Trans-Pacific Partnership Threatens Environment, Economy and American Sovereignty
FROM OUR ELECTED LEADERS! ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ _____
A democracy cannot function without a
well-informed citizenry. But as more and more of the dealings of the
powers-that-be are conducted in secret, far outside the reach of the people,
it’s getting harder to pretend there is much left here that can truly be called
Fortunately, there are some brave souls out
there, as there were in revolutionary times, who defy their masters, risking
all, in the pursuit of truth, justice, and the American way.
One of these brave souls leaked a document,
that was not supposed to see the light of day, which exposes a grand scheme to
essentially sell off large portions of this country’s property, rights and
resources for the express purpose of increasing the profits of the corporations
who are essentially writing the agreement.
I am speaking of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
(TPP), a “trade agreement,” that essentially hands over the keys to our country
to a number of foreign and multinational corporations entitling them to
basically do whatever they want.
In essence, after two years of closed-door
sessions, this is what the agreement aims to achieve:
1. severely limit the regulation of foreign corporations
operating within U.S.
boundaries, enough to give them greater rights than domestic firms,
2. extend incentives for U.S. firms to move
investments and jobs to lower-wage countries,
3. establish an alternative legal system that gives
foreign corporations and investors new rights that can circumvent U.S. courts and
4. allow these foreign companies to sue U.S. taxpayers
before foreign tribunals to demand compensation for lost revenue due to US laws
they claim undermine their TPP privileges or their investment “expectations.”
Why in the world would we do this, you ask?
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