The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Permanently Locking In The Obama Agenda For 40% Of The Global Economy

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Submitted by Mike Snyder of End of the American Dream

We have just witnessed one of the most significant steps toward a one world economic system that we have ever seen.  Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership have been completed, and if approved it will create the largest trading bloc on the planet.  But this is not just a trade agreement.  In this treaty, Barack Obama has thrown in all sorts of things that he never would have been able to get through Congress otherwise.  And once this treaty is approved, it will be exceedingly difficult to ever make changes to it.  So essentially what is happening is that the Obama agenda is being permanently locked in for 40 percent of the global economy.

The United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam all intend to sign on to this insidious plan.  Collectively, these nations have a total population of about 800 million people and a combined GDP of approximately 28 trillion dollars.

Of course Barack Obama is assuring all of us that this treaty is going to be wonderful for everyone

In hailing the agreement, Obama said, “Congress and the American people will have months to read every word” before he signs the deal that he described as a win for all sides.

 

“If we can get this agreement to my desk, then we can help our businesses sell more Made in America goods and services around the world, and we can help more American workers compete and win,” Obama said.

Sadly, just like with every other “free trade” agreement that the U.S. has entered into since World War II, the exact opposite is what will actually happen.  Our trade deficit will get even larger, and we will see even more jobs and even more businesses go overseas.

But the mainstream media will never tell you this.  Instead, they are just falling all over themselves as they heap praise on this new trade pact.  Just check out a couple of the headlines that we saw on Monday…

Overseas it is a different story.  Many journalists over there fully recognize that this treaty greatly benefits many of the big corporations that played a key role in drafting it.  For example, the following comes from a newspaper in Thailand

You will hear much about the importance of the TPP for “free trade”.

 

The reality is that this is an agreement to manage its members’ trade and investment relations — and to do so on behalf of each country’s most powerful business lobbies.

These sentiments were echoed in a piece that Zero Hedge posted on Monday

Packaged as a gift to the American people that will renew industry and make us more competitive, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a Trojan horse. It’s a coup by multinational corporations who want global subservience to their agenda. Buyer beware. Citizens beware.

The gigantic corporations that dominate our economy don’t care about the little guy.  If they can save a few cents on the manufacturing of an item by moving production to Timbuktu they will do it.

Over the past couple of decades, the United States has lost tens of thousands of manufacturing facilities and millions of good paying jobs due to these “free trade agreements”.  As we merge our economy with the economies of nations where it is legal to pay slave labor wages, it is inevitable that corporations will shift jobs to places where labor is much cheaper.  Our economic infrastructure is being absolutely eviscerated in the process, and very few of our politicians seem to care.

Once upon a time, the city of Detroit was the greatest manufacturing city on the planet and it had the highest per capita income in the entire nation.  But today it is a rotting, decaying hellhole that the rest of the world laughs at.  What has happened to the city of Detroit is happening to the entire nation as a whole, but our politicians just keep pushing us even farther down the road to oblivion.

Just consider what has happened since NAFTA was implemented.  In the year before NAFTA was approved, the United States actually had a trade surplus with Mexico and our trade deficit with Canada was only 29.6 billion dollars.  But now things are very different.  In one recent year, the U.S. had a combined trade deficit with Mexico and Canada of 177 billion dollars.

And these trade deficits are not just numbers.  They represent real jobs that are being lost.  It has been estimated that the U.S. economy loses approximately 9,000 jobs for every 1 billion dollars of goods that are imported from overseas, and one professor has estimated that cutting our trade deficit in half would create 5 million more jobs in the United States.

Just yesterday, I wrote about how there are 102.6 million working age Americans that do not have a job right now.  Once upon a time, if you were honest, dependable and hard working it was easy to get a good paying job in this country.  But now things are completely different.

Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs.  Today, only about 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs.

Why aren’t more people alarmed by numbers like this?

And of course the Trans-Pacific Partnership is not just about “free trade”.  In one of my previous articles, I explained that Obama is using this as an opportunity to permanently impose much of his agenda on a large portion of the globe…

It is basically a gigantic end run around Congress.  Thanks to leaks, we have learned that so many of the things that Obama has deeply wanted for years are in this treaty.  If adopted, this treaty will fundamentally change our laws regarding Internet freedom, healthcare, copyright and patent protection, food safety, environmental standards, civil liberties and so much more.  This treaty includes many of the rules that alarmed Internet activists so much when SOPA was being debated, it would essentially ban all “Buy American” laws, it would give Wall Street banks much more freedom to trade risky derivatives and it would force even more domestic manufacturing offshore.

The Republicans in Congress foolishly gave Obama fast track negotiating authority, and so Congress will not be able to change this treaty in any way.  They will only have the opportunity for an up or down vote.

I would love to see Congress reject this deal, but we all know that is extremely unlikely to happen.  When big votes like this come up, immense pressure is put on key politicians.  Yes, there are a few members of Congress that still have backbones, but most of them are absolutely spineless.  When push comes to shove, the globalist agenda always seems to advance.

Meanwhile, the mainstream media will be telling the American people about all of the wonderful things that this new treaty will do for them.  You would think that after how badly past "free trade" treaties have turned out that we would learn something, but somehow that never seems to happen.

The agenda of the globalists is moving forward, and very few Americans seem to care.

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Tue, 10/06/2015 - 18:36 | 6637447 Falconsixone
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What's the % now compared to when he sucked into orifice?

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 18:41 | 6637471 HedgeAccordingly
Tue, 10/06/2015 - 18:46 | 6637483 Tonald J Drump
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oh, i'm sure there will be a very deep, meaningful, thorough public discussion of the details of this proposal before it goes to vote...also, i'm sure that hot Lily chick from the AT&T commercial will show up at my house tonight after my wife falls asleep and bang me until my wang falls off.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 18:50 | 6637509 two hoots
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Bill Clinton on signing NAFTA:

 

First of all, because NAFTA means jobs.  American jobs, and good-paying American jobs. If I didn't believe  that, I wouldn't support this agreement.

  

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 18:58 | 6637556 knukles
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The Reptilian Agenda
Next up: The Conquest of the Soul

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 19:21 | 6637652 More_sellers_th...
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knucks.... there is no soul anymore

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 19:36 | 6637722 Divine Wind
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This article is essentially worthless and does nothing more than whine, piss and moan.

What specifically gets screwed over?

If Obama is behind it then it is likely a piece of crap, but this article reveals nothing.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 20:16 | 6637888 SafelyGraze
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It feels like someone just flipped the switch to ‘off’ without any concrete reasoning

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 21:26 | 6638173 Son of Loki
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"It's for the children...."

 

 

... who will be beggers for infinity.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 23:08 | 6638408 old naughty
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"beggers for infinity." You wish.

The elites will divide up the entire planet for their own pleasure...(Oh, Mars they go for vacation.)

Just like in "Jupiter Ascending", humans will be reduced to be harvested produce for maintenance of soul-less bodies...and all human existence will eventually be wiped off this planet.

Perhaps we should amend "Lucy" opening- anhd ending-remarks to:

"Life was given a billion years ago, you wanted to...But you cannot handle it !!!"

 

Go back to head in sand, sheeples.

 

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 00:03 | 6638497 All Risk No Reward
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Obama Agenda?

Someone doesn't know how the world works.

It is the Debt-Money Monopolist agenda.

Read Carroll Quigley's Tragedy and Hope

Read Zbigniew Brzezinski's Between Two Ages

Realize that 911 narrative is a beyond all reasonable doubt false narrative...

Adventures in the Trivium - Sir Isaac Newton Weighs in on the World Trade Center North Tower Collapse Official Narrative

http://www.weaponsofmassdebt.com/index.php/blog/aitt-sir-isaac-newton-we...

Realize that debt-based money is a prima facie fraud provable using applied 5th grade math...

Debt-Money Monopolists lend $20 to society at 5% interest, $21 is owed after one year due to double-entry bookkeeping adjustments that add $1 interest liability to society's balance sheet and $1 interest asset to the Debt-Money Monopoly's banking corporate front's balance sheet.

$20 can't pay off $21 in debt, AND THE DEBT-MONEY MONOPOLISTS AREN'T GOING TO GIVE SOCIETY ACCESS TO THE $1 REQUIRED TO MAKE THE DEBT EXTINGUISHABLE, MUPPETS!

“When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.”
? Napoléon Bonaparte

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.... The one aim of these financiers is world control by the creation of inextinguishable debt.”
~Henry Ford

And Paul Krugman knows the debt-based monetary is a fraud that needs to be kept from the people... He's not dumb, but he hopes his readers and viewers are dumb!

Krugman to Lietaer: "Never touch the money system!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6nL9elK0EY

Note that the MIT professors are traitors to the ordinary people in America.

The Traitor Is the Plague
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uSA1o07jx0

it is NOT "The Jews," people. It is the Debt-Money Monopolists (some of whom are Jewish, some of whom are not Jewish. Blaming a Jewish person who has no clue how the monetary system is screwing them over, along with the rest of us, is a very pleasing outcome to the Debt-Money Monopolists. That's why they program that narrative into their Debt-Money Matrix).

Hitler was punked by the Debt-Money Monopoly because he gladly did business with Debt-Money Monopolists that weren't Jewish - like the Rockefellers, the Harriman brothers, and the Debt-Money Monopolist corporate front IBM. IBM was responsible for tracking the numbered concentration camp victims in Germany. I heard they took very good care of their machines via their monthly maintenance schedule.

Oh, Rockefeller engineered operant conditioning schools didn't teach that little piece of information.

Imagine that!

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 03:51 | 6638550 old naughty
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All Risks,

while we focus on the surface of what-why-how-where-when-whom by, the core is shifting...

imagine...imagine...imagine, yes.

Agenda, whose? Behind agenda is intent, whose?

 

 

Thanks for sharing.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 23:50 | 6638485 rlouis
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The video shows a Catepillar tractor taking on 20 Toyota Land Cruisers... gives a little hope that the little guys have a chance against the corporate monsters. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOBDALqOXWw

 

 

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 16:40 | 6641574 Macon Richardson
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Passing Wind, why are you whining, pissing and moaning over the article?

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 19:04 | 6637589 TheAntiProgressive
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Head honcho on the Clinton "Global" Initiative.  A new world order asshole just like his traitorous wife.  Just like the Bushs', all of them.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 19:07 | 6637602 Kayman
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If any politician actually cared about America, they would recognize that access to the American market, the most important market in the world, should not be free. 

If China, Japan, or Mexico want to have free access to the American market, let them build plants in America.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 19:29 | 6637702 JohnG
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What makes you believe it's free?  Who's getting paid is the better question.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 19:59 | 6637811 roadhazard
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Daddy Bush fast track handed off to Clinton. Both big Free Traders.

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 03:35 | 6638674 August
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Remember, two hoots... it's not a lie if you believe it.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 20:07 | 6637848 ClassicalLib17
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@Tonald J Trump, Agreed,  +1

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 20:44 | 6638014 goosee
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There is nothing to worry about all the jobs come back when we become a banana republic

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 23:01 | 6638397 TAALR Swift
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The all-important question you have to ask, that no one but China and Russia will be paying attention to, is:

"What currency will be used to settle the international Balance of Trade?"
Let me guess: the USD.

This would front-run any attempts by China to dethrone King Dollar. If China had thought things through better, they would have backed their currency with gold, but it's too late for them now. Especially since their Oligarchs are moving gold from the PBOC to private banks and private hands.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 18:47 | 6637500 lostintheflood
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this might be what it takes to get bernie sanders elected...he's the only one who has come out loudly against the tpp...

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 18:54 | 6637526 LetThemEatRand
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I'm not endorsing him (or voting for him), but Trump also.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 18:55 | 6637533 nuubee
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Anyone with half a brain knows that TPP is bad for common folk. Why else would the details be classified?

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 19:33 | 6637711 Omen IV
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where does this 40% number come from ?

what i see are mostly basic resource producers who in many cases are mid to high cost producers - Australia / Peru /Chile

the only serious manufacturer is Japan - the rest including USA are on the downside end of the curve on momentum and marginal costs for manufacturing.

someone should measure the GNP respectively for primary resource exporters / manufacturers / service providers / consumer oriented GNP etc

I think the impact will be far different than promoted - as marginal cost producers move elsewhere

example: US as Shale producer in case of sub $50 / Bbl for say 10 years is off the air as producer, Canada as well for tar sands  and many other places as well - so why count these revenues in 40% GNP going forward?

 

demand in US is downward momentum where else is that true?

 

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 08:58 | 6639055 GlobalCtzn
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Do not get caught up in the 'trade' details. This is NOT a trade agreement. This is setting legal structure to strip sovereignty from nation states and hand it to corporations. This is just a GIANT power grab and nothing more. 

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 19:42 | 6637754 BandGap
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Stop.

This is all bullshit being run through before TSHTF. The real test is if/when these "agreements" are around when the dollar drops 40-60%. Let them sign all this shit in blood if need be. It doesn't mean diddly when everyone is scrambling when the music stops.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 19:09 | 6637552 two hoots
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Obama is a Mandela wanna be on a global scale, (at our expense).

  

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 19:26 | 6637682 AGuy
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"this might be what it takes to get bernie sanders elected...he's the only one who has come out loudly against the tpp"

Until he is elected, then he will back the TPP or its replacement. Probably Bernie rejects it because it does go far enough to dismantle whats left of free markets.

 

 

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 19:27 | 6637690 Freddie
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Many of those NeoCon Bibi lovers and Jonathan Pollard conservatives love TPP and H1B Ted Cruz.   Ted is also a Goldman Sachs boy.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 19:27 | 6637691 Sudden Debt
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The once ruling America have already made up their minds that the economic torch of America needs to be passed through.

It's the end of America and the birth of the Eurazian Empire.

And no new president can change it. It's been decided.

The powers that be have their wealth in Hon Kong and most Americans will soon see a drop of 90% in their wealth.

And if you don't have wealth... 

Look to those people climbing over walls for a new future because that will be Americans in a decade from now.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 19:39 | 6637736 BandGap
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Put down the bottle, dude. Some of us have shit to do, including you.

I don't mind dying, just going to maximize my tribe's returns when I cash out. You should hedge accordingly.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 21:06 | 6638082 overmedicatedun...
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well wonder no more why .gov dhs has bought millions of rounds of ammo..they think there is a slight chance some real americans will fight for their country   and way of life - the bleeding of america is gaining speed with every illegal and every off shored job and robbing fed giving us 0.0% on savings ...I hope DHS is right to fear the people, but it is a long shot bet they will need that ammo.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 19:23 | 6637668 AGuy
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"Obama is using this as an opportunity to permanently impose much of his agenda on a large portion of the globe"

I am sure its even better than Obamacare.! /sarc

What are the odds that gun control, capital control and pretty much every american liberty vanishes when this is signed?

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 23:31 | 6638453 AmericanFUPAcabra
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Already underway, except its a bit different. Some very 'wealthy' companies have been buying out US gun manufacturers and shutting them down completely. Ive heard DPMS and Marlin are among them.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 19:24 | 6637675 FreedomGuy
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That was the Trans-Gender Partnership. So confusing these days. So many choices.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 18:37 | 6637449 Squids_In
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That giant sucking sound just got gianter.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 18:49 | 6637503 MrTouchdown
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Probably, but here's a thought:

It might be a blowing sound of all things USA deflating down (in USD terms) to what they are actually worth when compared to the rest of the world. For example, a GM assembly line worker will make what an assembly line worker in Vietnam makes.

This will, of course, panic Old Yellen, who will promptly fill her diaper and begin subsidizing wages with Quantitative Pleasing (QP1).

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 18:54 | 6637529 FreeMoney
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and I thought it was getting sucking-er

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 19:12 | 6637624 Kayman
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"That giant sucking sound" preceded Clinton's NAFTA signing.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 19:33 | 6637716 Pure Evil
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I think the "giant sucking sound" is coming from the current occupant of the White House.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 18:39 | 6637461 Buckaroo Banzai
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If this gets through congress, the Republican Party better not bother asking for my vote ever again.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 18:53 | 6637521 Chupacabra-322
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Vote? You seem to think "voting" will actually influence actions / Globalists plans which have been decades in the making amoungst thse Criminal Pure Evil Lucerferian Psychopaths hell bent on Total Complete Full Spectrum World Domination.

Yea, keep voting. I'll be out hunting down these Evil doers like the dogs that they are.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 18:58 | 6637559 Buckaroo Banzai
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I have no illusions regarding the efficacy of voting. It is indeed a waste of time.

What I said was, they better not dare even ASK for my vote.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 19:31 | 6637709 Pure Evil
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Don't worry, they'll be out begging and throw Hillary/Bernie out as an example of the next evil.

If Bernie wins the nomination I might consider voting for him.

Wouldn't mind seeing Hillary take it just to see all the political murders she'll commit trying to get revenge.

By the time they cull the republicans down we'll be stuck with a Trump/Carson ticket.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 18:54 | 6637522 Ignatius
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Doesn't matter.  Diebold is so good at counting that you don't even need to show up at the polls anymore.  It's like a miracle of modern technology.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 18:55 | 6637536 LetThemEatRand
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"If this gets through congress, the Republican Party better not bother asking for my vote ever again."

That's like saying that if the mob kills one more guy, you're going to start thinking they are criminals.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 20:04 | 6637834 roadhazard
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FUCK the repubican party. Fuck the democrap party.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 20:24 | 6637927 willwork4food
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Hang them all on high trees too!

 

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