Archive for May 16th, 2014

What is the rent we pay to live on this planet?

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Yesterday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said, “From what I hear, Wall Street, pharmaceuticals, telecom, big polluters and outsourcers are all salivating at the chance to rig the deal in the upcoming trade talks. So the question is: Why are the trade talks secret? You’ll love this answer. Boy, the things you learn on Capitol Hill. I actually have had supporters of the deal say to me, ‘They have to be secret, because if the American people knew what was actually in them, they would be opposed.'”

It should be pointed out that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the so-called trade agreement Warren speaks of, is President Barack Obama’s trade deal, and it’s fervently supported by Republican House Leader John Boehner and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, all of whom, are a tad bit scared to push the rotten deal through congress before the congressional elections in the autumn. The Trans Pacific Partnership is all about massive, oligarchic, government corruption, otherwise, such a deal would never be struck.

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