TV News LIES

Thursday, Oct 02nd

Last update07:09:50 AM GMT

You are here News Politics Trans-Pacific Partnership: Under Cover of Darkness, a Corporate Coup Is Underway

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Under Cover of Darkness, a Corporate Coup Is Underway

E-mail Print PDF

Have you heard about the small U.S. government agency engaged in years of closed-door negotiations that could undermine the Obama administration’s declared goals of creating jobs, reregulating the financial sector and lowering healthcare costs?

With the direct participation of 600 corporations and shocking levels of secrecy, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is rushing to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Branded as a trade agreement (yawn) by its corporate proponents, TPP largely has evaded public and congressional scrutiny since negotiations were launched in 2008 by the George W. Bush administration.

But trade is the least of it. Only two of TPP’s 26 chapters actually have to do with trade. The rest is about new enforceable corporate rights and privileges and constraints on government regulation. This includes new extensions of price-raising drug patent monopolies, corporate rights to attack government drug formulary pricing plans, safeguards to facilitate job offshoring and new corporate controls over natural resources.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns

Julia PiersonJulia Pierson, the first female director of the Secret Service, resigned her post Wednesday after a...

Judge rules against White House on Affordable Care Act

Obamacare rulingA federal judge in Oklahoma has ruled that Obamacare subsidies cannot go to residents of states...

Appeals court blocks some North Carolina voting changes

North Carolina voting A federal appeals court has blocked North Carolina from ending same-day voter registration and out-of-precinct voting...

A divided Supreme Court delays early voting in Ohio

SC stops early votingThe Supreme Court delayed the start of early voting in Ohio Monday, a day before it...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!