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Excerpt: "What was true then remains true now. The American people should be allowed to weigh in on the facts of TPP before Members of Congress are asked to voluntarily reduce our ability to amend, shape, or block any trade deal."

Sherrod Brown, Elizabeth Warren. (photo: J. Scott Applewhite/Susan Walsh/AP)
Sherrod Brown, Elizabeth Warren. (photo: J. Scott Applewhite/Susan Walsh/AP)


Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown Letter to Obama on the 'Dishonesty' of TPP

By Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown, Reader Supported News

26 April 15

 

The letter below from Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown confronts the White House rather bluntly on the secrecy surrounding the TPP and the impact it could have on the American economy and legal system. Serious stuff. - MA/RSN

 



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+87 # REDPILLED 2015-04-26 09:32
Obama: "Trust me. The TPP is good for U.S. workers and the environment, but you citizens can't read any of its text. Have I ever misled you?"
 
 
+55 # angelfish 2015-04-26 09:58
The letter has yet to be viewable on my RSN website...? However, WHY would ANY American Politician agree to something SO harmful to America?
 
 
+29 # Inspired Citizen 2015-04-26 10:06
I can't see it either, but an ally forwarded me a copy of it. Essentially, Brown and Warren are calling Obama a liar.

Some of the lies being told about Obamatrade can be seen here:

http://www.examiner.com/article/administration-using-weapons-of-mass-deception-to-push-obamatrade
 
 
+8 # WestWinds 2015-04-27 00:19
#Inspired Citizen:

--- Only because he is.
 
 
+3 # dquandle 2015-04-27 17:14
and a murderous and vicious one at that.
 
 
+34 # MainStreetMentor 2015-04-26 12:15
“This car is absolutely perfect. Buy it … THEN we’ll talk about why the engine rattles and the tires are missing.”
 
 
+26 # Farafalla 2015-04-26 13:56
I had to click on download it here. It came up as a PDF and I was able to read it. I hope RSN can fix the glitch. This letter is very important. I would vote for a Warren and Brown ticket in a heartbeat.
 
 
+35 # jsluka 2015-04-26 15:57
Because while its harmful to America, its a great power grab for the corporations who are the politicians real masters.
 
 
+10 # WestWinds 2015-04-27 00:18
Quoting angelfish:
The letter has yet to be viewable on my RSN website...? However, WHY would ANY American Politician agree to something SO harmful to America?


--- Because it lines their pockets with campaign contributions via the 36,000 lobbyists on behalf of the 1-2% industrialists who have bought off our Congress and replaced our democratic republic with a fascist military police state (like Mussolini's Italy and Hitler's Germany.) That's why. And the New York police have just thwarted yet another attempt to bomb the Statue of Liberty. This is how low our country has sunk under these (blanking) industrialists. A pox and Maule's curse on them all!
 
 
+6 # MsAnnaNOLA 2015-04-27 10:38
He is part of the Fascist system that has taken over our country. All the corporate money is trying to take over not just the country but the world. Why else keep is secret? It must be really horrible.
 
 
+4 # dquandle 2015-04-27 17:15
You got it!
 
 
+3 # Depressionborn 2015-04-28 18:06
Quoting dquandle:
You got it!



yes, MsAnnaNOLAN The TTP world now too?

The web is reporting mandatory GMO acceptance for a TTP trading world. A Big Ag (Montsanto?) move for more corporate profit. They own Congress.

Big government, small people.
 
 
+4 # rhgreen 2015-04-27 12:16
Quoting angelfish:
... WHY would ANY American Politician agree to something SO harmful to America?

It's just fine for those with political power in America. The corporate right-wing funders of politicians who support them love the TPP. The people who should be really angry are the developing countries which are prevented by the US from developing their own industries (which would compete with American ones) and from growing crops for domestic consumption (instead of importing food). The US (New England) industrialized behind a tariff wall but today's developing countries must not do that. Hypocrisy? Yes. Many such countries are statistically "prosperous" from growing export crops and exporting their minerals e.g. to the US, but that prosperity is at the top only. They used to be self-sufficient in food, grown locally, but now they have to import food from US agribusiness. Self-sufficienc y is not a concept the US likes, and is discouraged in developing countries. Self-sufficient countries are too independent. The US has no leverage on such countries to make them behave. Economic interdependence is what's wanted - that's the goal of globalization. And of course interdependence of countries which are vastly different in wealth and power amounts to dependence of the smaller poorer weaker ones on the largest wealthiest strongest one. It's a recipe for continued & increased inequality, both among and within countries.
 
 
+2 # moonrigger 2015-04-29 19:16
Exactly right, rh. We've already ceded way too much power to the biopirates. They're never content, and are constantly trying to covertly slip in their agenda on every bill and agreement. They've ripped off patient farmers who've selectively cultivated most of the wonderful crops we take for granted, food, cotton, medicinals, co-opting everything their attorneys can get their hands on, forcing poor farmers to pay royalties on basmati rice, etc. sold in the US. For this alone, the TPP should be flushed down the commode.
 
 
+1 # WestWinds 2015-04-30 18:46
#rhgreen:

--- Spot on. Just have a look at what has happened to Mexico and their corn economy under Monsanto and NAFTA. Mexico has lost its agricultural base and their people have to come here as "illegal" aliens in order to scrounge jobs to send money home for their families just to survive. People in this country need to wake up and find out what's really going on with our country under all the Right-wing religious nonsense.
 
 
+6 # dquandle 2015-04-27 17:14
Because virtually all American politicians are corrupt power-hungry criminals.
 
 
+2 # Depressionborn 2015-04-29 21:29
Quoting angelfish:
The letter has yet to be viewable on my RSN website...? However, WHY would ANY American Politician agree to something SO harmful to America?


Simply find our who wrote the legislation and who benefits.

Then publicize it.
 
 
+1 # WestWinds 2015-04-30 18:39
Quoting angelfish:
The letter has yet to be viewable on my RSN website...? However, WHY would ANY American Politician agree to something SO harmful to America?


--- Because they get their campaigns for office paid for by the very people and industrial institutions who want this. It the same thing with TPP; absolutely HORRID for Americans, but the industrialists want it and the politicians are paid-for puppets.
 
 
+43 # PABLO DIABLO 2015-04-26 10:20
The "land of the free" has become a "police state". WAKE UP AMERICA. Take back "our" government.
Those who control the media, control the dialogue.
Pump up fear to justify a militarized police state
Constant cycle of problems
Prevents us from seeing corporate control of government
Corporate control of resources.
 
 
+11 # turtleislander 2015-04-26 10:25
Why IS this letter not viewable?
 
 
+27 # ericlipps 2015-04-26 10:36
If members of Congress are indeed "prohibited by law" from "discussing the substance of the text in public," then either you are asking congressmen to break the law in order to sink the TPP or that the President do what it is illegal for Congress to do. Whereupon, of course, a draft impeachment resolution will appear as if by magic.

Personally, I think any such gag law stinks, whether it touches on the TPP or not. But there it is, and if Congress wants to do what that law forbids or demand that the President do it, it is the responsibility of Congress to first amend or repeal that law.

And we all know how much respect Congress has for its responsibilitie s.
 
 
+10 # MsAnnaNOLA 2015-04-27 10:40
How can it possibly be legal to classify a secret trade deal and have people vote on something that is hidden from the public? Anytime we allow our government to work in secret we are bound to be the victims of over reach.
 
 
0 # WestWinds 2015-04-30 18:48
#MsAnnaNOLA:

--- You are a wise woman, Ms. Anna.
 
 
+2 # ritawalpoleague 2015-04-28 12:41
I confess, the word 'impeachment' in your comment jumped out at me from your comment.

Is it not time for all Americans, of any and all and no political party persuasions, to jump onboard the 'Let's Impeach Obama' train? Behavior modification works with its reward the good and penalize the bad. And badder than bad it is, this president's pushing forward this TPP, his penalizing of any and all who dare to out truth (i.e. our true heroes, Snowden, Assange, Manning, et. al.), his totally non-transparent ly signing (after he said he would veto it) the 2012 NDAA which includes that totally constitutional article that allows military to arrest any and all civilians, i.e. African Americans who dare to protest injustice, such as blacks now deemed 'terrorists' in Baltimore, with military arrests by called in National Guard now pending. This egregious and constitutional rights article also allows, following arrests(s), indefinite detention with no due process (trial).

Any longer a democracy? No way, Jose. Time to penalize any and politicians (POTUS included) who quash basic constitutional rights, including impeachment needed in the past of a Bushwhacker, who lied us/U.S. into war, and now neede of 'Oh Bomb Ah' whose singing of the 2012 NDAA destroyed essential 'liberty and justice for all', and who continues to destroy and con us/U.S. with this fast tracking of the TPP.

Let's us/U.S. get impeach going!
 
 
+4 # davehaze 2015-04-28 15:43
sorry Rita, I accidentally gave you a negative. I'm all for impeaching Obama and any president who refuses to represent the american people.
 
 
+19 # pamelawy 2015-04-26 10:38
When I logged in the letter appeared. It's spot on. Can't wait for the response.
 
 
+49 # conniejo 2015-04-26 10:55
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, Senators Brown and Warren!!!!!!!
 
 
+33 # LeeBlack 2015-04-26 11:03
If company executives have access and input to the agreements in the TPP we know that this treaty will benefit the corporations and not the people. It gives a lie to the idea that we are a democracy (rule of the PEOPLE).

It's sad that Obama wants this to be part of his legacy.
 
 
+17 # jsluka 2015-04-26 15:59
Bear in mind that rich people - Rethuglican or Dumbocrat - believe that "what's good for business/corpor ations is good for America (the people)." Its a core belief of bourgeois capitalism.
 
 
-1 # Depressionborn 2015-04-28 19:12
Quoting jsluka:
Bear in mind that rich people - Rethuglican or Dumbocrat - believe that "what's good for business/corporations is good for America (the people)." Its a core belief of bourgeois capitalism.


Re: capitalism:
What is Capitalism?

"Capitalism is a social system based on the principle of individual rights. Politically, it is the system of laissez-faire (freedom). Legally it is a system of objective laws (rule of law as opposed to rule of man). Economically, when such freedom is applied to the sphere of production its result is the free-market."

So: capitalism sounds pretty good, surely better than Cultural Marxism"

Seems to me what's good for the people is good for the nation. Whatever that is it is not the government.
 
 
0 # moonrigger 2015-04-29 19:24
Depressionborn: the fact is, capitalism is a system that capitalizes on human and natural resources, and products of labor, i.e. it can't exist unless these things exist so some entity can capitalize on them. This is usually someone or some organization that is wealthier by far than the rest of us, and not necessarily because they/it worked honestly for their wealth. This is why it's a mistake to equate capitalism with free-enterprise . We are brainwashed into thinking capitalism is the only sensible system in the world, yet it's not successful over the long haul, as we have seen, especially when there are no checks and balances. When the wealthy make the rules, and do away with sensible ones, capitalism becomes feudalism and plutocracy--i.e ., what we nearly have today.
 
 
0 # Depressionborn 2015-05-01 02:28
Quoting moonrigger:
Depressionborn: the fact is, capitalism is a system that capitalizes on human and natural resources, and products of labor, i.e. it can't exist unless these things exist so some entity can capitalize on them. This is usually someone or some organization that is wealthier by far than the rest of us, and not necessarily because they/it worked honestly for their wealth. This is why it's a mistake to equate capitalism with free-enterprise. We are brainwashed into thinking capitalism is the only sensible system in the world, yet it's not successful over the long haul, as we have seen, especially when there are no checks and balances. When the wealthy make the rules, and do away with sensible ones, capitalism becomes feudalism and plutocracy--i.e., what we nearly have today.


I submitted the dictionary definition of capitalism. Yours sounds like fascism. You can look it up though. Words should have the same meaning regardless of politics.
 
 
+1 # WestWinds 2015-04-30 18:59
#Depressionborn:

--- The problems are:
(1) The rights of "individual" corporations (remembering that corporations are now "people") has put corporations ahead of the best interests of We the People. It's like having a tapeworm in your gut. The worm is acting independently but he is killing off the host.
(2)There is capitalism and there is capitalism. ROUGHLY speaking, there are two types of capitalism: (a) regulated, and (b) unregulated. Regulated capitalism is what we had when things like Glass Steagall was in place; it forced the banksters to behave. When that regulation was removed, we got the mortgage-backed debentures mess.
(3)Unregulated commerce/capita lism. The so-called "F(r)EE Market". This term "Free Market" is (Ayn Rand) weasel speak for anarchy, chaos, lying, cheating, stealing, gouging, inflated pricing; you know, "the ends justifies the means" BS.

To assume that this is "good for the people" and thereby "good for the nation" is a complete misunderstandin g of what this is and how it works. Was NAFTA good for the country? No. Would Keystone XL be good for this country? No. Would TPP be good for this country? Absolutely no. Just because it is "doing business" does NOT make it good. It's really simple; ask yourself: "Is crooked business better than regulated honest business?" How could crooked business EVER be good for the country as a whole. What you are advocating is that some renegades loot the place while the majority starve and suffer.
 
 
0 # Depressionborn 2015-05-01 02:35
Westwinds on capitalism


of course. You are right. But we no longer have capitalism. Please, call a spade a spade. You, WestWinds, thank you, you got it right, but call it by what it is please-whatever , it may just be good old bad old fascism.

It will destroy us.
 
 
+6 # WestWinds 2015-04-27 00:28
#LeeBlack:

--- Legacy? What legacy? He doesn't give a flying Frisbee about any legacy; he's a Purple Dog Demorat and he worships at the Golden Calf of greed with all the rest of the pigs at the corporate trough. And I've said so all along, only it takes some longer to let go of their hopes for the best from someone who can't throw their best away fast enough.
 
 
+3 # dquandle 2015-04-27 17:18
not to mention he's a vicious murderous power-hungry thug with a profound yen to please and then become one with the plutocracy.
 
 
+30 # inspectordan 2015-04-26 11:11
Transparency and Democracy are just memories now. If indeed they ever existed in this country. The boldness of the PTB lies now is almost too much to believe. They really do see the American People as sheep and witless serfs who can be led around by the nose as long as the price of gas is low and there's another episode of American Idol to watch. Senators Brown and Warren are two shining examples of righteous heroes who speak truth to power. God Bless them both!
 
 
+32 # Robbee 2015-04-26 11:12
forget who said it but - if we don't hang together, we'll all hang separately

it's a start to see 2 senators sticking together - tpp is the sort of existential threat to american sovereignty, legislative, executive and judicial, that merits a solid front of dem senators

if we don't start to show some solidarity, some push back now, soon there will be no tools for doing so left to we the people

before it's too late, unions should be leading on this
 
 
+16 # Radscal 2015-04-26 14:49
"forget who said it but - if we don't hang together, we'll all hang separately"

Ben Franklin, upon the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
 
 
+3 # IAMMe 2015-04-27 04:57
That's one thing the Rethuglicans have had going for them is solidarity. It's the secret ingredient
 
 
0 # WestWinds 2015-04-30 19:07
Quoting Robbee:
forget who said it but - if we don't hang together, we'll all hang separately

it's a start to see 2 senators sticking together - tpp is the sort of existential threat to american sovereignty, legislative, executive and judicial, that merits a solid front of dem senators

if we don't start to show some solidarity, some push back now, soon there will be no tools for doing so left to we the people

before it's too late, unions should be leading on this


--- Then I suggest we get solidly behind Bernie Sanders and make sure HRC isn't the Democratic nominee.
 
 
+45 # tedrey 2015-04-26 11:24
The people are not to be allowed to read it, discuss it, or vote on it. That says it all.

Under the circumstances, I see no reason the people should accept it, obey it, or pay for it.
 
 
+5 # jsluka 2015-04-26 16:01
Because it will have the status of law, we will, basically, have no choice but to accept, obey, and pay for it.
 
 
+1 # WestWinds 2015-04-30 19:09
Quoting jsluka:
Because it will have the status of law, we will, basically, have no choice but to accept, obey, and pay for it.


--- I dont' agree. We all know this is a dirty deal designed to do us in and we are under NO obligation to put up with it. Even the Declaration of Independence states that it is our duty to throw off tyranny and this thing has got tyranny written all over it.
 
 
+9 # Majikman 2015-04-26 11:29
In the bottom left hand corner where the letter should be is a line saying: "If you have trouble viewing this document, download it here" Click on the underlined "here"
 
 
+4 # John of Milpitas 2015-04-26 11:49
Strange...I was able to open this message normally and read it after receiving it only minutes afterward but didn't erase it as I wanted to read comments later. Now when I retrieved it I had to hit the 'here' link to see it.
Then I logged in to do this message and the letter reappeared normally.
 
 
+3 # Helen Marshall 2015-04-26 11:53
YES, that works perfectly well.
 
 
+18 # Dale 2015-04-26 11:39
We have to consider that the combination of the extension of neoliberal globalization and existing free trade treaties to date have had a devastating impact on world economy and society.
-Under mainly AmeriKan pressures, pre-existing development oriented states have been weakened or dismantled and external dependency increased.
-Austerity programs have been imposed that reduce social spending while limited economic growth comes at the expense of exclusionary patterns of social and political development that pauperize sectors of the population, increase social inequalities, weaken civil society and the democratic order, and degrade the environment.
-Essential public services have been extensively privatized, leading to increased costs to the public for electric and telephone service, even water, education and health care.
-Where workers´ unions have not been smashed by military and police forces, they have been weakened by programs of “labor flexibility.” Labor in general is degraded as investment is channeled into sectors where labor is cheapened and molded as servile.
-Where instituted (Mexico being a graphic example) food sovereignty is undermined. Previous programs of rural development undone, tariff protection of domestic agriculture dropped, subsidies to stimulate national food production eliminated.
-Free trade is the commercial side of global corporate dominance. Defeating free trade treaties strikes at the heart of plutocratic power.
 
 
+2 # Depressionborn 2015-04-28 19:41
Re: Dale:

Absolutely Dale. But who is behind it and where is it going as it appears unstoppable and growing world wide.
somehow the attack on Russia is symptomatic?
 
 
+23 # geraldom 2015-04-26 11:56
Obama knows exactly what both the TTP and the TTIP entail. He's no fool and he's not being naive or ignorant about the harm that these trade agreements will cause to the common man if they are passed and signed into law.

Obama will either ignore the letter sent him by Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown, or he will respond publicly by once again doing what he does best, dazzle the public with Bull Shit and lies.

So, I warn you the general public and I submit to you that old adage, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." How many times do you wish to be screwed over before it's too late or before you finally wise up to what's going on?
 
 
+9 # jsluka 2015-04-26 16:02
Not just the common man, but the common woman and child as well.
 
 
+4 # warrior woman 2015-04-26 11:58
I thought to look at what FOX is saying and what the comments say there. Here is one example and the comments are not far from what is on this site.

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/04/17/sony-emails-show-abc-news-parent-company-exec-discussed-trade-deal-officials-despite-blackout-coverage-abc-news/
 
 
+6 # warrior woman 2015-04-26 12:01
I put the wrong link on and will not put on the FOX link that I reviewed, the comments are vile, however, there is at least, distrust for this agreement.
 
 
+17 # Aliazer 2015-04-26 12:30
What this proposal does, not only is against the best interests of the American people but it is downright subversive and seditious of what this country, supposedly, stands for.

Unfortunately, the duplicity of President Obama is just as subversive as the proposed trade pact and should be "nipped at the bud", even before is introduced to Congress.

I suggest everyone to storm the White House with enough individual protests to overload the switch board. And should that fail to impress the President, let us do the same thing to the individual members of Congress.
 
 
+7 # dquandle 2015-04-27 17:20
Yes indeed. Subverting the constitution, the sovereignty, the power of congress, and the laws of the nation, for filthy corporate power and lucre is treason.
 
 
+15 # Robbee 2015-04-26 12:30
a bone to pick with dale -

the last thing that global corporations, zomblicans, the 1% or the chamber of commerce want is free trade - free trade is just double-speak, double-talk, talking point for market domination and profit maximizing by limiting free trade to monopolies and cartels who accomplish profits-to-the- max by limiting supply, competition, innovation, labor rights, womens' rights, government right to tax, so forth - the last thing they want is free trada - a/k/a competition - they want only advantaged trade - minimum competition
 
 
+20 # jsluka 2015-04-26 16:03
Good point - the TPPA is not really about "free trade," it mostly deals with so-called "corporate rights." It isn't really a "free trade agreement" its a corporate coup d'etat.
 
 
0 # WestWinds 2015-04-30 19:15
#Robbee:

--- "Free Trade" in the sense of a free-for-all mess; chaos, anarchy, etc.
 
 
+11 # Robbee 2015-04-26 13:05
storm the White House, then Congress, with enough individual protests to overload the switch board?

i've signed warren't petition that goes something like this -

NO VOTE ON FAST-TRACKING TRADE UNTIL THE TPP AGREEMENT IS PUBLIC

For more than two years now, giant corporations have had an enormous amount of access to see the parts of the TPP trade deal that might affect them and to give their views as negotiations progressed. But the doors stayed locked for the regular people whose jobs are on the line.

TPP isn’t classified military intelligence – it’s a trade agreement among 12 countries that control 40% of the world’s economy. A trade agreement that affects jobs, environmental regulations, and whether workers around the globe are treated humanely. It might even affect the new financial rules we put in place after the 2008 crisis. This trade agreement doesn’t matter to just the biggest corporations – it matters to all of us.

Let’s send a loud message to our trade officials: No vote on a fast-track for trade agreements until the American people can see what’s in this TPP deal.

- there's alot to be said for solidarity, organizing we the people to show mass support
 
 
+34 # GrittedTeeth 2015-04-26 13:44
Holy shit - hats off to Warren and Brown taking it to Obama!

He has just been an agent of the MIC and shady corporations all this time. And I say this with deep regret as a severely disappointed Democrat supporter. His administration has become indistinguishab le from that of the Bush-Rumsfeld-C heney caucus of evil.
 
 
+4 # dquandle 2015-04-27 17:22
The Obama regime has always been indistinguishab le from the Bush/Cheney/Cli nton regime, following and enlarging their bloody pus-filed footsteps slavishly.
 
 
+17 # Radscal 2015-04-26 14:56
Snuck into the Fast Track vote is a pro-Israel tidbit that would make it illegal for governments or businesses to join the Boycott/Divest/ Sanction movement.

https://www.popularresistance.org/pro-israel-clause-added-to-trade-debate-unanimously/
 
 
+4 # Merlin 2015-04-26 16:45
Radscal 2015-04-26 14:56
Thanks for the link. Here is one for you. Check it out.

http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-13436-who-killed-the-vote-on-fracking.html
 
 
+5 # Salus Populi 2015-04-26 20:03
Probably additional insurance that it have the votes to pass regardless of the harm that it will do to U.S. workers and the 99.99 per cent. After all, with that clause, anyone who votes against it will be vulnerable to the usual smears of anti-Semitism.
 
 
+15 # logical1 2015-04-26 17:56
Elizabeth Warren is unabashed, insightful, coherent, intelligent, and so refreshing!
 
 
+4 # dquandle 2015-04-27 17:28
Unfortunately, her positions on, and votes for war, and use of force, as well as her support of the Israeli policy of government by atrocity, are appalling.
 
 
0 # Allanfearn 2015-04-27 05:17
Er - did your Senators write anything like this about the draft treaty dealing with transatlantic trade relations we are just finding out about in Europe? Did they even know?
 
 
+4 # RLF 2015-04-27 05:48
The views in the cabinet and the with the politicians in general of the TPP expose a major problem we have of corruption in this country...that is that, as an economist you make the big name and big bucks (graft) from doing things that major corps. are in love with...ie. 'free' trade (just don't try to bring some free trade in on an airplane...that right is only for corps!), deregulation, and immigration...e specially educated engineers...kee ps us from having to really change our education system to educate our children...we can just steal away the most educated of other countries...the very people who might create a viable government there, threatening the hegemony of the US. Our entire view point in this country...left and right... is bought and sold. Education is supposed to make it possible for a person to think for themselves...in stead what we have is training to be a 'productive citizen'.
 
 
+1 # Texas Aggie 2015-04-27 06:31
What a polite way of sticking a knife into that potato to see if it is cooked! Take that, Obama!
 
 
+1 # dquandle 2015-04-27 18:04
Unlike a cooked potato, there is nothing non-toxic about Obama. He's more like a monkshood salad.
 
 
+2 # Texan 4 Peace 2015-04-27 11:06
Some enterprising Senator should challenge the gag rule by breaking it (i.e. leaking the "classified" parts of the trade deal to the public) and then challenge the administration to punish them for it.
 
 
+5 # dquandle 2015-04-27 17:36
The senate is filled to the brim with complete cowards. The senators have no intention whatsoever of risking the Obama regime's vicious Espionage/State Secrets Act revenge.

That is left to the heroic martyred grunts in this war, like Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, John Kiriacou, Thomas Drake, Sibel Efdmonds, and Julian Assange etc.
 
 
+7 # Aliazer 2015-04-27 11:57
Folks, what Mr Obama and Congress are poised to do is nothing more and nothing less than a criminal conspiracy against the sovereign people of this country.

TPP, if adopted, will be a watershed disaster for this country and the rise of a new form of feudalism where the serfs will be expected to be subservient to the globalist industrial and banking interests while the purpose and function of government will be operating, solely, for their own benefit.
 
 
+4 # dquandle 2015-04-27 17:36
That is exactly what it is. The formal word is treason.
 
 
+3 # Blackjack 2015-04-27 12:47
As if I needed another reason to admire Elizabeth Warren, this letter takes the cake. What unabashed courage! Instead of calling her a liar, Obama should be taking lessons from her about truth-telling and bravery.
 
 
+7 # video4315 2015-04-27 14:11
IF, and that's the big IF, TPP is so good for the US and for our citizens, why is it secret and why must be fast-tracked. If all parties agree that it is a good agreement, then a bit of daylight and time to absorb and reflect on its details should only reinforce its goodness. Something is amiss here, and there is a foul smell in the air.
 
 
0 # WestWinds 2015-04-30 19:22
#video4315:

--- Exactly, something is definitely rotten, but it's not in Denmark.
 

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