We’re suffering through Obamacare, but, sadly, there is another one of President Obama’s plans that demands our attention: Obamatrade.
“‘Obamatrade’ is the name we’ve given to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, which is one of the so-called free trade agreements the Obama folks have been negotiating on their own, in secret, without consulting Congress for the past six years,” explained Curtis Ellis, who spoke with Joshua Cook.
“We call it ‘Obamatrade,’ because like ‘Obamacare’ it’s a situation where Congress is going to have to pass it, to find out what’s in it. It’s so complicated. It’s so dense. And it’s so involved,” he explained.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is complicated, but that’s not all. Obama is also asking Congress to fast track trade promotion authority, which fundamentally changes how the American Government conducts business.
“Congress would not be able to amend as much as one word of what the president writes,” he said.
“What this fast track trade promotion authority does is it turns the Constitution on its head where you’ve got the President writing this massive agreement that affects our entire economy. And he writes it and all Congress can do is vote it up or down. They can’t amend it. They can’t do their due diligence and do the deliberation necessary.”
“This is not the way the Founders set this system up,” he added.
If Obama gets his way the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a done deal, and that’s a scary thing.
“This is not about free trade. This is about writing rules for the world’s economy, which means regulating commerce within our borders, as well as international trade,” he said. “It sets up hard and fast rules on a global scale that will impact all the food that is grown and consumed, all the energy that is produced and consumed.”
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