Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The 10 biggest lies you’ve been told about the Trans-Pacific Partnership

You can call it "misleading" or "offering half-truths," but when push comes to a shove, these are lies!


Blogger comments (Andrew Shecktor 5/12/2015):
The TPP deal is incredibly dangerous. Like the Patriot act and the "Affordable" Health Care Act there are hidden atrocities in this bill, and our elected officials never read the legislation that they pass. One example is that TPP as it stands would eliminate all public domain copyright - worldwide! This would have far reaching affects, including the elimination of most public domain films, books, and works of art, as well as a lot of Internet content. Yes, that is buried about half way through. And don't forget it includes restrictions on various guns and ammunition and the import of the same. It also includes unilateral conditions to the detriment of the U.S. Again, our politicians will pass this without reading it. In the end - we will get screwed.

From article - please visit the website for the details!

DAVID DAYEN
TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015 05:59 AM EDT

Today, the Senate makes a critical test vote on the Obama Administration’s trade agenda, kicking off a process that the White House hopes to end with the signing of an agreement between 12 nations called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In preparation for this vote, President Obama has been deliberately antagonizing his critics, mostly liberal Democrats. Senator Elizabeth Warren is “a politician, like everybody else,” Obama said Friday to Yahoo News, who has “got a voice that she wants to get out there,” framing her concerns as insincere self-aggrandizement. Those concerns, Obama added, are “absolutely wrong.”

This is not the first time that Obama and his aides have depicted opposition on trade as deliberate misinformation designed to stir up a left-leaning political base, or generate campaign contributions; my favorite is the claim that Warren is merely trying to energize a non-existent Presidential campaign.

It’s beneath the dignity of the Presidency to so aggressively paint opponents as not just wrong on the facts, but hiding the truth on purpose. Warren has responded without using the same indecorous tactics. Unfortunately, I don’t have the same self-control. So by way of response, here are ten moments where the President or his subordinates have lied – call it “misled” or “offered half-truths” or whatever; but I’m in an ornery mood so let’s just say lied – about his trade agenda

Please read the full article at:
http://www.salon.com/2015/05/12/the_10_biggest_lies_youve_been_told_about_the_trans_pacific_partnership/

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at Lehman College in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, May 4, 2015. Obama announced the creation of an independent nonprofit organization that is a spin off his "My Brother's Keeper" program, which works to give young men of color more opportunities through mentoring and business partnerships. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)(Credit: AP)



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