Are you familiar with the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement? Most people are not, mainly because many of the countries trying to negotiate it, including the U.S., are attempting to keep it a secret.
Here’s one thing I know. The more that people learn about it, the less they like it. So, not surprisingly, our government’s top leadership is in favor of it. But Congressmen on both sides of the aisle are starting to sit up and take notice, and some are beginning to express concerns about the agreement as they learn more about it.
So, what is it? It’s a proposed agreement between 12 countries – the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Chile, Brunei, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam – and it’s assumed that countries including the Philippines, Thailand and Colombia will join later.
This agreement is called a trade agreement, but only about five of its 29 chapters concern trade. The agreement would impose strict Internet copyright rules on Americans, ban all “buy American” laws, give Wall Street banks much more freedom to trade risky derivatives and force even more domestic manufacturing offshore.
Obama knows he’d never be able to get many of these things through Congress, so his strategy is to spring it on Congress at the last minute and get them to agree to this “free trade agreement” before they realize all of the things that are contained in it. You know, sort of like he did with ObamaCare.
Hopefully, Congressmen will figure out before it’s too late that the treaty has the potential to fundamentally change U.S. laws regarding Internet freedom, healthcare, the trading of derivatives, copyright issues, food safety, environmental standards, civil liberties and more. It’s called a free trade agreement, but it’s just the opposite. It’s about protectionism, and it’s all part of Obama’s goal to submerge the U.S. into a one-world economy system.
One of the biggest concerns about this treaty is that it would result in many more U.S. manufacturing jobs being shipped overseas. As it is, the U.S has lost tens of thousands of manufacturing facilities since 2001, and we lose 500,000 jobs annually to China alone.
I know we all feel that it’s very difficult to make a difference sometimes, but we need to do what we can. Let your congressional representatives know that you are against the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Maybe they’ll even know what it is.