The TPP is a treaty that requires Senate ratification, yet it is repeatedly referred to as an international trade deal: Simply put, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a major international trade deal between 12 countries that began negotiations in 2010. Basically, treaties should be agreed upon by two counties. New START is an example although it was a disaster. Breaking a treaty with only one other signatory is hard enough to do because so many people feed on it. Try to imagine breaking a treaty with 11 “partners.” More to the point, ratifying a treaty with a bunch of countries smacks of the UN’s ugly hand. I can already smell the UN’s so-called World Court (International Court of Justice) claiming a big chunk of legitimacy from the TPP. Where trade promotion authority (TPA) comes into play is as a means of helping to get TPP passed. Those opposed to TPP therefore tend to be opposed to TPA. A TPA (Trade Promotion Authority) fight in the House is misdirection. The Senate passed President Barack Obama's trade authority legislation on Friday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, who helped pass the legislation, speaks to reporters in the U.S. Capitol following the Republican Senate weekly policy lunch on May 19, 2015. Reuters/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama’s trade agenda legislation passed the Senate, setting up a fight in the House over giving the White House more authority to negotiate new deals. The bill -- called Trade Promotion Authority -- faced staunch opposition from members of the president’s own party, who worked unsuccessfully for weeks to sink the legislation. TPA: Senate Passes Obama Trade Agenda Authorization By Ginger Gibson on May 22 2015 9:51 PM TPA Senate Passes Obama Trade Agenda Authorization The House has no constitutional authority ratifying treaties. McConnell & Republicans will sell out this country as quickly as they sold out on the TPA when it comes down to ratifying the TPP. If you like sure things bet on this: McConnell will have no trouble finding enough Democrats to reach the magic number of 67 —— less trouble than Taqiyya the Liar had rounding up more than enough Republicans needed to ratify New START. NOTE: Senator Sessions spoke up against the TPP, while ol’ reliable, Senator Hatch, could not betray the country fast enough: Senator Sessions’s floor speech against Obamatrade on Friday could go down as one of the most important Senate speeches ever. Already it is getting rave reviews: XXXXX Unfortunately, Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, floor manager for the bill, prevented Sessions’s amendment from receiving a vote. May 23, 2015 Sen. Sessions explains Obamatrade in key Senate speech By Howard Richman Blog Sen. Sessions explains Obamatrade in key Senate speech This is the clinker that should stop TPP dead in its tracks if it ever gets a fair hearing: Some members have objected to fast-track because it doesn’t include provisions to make sure any trade deal, like TPP, passed through it addresses currency manipulation. Currency manipulation has allowed countries to compete unfairly with the U.S. in the global economy. An amendment adding strict and enforceable currency manipulation rules to the bill, offered by Republican Sen. Rob Portman and Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow, was rejected. This Is The Difference Between TPP And TPA (Hint: They Are Not The Same Thing) Connor D. Wolf 10:53 PM 05/23/2015 TPP TPA And How They Are Not At All The Same Thing The Daily Caller Currency manipulation is a clever red herring. The true issue is ratifying TPP as the first step to a universal currency. Foreign countries manipulating their currencies against America offers the perfect sales pitch for a universal currency. Informed Americans know all of the dangers built into the TPP. So I will turn to Margaret Thatcher defending the Pound and sovereignty. She lays out the best argument anyone could ever make. Watch Margaret Thatcher Explain Why the Euro Is a Terrible Idea in 1990 Her thoughts on giving up the pound for a single European currency? "No. No. No." Jordan Weissmann Apr 8, 2013 Watch Margaret Thatcher Explain Why the Euro Is a Terrible Idea in 1990 - The Atlantic Notice that Thatcher defended her country, while our president wants to abandon sovereignty. A universal currency will not happen before he is gone; nevertheless, it follows that he is laying the foundation for handing the dollar to America’s enemies somewhere down the line. Finally, withdrawing from the EU is a major political issue in the UK. It is a disgrace that Congress is not debating withdrawing from the United Nations along with all of its destructive treaties sitting on the shelf. In short: There is not a whit of difference between the EU and the UN. It is essential that both abolish national sovereignty for their own survival.