Sunday, December 29, 2013

BARRY's Secret Treaty

Please take a few minutes and you'll see the danger we are in.


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> Subject: Zero’s Secret Treaty
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> Obama’s Secret Treaty Which Will Merge America More Deeply Into The
> Emerging One World Economic System
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> By Michael Snyder
>
> [http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/obamas-secret-treaty-which-will-merge-america-more-deeply-into-the-emerging-one-world-economic-system/barack-obama-on-the-phone-in-the-oval-office-2009-2]
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> Did you know that the Obama administration is negotiating a super secret
> "trade agreement" that is so sensitive that he isn't even allowing members
> of Congress to see it?  The Trans-Pacific Partnership
>  is being called the "NAFTA of the Pacific" and "NAFTA on steroids", but the
>
> truth is that it is so much more than just a trade agreement.  This treaty
> has 29 chapters, but only 5 of them have to do with trade.  Most Americans
> don't realize this, but this treaty
>  will fundamentally change our laws regarding Internet freedom, health care,
>
> the trading of derivatives, copyright issues, food safety, environmental
> standards, civil liberties and so much more.  It will also merge the United
>
> States far more deeply into the
>  emerging one world economic system.  Initially, twelve nations will be a
> party to this treaty including the United States, Mexico, Canada, Japan,
> Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and
> Vietnam.  Together, those nations represent
>  approximately 40 percent of global GDP.  It is hoped that additional
> nations such as the Philippines, Thailand and Colombia will join the treaty
>
> later on.
>
> There are some very good reasons why Obama does not want the American people
>
> to know anything about what is in this treaty.  This agreement will impose
> very strict Internet copyright rules on
>  the American people, it will ban all "Buy American" laws, it will give Wall
>
> Street banks much more freedom to trade risky derivatives and it will force
>
> even more domestic manufacturing offshore.
>
> It contains a whole host of things that Obama would be unable to get through
>
> Congress on his own.  But he is hoping to spring this on Congress at the
> last minute and get them to agree to this
>  "free trade agreement" before they realize all of the things that are
> contained in it.
>
> The secrecy surrounding these treaty negotiations have really been
> unprecedented.  The following is an excerpt from a recent article by
>  Kurt Nimmo
> [http://www.infowars.com/secret-globalist-treaty-threatens-internet-freedom/]...
>
> And Obama reportedly is seeking "trade
>  promotion authority"
> [http://www.wnd.com/2013/10/obama-secretly-signing-away-u-s-sovereignty/]
> which would give him the ability to sign this treaty before Congress even
> votes on it...
>
> Normally free -trade agreements must be authorized by a majority of the
> House and Senate, usually in lengthy proceedings.
>
> However, the White House is seeking what is known as “trade promotion
> authority” which would fast track approval of the TPP by requiring
> Congress to vote on the likely lengthy trade
>  agreement within 90 days and without any amendments.
>
> The authority also allows Obama to sign the agreement before Congress even
> has a chance to vote on it, with lawmakers getting only a quick post-facto
> vote.
>
> This is so insidious that it is hard to find the words to describe it.
>
> In essence, Obama is trying to make a giant end run around Congress on
> dozens of different issues that are addressed by this treaty.
>
> Fortunately, there are at least some members of Congress that are waking up
>
> to this.  Earlier this
>  week
> [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/12/trans-pacific-partnership-house_n_4263174.html],
>
> a small group of Republicans and a small group of Democrats both sent Obama
>
> a letter condemning this "free trade" agreement...
>
> Separate groups of House Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday condemned the
>
> Obama administration's proposed sweeping free trade agreement with 11
> Pacific nations, known as the Trans-Pacific
>  Partnership.
>
> Strongly worded letters to President Barack Obama Tuesday were signed by
> hardline tea partiers, true-blue progressives, and moderate,
> corporate-friendly lawmakers in both parties,
>  indicating political trouble for a trade deal the administration had hoped
>
> to seal by year end.
>
> This is one of the most important political issues facing our nation here at
>
> the end of 2013, and yet you hear next to nothing about this treaty on the
> mainstream news.  If this treaty is approved,
>  the United States will be permanently bound by the provisions of this
> treaty and will never be able to change them unless
>  all of the other countries agree
> [http://www.thenation.com/article/168627/nafta-steroids]...
>
> Countries would be obliged to conform all their domestic laws and
> regulations to the TPP’s rules—in effect, a corporate coup d’├ętat.
> The proposed pact would limit even how governments
>  can spend their tax dollars. Buy America and other Buy Local procurement
> preferences that invest in the US economy would be banned, and
> “sweat-free,” human rights or environmental conditions on government
> contracts could be challenged. If the TPP comes to
>  fruition, its retrograde rules could be altered only if all countries
> agreed, regardless of domestic election outcomes or changes in public
> opinion. And unlike much domestic legislation,
>  the TPP would have no expiration date.
>
> Are you starting to understand just how dangerous this treaty is?
>
> Let me give you just one example of how this treaty could directly affect
> you.
>
> Do you remember SOPA
> [http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/why-we-must-stop-sopa]?
>
> There was a huge public backlash when the very strict Internet copyright
> provisions of SOPA were revealed to the public, and the American people
> loudly expressed their displeasure to members of
>  Congress.
>
> But now the provisions of SOPA are back.  Most of them have reportedly been
>
> very quietly inserted into this treaty.  If this treaty is enacted, those
> provisions will become law and the American
>  people will not be able to do a thing about it.
>
> And according to an article in the
>  New York Times
> [http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/03/opinion/obamas-covert-trade-deal.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130603&_r=1&],
>
> there are all sorts of other disturbing things that have been slipped into
> this treaty...
>
> And yet another leak revealed that the deal would include even more
> expansive incentives to relocate domestic manufacturing offshore than were
> included in Nafta — a deal that drained
>  millions of manufacturing jobs from the American economy.
>
> The agreement would also be a boon for Wall Street and its campaign to water
>
> down regulations put in place after the 2008 financial crisis. Among other
> things, it would practically
>  forbid bans on risky financial products, including the toxic derivatives
> that helped cause the crisis in the first place.
>
> Are you starting to grasp why the Obama administration is so determined to
> keep this treaty such a secret?
>
> In addition, this "free trade" agreement will push the ongoing
> deindustrialization of America into overdrive.  Every year, we buy hundreds
>
> of billions of dollars more stuff from the rest of the
>  world than they buy from us.  Tens of thousands of American businesses have
>
> been lost as a result, and millions of good jobs have been shipped
> overseas.
>
> If you are not familiar with our "trade deficit", you really should be.  It
>
> is one of the issues at the very heart of our economic problems.  Posted
> below is a short 3
>  minute video [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEQO0PBC5L8] that briefly
> discusses the trade deficit and why it is so important...
>
> Slowly merging our economy with the rest of the planet has been absolutely
> disastrous for America.  Just consider the following statistics...
>
> -Overall, the United States has run a trade deficit of more
>  than 8 trillion dollars
> [http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/22-stats-that-show-how-the-emerging-one-world-economy-is-absolutely-killing-american-workers]
>
> with the rest of the world since 1975.
>
> -The United States has lost more
>  than 56,000
> [http://www.politifact.com/ohio/statements/2011/nov/07/betty-sutton/betty-sutton-says-average-15-us-factories-close-ea/]
>
> manufacturing facilities since 2001.
>
> -Back in the year 2000, there were more
>  than 17 million [http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/data/MANEMP.txt]
> Americans working in manufacturing.  Now there are less than 12 million
> [http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/data/MANEMP.txt].
>
> -There are less Americans working in manufacturing today than
>  there was in 1950
> [http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/10-amazing-charts-that-demonstrate-the-slow-agonizing-death-of-the-american-worker]
>
> even though the population of the country has more than doubled since then.
>
> -Back in 1950, more than 80 percent
> [http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/LNS12300001] of
>  all men in the United States had jobs.  Today, less than 65 percent
> [http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/LNS12300001] of all men
>  in the United States have jobs.
>
> -When NAFTA was pushed through Congress in 1993, the United States had a
> trade surplus with Mexico of 1.6 billion dollars.
>  By 2010, we had a trade deficit with Mexico of 61.6
>  billion dollars
> [http://www.wnd.com/2012/06/we-need-more-economic-nationalists/].
>
> -Back in 1985, our trade deficit with China was approximately 6
> milliondollars [http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html]
> (million
>  with a little "m") for the entire year.  In 2012, our trade deficit with
> China was 315 billion dollars
> [http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html].
>  That was the largest trade deficit that one nation has had with another
> nation in the history of the world.
>
> -According to the Economic Policy Institute, America is losing half
>  a million jobs
> [http://economyincrisis.org/content/trade-deficit-china-could-cost-half-million-jobs]
>
> to China every single year.
>
> -According to Professor Alan Blinder of Princeton University, 40
>  million [http://www.cnbc.com/id/44625759]more U.S. jobs could be sent
> offshore over the next two decades if current trends continue.
>
> Once upon a time, our great manufacturing cities were the envy of the entire
>
> planet.  In fact, at one time Detroit actually had the highest per capita
> income in the United States.
>
> But now Detroit is a rotting, decaying, festering hellhole that is
> completely bankrupt.  And there are dozens of other formerly great
> manufacturing cities that are heading down the exact same
>  path.
>
> These "free trade" agreements are neither "free" nor "fair" when you really
>
> examine them, and they are absolutely eviscerating the middle class.
>
> Please urge your representatives in Congress to block the Trans-Pacific
> Partnership.  If this treaty does get approved, it is going to make a lot of
>
> our problems a whole lot worse.

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