MORE SECRETIVE SHADINESS IN BARACK OBAMA’S “TRADE DEAL”
|| By FITSNEWS || Obamatrade – U.S. president Barack Obama‘s effort to ram a crony capitalist trade deal through the U.S. Congress – is many things. It’s bad for the economy. Bad for the rule of law. And bad for “Republicans” electoral prospects.
It’s also bad for your privacy …
According to Forbes (using documents provided to Wikileaks), the super secret trade agreement would keep countries from controlling “where their citizens’ personal data is held or whether it’s accessible from outside the country.”
In other words privacy protections put in place by providers could be easily dismantled.
The irony of this provision? According to the draft of Obamatrade – a.k.a. the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – the provision wasn’t supposed to be made public until five years after the approval of the deal.
Meaning you never would have known about it until it was too late …
No wonder the draft proposal of this monstrosity is being kept under lock and key in the basement of the U.S. Congress, right?
Provisions like this (and this) are precisely why such agreements must be debated in public – which is why we have consistently called on lawmakers to reject Obama’s push for trade promotion authority (TPA or “Fast Track”), which would shut down the public debate on the larger trade deal.
This website has repeatedly documented how Obamatrade is bad for America (see HERE and HERE) – and how it’s especially bad for South Carolina (HERE and HERE). Accordingly, we’ve called on our state’s “conservative” congressional delegation to oppose it – praising those who have and criticizing those who haven’t.
Most importantly, we’ve exposed how secretive government deals like this aren’t “free trade,” but rather crony capitalist handouts benefiting a select few at the expense of American jobs, wages and consumers.