"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler
Trade Promotion Authority bill (H.R. 1314). I couldn't find a link to the Trans-Pacific Partnership bill, but here's a white paper that attempts to summarize all the fine points of the legislation.
"A fair exchange ain't no robbery." Tupac Shakur w/Digital Underground
The U.S. Senate advanced legislation that would give President Barack Obama enhanced authority to complete free-trade deals including a landmark agreement with Pacific nations.
The 60-37 vote Tuesday paves the way for final passage later this week. Because the U.S. House has already passed the bill, H.R. 2146, it would go to Obama for his signature if the Senate agrees. The trade legislation is one of the president’s top second-term goals.