Max Baucus the senate finance committee chair is trying to screw the American people in the same way he did when he torpedoed single-payer health care in the senate.
Max Baucus is an opportunistic crook attempting to loot the country before he leaves to become US Ambassador to China. He’s used his knowledge of the senate to do the bidding of financial criminals involved in international banking and trade.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is nothing short of a disaster: It’s ruinous for our middle class, a huge step back for Internet freedom, and awful for human rights in the countries we trade with.
Tragically, however, this new corporate "free" trade deal is a top priority for the White House and most Republicans. But here’s the thing: In order to pass the TPP, its supporters first need to pass "fast-track" authority that would bypass the normal legislative process.
"Fast-track" authority is an anti-democratic ruse to allow corporate interests to write their own laws with nearly no input from our elected representatives. And it’s the only way a new, jobs-killing trade agreement can pass, because pro-jobs Democrats in Congress would never let such a corporate giveaway survive to see the light of day.
Join progressives fighting to stop "fast-track" authority for the TPP trade deal today.
Sign Progressives United's petition to Congress. Tell them not to pass "fast-track" authority for yet another horrible, jobs-killing trade deal.
Congress has a fundamental responsibility to oversee massive agreements like the TPP -- but "fast-track" authority would essentially turn pro-jobs representatives into a rubber stamp for this corporate giveaway: no meaningful hearings, no amendments, and almost no debate on a massive unjust trade deal that’s bigger than NAFTA and promises to do just as much damage to hardworking Americans.
A significant number of House Democrats are appalled by this, and they know that the progressive movement is stronger than ever.
But the White House, corporate lobbyists, and Wall Street are all upping the pressure to pass "fast-track" now to pave the way for the TPP to pass without oversight of all its corporate giveaways.
Congress needs to hear from progressives now, so they know we’re holding them accountable to working people.
Join progressives telling Congress to stand up for workers. Sign Progressives United's petition not to support the TPP today.
Why is it that, time and time again, it’s our working men and women who get punished, squeezed, and ignored by our elected officials? We’ve seen how corporate-backed trade deals like NAFTA devastated our middle class and sent good, family-supporting jobs overseas. Enough. We won’t let corporate interests grease the skids for the biggest jobs-killing "free" trade agreement yet.
the Trans-Pacific-Partnership is the last nail in the coffin of the middle class and only a few well connected senators,bankers, and congressmen will benefit from this travesty railroaded through by the unscrupulous Senator Baucus.