The TPP Trans Pacific Partnership is a betrayal of voters and the 99% throughout the world, not just the USA.
Big business supporting neoliberals are cheering Obama, saying this cements his legacy. I agree, but it is a shameful legacy that condemns Obama to the garbage dump of history.
The next step is fast track approval of this despicable deal in congress. Will legislators attempt to sell this ugly gift to big Pharma, Hollywood, publishers and big transnational companies, as well as slavers in Malaysia as something beneficial to average US citizens? You bet they will.
it will be interesting to see the stands Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden will take. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have already registered their opposition to TPP. Here's a tweet from Bernie Sanders today.
it's mostly true that Hillary Clinton supports it, and adds that:
Clinton's position on the proposal is complicated by her time as secretary of state, and she's been careful as a presidential candidate not to express a firm position.
There's evidence to suggest Clinton was deeply involved in the deal's formation and promotion as the country's lead diplomat. In 2011, she told a congressional committee that even though the State Department was not in charge of the negotiations, "we work closely with the U.S. (Trade Representative)." Leaked diplomatic cables show Clinton's deputies specifically discussed the TPP with foreign heads of state.
Clinton openly pushed for the deal at least 45 times during her tenure as secretary of state, according to CNN's tally."
It will be interesting to see what Hillary and the Republican primary candidates say about TPP.
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