Our national leaders who sold us out did so while wrapped in the American flag and while spouting lies about nationalism and protecting our sovereignty. Their speeches included any jingoistic phrase that occurred in their demented minds. They are traitors.
"While the text is full of handouts to the fossil fuel industry, it doesn’t mention the words climate change once."
We citizens must inform ourselves. The Trade in Services Agreement demands the privatization of all public services. Public services are good for the community. Under the 'trade' agreement huge multinational companies will take over vital public services like health care, education, mail delivery and more. And, if you think the government doesn't do a good job with public services, wait until corporations take over with profit as their only motivating factor.
The TPP removes legislative authority from Congress and the White House on a range of issues. Judicial power is often surrendered to three-person trade tribunals in which only corporations are permitted to sue. Workers, environmental and advocacy groups and labor unions are blocked from seeking redress in the proposed tribunals. The rights of corporations become sacrosanct. The rights of citizens are abolished.