Still Think Giving Barry Fast-Track Is A Good Idea? Riiiiight
Y’all had better have your Representative on speed-dial, because after reading this post, you’ll need to be making a call. You’ll want to follow up that call with an email, too.
I’ve already written quite a bit about Fast-Track Trade Promotion Authority, and how Senator Sessions made a heck of an effort to thwart it in the Senate. If you aren’t already educated on the topic, just type “TPP” in the search field on this website, and you’ll find the article linked above, and several more. Read them, and then come back to this post. I’ll wait.
This morning on The Drudge Report, this story at Forbes was the top story, and it still is, at the time that I’m writing. If you haven’t seen it yet, the story details what is coming down the pike in other trade agreements; which, if TPA is given to Obama, will ensure that your personal digital data will be accessible to any of our trading partners. Hey, y’all….don’t take my word for it. From Forbes:
Under the draft provisions of the latest trade deal to be leaked by Wikileaks, countries could be barred from trying to control where their citizens’ personal data is held or whether it’s accessible from outside the country.
Did you get that? See, when Fast-Track Trade Promotion Authority is given the the Executive Branch, Obama and the next President will be able to ram these trade agreements through Congress. Knowing Mitch McConnell and John Boehner as we all do, do you trust them to act in your interest? Really? What about Paul Ryan, who was on Fox yesterday pimping Fast Track for the House of Representatives.
More, from the Forbes post:
The deal, which has been under discussion behind closed doors since early 2013, is intended to remove barriers to trade in services. It’s a sort of companion piece to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which cover trade in goods – but potentially far bigger, with Wikileaks claiming that ‘services’ now account for nearly 80 per cent of the US and EU economies.
Does that sound like a good deal to you, or does it sound like you are being sold down the river by people who are supposed to be protecting your interests? I’m just asking, y’all. Do you feel like picking up the phone, now? Get busy, y’all.