“MSNBC host and labor advocate Ed Schultz blasted the Obama administration for not standing up for labor workers on “The Ed Show” Tuesday.
One day after Scott Walker dealt another blow to unions by signing right-to-work into law in Wisconsin, Schultz said Obama and the administration have been a “no show” since taking office.
“I have wanted to say this for a long time,” Schultz started. “’All of the sudden President Obama and Vice President Biden are concerned about the depletion of union membership in America and the general attack on unions.'”
Schultz also castigated the president, as well as other democrats such as Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden, for supporting Fast Track Authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP); the latter is a job killing, income and political power redistribution scam falsely marketed as a free trade agreement. It has almost nothing to do with trade. It’s about redistributing the income and voting rights of the 99 to the 1 percent. It’s about bypassing Wall Street regulations, which will allow investment banks to drive the US economy into the next Great Depression, which coincidentally, the economy is already bracing for.
The TPP is the most secretive treaty of all time, and we know very little about it since what we know has been leaked.
If congress gives the president Fast Track Authority, then there will be almost no public input and congressional debate on the TPP, no amendments will be offered, and no senate filibuster will be allowed once TPP is introduced into the legislature.
Check out Ed’s show on these issues at the link below.