Thursday, May 24, 2012

IYCMI: Wyden Statement Introducing "Congressional Oversight Over Trade Negotiations Act" | Blog | U.S. Senator Ron Wyden

THIS IS A BIG DEAL!

MR. PRESIDENT, THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION SAYS THESE TRADE NEGOTIATIONS ARE TO BE OPEN AND PUBLIC.

In which Senator Ron Wyden (D-Or) attempts to get Obama admin to lift veil of secrecy surrounding newest Asian trade negotiations.   WHY, INDEED, MUST THIS BE SECRET?  WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON MR. OBAMA??

IYCMI: Wyden Statement Introducing "Congressional Oversight Over Trade Negotiations Act" | Blog | U.S. Senator Ron Wyden

A one-sided secrecy which has reportedly allowed about 600 corporate advisors (or the "A-Team of corporate lobby groups") to review and comment on the details being negotated while elected representatives for the public, as well as unions, environmental or public health groups, have not had such access has been criticized as being undemocratic and contrary to the public's best interest.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-robertson/trans-pacific-partnership_b_1476261.html

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.