Sunday, June 21, 2015

TPP Grants Corporations Terrifying Secret Powers

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a proposed regional regulatory and investment treaty. As of 2014, twelve countries throughout the Asia Pacific region have participated in negotiations on the TPP: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam. If accepted it would be
the largest trade deal in history representing 792 million people and about 40% of the world economy.

The proposed agreement began in 2005 as the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPSEP or P4). Participating countries set the goal of wrapping up negotiations in 2012, but contentious issues such as agriculture, intellectual property, and services and investments have caused negotiations to continue into the present, with the last round meeting in Ottawa from 3–12 July 2014. Implementation of the TPP is one of the primary goals of the trade agenda of the Obama administration in the United States of America.

TPP is about corporations sezing control and ownership of all public lands, waters, oceans etc.  This is a real reason why TPP is being fast tracked, and kept secret from public scrutiny.  The public is not being allowed to read or examine anything that is in the TPP documents for at least 5 years AFTER the treaty is signed. 

The last I checked the United States is a Republic.  America is a nation of people not a collection of corporations who have at their disposal 300 million slaves.   That our leaders of forcing this criminal treaty in secret and behind closed doors speaks volumes as to whom it benefits.  

In  May 2012, United States Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced S. 3225, which would have required the Office of the US Trade Representative to disclose its TPP documents to all members of Congress.  Big surprise, it failed.  In In 2013, even yellow dog Democrats,  Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) sharply criticised the obama administration's Orwellian  secrecy policies.

TPP in it's entirety places corporations above governments.  An example being  the "Investor State Resolution" clauses that allow foreign companies to sue to overturn national labor and environmental laws. So, if another country doesn't like US labor laws the corporation can sue the federal government and force it to enact unfair labor laws.  Great for the corporation, bad for the already beleaguered American worker who is being squeezed on all sides. 

TPP  gives unprecedented power to the multinational corporations. TPP creates an international tribunal  outside any nation's legal system, that can order compensation for lost expected profits resulting from a nation's regulations. Which, means that if a corporation could make more money by hurting US workers then the US must either give in to this new trade concession or pay, out of the tax payers pocket, the corporation for lost profits.    

Sovereign rights will be conceded, by the signing of the TPP, to foreign corporations and that will be forever.  The wording of TPP makes it so that all who sign will do so in perpetuity. TPP places corporations above governments and places public health, labor laws, or even environmental rules at the behest of the corporation who have NO thought other then to make money.  

The very people of America would become corporate slaves who because of TPP no longer have a say in how our country is run.  Add to that, TPP would allow forigen corporations to have their hand in how the United States is governed and what it's laws will be.

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