Obamatrade: Bought And Paid For

DEALS LIKE THIS ARE WHY AMERICA IS GOING DOWN THE TUBES …  || By FITSNEWS || While the entire state of South Carolina had both eyes peeled on the Confederate flag, other stuff has been going on in the world … bad stuff. Stuff like the passage of the first key…


|| By FITSNEWS || While the entire state of South Carolina had both eyes peeled on the Confederate flag, other stuff has been going on in the world … bad stuff.

Stuff like the passage of the first key component of “Obamatrade,” U.S. president Barack Obama‘s crony capitalist trade push.

Embraced by Obama and status quo “Republican” leaders – Obamatrade is going to be a disaster for the U.S. economy (see HERE and HERE) and the South Carolina economy (see HERE and HERE).  But that didn’t stop so-called “conservatives” like U.S. Senator Tim Scott, U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford from voting for it.

All in the name of (cough) “free trade.”

This week, our favorite website Zero Hedge weighed in on the passage of the first part of this debacle.

“In the end the lobbying corporations won,” the site’s authors wrote.  “We are still shocked at how cheap it costs them to buy both the senate and the house.”

And who are “they?”

Take a look …

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TPP donations

Chart via Zero Hedge

So what do We The Taxpayers get out of this deal?

“It will eliminate even more lower-paying jobs and eviscerate what little is left of America’s lower middle class,” Zero Hedge‘s authors wrote.

U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama – a leading opponent of Obamatrade – offered a brutally honest critique of how Washington, D.C. really works in explaining the push to pass this bill.

“The same routine plays out over and again,” Session said. “We are told a massive bill must be passed, all the business lobbyists and leaders tell how grand it will be, but that it must be rushed through before the voters spoil the plan. As with Obamacare and the Gang of Eight, the politicians meet with the consultants to craft the talking points—not based on what the bill actually does, but what they hope people will believe it does. And when ordinary Americans who never asked for the plan, who don’t want the plan, who want no part of the plan, resist, they are scorned, mocked, and heaped with condescension.”

Yup.  That about sums it up …

“Washington broke arms and heads to get that 60th vote – not one to spare – to impose on the American people a plan which imperils their jobs, wages, and control over their own affairs,” he said. “It is remarkable that so much energy has been expended on advancing the things Americans oppose, and preventing the things Americans want.”

Indeed …

And who cast the deciding vote for Obamatrade?  U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida – one of the top candidates for the “Republican” presidential nomination.

“By providing the final vote to pass (Obamatrade) Marco Rubio put himself squarely on the economentarian side and against the everyday, loyal American citizen whom, we suspect, will have no trouble remembering how he voted when their turn to vote in a Republican primary election rolls around,”  George Rasley of the website Conservative HQ wrote.

That’s for damn sure ….

Shame on Rubio and every “Republican” who voted for this abomination.  Their votes will not soon be forgotten.


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idcydm June 24, 2015 at 8:54 pm

Obamatrade: Bought And Paid For…how much did they get?

Jim June 24, 2015 at 9:38 pm

Rubio is like the rest of them. Narcissistic whores looking for power money and prestige.

Screw them and their paymasters, the Koch Brothers.

BeachBum June 24, 2015 at 9:40 pm

The money shown above is simply the money you see. Most of it is donated through or to packs, through the parties, or paid is SF in Zurich.

To hell with them all.

Eric June 24, 2015 at 9:41 pm

i hate those Koch Brothers. They are devils.

Mark June 24, 2015 at 9:53 pm

The more the kJ Brothers give the worst the Conservative movement gets. They subsidizes the people and things that are killing the party and do it all in the name of freedom. What a joke.

Bible Thumper June 24, 2015 at 10:11 pm

Will Folks, Sesions, Duncan and Mulvaney sided with the liberals. Koch brothers are true conservatives and Libertarians.

guest June 24, 2015 at 9:45 pm

Goodnight all. My wife and I are going to play Rum and Crazy 8 with a deck of cards with Myrtle Beach on the Confederate Flag.Peace.

Bible Thumper June 24, 2015 at 10:12 pm

The cards were made in China.

Also Made In China June 25, 2015 at 8:21 am

Just like Donald Trump’s clothes, and his toupee.

Bible Thumper June 24, 2015 at 10:18 pm

How come you only show the money that comes from the side you disagree with?
Trumpka, who is head of the AFL-CIO, brazenly said on National media that he would cut contributions to candidates if they didn’t block passage of TPA. You won’t find that on fitsnews.

Slartibartfast June 24, 2015 at 10:25 pm

“Their votes will not soon be forgotten.”

I believe that you will not forget. But the wind will change directions. It always does. The Democrat ops have done their work. We constitutionalist Conservatives are divided. Damn!

Bible Thumper June 24, 2015 at 10:55 pm

If Fitsnews, Duncan, Mulvaney and, Will always seems to forget, Clybrun (sic) had there way with NAFTA as they want with TPA, South Carolina would instead of being the makers of BMERs, commercial jets, heavy machinery tires, gas turbines and pharmaceuticals, they would be sewing shirts and stitching the elastic on underwear.
When all the first world gets their clothing sown in Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Dominican Republic, fitness et al would have South Carolina competing against the third world. That’s what SC did before NAFTA freed us from those corporate welfare industries that kept us poor and would have made us poorer because of tariff protection from competition.

People like Will Folks, Duncan, Mulvaney and Clyburn (sic) have dull minds that can see only what’s two feet ahead. They worry about the dead end jobs of the past. Who could imagine when NAFTA was passed the first world industries for a developed country with an educated workforce would flock to SC?

Frank Right June 25, 2015 at 1:37 am

I don’t think FITSNews despises SC. There– said it. I do believe those dead end jobs of the past were in large part due to unfair trade agreements. Precisely those industries that moved to China. An unequal playing field.

Examples: China will flood the market with goods they lose money on in hopes of gaining the market. Companies who sell their products follow suit.

While I agree with you Bible Thumper on many aspects of TPA, TPP and the various other T’s, in some respect. It is important that we recognize what happened to certain industries, why we lost them. It is my strong belief, it was an unfair system. TPP has standards that exclude those who do not meet standards. That is a good thing. Why? Imagine buying product from another country that has health consequences to those that use it (BPA). China does not have the same regulations US has.

I can understand from a pure free market idealist how we should abolish any barriers to trade agreements. I cannot understand how any libertarian, large or small, agrees to stifle trade and consider is cronyism. I do understand that it could be, without TPP standards.

It is currently an unlevel playing field. I have looked at the data. Even SC imports more than it exports to China. I am glad they are not a TPP partner. I am glad we do have standards that prohibit them from raping us. At least for now. They have been doing it for years. I don’t blame them. I would do the same in their situation. I could rant on…but would anyone listen?

Read TPA and TPP for yourselves. If you need the links, ask for them. Don’t allow anyone to tell you how to harass your legislators until you know the details. It’s complicated, but well written.

If there is a debate to be made, it is TAA – how is that funded?

If there is a single thing above that is confusing. Ask. If I don’t know the answer, I will find it.

Sybil Right June 25, 2015 at 6:49 am

The way Socialism gets treated in most discussions in this country is downright disgusting. Instead of people engaging in intellectually rigorous debate, seeking to work out problems and separate truths from truisms, we get dogmatic blind condemnation. Hell of a job all the right-wing and blue dog “left” members have done denigrating what could be the last hope for truly civilized human society. The opponents of Socialism don’t engage in honest debate; they simply slander and peddle guilt-by-association all the live long day, meanwhile, working people continue to be exploited by Repubs and Dems.

Why I am a socialist.

Red Scare June 25, 2015 at 8:19 am


Frank Right June 25, 2015 at 1:19 am

A lowly commentator’s wish. Who are the Presidential candidates — all parties. Good and bad. Break it out into a series — plenty of time. Vetting of candidates will likely happen in the comment section. Would make interesting dialogue.

Frank Right June 25, 2015 at 1:57 am

My last comment tonight on TPA, TPP and TAA. I am by no means an expert, but I have looked at the agreements myself. I can sum it up in simple terms:

Who do you trust? A neighbor that you have good business relations with or distant countries who rape your families? Look at the big picture, not the small snapshots in front of our faces. China may one day be a TPP partner, but they will need to change the way they have done business in the past.

Take long hard look at who the TPP partners are. The TPA is nothing more than an agreement that allows business transactions on a level playing field to be expedited.

Remove the hype and look at the agreements “for damn sure.” If I was starting from scratch. I would look at TPP, who are the partners? Where are the trade deficits? How can we close the gaps? Do your own gap analysis and come to terms on your terms.

Don’t ever allow anyone to tell you what to support, but listen, so that you have direction and the ability to decide where you stand.

This isn’t a conspiracy. It may not be perfect. Based on what I have read, US can control agreements within reason.

I prefer to do business with friends, allies. You have to decide where you stand. That decision is yours and no one else’s — unless you allow it to be.

Corporate America June 25, 2015 at 8:19 am

Thanks Republicans and Obama for serving your true constituents!

Tim June 25, 2015 at 9:42 am

Lets vote out Obama and the Republicans in 2016.

Lone Ranger July 15, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Ummmm…Kemosabe…this the same Will Folks who PC-jerked with
Haley and I-Lie-To-Conservatives-Joe Wilson to rip down the Confederate Flag

Why yes, Tonto—he IS don’tcha know—God is God and not
boastful so guess He will do what He said and send Will to Hell—He’s God—won’t
have to brag !!!


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