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    find information about topics on the Internet! I'm astonished no one's invented a... call it a "find engine," maybe.

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership Would Destroy our National Sovereignty
    ...The Obama administration has pursued the TPP through the offices of U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk instead of under the auspices of the Department of State.

    ...To implement the TPP free-trade agreement, Congress will be asked to surrender its responsibility under Section 1, Article 8 of the Constitution to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and grant President Obama extra-constitutional "Trade Promotion Authority" to negotiate the final TPP agreement. The administration seeks to gain "fast-track authority," a provision under the Trade Promotion Authority that requires Congress to review an FTA under limited debate, in an accelerated time frame subject to a yes-or-no vote by a simple majority vote rather than a two-thirds vote, as required for the ratification of a formal treaty....

    ...most of the deal would impose one-size-fits all international rules to which U.S. federal, state and local law must conform. This includes limits on the U.S. government's right to regulate foreign investors operating here and control our natural resources and land use. TPP also would provide preferential treatment to foreign banks and other firms operating here. ...

    ...TPP would obligate the federal government to force U.S. states to conform state laws to 1,000 pages of rules, regulations and constraints unrelated to trade─ from land use to whether foreign firms operating in a state can be required to meet the same laws as domestic firms.

    The U.S. federal government would be required to use all possible means - including law suits, and cutting off federal funds for states - to force states to comply with TPP rules. ...

    The beauty of the plan is how balanced the response of US citizens will be, causing revulsion in the Left, Right, and Center, and in plenty of time for the 2014 election, where we can proudly wave "the Democratic Party says 'fuck your laws, fools,' while kneeling open-mouthed in front of foreign Banks and Corporations.

    This baby's a winner all around!


    Actual Democrats is the surest, quickest. route to More Democrats

    by Jim P on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 10:50:39 AM PDT

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