Sometimes you read that headline that just makes you say “Well, well, well. We meet again so soon, my friend.”
Of course, by “we”, I mean me and Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
In my primary battle with Speaker Paul Ryan, I forced him to say:
“I have my own problems with TPP, it is not ready, the President has to renegotiate some critical components of it.” Ryan said the Obama administration negotiated a TPP agreement that “cost them dozens of votes in Congress,” adding that right now the votes are not there.
And with that, we drove a blade into the heart of TPP.
Curiously, Speaker has yet to mention the fact that Article 27 gives up U.S. sovereignty!
Nor can he explain how one leads 11 other nations, each with one vote, when the U.S. will have exactly one vote!
Good God, man. Have you ever negotiated a business deal? Oh. Right.
This time the mostly-dead sovereignty killing trade deal that Speaker Paul Ryan championed before and during his time as Speaker of the House is being marketed to the masses by none other than President Obama.
Tackling campaign rhetoric from Hillary Clinton as well as Donald Trump, administration officials are traveling the country to tout the deal’s benefits.
This trade deal was touted by Crooked Hillary as The Gold Standard of Trade Deals™ until she realized Bernie was going to clean her clock with it in their primary battle.
Same goes for Speaker Ryan.
Even though Ryan personally whipped votes behind the scenes for TPA—the precursor to this not-free-trade deal—when it came time to face Wisconsin voters (and Donald Trump supporters) Paul Ryan folded like a cheap suit.
Or did he? And did she?
Or are we just seeing the maneuverings of the global elite—Former Sec. State Clinton, Speaker Ryan, and President Obama treating us to a bit more of their con-artistry?
This past Friday, the Obama administration released a 36-page document providing a detailed explanation of what will be in the implementing legislation, which would make necessary changes in U.S. law to comply with the agreement. The document also describes the administrative actions that will be needed for compliance with the TPP.
In my next post, I will systematically dissemble that document for your convenience. Tune in.