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 Post subject: Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty
PostPosted: Mon January 20, 2014 2:05 pm 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Pacific_Strategic_Economic_Partnership

Coming soon, thanks Obama!

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 Post subject: Re: Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty
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 Post subject: Re: Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty
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stip wrote:
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Lefties on the TPP...

http://www.msnbc.com/the-ed-show/watch/democrats-say-no-to-trans-pacific-partnership-117884483640

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dean-baker/the-trans-pacific-partner_b_4633675.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/15/tpp-environment_n_4602727.html

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 Post subject: Re: Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty
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Yeah, we're not happy

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 Post subject: Re: Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty
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I bet David brooks thinks this is a good idea.

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 Post subject: Re: Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty
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I bet David brooks thinks this is a good idea.

The only real issues I see are with regards to the environment. Address those and overall, freer trade is the way to go.


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 Post subject: Re: Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty
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Can someone sum this up for a dummy like me? Why so secretive?

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 Post subject: Re: Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty
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http://truth-out.org/news/item/21354-pe ... ally-toxic

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 Post subject: Re: Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty
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Kaius wrote:
Can someone sum this up for a dummy like me? Why so secretive?



Because it's unlikely to pass Congress should the public be given a chance to analyze and debate it, but it will be really good for US corporations and help keep inflation in check by leveraging low salaries and lax environmental standards in the developing world. IOW, maintaining the illusion of the status quo. We already have pretty good trade relationships with these nations and there is nothing in the TPP treaty that has been leaked so far that addresses the "soft" barriers to US products in these foreign markets. It's also important to note that several of the provisions in the SOPA act that failed last year (ie making ISPs liable for copyright violators and thus internet police) are going to be in the TPP.

But that's a bit of a myopic, American worker way of looking at it. If I were China, I would see this as a way up outlining who is siding with the US and who is still searching for their preferred trading partner for the future. Like territorial pissing by the old Alpha-male in the face of the new challenger.

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 Post subject: Re: Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty
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Seems like ADM and Monsanto would be quite pleased by this.


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 Post subject: Re: Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty
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 Post subject: Re: Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty
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There's not many people over here hoping that this will go through. Something tells me that it will though

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 Post subject: Re: Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty
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The US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system: TPP, TTIP, TISA

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 Post subject: Re: Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty
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Apologize for linking to buzzfeed, but those of you unfamiliar with ISDS should check this out.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrishamby/super-court?utm_term=.al9QRljK0#.fiw0GAZze

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 Post subject: Re: Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty
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So one good thing about Trump. ONE.
Donald Trump has announced the US will withdraw from the TPP

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 Post subject: Re: Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty
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China seems to agree with you.

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 Post subject: Re: Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty
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Stickman wrote:
There is a bit of an unusual commonality between the nationalist right and the labor left that may make existing trade proposals DOA. But the reason why each side is trade-skeptic is so different that's it's tough to see how they could unite to really change the status quo.


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 Post subject: Re: Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty
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Stickman wrote:

No-one over here seemed to want the TPPA to go through - hopefully once Trump pulls the US out the whole thing will fall apart

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 Post subject: Re: Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty
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Rangi Guy wrote:
Stickman wrote:

No-one over here seemed to want the TPPA to go through - hopefully once Trump pulls the US out the whole thing will fall apart


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