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Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden and Wall Street President Barack Obama have also negotiated higher prices on such things as medicine for people throughout the world. In other words, this treaty is an income redistribution scam. The 99 percent will pay the higher prices and the 1 percent shall receive it.

The treaty is also being used to undermine financial regulations, making it virtually impossible for an incoming president, such as US Senator Elizabeth Warren–if she decides to run–to pass legislation that would actually regulate the financial markets for the good of the nation, rather than allow a tiny number of rich people to redistribute income from the 99 percent to themselves, as is currently the case.

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Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden was elected to represent the people of Oregon, but he always represents Wall Street and the 1 percent on all matters pertaining to redistributing income from the 99 percent to the 1 percent and to Wall Street. He has a 100 percent voting record on these issues dating all the back to his days as a US congressman, supposedly from Oregon.

Take the case of the most massive income redistribution treaty of all time, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Wyden supports it, just like he supported NAFTA and all other income redistribution treaties falsely labeled free trade agreements. Wyden has for years told Oregonians in town hall meetings that Oregon is heavily reliant on trade, but he always lies.

According to the US Census Bureau, Oregon’s exports represent only 1.2 percent of the US total. This is down from 1.4 percent since Wyden voted for the South Korea, Panama and Colombia treaties. In other words, Oregon’s economy is not nearly as dependent on trade as the senator wants us to believe. And since he’s voted for the most recent treaties, Oregon has lost a net number of jobs because of them, just like it lost a net number of jobs to NAFTA.

Furthermore, Oregon imports 7/10 of one percent of all the goods and services that are imported into the US. So Oregon is not as heavily reliant on imports as the senator would have us believe, and by a wide margin. Five states import and export more than fifty percent of all goods and services; Texas, California, Florida, New York, and Ohio. Oregon is on the opposite end of this spectrum.

So if the statistics show the senator is lying to Oregonians on this issue, then why does he lie? Perhaps it is because he serves the 1 percent. He supports so-called free trade agreements because they redistribute income and wealth from the 99 to the 1 percent, and Wyden has a 100 percent voting record on this issue.

When a job is shipped overseas because the senator voted to make it happen, the difference between the old higher wages in the US and the new lower wages overseas goes into the pockets of the 1 percent via higher corporate profits, surging dividends, and rising share prices. The same is true of jobs that are created overseas, because this could not have occurred in the absence of these corporate trade treaties. Their primary purpose is to redistribute income. Wyden knows this. He is not the dumb dumb little boy he pretends to be at town hall meetings.

The result of Wyden’s policies for the people of Oregon is that the income of the people of Oregon has risen in real terms 13.5 percent from 1977 to 2007. The 1 percent have received over 80 percent of this income growth. That means the income of the 1 percent grew 127 percent over the same decades, while those in the bottom 99 percent received a two percent increase in wages over the same period. The difference is because Wyden supports redistributing income via trade treaties, privatization scams, tax cuts for the rich, and lots more. In other words, Wyden’s polices are enormously successful in redistributing income.

This income maldistribution is bad for Oregon. That means only one thing. Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden has been bad for Oregon.

Income Distribution for the USA and the States of the USA–Economic Policy Institute

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Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich asked the following on

“Why has America forgotten the three most important economic lessons we learned in the 30 years following World War II? Before I answer that question, let me remind you what those lessons were:

First, America’s real job creators are consumers, whose rising wages generate jobs and growth. If average people don’t have decent wages there can be no real recovery and no sustained growth.

In those years, business boomed because American workers were getting raises, and had enough purchasing power to buy what expanding businesses had to offer. Strong labor unions ensured American workers got a fair share of the economy’s gains. It was a virtuous cycle.

Second, the rich do better with a smaller share of a rapidly growing economy than they do with a large share of an economy that’s barely growing at all.

Between 1946 and 1974, the economy grew faster than it’s grown since, on average, because the nation was creating the largest middle class in history. The overall size of the economy doubled, as did the earnings of almost everyone. CEOs rarely took home more than forty times the average worker’s wage, yet were riding high.

Third, higher taxes on the wealthy to finance public investments — better roads, bridges, public transportation, basic research, world-class K-12 education and affordable higher education – improve the future productivity of America. All of us gain from these investments, including the wealthy.

In those years, the top marginal tax rate on America’s highest earners never fell below 70 percent. Under Republican President Dwight Eisenhower the tax rate was 91 percent. Combined with tax revenues from a growing middle class, these were enough to build the Interstate Highway system, dramatically expand public higher education and make American public education the envy of the world.

We learned, in other words, that broadly-shared prosperity isn’t just compatible with a healthy economy that benefits everyone — it’s essential to it.

But then we forgot these lessons. For the last three decades the American economy has continued to grow but most peoples’ earnings have gone nowhere. Since the start of the recovery in 2009, 95 percent of the gains have gone to the top 1 percent.

What happened?”

Then Reich explains a lot of true stuff, while leaving out a ton of things the Clinton administration did to bring about our current state of massively unequal income distribution.

For starters, instead of defending the middle class, President Clinton joined his Wall Street masters in redistributing income from the middle to the top via free trade treaties, such as NAFTA. Take a look at the graph below.

The US free trade regime began during the 1980s, during the regime of President Ronald Reagan. Jobs, however, had been exported from the US since the 1950s. Under Clinton, and Wall Street Congressmen, such as Ron Wyden, the exportation of jobs accelerated with NAFTA, as anybody with half a brain can see from the graph above, though not Wyden, who apparently still clings to fulfill the desires of his Wall Street masters.

In this case, the financial markets are a Ponzi Scheme. They need to increase steadily in value over the course of time. Otherwise, they’ll accelerate downward. That’s the primary purpose of redistributing income from the 99 to the 1 percent, that is to keep the Ponzi scam known as Wall Street from collapsing, as it did during the Great Depression.

Furthermore, free trade treaties also pave the way for US corporations to create jobs overseas. Millions have been created over there rather here because of NAFTA, the South Korea free trade treaty and more.

And finally, with all the jobs begin shipped away, or created away, from the United States, that meant downward pressure on wages, benefits and salaries. And the difference between the old higher wages and the new lower wages have been redistributed from the pockets of the middle class to the already fat wallets of the 1 percent.

This is precisely why the stock markets tripled in value, more or less, during the last four years of the Clinton regime.

It’s accurate to conclude that the primary purpose of the regime of free trade is to redistribute income upward, and to lower wages, salaries and benefits.

The result of all this has been to diminish the middle class by redistributing the tax bases for our schools and social safety nets to the 1 percent, increase poverty, and corrupt democracy in the USA. And that’s just a few of the negative things this inequality has done.

Now Wall Street Ronnie Wyden wants to continue this process of redistribution via the Trans Pacific Partnership, the biggest income redistribution scam of all time in favor of Wall Street and the 1 percent.

As for the Clinton regime, there were plenty things President Clinton did to redistribute income from the 99 to the 1 percent, but Reich has no intention of letting you in on this, like the free trade scams.

In other words, the political and economic game has been rigged, and Bill Clinton and his labor secretary Robert Reich played big roles in creating this inequality, and now Reich is trying to pretend that his boss and he played no role in creating this rigged game.

For the rest of Reich’s semi-accurate story, click the link below.

Why the Three Biggest Economic Lessons Were Forgotten–BillMoyers.com

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The first law of economics is that demand for goods and services is a product of people being able to purchase things with money. For thirty years, politicians such as Wall Street Senators Ron Wyden, Mitch McConnell and Orrin Hatch have continueously and successfully devised ways to redistribute income from the 99 to the 1 percent via free trade treaties, privatization scams, a bloated military, and numerous other government actions. Now the economy is weak and getting sicker all the time, and the morally depraved and politically corrupt servants of Wall Street mentioned above continue down the same path. That’s because the US government is about as corrupt as anybody can make it.

It’s as if those three senators and numerous other politicians want to turn the USA into the United States of Haiti like poverty.

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Publicly traded, limited liability corporations are the dominate forms of business structure today, as well as during the past 150 years. This form of business is in its barest form nothing more than “organized money.” The money of rich investors are united into one business, which essentially gives them oligarchic and or monopolistic powers in the various markets into which these business structures reach.

The Reagan tax cuts allowed these corporations and their investors to keep more of their ill gotten gains. They used this extra money to corrupt politicians, such as Wall Street Senator Ronnie Wyden, Orrin Hatch and Mitch McConnell. These corrupt politicians use their political clout to push more legislation that redistributes income from the 99 to the 1 percent, such as NAFTA and the looming Trans Pacific Partnership, which is the largest income redistribution treaty of all time. The also use their ill gotten gains to gain more tax cuts that destroy jobs, such as these so-called free trade treaties, which are nothing more than income redistribution treaties, and Wall Street Senator Ron “Useful Idiot” Wyden knows this.

The only thing that has been corrupted to the core by the money of the rich not mentioned in the cartoon above is the US Supreme Court. A lot of the lower courts have also been corrupted.

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There are 600 corporate lobbyists helping to craft the latest income redistribution scam, called a free trade treaty. It’s called the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The only US Senator ever called a “useful idiot” by a Nobel Prize winning economist once again shows that he’s Wall Street’s senator. The name of this useful idiot is Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden. Wyden has a 100 percent voting record when it comes to redistributing income from the 99 to the 1 percent. That’s what the TPP is all about. So, naturally, Wall Street’s useful idiot of a senator supports the treaty. The TPP is another rigged game, and like the politics in Washington DC, and in Wall Street Senator Useful Idiot’s office, it’s all about massive amounts of corruption that might make some third world dictators look downright honest.

If you want to discover what corporations are in on this scam, click the link below.

Unlike Everyone Else, Some Big Political Donors Know What’s in the Trans-Pacific Partnership | Money & Politics, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com.

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The primary purpose of NAFTA was to lower wages in the United States and Mexico, export US jobs to Mexico, and then take the difference between the old higher wages and the new lower wages and redistribute them to the 1 percent via higher corporate profits, higher dividends and rising share prices. The scam worked like a peach, thanks to the efforts and support of President Bill Clinton and then Wall Street Congressman Ron Wyden.

Wyden’s argument for supporting the treaty, like so many others, was that it would increase US exports to Mexico and therefore create jobs. That was a carefully crafted lie used by supporters of NAFTA, and Wyden knew it. The US had a trade surplus with Mexico before NAFTA, and immediately after the illegal treaty took effect, the US began to develop the massive trade deficit with Mexico that it has today. And the reason? US corporations, many of whom provided congressman and now Senator Wyden with plenty of campaign contributions and perhaps other perks, exported jobs to Mexico, and then exported the products to the United States. (By the way, NAFTA received only 64 percent of the vote in the Senate, but the US Constitution requires 66 percent for a treaty to become legal. Therefore, the implementation of NAFTA is illegal.)

The treaty allowed US corporations to export their government subsidized agricultural products and poultry and devastated Mexico’s large farming community. Other US corporations exported their Chinese, Indian, and Pakistani made clothes and shoes to Mexico and virtually wiped out those industries.

The Mexican poverty rate is about the same as it was before NAFTA, about 52 percent, but that’s not counting the millions of Mexicans that fled to the US illegally since and because of NAFTA. Mexican GNP growth slowed dramatically since NAFTA, which means that NAFTA destroyed any chance that nation had of moving most of its citizens into the middle class.

Now Wall Street Senator Ronnie Wyden and Wall Street President Barack Obama are trying to ram through the latest income redistribution scam in the midst of the worse US economic expansion of the last eighty years. It’s called the Trans Pacific Partnership and involves twelve nations.

The treaty has been written in secret meetings. We only know a few things about the treaty through leaked documents, and none of them are good for the working people of the world because everything in the treaty is designed to redistribute income from the 99 to the 1 percent, via higher medicine prices, for example. Yes, that’s right. This is a trade treaty that is negotiating higher prices for the 99 percent, as well as massive legal protections for the pirates of Wall Street, and that’s why we call him Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden, a keen supporter of the TPP.

Besides the above, the primary purpose of the TPP appears to be to lower wages in the United States, Mexico, and a few other nations, just like NAFTA was designed to do.

Vietnam is a part of the TPP negotiations and that nation has the worst human rights record among the participating nations, and it also has the lowest wage rates.

Expect jobs to be exported from the United States, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and other participating nations of Latin America to Vietnam. El Salvador is expected to lose over 225 thousand jobs in the textile industry alone if the TPP becomes law. The US is expected to lose around 200 thousand jobs in the same industry. Industry after industry will export jobs from these nations to Vietnam. The result will be millions more unemployed people in Latin America, driving down wage rates there, and driving millions to illegally seek economic refuge in the United States, which will also be suffering from severe job loss, wage declines, and this will result in a weakening of the tax base, and a massive redistribution of income to the tune of hundreds of billions, and perhaps trillions, of dollars a year, from the 99 percent to the 1 percent.

This is what Wall Senators like Ron Wyden, Orrin Hatch, Max Baucus, Mitch McConnell and Wall Street President Barack Obama, and Wall Street Congressmen Earl Blumenauer, David Camp and John Boehner desire the most.

Call your congresspersons, call your senators, let them know you’re opposed to the Trans Pacific Partnership, and that you’re opposed to Fast Tracking it. Fast Track is what is going to be voted on the House of Representative soon. If congress votes for fast track, it means little debate will be allowed on the TPP, no revisions can be made, and there’s only a straight up or down vote. Fast track is simply another way for criminal congress people to pass a secret treaty they don’t want you to know about.

Check out a similar story below.

Mexicans Regret Twenty Years of NAFTA==the Guardian UK

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From Citizen’s Trade Campaign, January 9, 2014

Words in parenthesis are mine.

Earlier today, Representative Dave Camp (R-MI) and Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) introduced “Fast Track” legislation that would enable the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other free trade agreements (Income Redistribution Treaties) to be signed by the White House before the public gets to see them, and then rushed through Congress circumventing ordinary review, amendment and debate procedures.

Please ensure that the Camp-Baucus “Fast Track” bill is dead on arrival by writing your Members of Congress now.

Literally millions of people throughout the world have complained about the extreme secrecy of the TPP negotiations. They’ve argued that the public desrves the right to know what is being proposed in our names for a twelve-nation pact that will set rules governing an estimated 40% of the global economy — rules that not only dictate tariff levels, but also energy and environmental policy, medicine patents, financial regulations, “Buy Local” preferences, food safety, consumer labelling and more.

While the public has been shut out of the TPP negotiating process, hundreds of corporate lobbyists — representing companies like Walmart, Cargill and Chevron — have had access to the texts. This double-standard has assured that the TPP has been written in corporations’ interests, with little regard for working families, the environment or public health.

Now Representative Camp and Senator Baucus want even Congress to give up its constitutional authority to assure that trade agreement provisions are written in the best interests of the constituents they serve. Tell Congress to oppose this outrageously undemocratic manuevering and demand real oversight over the TPP.

Together, we can defeat this outdated, Nixon-era policymaking process. Thanks to your efforts, last year, over three-quarters of House Democrats and a good number of Republicans signed letters voicing their opposition to Fast Track. We need to encourage those Congresspeople to stay strong in what is certain to be an onslaught of corporate lobbying, and we need to demand that the others side with constituents over Wall Street and the Business Roundtable.

Unfortunately, corporate lobbyists are already on the attack in support of this awful bill. They’re pressing for Fast Track hard, hoping to get their ducks in a row for a quick vote. We need your help ensuring that Congress understands that the Fast Track vote is a priority.

TAKE ACTION: Urge Congress to vote against the Camp-Baucus “Fast Track” legislation.

From me.

One final word needs to be said about President Obama’s war against the middle class. The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is his treaty, and besides everything outlined above, this treaty will also redistribute massive amounts of income from the 99 to the 1 percent, in the United States and outside. It will drive millions of Latin Americans out of the textile industry and into the US illegally, also increase the exportation of jobs from the USA, and the difference between the old higher US wages and the new lower wages overseas will go into the pockets of the super rich, thereby destroying much of our tax bases for schools, medicare and other social safety net programs.

Why are our schools destitute for money? The answer is simple. Free corporate income redistribution treaties from NAFTA to CAFTA and the TPP, have redistributed our middle class incomes to the rich, and that means our tax bases have been redistributed to the 1 percent as well. The TPP will only make things worst for schools.

The treaty will also undo what little Wall Street regulation there is, and tie the hands of any future president who might want to regulate the pirates of Wall Street in the future.

The US and probably the world is heading for the worst Great Depression in 80 years, and probably worse than the one in the 1930s. The TPP will only make it worst. Oh, and by the way, did I mention that Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden supports the TPP and Fast Track? Oh, that’s right! He’s Wall Street’s senator!

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According to Bill Moyers, “As we near the end of 2013, it suddenly seems everyone’s talking about inequality. Earlier this month, Barack Obama spoke of a “relentless decades-long trend” of “dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility.” Around the same time, in a papal exhortation, Pope Francis wrote, “Just as the commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill’ sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say ‘thou shalt not’ to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills.” And a month earlier in New York — the most unequal big city in the USMayor-elect Bill de Blasio won a landslide victory campaigning on the issue.

But just how bad is American inequality? How did we arrive at this new Gilded Age? And how might we create an economy of broadly shared prosperity?

If you’ve got questions, we’ve (hopefully) got the answers in this Essential Reader…”

One thing that needs to be addressed when it comes to inequality is what nobody seems to be talking about. Inequality has been brought about government legislation that redistributes income from the 99 to the 1 percent. This process of corrupting government at all levels began with a variety of tax cuts to the rich and corporations under President Ronald Reagan, and which has enabled them to buy the legislation that redistributes income from the 99 to the 1 percent, and resulted in the complete  corruption of federal and state governments and politicians, such as Wall Street Senators Ron Wyden, Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul. This includes legislation that has weakened union organizing efforts, such as the passing of right-to-work-for-less laws, as well as free trade treaties, privatization scams, and other vicious attacks against the 99 percent.

Check out the link below for the complete story.

Inequality: An Essential Reader | The Poverty Line, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com.

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