Okay, It’s Time To Call Your Senator…… Fasttrack Trade Deal Is BS …. Oh, Yeh, And GO DEMS!!!!!!!

I’m so spitting mad at this bs I don’t know where to begin!

Here’s a Fox article ……

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Senate Dems block key plank of Obama trade agenda

President Obama suffered a defeat at the hands of his own party on Tuesday, as Senate Democrats blocked a key component of the president’s trade agenda. 

After fierce lobbying on both sides of the issue, the bid to start debate — on expanding the president’s authority to negotiate trade deals — failed on a 52-45 vote. It needed 60 votes to advance. 

The president’s supporters will likely try again, but the vote nevertheless marks a stinging rebuke of a major Obama priority by members of his own party. Republicans mostly had aligned with Obama on the issue and, after the failed test vote, urged Obama’s fellow Democrats to drop their resistance. 

“What we just saw here is pretty shocking,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said, accusing congressional Democrats of standing with “special interests.” 

At issue is Obama’s push for so-called “fast track” authority — which would let him negotiate trade deals that Congress can reject or ratify, but not amend. In the short-term, he wants to use this to pursue a broad trade pact with Japan and other Pacific nations. ……..

Well, Fox is mischaracterizing the issue.  It isn’t only that congress can reject or ratify, it is that it would only take a simple majority. 

Here’s a bit from Breitbart about the issue …..

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has joined the chorus of Republican presidential candidates and members of Congress opposed to granting President Barack Obama’s request for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) which would fast-track the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Pacific Rim trade deal.

“I’ve told leadership I’m a ‘no’ vote” on trade promotion authority,” Paul said in New Hampshire, according to WMUR. “I’m hesitant to give blanket authority on stuff we haven’t seen. I’m not saying there wouldn’t be a time I could be for it, if I’d seen the trade agreement, and it’s fine.”

“I still might vote for the trade agreement, but I hate giving up power. We give up so much power from Congress to the presidency, and with them being so secretive on the treaty, it just concerns me what’s in the treaty,” Paul added. …..

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But, as Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) wrote for a piece for Breitbart News on Tuesday, it’s not available for members very easily—and they need to sign a non-disclosure agreement before reading it. Also, any notes members take need to be left in the room—something McAlvanah didn’t include in his statement.

“What is in this agreement known as TPP? I, as a United States Congressman, can read the negotiations,” Duncan wrote. “However, in order to read them, I must be in a classified reading room in the Capitol, sign a non-disclosure agreement which assures that I will not discuss the contents of what I have read, and I am allowed to take notes, but I have to leave them in the room.” ….

…. There’s quite a big difference between supporting free trade and supporting fast-tracking a deal that’s nonpublic and people don’t know what’s in it. Essentially, what Paul is arguing is exactly what

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is pushing for: Transparency, and less-of-a-rushed-process so people can know exactly what they are voting for.

Sessions has written to President Obama asking him to make the highly controversial so-called “living agreement” from inside the TPP deal—which is currently secret—public before the Senate gives him TPA fast-track authority for the deal. Also, this TPA would be a six-year authority and would apply to other trade deals, not just TPP—and give them an up-or-down vote rather than the 60-vote threshold, like most things in the Senate, or the 67-vote threshold for international treaties.

Let’s not pretend this would actually expire at the end of 6 years.  Numerous bits of executive authority starts as a temporary authority, only to have it extended, over and over again, until it becomes permanent. 

Here’s the nuts and bolts of the issue.  President Zero wants to negotiate a trade agreement with several Pacific nations.  He wants the contents of the trade agreement secret from the public.  More importantly, he wants the authority to “fast-track” the agreement to where it only needs a simple majority of the Senate —- which is in direct conflict with the U.S. Constitution.  This authority, would, of course, extend beyond Zero’s term and go into another president’s term.  Someone, perhaps, like Hillary, who is known to sell government favors for cash.  Or, perhaps some Republican scumbag, who would vote on something their constituents have no knowledge of, or ability to know of …..

From the NY Times ……

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What could possibly go wrong with a super secret trade agreement which president Zero fully endorses?  All the while, the Senate acquiescing authority they don’t have the authority to acquiesce? 

Personally, I’m “trade-agreement” out.  Since NAFTA, I can’t think of one which has benefitted the American people.  Remember when NAFTA was suppose to stop illegal immigration?  Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about trade.  We should trade when it benefits us.  We should never trade when it is at the expense of the American people. 

We should never sign on to trade agreements in which the public doesn’t have a chance to voice their opinions. 

We should never elect senators who would vote to acquiesce their oversight responsibilities.  Do your f’n job, senators, or, you find a different job if you can’t do the one you were elected to do …. you scumbags!

51 Republican Senators voted for this motion.

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20 Responses to Okay, It’s Time To Call Your Senator…… Fasttrack Trade Deal Is BS …. Oh, Yeh, And GO DEMS!!!!!!!

  1. Latitude says:

    but James, you don’t understand…..the American public is too stupid to understand the nuances of something so complicated, past 1st grade primer reading material….We have to hurry up and pass it, so you can read what’s in it.

  2. Latitude says:

    so they are supposed to apprehend seriously dangerous people, put their lives on the line…only to have them released….to have another go at them… if they are lucky enough to not get sued or go to jail themselves….
    ….and it’s under staffing

    http://dailycaller.com/2015/05/12/police-officers-morale-is-low-in-departments-across-the-country/

    • Jim Masterson says:

      I’m not surprised about the low police morale. The left wants to get rid of crime fighting police and install thought police–police to lock up conservatives or anyone who opposes their agenda. That’s why they are attacking police everywhere. I don’t know why anyone would want to be a police officer in today’s environment. This attack will flush out of the system the good officers and leave us the bad ones–exactly the ones various protestors say they don’t want as police officers.

      Jim

  3. Latitude says:

    …and news of the no longer weird

    Half of blacks are in favor of socialism..
    …the other half does not know what it is

    http://cdn.yougov.com/cumulus_uploads/document/3csd07d2dd/tabs_OPI_socialism_20150508.pdf

  4. Latitude says:

    “This in no way is meant to curtail free speech,” ….

    well of course not, it’s meant to be used as a tool for students to settle grudges…..

    http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/22432/

    • suyts says:

      Nice, meet the new Gestapo!

    • DirkH says:

      “The online submission form prompts students for the name, birthday, gender, phone number, and e-mail of any involved person.”

      Well but how do you find out the gender of a person. Mine for instance is “other” in the Facebook classification -as I have decided on the spot, it so resonated with my inner being-, but you wouldn’t know it if you saw me.

    • Latitude says:

      notice, you don’t have to have any proof, witnesses, etc

      It’s going to be a tool for them to settle grudges or blackmail

  5. Latitude says:

    but the question really is…..if they were inner city friendly
    …what ammo would they take?

  6. DirkH says:

    US has only two vassalls in TPP anyway, Philipines and I think Japan, funny coincidence, those are the ones under occupation.
    Nobody outside the US wants the US domination treaties (which are all secret, and only came to light through some leaker), it’s all simple US economic imperialism. Brussel Kommissars might be corrupt enough to force us under TTIP though, but it might also be enough to finish the Kommissars off. Difficult to say how corrupt the current chief slavedrivers in Berlin are, they might also jettison themselves by trying to push it through and are currentlly waffling and wavering.

  7. DirkH says:

    Demonrats outraged that slaughter of 20 week old unborn children mostly to be stopped by bill that passed in the House. Would save abt 10,000 lifes a year.
    http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/pain-capable-abortion-bill-passes-house/

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