American people are being victimized once again. The government's weapon is a scheme hidden inside a scam called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). It's time we join the coalition and protest the PR push for corporatizing the people's democratic rights.
The Progressive Coalition for American Jobs claims that the global deal “will support hundreds of thousands of new jobs in the U.S.” But Americans aren't stupid—we all know the TPP is another NAFTA corporatizing the people’s democratic rights.
While the White House thinks a trade deal will help the U.S. contain China’s power and influence, it will actually make global corporations in the U.S. even more powerful and influential than they've already become. The rich keep getting richer.
The current trade deals being talked about in the U.S. is an ugly reality that American democracy no longer exists. The American government is loyal solely to giant corporations and their wealthy capitalist owners who so easily influence legislative decisions.
The President’s recent SOTU speech did not allude to future help for the pro-middle-class proposals many hoped would turn into laws, it did not make many feel at ease about the TPP decisions soon to be made, and it did not give many progressives comfort as to what the political future will bring.
The TPP is a Trojan horse in a global race to the bottom, giving big corporations and Wall Street banks a way to eliminate laws that get in the way of their profits. The TPP is the wrong remedy to the wrong problem.