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    23 May '15 03:213 edits
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/22/sessions-this-proposal-will-widen-further-our-trade-deficits-and-eliminate-jobs/

    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) reacts to the procedural vote that allowed a trade measure to advance in the Senate on Friday night:

    Under fast-track, Congress transfers its most basic legislative powers to the Executive for six years. Any yet-unseen global pacts, no matter how sweeping, are guaranteed a “fast-track” to congressional adoption. No amendments. No ability to strike any offending provision. And no chance to apply either the 60- or 67-vote thresholds used for important legislation and treaties.

    I asked the President how his fast-tracked proposals would impact jobs, wages, and trade deficits. He would not answer. The bill’s promoters also refused to answer when asked whether their proposal would reduce net manufacturing jobs in the United States. That is because they know it will. Like the South Korean trade deal—which doubled our trade deficit after promises of a trade renaissance—this proposal will widen further our trade deficits and eliminate jobs.

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership opens our markets to foreign imports, but allows foreign countries to continue closing their market to ours.

    Our country has not been engaged in reciprocal free trade but, as the Chairman Emeritus of Nucor Steel explained, “the enablement of foreign mercantilism” and “unilateral trade disarmament.” We have allowed state-dominated and mercantilist trading partners to maintain their varied and elaborate non-tariff barriers, exporting their unemployment to our shores.

    Stubbornly, our political elites have treated trade as a matter of religion. To them, there is no such thing as a bad deal. They know American workers lose jobs when we allow trading partners to cheat. But they insist it is all for the greater good. This is why the American worker keeps ending up on the losing end.

    Fast-track will also lock into passage a new global governance authority known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission. Chartered with a “Living Agreement,” this new transnational commission will be able to amend the agreement after its adoption. Among other things, this could empower the President to expand the admission of foreign workers without congressional approval. We are creating another unelectable, unaccountable, unanswerable bureaucracy that can tie down and frustrate American sovereignty.

    Congress is forgetting its duty: to improve jobs and wages for Americans.”
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    23 May '15 03:54
    I will go on record to say that both major parties who passed this legislation have acted treasonously towards the Republic.

    I'm so done with these corrupt empty suits. Why on earth do any of us defend either party?
  3. Standard memberbill718
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    23 May '15 03:58
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/22/sessions-this-proposal-will-widen-further-our-trade-deficits-and-eliminate-jobs/

    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) reacts to the procedural vote that allowed a trade measure to advance in the Senate on Friday night:

    Under fast-track, Congress transfers its most basic legislative powers to the Executive for six ...[text shortened]... rican sovereignty.

    Congress is forgetting its duty: to improve jobs and wages for Americans.”
    For once, I agree with you Whodey. This has been going on for too long, and now it seems, it will only get worse.
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    23 May '15 04:06
    Originally posted by bill718
    For once, I agree with you Whodey. This has been going on for too long, and now it seems, it will only get worse.
    Both average citizens on both sides of the political spectrum want the same things, peace, prosperity, freedom, etc. However, neither party is interested in giving us those things.

    It's time left/right throw away the artificial battle lines and understand that we are just fighting ourselves as the real enemy divides and conquers.
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    23 May '15 11:49
    Originally posted by bill718
    For once, I agree with you Whodey. This has been going on for too long, and now it seems, it will only get worse.
    I have some good news for ya bill. Hillary will be our next President.

    Drudge just said this bill equates to GOP suicide.

    Internet-media mogul Matt Drudge heavily skewered Republican leadership on Twitter Friday night, after the GOP-led Senate approved enhanced trade negotiating authority for President Barack Obama.

    “Twisted DC: Electing Republicans is guarantee of MORE powers for Obama… of course none of them read ‘secret’ bill!” Drudge tweeted.

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    The Drudge Report founder then set his sights on Speaker of the House John Boehner who expressed support for the trade bill after the Senate’s passage.

    Calling it “the Night of the Republican Suicide,” Drudge said if the GOP loses in 2016 it can be “traced to tonight’s trade deception.”

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    The Senate voted 62-37 Friday to endorse Obama’s request for “fast track” negotiating authority. It would let him present trade agreements that Congress can ratify or reject, but not change.

    Obama says fast track would improve chances for a long-negotiated trade deal with 11 other Pacific Rim nations.

    Labor unions and many liberals oppose the bill. They say free-trade deals send U.S. jobs overseas.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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    23 May '15 11:57
    Oh no, people trading goods. The horror!
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    23 May '15 12:042 edits
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Oh no, people trading goods. The horror!
    Speaking of "horrors", I'm sure Hillary supports it.

    The corporate lemmings Hillary/Jeb would make a fine ticket.

    Lucky for corporate American, these will be the party nominations.

    So who cares if the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and the constitution is further trashed?

    Sounds like a Prog utopia to me. You must be proud.
  8. The Catbird's Seat
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    26 May '15 16:45
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Oh no, people trading goods. The horror!
    The devil's in the details. Again this is not "free trade".
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