Friday, June 12, 2015

Kuhner: Obamatrade would Destroy America

"Republicans in Congress, who were swept into office to curb Obama’s imperial presidency, are betraying their voters — and their country."

"We have been down this road before. The congressional GOP gave both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush fast track authority. For the past 25 years, America has had numerous free trade agreements — NAFTA, GATT, the WTO, MFN, PNTR for China, CAFTA for Central America and a deal with South Korea.
The results have been disastrous: nearly 55,000 U.S. factories shuttered; 5-6 million jobs lost; our manufacturing base decimated; and over $11 trillion in trade deficits. Once great cities, such as Detroit and Baltimore, which had plenty of well-paying, blue-collar factory jobs, are now economic wastelands."

"The TPP remains a top-secret, “highly-classified” text, locked in a room below the Capitol building. Members of Congress can only access it by signing in, and pledging not to reveal its specific contents to the public.
Think about this: The largest trade deal in history is being negotiated behind closed doors completely away from the public. What is Obama hiding?
Thanks to WikiLeaks, we now know. The TPP is not a simple trade pact; rather, it grants special powers to a TPP commission — an international tribunal composed of bureaucratic elites — in which on vital areas, such as immigration, labor, the environment, commercial policy and even food, its authority will trump that of Congress.
It transfers and surrenders U.S. sovereignty to a globalist entity similar to the EU — a new Pacific Union.
Don’t take my word it. Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, is one of the few members of Congress who has actually read the entire text. His conclusion: Obamatrade is a dagger aimed at the heart of our constitutional republic. Should the TPP pass, we will become a self-governing nation in name only.
Mr. Sessions warns “having been to the closed room to review the secret text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it is clear it more closely resembles a treaty than a trade deal.” In particular, he says the TPP “creates a new transnational governance structure known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission.
The details of this new governance commission are extremely broad and have the earmarks of a nascent European Union, with many similarities.”"
"Obama is on the verge of completing his fundamental transformation of America. Obamatrade would be the final hammer blow.
It would allow for an unlimited number of Third World immigrants — Chinese, Mexicans, Malaysians — to flood our country, swamping us with cheap labor and even cheaper goods. America’s borders, sovereignty and Constitution would be rendered meaningless.
Similar to EU member states, we would be subject to the whims of progressive globalist elites. Our national independence would be a thing of the past.
That Obama’s treachery is being aided and abetted by the GOP leadership reveals a harsh reality."