Senate Decepticons Advance Trade Maneuver To Give Obama New Power in TPP Trade Deal…

Tell me again what benefit there was to re-electing Mitch McConnell, or giving Republicans the victory in the Senate?

McConnell and BoehnerTrade Promotion Authority or TPA contains fast-track provisions would allow Congress, under strict timelines, to consider trade deals with a simple up-or-down vote without any amendments or requirements of a Senate super-majority to end debate.

This would grant new power to the executive branch and reduce congressional ability to modify of block the TPP bill itself.  Obviously this would help Obama complete the final details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), with the other 11 nations, a bloc that represents about 40 percent of the global economy.

(Via Washington Post)  President Obama won a big victory for his trade agenda Friday with the Senate’s approval of fast-track legislation that could make it easier for him to complete a wide-ranging trade deal that would include 11 Pacific Rim nations.

A coalition of 48 Senate Republicans and 14 Democrats voted for Trade Promotion Authority late Friday, sending the legislation to a difficult fight in the House, where it faces more entrenched opposition from Democrats.

The Senate coalition fought off several attempts by opponents to undermine the legislation, defeating amendments that were politically popular but potentially poisonous to Obama’s bid to secure the trade deal.

“This is an important bill, likely the most important bill we will pass this year. It’s important to President Obama,” Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and primary author of the bill, said at the close of debate. (more)

Obama RacineThey have to pass the trade bill, before we are allowed to actually see the trade bill.

The actual trade deal itself is being kept secret, classified, and cloaked in darkness.

[…]  Senators are forced to go into a classified viewing room in order to read the full text of the document, but are not allowed to bring in key staff or take notes on what is included in the bill text.  Not only this, but as you would assume for classified documents, elected officials are unable to speak to anyone without proper security clearance about the specific details of the trade negotiations without suffering potential criminal legal ramifications.

This becomes a serious issue when dealing with complicated and technical negotiations regarding the largest trade deal in American history.  It also raises serious questions about the legislative process and democracy generally when the public is unable to view the content of a bill introduced in Congress, but foreign government officials and private corporations are. (link)

Speaker of the House John Boehner is praising the Senate’s passage of the trade bill and calling on Democrats to join with Republicans to pass the law in the House.

With trade promotion authority, we’ll be able to hold President Obama accountable so America’s workers can get the best agreements. Without it, our workers will fall further behind as China writes the rules of the global economy (link)

Boehner Obama

 

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  1. Decepticons.

    spit *

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  2. RoyBaty says:

    If socialist democrats hate it, that’s enough for me, I love the bill. Plus if Rand Paul and libertarians hate it, that would be gravy.

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    • If socialist democrats hate it, that’s enough for me, I love the bill.

      The bill is Obama’s idea, so it can only be good for the country.

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    • Sentient says:

      The democrats are right on this one. And Obama wants it so that it cements open-borders into a trade agreement. He wants the former attributes of the USA – its relative wealth, its ethnic heritage, to be averaged (mixed) with the entire world. He wants to end the white race as it has been and spread our wealth amongst all of the countries of the world. Don’t be a fool.

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    • Jett Black says:

      You have a point, but this kind of secrecy is anathema to our constitutional republic. There is something in this that is potentially catastrophic or they wouldn’t be handling it like the last catastrophy, ACA.

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  3. Just adds to my long pondered question…..who are/is the Top(s) and who are/is the bottom(s) in this sordid love triangle? Perhaps only Reggie Love can say. All I know for certain is, I have NEVER voted Democrat in my life, and NEVER will, but because of RINOS like these two, I have not registered Republican since 1996. Our Republic is bleeding out, and I cannot see field triage stemming the blood loss. Every day, if not hour, we lose more of our GOD given, Constitutionally Protected and GUARANTEED liberties.via self serving politicians, appointed for life Fed judges or more often, unelected and immune from any say from “We The People” bureaucrats from DOZENS of unconstitutional ABC FEDGOV agencies. Our children have been and continue to be indoctrinated in the public “schools” for the past 45 plus years to the point of pure idiocy and it’s getting worse. I see our recent Vets starting to be called murderers and worse, like I and other Nam Vets were upon returning home to those we ostensibly fought to protect. My Country, I am afraid, is past the tipping point where our votes even matter. I believe the “ballot” is and has been for decades, just smoke and mirrors to make US believe we actually have a voice. The ONLY truth the criminal occupier of OUR Oval Office has EVER spoken was his proclaimation of “Fundamental Transformation” for this once great Republic. I could continue, but I won’t. I will end with this, my own proclaimation…….”I WILL NOT SUBMIT!”………WOLVERINES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. shirley49 says:

    This is what the Dems did with the Health care law and look at what we have. MISERY. When will the voters wake up and get rid of Boehner and McConnell. You have to read it to see what is in it.

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    • Getting rid of Boehner and McConnell isn’t enough to solve the problem. Remember, they were put into their positions by the other Congressional members of the Republican party. It is the entire establishment in BOTH parties that has to go. Problem is, by the time a candidate gets on the ballot, he’s already been bought off by K Street.

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  5. waltherppk says:

    Who bought Ted Cruz ?

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    • waltherppk says:

      And how much did he sell for?

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      • Who bought Ted Cruz ? And how much did he sell for?

        Ted Cruz supports amnesty and a massive increase in immigration, and like I’ve said before, anyone willing to screw over Americans via amnesty and even more cheap labor won’t have a problem doing it via other ways either.

        In other words, no one bought him. He’s just better at hiding than others.

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        • waltherppk says:

          So this song is dedicated to Two Faced Ted Cruz the faux conservative constitutionalist and pretended patriot, up yours “buddy” and all likeminded sellouts and frauds with you. Where’s an oath keeper to be found nowadays.
          Send out Diogenes and have the ghost of George Washington go along with him to help carry a bigger, brighter lantern, cause boys you are going to need it in that town named after old George.

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    • smiley says:

      IKR ?

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    • Habanero says:

      The Council on Foreign Relations. His wife is a member of the CFR, and has worked for Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan. Those are globalist credentials, period.

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    • georgiafl says:

      SOOO disappointed in Cruz. I may have to sit out this election as a conscientious objector.

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  6. This President has demonstrated his incompetence on to many occasions for anyone to be so daft as to want to give the executive branch. With that in mind his creation of a panel to put the TPP agreement together should be applauded. Secrecy is also necessary in any agreement of this scope.
    Why he couldn’t locate enough retired CEO’ s to panel this group is probably his typical laziness coupled with big corporations drooling to get the inside scoop and influence peddling. The oppressive restrictions on the congresses ability to dissect the agreement (with attending aides to interpret the language) is paramount to the congresses responsibility to do what is right by their constituents. The need for secrecy cannot supersede this obligation. The Administration can pursue leaks if and when they happen and no more.
    It has been said before that we get the government that we deserve. If you opt to stay silent on this attempt to limit our rights than it will be held true again. Your representatives are waiting.

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  7. Mentalist says:

    This TPP bill greatly disturbs me to the point of outrage. I believe in commerce and free trade. However, I am deeply disturbed that one branch of government (legislative or Congress) has voted to willingly cede (yet again) its constitutional powers to another branch of government (executive or the President) – especially since that one branch (executive) has blatantly disregarded the Constitution and does not believe in the constitutionality of co-equal branches of government. I am deeply disturbed that the Senate voted for a 800+ page bill which the vast majority had not even read (just like Obamacare, “Porkulus”, etc.) and is cloaked in so much secrecy that members of Congress have to enter a secured room alone without any note-taking materials just to read it (because its classified) and are forbidden from discussing details of this bill with the public (because its classified). There’s so much lack of transparency that the public can even view details of this bill, yet the most disturbing thing is apparently most of the public could care less! Correction – the most disturbing thing is the biggest critics of this trade bill are Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren – who are both dyed-in-the-wool socialists, and both have argued in favor of transparency with regards to this bill.

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    • partyzantski says:

      Free trade is the new slavery. When somebody in Buttcrackistan canmake a wage, any wage, making what Americans used to make (manufacturing, phone call centers, component assembly…) and sell it here on the cheap, it hurts us all.

      There is no job creation here under such circumstances. Join a union and get an “A” card as a skilled tradesman? HA! the wage for that has declined precipitously. There is likely someone there filling that role, many someones with poor documentation under the eye of one skilled American tradesman.

      America does not need ISIS to slit it’s collective throat, we saw ever deeper with each so-called “law” like TPP. We were better off under King George. Was it Lenin who stated that we’d sell the hangman the rope to hang us by?

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  8. Lou says:

    yeah, notice though both sides are on the side of free trade because it has the word freedom. as I brought up to Stella many times, our economy was founded on the beliefs of Alexander Hamilton was a strict protectionist. it’s what built up our US factory base. now, they all left. China isn’t stupid, just parties on both sides agreeing with Al Gore. I say all conservatives must wake up.

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    • doodahdaze says:

      Ya gotta love the names they come up with for the nefarious deals. Whups there goes another few million jobs Americans won’t be able to do. Unless they move to Hanoi. It is a big mess. Sold out to the “International Community” as they love to call it.

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    • fred says:

      Lou, I believe conservatives are awake and have been for some time. The amount of deceit and betrayal thrown at them is coming in such volume you barely recover from one defeat when there is another even owrse before you. It’s astonishing and I agree the GOP does not care a tiny bit about conservatives. I’m an independent but hoped for resistance to Obama’s lawlessness. I got neither. I got spit in my face. So the question is how to pay them back now. Are we really a small minority of the vote and the suicide wing. At least we can ditch Ted Cruz now and all agree.

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  9. 7delta says:

    Reid v. Covert. One of my favorite SCOTUS rulings. Copy it. Memorize it. Send it over and over to your reps, Congressional and State. While states have no treaty making input ordinarily, they need to know and if necessary, remind their state AG that the state has a vested interest in preserving their own sovereignty. The concept is simple: No treaty can supersede the Constitution. The feds can obtain no power from a foreign nation/entity (UN, etc.) the Constitution does not grant the feds, nor can the feds cede any of their authority under the Constitution to a foreign nation or entity.

    “It would be manifestly contrary to the objectives of those who created the Constitution, as well as those who were responsible for the Bill of Rights — let alone alien to our entire constitutional history and tradition — to construe Article VI as permitting the United States to exercise power under an international agreement without observing constitutional prohibitions. [n32] In effect, such construction would permit amendment of that document in a manner not sanctioned by Article V. The prohibitions of the Constitution were designed to apply to all branches of the National Government, and they cannot be nullified by the Executive or by the Executive and the Senate combined.

    There is nothing new or unique about what we say here. This Court has regularly and uniformly recognized the supremacy of the Constitution over a treaty. [n33] For example, in Geofroy v. Riggs, 133 U.S. 258, 267, it declared:

    The treaty power, as expressed in the Constitution, is in terms unlimited except by those restraints which are found in that instrument against the action of the government or of its departments, and those arising from the nature of the government itself and of that of the States. It would not be contended that it extends so far as to authorize what the Constitution forbids, or a change in the character of the [p18] government, or in that of one of the States, or a cession of any portion of the territory of the latter, without its consent.”
    http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/htm…4_0001_ZO.html

    “No agreement with a foreign nation can confer power on the Congress or on any other branch of Government, which is free from the restraints of the Constitution.” “The prohibitions of the federal constitution are designed to apply to all branches of the national government and cannot be nullified by the executive or by the executive and senate combined.” Reid v. Covert, 354 U.S. 1, 1 L. Ed 2nd 1148 (1951)

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    • smiley says:

      EXCELLENT post

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    • bofh says:

      Well, that’s a relief! For a moment there, I thought Something Bad had just happened in the Senate.
      /s

      I hope you’re not counting on the Roberts Court to put this right…

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      • Why is that a “relief”? THIS president and THIS congress have been acting contrary to the Constitution ever since Obama first set foot in the White House, and not one single Representative or Senator has raised any serious opposition to his lawlessness. Obama continues to rule by fiat and the weenies in the Capitol building are now assisting him by ceding yet more power to the office..

        Mark my words, Congress has been bought, and Obama is about to sell the American working man right down the river. The old “You can’t see what’s in the bill until we pass it” ploy is the tip off.

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    • partyzantski says:

      7Delta,
      This is one of the most important posts that I have read. EVER. Keep it coming and share that sauce!

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    • Angel Martin says:

      this is all correct. the problem is that none of these agreements is a “Treaty”.

      they are all “Agreements” of various kinds, to avoid the 2/3 vote in the Senate requirement for treaties.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty#United_States_law

      after NAFTA passed there was attempt to have NAFTA’s scope defined as a treaty. but the courts rejected it, and that was that.

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      • 7delta says:

        the problem is that none of these agreements is a “Treaty”.

        It doesn’t matter, Angel, if it’s a treaty, an agreement, a handshake or a kiss, the feds cannot Constitutionally enter into any compact with any foreign government or entity that supersedes the Constitution, which this one may well do. NAFTA was just bad, but not necessarily unconstitutional. It’s been a long time since I looked at NAFTA’s provisions.

        I realize this administration and the Congress are strangers to the Constitution. The only thing we can do is to keep sending it to all our reps. If it does nothing else, it lets them know we know and it may not bode well for them in the future. Then light a fire under your state reps, if possible, to fight it.

        Never allow them to get away with a lie. If you can prove it’s a lie, prove it over and over and over to as many people as you can. When ‘they’ say, sure the president has the authority to do it, you say, no, he doesn’t and you know why.

        Will it work? Eventually, but it may take more ‘tools’ than just a SCOTUS ruling.

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    • jetstream says:

      I wish that were enough to stop them, 7delta. Our Constitution is supreme (when it’s enforced) but it can be amended. All it takes is for a 2/3 majority of States to agree. But State legislators and executives are afraid to openly amend the Constitution by ratifying an amendment bill on a state by state basis. The political fallout would interfere with elections. They need to find out ahead of time how many States, its legislators and its people, will agree and submit to the changes. Then when the required 2/3 are on board it would be much easier to submit a bill to amend and have the States ratify it. But, in fact, amendment may never be necessary and the march towards centralized government control advances.

      So how can the Constitution be amended quietly, secretly, insidiously? Through the use of Interstate Compacts.

      In my opinion, this is where the States hand over a bit of their sovereignty and a whole lot of their responsibility to its own state citizens to interstate commissions, otherwise known as agencies. In other words, unelected bureaucrats make the real decisions that affect our lives and the State legislators defer to the Commission’s ‘expertise’. A state office is created, but the power rests in the interstate Commission. In addition to the States, the federal government becomes a party as well. Basically it’s a treaty among States with the federalized interstate Commission as tribunal.

      Sound familiar? Extended internationally through treaties, we now have international tribunals proliferating like flies. The march through the institutions towards centralized control continues to the next, international, level.

      For more on Interstate Compacts and their history of development, see this .pdf
      http://www.csg.org/knowledgecenter/docs/ncic/LawAndUse.pdf

      The Council of State Governments, National Center for Interstate Compacts
      http://www.csg.org/NCIC/compacts.aspx

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      • 7delta says:

        Good points, Jetstream. Whenever the states accept federal funding for a program which Congress has no Constitutional authority to force or enforce on the states, the states must sign an agreement that relinquishes their sovereignty in that specific area. It’s like a contract and the very bad, terrible, awful, no good ACA ruling covered that…appropriately. The feds can’t change a contract once its been established. As bad as that ruling was, Roberts told us what to do, but people were so angry, they didn’t want to hear it. He reaffirmed that “States are sovereign and should start acting like it.” I would bet the farm he wrote that under duress. It would behoove us all to demand, en mass, the states stop taking any federal funds, except for what the Constitution requires. That funding, like for postal roads, does not infringe on state power or require any extra-Constitutional authority or relinquishing of state sovereignty.

        No matter what they call it, the feds cannot acquire or relinquish any power to a foreign entity for any reason that supersedes the Constitution. They cannot amend the Constitution or change the character of the government or the states by entering into a compact, an agreement, a treaty or whatever they call it. They’re doing it now by allowing the UN to choose the refugees coming here. The administration is relinquishing its duty to a foreign entity by doing so. I have no doubt they’re doing in more ways than Carter has pills, but it doesn’t make it Constitutional.

        I realize the administration doesn’t give a hoot about the Constitutional. Congress, IMO, is so compromised they can’t or won’t put a smack down on the administration. But you can know better and you can teach others the truth. That knowledge and spreading it will eventually matter.

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  11. Dixie says:

    Who or what is power driving this crap through congress? Who has bought all our representatives and senators? Why have they all become traitors? Maybe there is something in those always visible bottles of water and they are being sabotaged….
    or even worse……blackmailed…..

    Oh, woe is me…..

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  12. georgiafl says:

    McConnell and Boehner need to share a life without parole incommunicado cell block with Obama, Pelosi and Hillary.

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    • georgiafl says:

      life SENTENCE without parole – incommunicado – so they can’t spout off their insane evil @#$%^&*! from prison.

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  13. Draft Jeff Sessions.

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  14. NAFTA is the SHAFTA - Part 2.0 says:

    This is what Regulatory Capture looks like. Big money, big lobby, blackmail, and since the 1950’s National Security secrecy. The very fact they are keeping it secret means there is PLENTY to HIDE.
    This is NOT representation in any way !! Congress has lost its legitimacy . WE THE PEOPLE may alter or ABOLISH Congress, and establish new forms of governance , to preserve Liberty. That is OUR Birthright and it cant be legislated away… ( Trying to do so is treason ). If my Senators and Representatives cant tell me what is in the bill , and they vote for it, how is that NOT a violation of their oath of office ?? How am I represented ? I am NOT !! The G.O.P just proved again they are Regulatory Captured.

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  15. CrankyinAZ says:

    SMH … Outrage doesn’t even begin to cover how I feel.

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  17. Michael H. Albiniak says:

    The language of the Constitution itself and all the prior Supreme Court decisions which serve to invalidate i.e.make unconstitutional, what’s being attempted here (TPP) mean NOTHING unless there is some legitimate body that is willing and able to ENFORCE the constitution and those prior SC decisions.

    There was a time that if an adviser to the President pointed out that what he was suggesting was unconstitutional on its face if that president was honorable enough to accept it backed off. If he went ahead anyway and the SC declared it unconstitutional he would accept that because he was afraid of the consequences if he did not, and either had the law re-written in a way to try again and pass muster (if he was honorable), or pack the SC with ringers who would support him (if he was not). There was a time when honorable men of a presidents own party would not support a Presidents wish for an unconstitutional law. In other words at one time the “checks and Balances” more of less worked.

    However, today when the entire Democratic party, all the establishment Republicans and the entire executive branch are in favor of the same action,- even if it is unconstitutional – who can stop them? It matters not if some honestly think TPP is not unconstitutional (in which cased they are ignorant morons not worthy of the office we stupidly voted them into), or if they know perfectly well what they suggest is unconstitutional but will do it anyway because of their lust for power (in which case they are just tyrants) who is able to stop them and by what means?

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  18. Obomination says:

    This wasn’t difficult to see coming.

    “We will crush [the Tea Party] everywhere” — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

    And McConnell didn’t elect himself. In fact, he was opposed by no one. The problem is not a few “RINOs” or the “establishment.” The problem is the GOP.

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  19. IntoTheFray says:

    Sadly, America is no more. (…Taps playing in the background…)

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  20. Jersey Beach says:

    No checks and balances in America, nothing, nada, zero, zilch! Just BIG govt running the show. Sadly I found this survey (take from it what you will) Gallup: Social Liberalism On The Rise
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/22/gallup-social-liberalism-on-the-rise/

    IMO the one man I see with such a moral constitutional stance & so much integrity and the only person I would vote for is not even running would be Judge Andrew P. Napolitano. Myself and others I’ve spoken with throughout the years absolutely agree with this sentiment. Wishful thinking I guess. Wondering what Cruz Control 2016 supporters are thinking right now? Waking up or still in denial? Last note: I agree with SD article it will probably come down to Jeb vs Hillary. 😦

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  21. Rick Caird says:

    A free trade agreement only needs one sentence indicating no quotas or tariffs. Everything beyond that is designed to enhance someone’s power and that someone does not include us.

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  22. Cruz lost my possible vote on this and amnesty/ h1b1 visa stance.
    Is there a chance of leaks of the TPP from other countries?

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