Let me start with the alphabet soup for reference: TPP (Tans-Pacific Agreement) FTA (Fast Track Authority) TAA (Trade Adjustment Agreement) As this average dude understands it, REPUBLICANS are trying to give Taqiyya the Liar Fast Track Authority. Obama needs the legislation to finish negotiations on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement with Japan and 10 other countries, a trade deal that would be the largest ever for the United States and mark a signature achievement for the administration. TPP is a treaty in word and objective that must be ratified so I am puzzled. What good is the FTA when the Trans-Pacific Partnership does not stand a chance of getting 67 votes needed for ratification? even though REPUBLICAN leaders are behind a bipartisan effort to bypass treaty ratification required by the Constitution. Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 2: He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments. Neither Democrats nor Republicans are admitting that the TPP is a treaty. Ratifying a treaty is a lot harder than is passing a law. On the negative side an unratified treaty can sit on the shelf for decades. Dangerous United Nations treaties have been sitting on the shelf like snakes waiting to strike again. Now comes this: The decades-old Trade Adjustment Assistance program to help retrain workers displace by trade emerged as a final obstacle in talks on the TPA bill. Many Republicans question the value of the program, but it often moves in conjunction with trade agreements to bolster Democratic support for the deals. XXXXX Hatch, Wyden and Ryan did not release details of the TAA deal. However, the bill is expected to move separately from TPA so Republicans can vote against it. “The bottom line for us is there will be no TPA if there’s not a strong TAA,” Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Michigan Democrat, told reporters Wednesday evening. Laws are much easier to manipulate and rework; hence, passing off the TPP as a piece of legislation rather than a treaty. The White House faces a particularly tough battle in the House, but is under pressure to show movement on the legislation before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Washington at the end of this month. Hatch said earlier today he hopes to move quickly in the Senate. The House could also advance the legislation soon. Lawmakers strike deal on fast track trade bill By Doug Palmer 4/16/15 9:14 AM EDT Updated 4/17/15 12:11 AM EDT Lawmakers strike deal on fast track trade bill - Doug Palmer - POLITICO Taqiyya the Liar is pissed because his “SIGNATURE TREATY” is in trouble before it is ratified. Taxpayers better start praying that the TPP rollout is not as costly as was the ACA. Obama, meanwhile, prickles when the TPP discussions are called secret. Secrecy marks Trans-Pacific trade pact Posted By Cheryl Chumley On 05/05/2015 @ 10:35 am Secrecy marks Trans-Pacific trade pact Here comes the fun part. Then-Speaker of the House Typhoid Nancy favored passing bills in order to find out what is in them. Now, she wants every punctuation mark explained in a Republican bill. In a show of unity with other House Democrats Pelosi announced she would be opposing the current bill promoting TPP at a labor event. XXXXX Any call for transparency should kill the current TPP effort which has been one of the most secretive in the history of trade agreements. Nancy Pelosi Comes Out Against TPP Fast Track Bill By: DSWright Thursday February 13, 2014 5:31 am Nancy Pelosi Comes Out Against TPP Fast Track Bill FDL News Desk There is not one reason for working Americans to like a bill/treaty that gives Wall Street’s absentee owners the most benefits. I would not be surprised if Wall Street hustlers wrote the bill. To me, it is sickening for so many Americans to believe anything that originates on Wall Street is good for the country. Popular myth says Wall Street’s collapse caused the Great Depression. Stock traders were always crooks to be sure; nevertheless, the reputation Wall Street enjoys today is due to media and the S.E.C. The S.E.C. was established to keep Wall Street honest. I don’t think I have to list the scandals, the thefts, the bailouts, etc. that went on right under the S.E.C.’s nose in recent years. At least taxpayers did not have to bailout the crooks in 1929. If there is such a thing as a federal bureaucracy with but one purpose for its existence —— legitimating theft and corruption —— that bureaucracy is the Securities and Exchange Commission. As bad as the other federal bureaucracies are, you cannot name one without a legitimate purpose, nor can you name another federal bureaucracy that is as competent as is the S.E.C. The federal government would be in good shape if only half of its bureaucracies were as competent for American taxpayers as is the S.E.C. for Wall Street. From it’s inception in 1934 the S.E.C. has been a cloak of respectability covering Wall Street’s shady practices. Every economic crisis engineered by Wall Street was a scare tactic. The TPP is one more Great Depression scare tactic. To hear Republicans tell it, the country is going off the cliff if the alphabet soup is not passed. Republicans, or Democrats, going over a fiscal cliff is doublespeak for “We must not cause another Great Depression.” And why not? The Great Depression turned Americans away from individual liberties and towards big government. The TPP scare tactic will be worse than the other ones because TPP abolishes sovereignty Finally, it was the insurance industry in partnership with Wall Street who were behind the ACA as far back as the original HillaryCare in the early 1990s. After Taqiyya the Liar took office, Wall Street crooks began paying off crooks in Congress so they could steal money from Americans through higher premiums and astronomical deductions. That was not enough for the insurance industry. They saw a way to further enrich themselves by taking promised benefits away from elderly Americans who were forced into Medicare. While the first robbery was still in progress, Congress diverted Medicare money to illegal aliens who never paid a penny into Medicare. Wall Street and insurance companies licked their chops as tax dollars made them richer beyond their wildest dreams. Combine the largest theft in history to date —— the ACA —— with the unratified TPP treaty should it become law and you’ll have an idea of what the federal government and Wall Street is planning for Americans far into the future. Question: Where was the S.E.C. while crooks were robbing the country blind in broad daylight?