, but they prolly will.. I like this quote:

    Indeed, members of the committee had so little information that Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) felt compelled to ask if they were going to be voting Thursday "on an agreement that we have not yet even seen and that hasn't been reached."
    I don't have the source, but that says it all

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    Re: Deal Reached on Fast-Track Authority for Obama on Trade Pact

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Why is Obama championing it?
    Because Obama is just another centrist Democrat just like Clinton... Not the left wing radical many of you played him out to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Because Obama is just another centrist Democrat just like Clinton... Not the left wing radical many of you played him out to be.
    Hahahaahahahahaha..........Obamacare ain't centrist.
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    Re: Deal Reached on Fast-Track Authority for Obama on Trade Pact

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    it has to be voted on, but they prolly will.. I like this quote:

    I don't have the source, but that says it all
    You have to vote on it before you can know what's in it.
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