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  1. 27 Apr '15 10:51 / 1 edit
    http://wegoted.com/2015/04/warren-says-obama-administration-hiding-details-on-trade-deal/



    Warren Says Obama Administration Hiding Details on Trade Deal
    23rd April 2015
    Brent
    Blog



    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, continued the back and forth with President Obama Wednesday, calling on him to make details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership public. The comment comes the day after the President said Warren and other critics were wrong on the facts of the deal.

    The administration has briefed members of Congress on the deal, but have barred them from discussing specifics.

    Sen. Warren is now accusing the administration of hiding the unpopular details of the deal from the public on purpose.

    “The government doesn’t want you to read this massive new trade agreement. It’s top secret,” Warren said in a statement released on her website. “Why? Here’s the real answer people have given me: ‘We can’t make this deal public because if the American people saw what was in it, they would be opposed to it.'”

    “If the American people would be opposed to a trade agreement if they saw it, then that agreement should not become the law of the United States,” Warren continued.
  2. 27 Apr '15 10:54
    How can politicians keep the details from the public?

    I ask this realizing that Warren is just making her Presidential bid and her opposition is devoid of substance. I also realize now that those in power no longer need our support, they just find a way back into power.
  3. 27 Apr '15 23:10
    With the same logic that says if you want to know what is in the bill you must pass the bill.
  4. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    28 Apr '15 01:35
    Originally posted by whodey
    How can politicians keep the details from the public?

    I ask this realizing that Warren is just making her Presidential bid and her opposition is devoid of substance. I also realize now that those in power no longer need our support, they just find a way back into power.
    Elizabeth Warren is not running.
  5. Subscriber henjutsu
    InsectRightsAdvocate
    28 Apr '15 14:51 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by whodey
    How can politicians keep the details from the public?

    By not disclosing them and focusing on different talking points when their faces are televised. With the pundits following along. If you ask an average American about TPP, I'd estimate you'll be lucky if 1 out of 100 is even aware of it.
  6. 29 Apr '15 03:39
    Originally posted by henjutsu
    Arguing with what you say would only prove futile.

    Well said.
  7. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    29 Apr '15 03:57
    Originally posted by whodey
    How can politicians keep the details from the public?

    I ask this realizing that Warren is just making her Presidential bid and her opposition is devoid of substance. I also realize now that those in power no longer need our support, they just find a way back into power.
    Is she now running for President? I haven't heard that news. I thought she had said she was not running.