Dave Johnson & Stuart Zechman: TPP



Snipped from May 26 VS Sundays. Dave Johnson unpacks the Trans Pacific Partnership - what it is and what it isn't . Stuart Zechman connects the dots back to Democrats in power.

Dave, in a a recent Huffington Post:

Upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership Looks Like Corporate Takeover

Dave begins

"You will be hearing a lot about the upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. TPP's negotiations are being held in secret with details kept secret even from our Congress. But giant corporations are in the loop.
TPP is a "trade" agreement between several Pacific-rim countries that is actually about much more than just trade. It will be sold as a trade agreement (because everyone knows that "trade" is good) but much of it appears to be (from what we know) a corporate end-run around things We the People want to do to reign in the giant corporations -- like Wall Street regulation, environmental regulation and corporate taxation."

In AmericaBlog, Gaius Publius writes

TPP is a secret Obama trade agreement that will trump national sovereignty