Trans Pacific Partnership

TPP: The Dirtiest Trade Deal You’ve Never Heard Of

The TPP is a threat to democracy everywhere.

I am a volunteer for Fight For the Future. We are a progressive movement dedicated to fighting injustices. Fighting the TPP should be a top priorty for everyone right now. Hilalry Clinton helped write it when she was Secretary of State. Hillary even calls it the “Gold standard of trade agreements. Almost all experts who read it said it is a thousand times worse than NAFTA. Think NAFTA combined with superman on steroids. If you have not heard about it yet please familiarize yourself with it. Please helps end a message to Obama and Hillary that we will never accept their trade deal.

Here is a message that went out to all Fight for the Future volunteer and don’t forget to watch the video above.

Congress will vote soon on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a secretive agreement negotiated by government bureaucrats and corporate lobbyists. If ratified, it poses an urgent threat to our democracy, jobs, the environment, and the Internet. As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped write it, she has even called it the “Gold standard of trade agreements”

We already know the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is not about trade, it’s about corruption and corporate control. And now we know more about its economic impact.

The TPP could be even more devastating than we thought. Click here to tell Congress to vote no on this secret deal that opens the floodgates for Internet censorship!

The  U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), an obscure Federal agency that enthusiastically rubber-stamps destructive trade deals like NAFTA [1], just released its report projecting the economic effects of the TPP in the US. These bureaucrats almost always gives trade deals a 5 star review, but even they are not convinced by the TPP.

That shows just how bad the TPP really is. Even the government admits it. But corporations are pouring millions into lobbying. if we don’t speak out Congress will pass it anyway.

Email Congress to vote NO on TPP

So what did the USITC say about TPP?

The study indicates that in the TPP’s first fifteen years:

  • The United States’ global trade deficit would actually increase by $21.7 billion;
  • That there would be a decline in output for U.S. manufacturing, natural resources and energy of $10.8 billion [2]

TPP supporters have already started spinning pieces of this report to their advantage. Let’s make sure Congress isn’t fooled.

Through digital and intellectual property policies, the TPP would globalize the worst of US copyright law, limit freedom of expression, threaten internet security and privacy, and adopt harsh criminal sanctions that could be used against journalists and whistleblowers. [3]

Tell Congress: Bad for the internet, bad for the economy. Vote NO on TPP.

Thanks so much for all you do,

Larry a volunteer for the Fight for the Future team

PS Please consider reading the TPP

Right now, the Obama administration and giant corporations are spreading misinformation about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and how it will affect Americans. But if you read it, you’ll see that the TPP threatens to corrupt our democracy by giving corporations control over the government. We are publishing the full TPP text along with expert annotations explaining how it could actually affect you.

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