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According to Reuters, “Pacific trading partners hope to have a free trade agreement ready to present to the public and stakeholders in November, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday.

He said the aim was to have a document to discuss with other leaders of Trans-Pacific Partnership nations when he travels to Asia in November, a trip that will include the Group of 20 leaders meeting in Australia on November 15-16. Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders also meet that month.

The United States holds mid-term elections on Nov. 4, and many trade experts had despaired of finalizing the TPP this year because of the risk that it could cost Obama’s Democrats votes at the poll, given the party’s links to trade unions worried about the impact of trade agreements on jobs.”

Here’s what Reuter’s doesn’t mention.

Leaked documents on the negotiations of the TPP show that the purpose of the treaty is to jack up prices consumers pay on numerous items, like prescription drug prices that will help Big Pharma increase profits for the 1 percent; restrict the ability of the US government to regulate Wall Street (and Wall Street and the 1 percent likes this; ship more US jobs overseas, as well as export more jobs in Latin America to lower wage nations like Vietnam (which includes the entire textile industry of the United States (240,000 jobs in the US, and hundreds of thousands more in El Salvador, Honduras and elsewhere in Central America: and possibly curtail Internet freedom. The difference between the old higher wages and the new lower wages overseas goes into the pockets of the 1 percent. And that’s just a few of the things we know about the TPP since this is the most secretive falsely called trade treaty ever negotiated by the US government.

The TPP is not a trade treaty; it’s an income redistribution treaty with money being legislatively stolen from the 99 percent and handed to the 1 percent.

This is Obama’s war on the middle class. It’s also Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden’s war on the middle class, as well as the entire Republican Party and many Democrats. In other words, the TPP is another legislative accord designed to rig the economic and political game even more against the middle class.

See more about the TPP by clicking on the BIll Moyers video below.

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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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