According to Politico “TPP supporters also released a report today attempting to debunk or at least address some of the key criticisms of the trade deal. A new briefing from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation lays out a number of arguments ranging from why the pact’s provisions on investor-state disputes don’t undermine sovereignty to how technical protection measures for copyrighted material are not an attack on innovation.
“‘The lion’s share of the criticism raised by opponents represents an attempt to kill the deal by a thousand cuts, for these opponents fundamentally oppose what the TPP represents: the next step in deep global economic integration and trade liberalization,’ the report states. ‘In sifting through this, policymakers must not lose sight of the bigger picture and ultimate goal: a truly integrated global economy.’”
WTF? An “ultimate goal: a truly integrated global economy?” Have these idiots noticed what is happening in Europe in which but a small handful of contiguous and culturally linked countries are trying this and not doing well at all and they want to do this for the whole world? So, China and Tonga and everybody else on the same currency, all using the same trade rules?
This is insane!
This is why the TPP needs to fail as much as anything else. It is the camel’s nose under the tent, an attempt to disempower the governments of the countries involved so that businesses can operate free from all of that completely unnecessary oversight (companies like Wells Fargo Bank, Big Pharma, the company that was dumping radioactive waste in Colorado in massive quantities, the companies using rail cars to ship oil that are exploding and burning all across the U.S., yes, those companies).
The TPP is not a trade pact! It is a corporation empowerment act in sheep’s clothing! Oppose it now or we all will suffer.