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The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest income redistribution treaty of all time, but it will also impact state and local laws. It is also the most secretively negotiated treaty of all time. 600 US corporate lobbyists are helping Obama’s handpicked negotiating team craft the TPP. And it is readily supported by Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden.


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Each year, the federal government spends billions to purchase goods made right here in the United States. The 80-year old Buy American Act requires it.

But the U.S. Trade Representative is negotiating two new secretive trade deals that would reportedly ban the United States from favoring American-made products over our trade partners’ goods.

One of these scams is the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), often called “NAFTA on Steroids,” which President Obama wants to smash through both houses of congress, but only after the congressional elections in November. The TPP is a massive income redistribution scheme, and the income will flow from the 99 to the 1 percent. In other words, Obama is planning to increase income inequality with the treaty, which is already at dangerously bad levels, currently in the USA worse than any other industrialized nation, and worse than many third world nations, as well. The TPP is a nation destroyer.

The House of Representatives took measures last month to pull any funding used to negotiate away our preference to “Buy American.” Now the Senate will consider doing the same.

Urge your U.S. Senators to defund any efforts to undermine “Buy American” preferences in international trade deals.

Reports indicate that the massive, twelve-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would require all companies from trade partner countries be given equal access to U.S. government procurement contracts. By signing the trade deal, the U.S. would agree to waive “Buy American” and “Buy Local” programs.

Buying American-made products means that our tax dollars stay here, lifting our economy, and supporting American workers and businesses.

Send a message to President Obama and the Senate, especially Wall Street Senators such as Ron Wyden, Mitch McConnell and Orrin Hatch— don’t let U.S. negotiators trade away “Buy American” laws. Let’s declare economic independence from secret trade deals written by and for multinational corporations.

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Senator Ron Wyden, who is supposed to represent the people of Oregon, but who represents the 1 percent of people who use Wall Street to steal money from the 99 percent, is not happy with the latest income redistribution scam put forth by the Obama administration. That scheme seeks to redistribute more and more income from working people to the ultra wealthy.

The senator is the chairman of the senate subcommittee on trade. He is leading the charge against the scam, which is something of a miracle, but more of a coincidence, since he normally aids and abets such plots against the American people.

The Trans Pacific Trade Agreement (TPP) is being negotiated in secrecy, except for the 600 corporate lobbyists with access to the negotiators and a few members of congress. The negotiations involve twelve nations and it’s going to be bigger than Nafta. That’s a ton of income the Obama administration is planning to redistribute from working Americans to Wall Street.

Leaked documents show the pharmaceutical corporations want higher prices. Can you guess whose pockets they intend to pick when the TPP is enacted into law? Yours, or some other working stiffs somewhere. And then Big Pharma will take their higher prices, swell their profits, jack up their dividends and pump up their share prices. That’s how the extra money working stiffs will pay to stay healthy and alive will wind up in the pockets of the affluent. Think about it for just a moment.

The Obama administration is negotiating to jack up the price working people will pay to stay alive. That’s how the free trade income redistribution scam works. Your money or your life. Sounds like highway robbery to me.

Senator Wyden normally supports Wall Street in the rape and pillage of the 99 percent, especially via free trade scams. So what gives?

Wyden said, “The majority of Congress is being kept in the dark as to the substance of the TPP negotiations, while representatives of U.S. corporations — like Halliburton, Chevron, PhRMA, Comcast and the Motion Picture Association of America — are being consulted and made privy to details of the agreement.”

This statement explains a great deal. Wyden represents Google and other Internet firms. They are opposed to anything which would inhibit downloading and other things they do to make a profit. The movie industry and others don’t like this. The TPP could be a vehicle to go around Wyden and other supporters of Internet freedom. In this way, Wyden appears to side with the people of Oregon, whom he is supposed to represent, but whom he does not normally on economic matters, since he likes free “income redistribution” trade scam treaties. But his opposition to the secrecy of the TPP is a happy coincidence for the people of Oregon.

There is one other thing to note. The senator’s opposition is not to the TPP, but to it’s secrecy.

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