The New American: “Despite recent wrangling and threats to withdraw, on October 5 the U.S. trade representative joined 11 trade ministers from around the Pacific Rim to announce the successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
“After more than five years of intensive negotiations, we have come to an agreement that will support jobs, drive sustainable growth, foster inclusive development, and promote innovation across the Asia-Pacific region. Most importantly, the agreement achieves the goal we set forth of an ambitious, comprehensive, high standard and balanced agreement that will benefit our nation’s citizens,” the negotiators said in a joint press release.
Although the TPP was agreed to in principle, the precise text of this “ambitious, comprehensive” document remains a mystery.”
Opinion: The document remains a mystery because, like the Iran nuclear deal, TPP is loaded with secrets.
Members of Congress that wanted to review the massive legislation prior to fast track passage had to go into private rooms with no pen or pencil and promise not to discuss it with we the people.
Wiki: “The TPP will seek to lower trade barriers such as tariffs, establish a common framework for intellectual property, enforce standards for labor law and environmental law, and establish an investor-state dispute settlement mechanism.”
The deal, which had been under discussion behind closed doors since early 2013, is intended to remove barriers to trade in services in 12 member states (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam).
More nations are expected to join, including Communist China.
Much like how the European Coal and Steel Community, established by the Treaty of Paris in 1951, developed into what is today the European Union (EU), the TPP and TTIP will place the United States on a path toward becoming a member state in a Transpacific Union.
The trade deal would:
- Surrender American independence to international authority
- Enforce environmental regulations and taxes
- Create a regional super government stonewalling US federal lawmakers
- Become an immigration Trojan Horse; radically transform the global politico-economic system
- Accelerate the trend in recent decades of U.S. manufacturers shipping jobs overseas
- Bar nations from trying to control where their citizens’ personal data is held
- Transfer judicial powers from our federal and state courts to globalist TPP judges at regional tribunals and the WTO
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an all-out assault on our national sovereignty and a gigantic step toward global governance.
As you might have guessed, our president loves the deal.