Purchased Politicians, Mostly Republicans in House and Senate, Write Letters Opposing Trump on NAFTA…

Multinational corporations and foreign governments spend hundreds of millions in Washington DC lobbying House and Senate politicians to retain trade positions.  It’s generally a legal bribery business where congressional representatives get rich by selling their votes to corporations and foreign governments.

Most of you already know the game: It’s a big club, and we -the working class- ain’t in it.

Fortunately for us, President Trump won the election without funding from the big corporations and lobbyists within the U.S. political system.  As such they cannot influence Trump’s decisions on economic policy matters and trade; and President Trump rarely invites them into the White House for policy meetings.

Specifically because the lobbyists don’t have access to the White House they rely on their purchased politicians in the House and Senate to influence the administration.

The multinational corporations and multinational banks are against the U.S. removing ourselves from multilateral trade agreements.  Those institutions rely on being able to manipulate the U.S. consumer market – EXPLAINED HERE.  The biggest influence agent, and by far the biggest lobbyist spender, is Tom Donohue, President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, who represents the interests of the multinational corporations and Wall St.

So when you see these letters, knowing they are written by K-Street and transcribed onto legislative letterhead by political staffers, all you need to do is look at the signatures of the politicians and you can quickly identify who has been purchased by Tom Donohue:

There are massive international corporate and financial interests who are inherently at risk from President Trump’s “America-First” economic and trade platform.  Believe it or not, President Trump is up against an entire world economic establishment.

I will outline how it works below; and when you understand how it works in the modern era you will understand why the agents within the system are so adamantly opposed to U.S. President Trump.

The biggest lie in modern economics, willingly spread and maintained by corporate media, is that a system of global markets still exists.

It doesn’t.

Every element of global economic trade is controlled and exploited by massive institutions, multinational banks and multinational corporations.  Institutions like the World Trade Organization (WTO) and World Bank control trillions of dollars in economic activity.  Underneath that economic activity there are people who hold the reigns of power over the outcomes.  These individuals and groups are the stakeholders in direct opposition to principles of national economics.

The modern financial constructs of these entities have been established over the course of the past three decades.  When you understand how they manipulate the economic system of individual nations you begin to understand understand why they are so fundamentally opposed to President Trump.

In the Western World, separate from communist control perspectives (ie. China), “Global markets” are a modern myth; nothing more than a talking point meant to keep people satiated with sound bites they might find familiar.  Global markets have been destroyed over the past three decades by multinational corporations who control the products formerly contained within global markets.

The same is true for “Commodities Markets”.  The multinational trade and economic system, run by corporations and multinational banks, now controls the product outputs of independent nations.  The free market economic system has been usurped by entities who create what is best described as ‘controlled markets’.

U.S. President Trump smartly understands what has taken place.  Additionally he uses economic leverage as part of a broader national security policy.

To fully understand who opposes President Trump specifically because of the economic leverage he creates, it becomes important to understand the objectives of the global and financial elite who run and operate the institutions. The Big Club.

Understanding how trillions of trade dollars influence geopolitical policy we begin to understand the three-decade global financial construct they seek to protect.

That is, global financial exploitation of national markets.  FOUR BASIC ELEMENTS:

♦Multinational corporations purchase controlling interests in various national outputs and industries of developed industrial western nations.

♦The Multinational Corporations making the purchases are underwritten by massive global financial institutions, multinational banks.

♦The Multinational Banks and the Multinational Corporations then utilize lobbying interests to manipulate the internal political policy of the targeted nation state(s).

♦With control over the targeted national industry or interest, the multinationals then leverage export of the national asset (exfiltration) through trade agreements structured to the benefit of lesser developed nation states – where they have previously established a proactive financial footprint.

Against the backdrop of President Trump confronting China, and against the backdrop of NAFTA being renegotiated, revisiting the economic influences within the import/export dynamic will help conceptualize the issues at the heart of the matter. There are a myriad of interests within each trade sector that make specific explanation very challenging; however, here’s the basic outline.

For three decades economic “globalism” has advanced, quickly. Everyone accepts this statement, yet few actually stop to ask who and what are behind this – and why?

Influential people with vested financial interests in the process have sold a narrative that global manufacturing, global sourcing, and global production was the inherent way of the future. The same voices claimed the American economy was consigned to become a “service-driven economy.”

What was always missed in these discussions is that advocates selling this global-economy message have a vested financial and ideological interest in convincing the information consumer it is all just a natural outcome of economic progress.

It’s not.

It’s not natural at all. It is a process that is entirely controlled, promoted and utilized by large conglomerates and massive financial corporations.

Again, I’ll try to retain the larger altitude perspective without falling into the traps of the esoteric weeds. I freely admit this is tough to explain and I may not be successful.

Bulletpoint #1: ♦ Multinational corporations purchase controlling interests in various national elements of developed industrial western nations.

This is perhaps the most challenging to understand. In essence, thanks specifically to the way the World Trade Organization (WTO) was established in 1995, national companies expanded their influence into multiple nations, across a myriad of industries and economic sectors (energy, agriculture, raw earth minerals, etc.). This is the basic underpinning of national companies becoming multinational corporations.

Think of these multinational corporations as global entities now powerful enough to reach into multiple nations -simultaneously- and purchase controlling interests in a single economic commodity.

A historic reference point might be the original multinational enterprise, energy via oil production. (Exxon, Mobil, BP, etc.)

However, in the modern global world, it’s not just oil; the resource and product procurement extends to virtually every possible commodity and industry. From the very visible (wheat/corn) to the obscure (small minerals, and even flowers).

Bulletpoint #2 ♦ The Multinational Corporations making the purchases are underwritten by massive global financial institutions, multinational banks.

During the past several decades national companies merged. The largest lemon producer company in Brazil, merges with the largest lemon company in Mexico, merges with the largest lemon company in Argentina, merges with the largest lemon company in the U.S., etc. etc. National companies, formerly of one nation, become “continental” companies with control over an entire continent of nations.

…. or it could be over several continents or even the entire world market of Lemon/Widget production. These are now multinational corporations. They hold interests in specific segments (this example lemons) across a broad variety of individual nations.

National laws on Monopoly building are not the same in all nations. But most are not as structured as the U.S.A or other more developed nations (with more laws). During the acquisition phase, when encountering a highly developed nation with monopoly laws, the process of an umbrella corporation might be needed to purchase the interests within a specific nation. The example of Monsanto applies here.

Bulletpoint #3 ♦The Multinational Banks and the Multinational Corporations then utilize lobbying interests to manipulate the internal political policy of the targeted nation state(s).

With control of the majority of actual lemons the multinational corporation now holds a different set of financial values than a local farmer or national market. This is why commodities exchanges are essentially dead. In the aggregate the mercantile exchange is no longer a free or supply-based market; it is now a controlled market exploited by mega-sized multinational corporations.

Instead of the traditional ‘supply/demand’ equation determining prices, the corporations look to see what nations can afford what prices. The supply of the controlled product is then distributed to the country according to their ability to afford the price. This is how the corporation maximizes it’s profits.

Back to the lemons. A corporation might hold the rights to the majority of the lemon production in Brazil, Argentina and California/Florida. The price the U.S. consumer pays for the lemons is directed by the amount of inventory (distribution) the controlling corporation allows in the U.S.

If the U.S. harvest is abundant, they will export the product to keep the U.S. consumer spending at peak or optimal price. A U.S. customer might pay $2 for a lemon, a Mexican customer might pay .50¢, and a Canadian $1.25.

The bottom line issue is the national supply (in this example ‘harvest/yield’) is not driving the national price because the supply is now controlled by massive multinational corporations.

The mistake people often make is calling this a “global commodity” process. In the modern era this “global commodity” phrase is particularly BS.

A true global commodity is a process of individual nations harvesting/creating a similar product and bringing that product to a global market. Individual nations each independently engaged in creating a similar product.

Under modern globalism this process no longer takes place. It’s a complete fraud. Currently, massive multinational corporations control the majority of product inside each nation and therefore control the entire global product market and price.

EXAMPLE: Part of the lobbying in the food industry is to advocate for the expansion of U.S. taxpayer benefits to underwrite the costs of the domestic food products they control. By lobbying DC these multinational corporations get congress and policy-makers to expand the basis of who can use EBT and SNAP benefits (state reimbursement rates).

Expanding the federal subsidy for food purchases is part of the corporate profit dynamic. With increased taxpayer subsidies, the food price controllers can charge more domestically and export more of the product internationally. Taxes, via subsidies, go into their profit margins. The corporations then use a portion of those profits in contributions to the politicians. It’s a circle of money.

In highly developed nations this multinational corporate process requires the corporation to purchase the domestic political process (as above) with individual nations allowing the exploitation in varying degrees. As such, the corporate lobbyists pay hundreds of millions to politicians for changes in policies and regulations; one sector, one product, or one industry at a time. These are specialized lobbyists.

EXAMPLE: The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)

CFIUS is an inter-agency committee authorized to review transactions that could result in control of a U.S. business by a foreign person (“covered transactions”), in order to determine the effect of such transactions on the national security of the United States.

CFIUS operates pursuant to section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended by the Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007 (FINSA) (section 721) and as implemented by Executive Order 11858, as amended, and regulations at 31 C.F.R. Part 800.

The CFIUS process has been the subject of significant reforms over the past several years. These include numerous improvements in internal CFIUS procedures, enactment of FINSA in July 2007, amendment of Executive Order 11858 in January 2008, revision of the CFIUS regulations in November 2008, and publication of guidance on CFIUS’s national security considerations in December 2008 (more)

Bulletpoint #4With control over the targeted national industry or interest, the multinationals then leverage export of the national asset (exfiltration) through trade agreements structured to the benefit of lesser developed nation states – where they have previously established a proactive financial footprint.

The process of charging the U.S. consumer more for a product, that under normal national market conditions would cost less, is a process called exfiltration of wealth.

It is never discussed.

To control the market price some contracted product may even be secured and shipped with the intent to allow it to sit idle (or rot). It’s all about controlling the price and maximizing the profit equation. To gain the same $1 profit a widget multinational might have to sell 20 widgets in El-Salvador (.25¢ each), or two widgets in the U.S. ($2.50/each).

Think of the process like the historic reference of OPEC (Oil Producing Economic Countries). Only in the modern era massive corporations are playing the role of OPEC and it’s not oil being controlled, it’s almost everything.

Again, this is highlighted in the example of taxpayers subsidizing the food sector (EBT, SNAP etc.), the corporations can charge U.S. consumers more. Ex. more beef is exported, red meat prices remain high at the grocery store, but subsidized U.S. consumers can afford the high prices. Of course if you are not receiving food payment assistance (middle-class) you can’t eat the steaks because you can’t afford them. (Not accidentally, it’s the same scheme in the ObamaCare healthcare system)

Individual flower growers in Florida go out of business because they didn’t join the global market of flower growers (controlled market) by multinational corporate flower growers in Columbia and South America, who have an umbrella company registered in Mexico allowing virtually unrestricted access to the U.S. market under NAFTA.

Agriculturally, multinational corporate Monsanto says: ‘all your harvests are belong to us‘. Contract with us, or you lose because we can control the market price of your end product. Downside is that once you sign that contract, you agree to terms that are entirely created by the financial interests of the larger corporation; not your farm.

The multinational agriculture lobby is massive. We willingly feed the world as part of the system; but you as a grocery customer pay more per unit at the grocery store because domestic supply no longer determines domestic price.

Within the agriculture community the (feed-the-world) production export factor also drives the need for labor. Labor is a cost. The multinational corps have a vested interest in low labor costs. Ergo, open border policies. (ie. willingly purchased republicans not supporting border wall etc.).

This corrupt economic manipulation/exploitation applies over multiple sectors, and even in the sub-sector of an industry like steel. China/India purchases the raw material, ore, then sells the finished good back to the global market at a discount. Or it could be rubber, or concrete, or plastic, or frozen chicken parts etc.

The ‘America First’ Trump-Trade Doctrine upsets the entire construct of this multinational export/control dynamic. Team Trump focus exclusively on bilateral trade deals, with specific trade agreements targeted toward individual nations (not national corporations). ‘America-First’ is also specific policy at a granular product level looking out for the national interests of the United States, U.S. workers, U.S. companies and U.S. consumers.

Under President Trump’s Trade positions, balanced and fair trade with strong regulatory control over national assets, exfiltration of U.S. national wealth is essentially stopped.

This puts many current multinational corporations, globalists who previously took a stake-hold in the U.S. economy with intention to export the wealth, in a position of holding contracted interest of an asset they can no longer exploit.

Perhaps now we understand better how massive multi-billion multinational corporations and institutions are aligned against President Trump.

Here’s the Senate Opposition Letter:

Any Questions?

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256 Responses to Purchased Politicians, Mostly Republicans in House and Senate, Write Letters Opposing Trump on NAFTA…

  1. POP says:

    How can Congressmen and Senators be allowed to accept payment to comply with the wishes of those seeking political, hence financial, privilege?
    How is that legal?
    In the rest of the English speaking world Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand politicians being openly, legally, bought by campaign “contributions” from shills as in the US would go to gaol (English) / jail (American)

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  2. trapper says:

    And because it works the way Sundance describes, the “tax reform” and tax reduction bills are a complete scam. Answer me this: where in either bill are US corporations required to invest their tax savings within the United States? What would prevent American corporations from using their tax savings to immediately begin building replacement manufacturing plants in Mexico or China or Viet Nam or South Korea?

    Without requirements for domestic investment, the reduction of corporate taxes will just kick into hyperdrive the off-shoring of American jobs. It is gasoline on the globalist immolation of the American middle class, with some little scraps tossed to the middle class to divert their attention from what is about to happen to them.

    Wake up. Think about who wrote both bills.

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    • georgiafl says:

      You are right – there need to be strings attached to corporate tax savings – and reduced taxes on money brought back into USA – so they can’t build overseas.

      We need to use American labor who are currently on welfare, jobless and stop the gang/drug trafficking so our young people and adults are not useless, unemployable, addicted to drugs. Bring back clean living and American hard work is noble ethic!

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Tax reduction scam is correct. There is no reduction.
      They are merely moving the shells in the the tax shell game, shifting the tax burden from from one budget line to another budget line, while screaming that those who do not work and therefore have no income to tax, thus paying no income tax at all, will see an increase in their taxes.

      Who elected these people?


      • Alligator Gar says:

        I think it is high time that We The People demanded an end to the taxation of our labor (income tax). I mean DEMAND it. Why do we suffer and live like paupers so that they can take the money that we earn by the sweat of our brows? The income tax is TYRANNY!

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        • H. Jorgan says:

          Alligator Gar says: November 17, 2017 at 1:22 pm
          “I think it is high time that We The People demanded an end to the taxation of our labor (income tax). I
          Hit the nail square on the head!! Personal tax is claimed by congress varmints\IRS to be voluntary. Try that, or even fail to report what the congress varmints call personal income. If citizen is not self sustaining, the same congress varmints make law to have any employer ‘withhold’ (fail to pay full wage for effort)! Yes Congress has power to levy taxes; but this is clearly a tax levied on employer not individual citizen; and must be a corporate or business tax! How can such ever be applied uniformly to citizens, as required by the constitution?


  3. decisiontime16 says:

    The next time Trey Gowdy starts running his mouth about anything, I will think about his signature on this document advertising the fact he is willing to be the globalist’s boy.

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  4. If you think the globalist opposition is fierce now, just wait till we get around to ending the Fed and reforming the monetary system. All this is small potatoes compared to the crown jewels…. Control of the nation’s money.

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    • Alligator Gar says:

      Yep. Control of the nations money is the goal. The Rothschilds are the global cabal that likes to control all of the nations’ money in the world. They don’t care who makes the laws as long as they control the money. They must go. And now. They are a menace globally and have been for over 250 years. D*mn them for the evil b*st*rds that they are.


  5. jeans2nd says:

    The logic fail in every single sentence of the Senate letter (at the bottom) is mind-bending.
    Which leads one to query, are these people on drugs? If not, then they are def mentally ill, and should be on strong psychotropic medications prescribed by a licensed psychiatrist. At any rate, they should not be in Congress.

    Point being, although the Senate and Congress continue to point fingers of blame at Pres Trump and the Trump Administration, the fault lies directly and specifically with the U.S. Senate and Congress.

    No matter. Pres Trump has negated the lobbyist’s effect on the Trump Admin by banning lobbying dollars from the Trump Admin. One doubts the effect of such “logic” on hardened businessmen like Amb Ligthizer who have dealt with clowns like this for decades, and beat them all. The fact that most in the Trump Admin have already made their fortunes will also mitigate the effects of lobbying money.
    The EO requiring “Buy American” will further constrain the effects of such mental pygmies.

    We are so blessed to have Pres Trump and the Trump Administration. Thank you Lord.

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  6. ok4ayl says:

    Thank You Sundance for another trip down “EDUCATION LANE”……The older I get the less I seem to want to discuss politics with friends, family, etc. Not because I’ve lost my passion, but because most are completely illiterate to what’s taking place. The MSM and Politicians have done a remarkable job focusing on the things that “don’t matter” as opposed to the things that “do matter’…..Try having a conversation with anyone about these salient points and after about 15 seconds they’ll be interrupting you with mindless drivel……Heaven help us!

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    • bsdetector4u says:

      Perseverance may be the key. I am in a bible study group that has been meeting for several years. I have been talking about the Conservative Treehouse since I found out about it right after Trump announced his candidacy. I have FINALLY made a dent in the armor — and these are conservative people who all voted for President Trump!
      In the last couple of weeks I have been asked repeatedly the names of my favorite political blogs of which CTH is #1. One friend in particular has began to read CTH in earnest and she even mentioned it to our Pastor! You just never know what sort of influence you may have on people. Keep trying – it just might pay off!

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      • G. Combs says:

        If all of just open the mind of JUST ONE more person (or better yet ten) and ask them to do the same we can make a real difference.

        I have been doing that for years with the back of a business card or an index card, where I write out the memorized URLs in front of the person. I do this so it is a lot more personal then handing out ‘preprinted propaganda’ that gets tossed as soon as you walk away.

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  7. TwoLaine says:

    Obviously NONE of these CongressCritters have paid ANY ATTENTION to what their constituents VOTED FOR (REPEATEDLY) and are demanding of them. We OVERWHELMINGLY voted a year ago to bring in the man who could fix our trade and deficit issues.

    What we need is all of them previously on the record, video or medium running on unfair trade, NAFTA, etc. Just like term limits many ran on pledges that they immediately trashed once they got to the promise land of golden toilets/DC Swamp.


    Comcast wants to buy Fox’s international biz, but it’ll have to wait for AT&T-Time Warner approval first
    The cable media behemoth really wants Fox’s Sky and Star businesses. Trump is still a factor.
    by Edmund Lee
    16 Nov 2017


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    • G. Combs says:

      Speaking of Comcast….
      I wrote this in 2012. The links are HERE


      U.S. Congressional Record February 9, 1917, page 2947
      In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, ship building and powder interests and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press in the United States.

      “These 12 men worked the problems out by selecting 179 newspapers, and then began, by an elimination process, to retain only those necessary for the purpose of controlling the general policy of the daily press throughout the country….

      JP Morgan: Our next big media player?
      If U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Carey today approves Tribune Co.’s reorganization plan, enabling it to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, New York-based banking giant JP Morgan Chase will become a significant media player, owning more television stations than any major network and becoming America’s second largest newspaper publisher….

      Judge OKs Tribune reorganization plan
      …Sources said the members of new ownership group, which also includes distressed-debt investor Angelo, Gordon & Co. and lender JPMorgan Chase & Co., are still mulling candidates for board seats and for chief executive….

      Comcast and GE Complete Transaction to Form NBCUniversal
      Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA; CMCSK) and General Electric (NYSE: GE) yesterday closed their transaction to create a joint venture… The new company is 51 percent owned by Comcast, 49 percent owned by GE,… J.P. Morgan was lead financial advisor to GE with Goldman Sachs and Citi acting as co-advisors….

      Press Release: Comcast and GE to Create Leading Entertainment Company
      …. NBCU has obtained $9.85 billion of committed financing through a consortium of banks led by J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch and Citi….

      Stephen B. Burke is Comcast Corporation President

      …Before joining Comcast, Mr. Burke served with The Walt Disney Company as President of ABC Broadcasting…. Mr. Burke serves on the Board of Directors for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co….
      (Berkshire Hathaway = Warren Buffett)

      Then there is GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt. Obama appointed General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt as chair of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. The new council replaces the Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

      Change Looks Quite Familiar
      …“You would have difficulty finding a company that has outsourced more jobs and closed more American factories than GE,” Scott Paul, Executive Director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing writes. “While they have slashed their American workforce to fewer than 150,000, GE has dramatically expanded its global presence, now employing over 300,000 workers worldwide.”

      Jeff Immelt has made it plan his loyalties are not with the USA.

      “[…]India is exciting for American businessmen today: Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman & CEO, GE
      ET Now caught up with Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman & CEO, GE, for his views on a number of issues, including the significance of 200 American CEOs landing on Indian soil, outsourcing and GE’s plans for India…
      I am a globalist. So I am a big believer that basically it is a win-win game of global trade. But strategically for the United States, a great relationship with India is a real prerequisite and very important and I believe the President sees it the same way…. America Inc, have been good partners to global business leaders for generations…. We know how to make money in India for our investors, but we are also a good citizen. We know how to make money for India by investing in the people and the resources….”

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  8. flawesttexas says:

    This is excellent…thanks for posting

    I got booted from Free Republic because the Free Trader Globalists on there didn’t like that I called them out on it (“You do realize that your trade views are the same as Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, Ted Kennedy, George Soros…”)

    There is nothing “Conservative” about our current “Free Trade”….not the subsidies…not Value Added Tax Tariff…not the redistribution of US assets to foreigners

    All these Free Trader Globalists in the GOP got exposed in 2015 when they gave Obama his Trade Promotion Authority/TPP/TisA/TIPP…in a near unanimous vote. Fortunately…that TPA continues with Trump

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    • G. Combs says:

      ” Fortunately…that TPA continues with Trump”

      No doubt cause much wailing and gnashing of teeth.😱… 😈

      They really were planing to have hillary or jeb end the USA.

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      • G. Combs says:

        On the first page I showed how, under TTP, our laws would be TRUMPED by a Corporate tribunal that would essentially replace the Supreme court.

        This is how they would end the USA as a separate culture/nation.

        From The Hill by former Bill Clinton advisor Dick Morris

        The TPP, generally supported by pro-free-trade Republicans but opposed by labor-union Democrats, reportedly contains a barely noticed provision that allows for the free migration of labor among the signatory nations. Patterned after similar provisions in the treaties establishing the European Union, it would override national immigration restrictions in the name of facilitating the free flow of labor.

        The draft treaty, now under discussion among 12 Pacific Rim nations, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Vietnam and Japan, makes provision for needed labor to move across national boundaries without restraint…

        Curtis Ellis, executive director of the American Jobs Alliance, calls the trade deal “a Trojan horse for Obama’s immigration agenda” on The Hill’s Contributor’s blog. He notes that “one corporate trade association says bluntly that ‘The TPP should remove restrictions on nationality or residency requirements for the selection of personnel.’

        Trans-Pacific Partnership Synopsis FROM THE US GOVERNMENT

        So what about Immigration?
        And the adding of other countries without the approval of Congress?

        …. The TPP facilitates the development of production and supply chains, and seamless trade, enhancing efficiency and supporting our goal of creating and supporting jobs, raising living standards, enhancing conservation efforts, and facilitating cross-border integration, as well as opening domestic markets.

        Platform for regional integration. The TPP is intended as a platform for regional economic integration and designed to include additional economies across the Asia-Pacific region.

        Given the growing importance of services trade to TPP Parties, the 12 countries share an interest in liberalized trade in this area….market access, which provides that no TPP country may impose quantitative restrictions on the supply of services (e.g., a limit on the number of suppliers or number of transactions) ….TPP Parties accept these obligations on a “negative-list basis,” meaning that their markets are fully open to services suppliers from TPP countries….TPP Parties agree to permit free transfer of funds related to the cross-border supply of a service. In addition, the chapter includes a professional services annex encouraging cooperative work on licensing recognition and other regulatory issues, and an annex on express delivery services.

        The Temporary Entry for Business Persons chapter encourages authorities of TPP Parties to provide information on applications for temporary entry, to ensure that application fees are reasonable, and to make decisions on applications and inform applicants of decisions as quickly as possible. TPP Parties agree to ensure that information on requirements for temporary entry are readily available to the public, including by publishing information promptly and online if possible, and providing explanatory materials. The Parties agree to ongoing cooperation on temporary entry issues such as visa processing. Almost all TPP Parties have made commitments on access for each other’s business persons, which are in country-specific annexes.

        How about Letting China make our Army equipment and North Korea our government Computers!

        TPP Parties share an interest in accessing each other’s large government procurement markets through transparent, predictable, and non-discriminatory rules….

        And what about our government services like the Post Office, drivers license bureau… Can’t leave those out.

        …In addition to updating traditional approaches to issues covered by previous free trade agreements (FTAs), the TPP incorporates new and emerging trade issues and cross-cutting issues. These include issues related to the Internet and the digital economy, the participation of state-owned enterprises in international trade and investment…

        NAFTA super corridor from 2012:

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  9. georgebauer3 says:

    My Congressman is also on it.
    Already wrote him.
    We need to print the letter and put it on every telephone pole before the upcoming primaries.

    Liked by 2 people

    • G. Combs says:

      Take my comments about TPP condense it and add that to the letter to show how they planned to destroy the USA as a nation. Then had it out to people and get them talking.

      Small businesses are a good place to start the conversation BTW. I had an eye opening discussion on the Federal Reserve in a rural feed store. The coastal champagne snobs in the big cities would have fainted from shock if they heard that conversation and realized just how well informed those ‘gun-toting, bible clinging rubes’ are. The entire store was in on the 15 minute conversation and I learned stuff I was not aware of.

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    • interfacegal says:

      My congressman as well. Mark Walker. Can’t stand him.


    • Founding Fathers Fan says:

      It remains to be seen if enough people are willing to what is necessary this time to finally vote out incumbent RINOs in their primaries. So far, incumbent RINOs keep winning their primaries even when running against conservatives.


  10. Donna in Oregon says:

    Would love to know what each one of the signers have received in compensation from the Globalist Corporate Lobby.

    I know that they come in with various incomes and almost all leave rich or extremely rich.

    Stinks of corruption…

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  11. JoAnn Leichliter says:

    The Senate letter refers to “free and fair trade.” Where do we find that right now? Not in NAFTA.

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  12. ginaswo says:

    Gee look at all the freedom caucus members who signed. And the face of kabuki ‘hearings’ Gowdy..and karen handel who we all just got seated in GA6.
    Tsk tsk
    We are on to you uniparty coc shills 😈😎

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  13. Bugsdaddy says:

    My congressman did not sign the letter, but yet, he votes in lock step with everyone of those knuckleheads that did. He blathers the same mantra’s and balderdash too. I guess he is too stooopid to figure out how to pick up some loose change.

    We need to make sure we vote out those critters just like the ones who will brazenly flaunt their disrespect towards America.

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  14. Just makes you sick reading this and the anger that builds up! These crooks are deciding the fate of this country! We elected these crooks! Hope Yrump doesn’t cave in!

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  15. zoros says:

    How do the multinationals hike price if local businesses are willing to sell for less? Wouldn’t business opt to distribute and sell the local business product instead?


  16. NOTE the Swamp Critters who signed this letter and outted themselves:

    Trey Gowdy
    Jim Jordan
    Pete Sessions

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    • Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

      noted…. I also questioned Jim Jordan here the other day regarding his bashing Jeff Sessions along with Gaetz…. I feel like a blood hound with a scent on the right trail
      after seeing these names on that letter.

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  17. We have some of the smartest people on this blog. They get it. Thanks to Sundance, we clearly see how the United States is being sold out to globalist interests by our Congress.

    Once again central planning is rearing it’s ugly head. However, this time the central planners are not the usual government bureaucrats but vested interest usurpers. Freedom and sovereignty are being inexorably and perniciously ceded in favor of one world governance.


  18. Michael says:

    Young, dumb, and clueless newly-wed, this first came to my attention in 1975 via the movie Rollerball.

    In a futuristic society where corporations have replaced countries, the violent game of Rollerball is used to control the populace by demonstrating the futility of individuality. However, one player, Jonathan E., rises to the top, fights for his personal freedom, and threatens the corporate control.
    —Jeff Hansen

    It has only gotten worse.
    Thank you God for President Trump.


  19. jmclever says:

    So nice of all those RINOs to let us know who who to vote out if office.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Do they make cars in South Carolina? I noticed Mark Sanford and Gowdy signed letter…

    Liked by 1 person

  21. H&HC, 2nd-16th says:

    Purge the Rinos. Considering it is illegal to shoot them, it must be done at the ballot box and in the court of public opinion. If the media were honest, there would be a 50/50 chance of exposing the corruption. If just one so-called journalist were to probe and report, it would be a start. There I go wishing again. Stupid me. I think I’ll go count the leaves falling in the backyard. It will not be so aggravating.


  22. America First says:

    And of course, none of these great advocates of ‘free market capitalism’ has anything to say about Canada blowing up negotiations with their ridiculous demands, not just with us, but even breaking up TPP. All because they want EU style assurances their fiscally retarded, socialist, domestic policies will be subsidized by wealthier nations.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. ibobland08 says:

    I agree for the most part, but middle class families can’t afford steaks? That’s ridiculous.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. ediegrey says:

    “Strong labor dynamism – the free movement of workers among different jobs, industries, and geographic locations – is a natural, healthy sign for industrialized, growing economies. However, U.S. labor dynamism has remained dangerously low for more than twenty years. This is a real problem, but it cannot be solved through trade policy alone.”

    Cheap labor is not enough for these scumbags, they want slave labor.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Nailbanger says:

    Another of the millions of reasons why im done complying with anything the government wants,,
    They can blow me


  26. NJ Transplant says:

    This is great Sundance. Thanks for posting the letters. I’m glad to see my congressman is not among the signers. They go on about the auto industry. What about the foreign countries who put factories in Mexico just to get the NAFTA free trade. I am talking about Mercedes in particular. That is an abuse of NAFTA and Mexico is more than willing to cheat on NAFTA.


  27. I find it interesting that they do not indicate what state they are from….is it a secret? Or supposed to be irrelevant?


  28. Greenmirror says:

    Where was Tom Donahue today?


  29. Michael says:

    I’m surprised and disappointed to find Jim Jordan there. I guess my cynicism needs an upgrade.


  30. TreeClimber says:

    Saw at least two South Carolinians up there (possibly more I missed, was straining my eyes trying to read it -) they’ll be hearing from me here in just a second!


  31. Michael says:

    Private union membership was in the 30’s in the 1950’s and now 6.4 percent in 2016.
    Who here is going to argue the country as a whole is better off today than in the 50’s?

    I thought the clouds would part and the light of heaven shine upon the USA once union membership was destroyed?

    The only way to compete with third world is to become third world.


  32. I posted this over at TGP regarding Sessions apparent idiocy and Trump’s ignorance: Which is precisely why I’ve been second guessing myself and thinking that there is a deeper game afoot. Neither Sessions or Trump have lives that read like Keystone Cops, but their behavior is so ‘bumpkin’ in terms of all of this chaos swirling around them while neither ‘appears’ to be talking to each other, that I cannot help that think that a man with Sessions extremely honorable past, and a man with Trump’s extreme media savvy, cannot be unaware of the narrative that we are being fed. Trump may be blocked from some people seeing him but he is a voracious twitter and conservative online news reader. . .I restrain my anger and tell myself that something may be afoot because to drain the swamp would have to resemble something almost as seismically gigantic as the fight back in 1775. That will NOT resemble anything that we have seen probably in our lifetimes. And Trump did not come into office without strategy. I was just watching his inauguration speech again and there is no question that this is not a man to be caught unawares.


    • joshua says:

      go to this site and read ALL the details all the way to the end and maybe it will help



      • joshua says:



        • AmericaFirst says:

          I read it.

          This is yet another who optimistically believes that in the end Mueller will turn out to be a white hat, which seems to me to be woefully gullible. I see no evidence that this man who himself participated in the Uranium 1investigation and even served as a courier for a “sample” to Russia is interested in actual justice; he is wholly biased against President Trump and will do all that he can to hurt him and his Administration.


          • Nope, I believe Mueller is a black hat and he is showing every day his arrogance. Do not project mindless thought behind optimists because you don’t know where I’ve been, who I have encountered face to face and how many of my theories have proved true.

            I’m not sure why there is this reflexive contempt for optimism that is counter to the narrative, but it feeds into the left, not into ours.


  33. Robert W. says:

    So, that opposition Senate letter is basically showing those senators who signed are for NAfta and the idea of TPP? James Langford is for NAFTA and TPP?


  34. joshua says:

    all of the Politicians and staff in DC are too busy molesting boys and women to write legislation….what do you expect anyway?


  35. itsy_bitsy says:

    Yep! These politicians have been bought and paid for by lobbyists! The GOPe feels no sense of loyalty to their constituents, at least not until it’s time for reelection, and all Democrats are totally corrupt and must vote in concert with their leadership no matter what.


  36. Alligator Gar says:

    Wow. I am so ticked. Neil Dunn signed this crap. He’s got to go. I don’t know how he is any better than that clown Gwen Graham. We can’t seem to get any decent representation here in FL 2.


    • Alligator Gar says:

      Oh, and if you live in FL 2, you can visit, write his local office and/or call if you are in the Tallahassee area:

      Neal Dunn
      300 South Adams Street
      Tallahassee, FL 32301
      Phone: 850-891-8610
      Fax: 850-891-8620


      • Alligator Gar says:

        Here’s the letter that I just sent to him–letter, not e-mail, not fax.

        Dear Congressman Dunn:

        I voted for you. I thought that you would truly represent the interests of the people in Florida 2. I see now that I was misled. Your signature on the execrable November 15, 2017, letter to the Hon. Robert Lighthizer, USTR, concerning the renegotiation of NAFTA, shows that you care more for jobs in other countries than here in the USA. More importantly, it shows that you care more for jobs in other countries than jobs in Florida 2.

        Your signature on this document allows your constituents to know that you are not for the people of Florida 2, the people of Florida, or the people of the United States. It is demonstrative, however, of your commitment to Tom Donohue’s U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its inexhaustible “lobbying” cash. It shows that you care only for foreign workers and globalism.

        I understand, and so do many now awake voters, that the lie of “free trade” means America is sucker punched by every country in the world. We adhere to tariffless trade with “free trade” partners while they use protectionism and tariffs against U.S. manufactured goods. We also know that Mexico and Canada allow China to dump parts in their countries on the cheap for workers in Canada and Mexico to assemble the final product. These dastardly countries then sell the final product to the U.S. as if it were made by a NAFTA trade partner. China and our so-called NAFTA trade partners are scamming us and economically destroying us. It appears that you approve of that behavior by your signature on the November 15, 2017, letter referenced above.

        In closing, I am disappointed that you care more for citizens of foreign countries and their welfare (jobs, export to the USA, favorable treatment in trade, etc.) than you do for the people of Florida 2. We awakened voters, however, are no longer “the forgotten man”. We demand that our Congressional delegations do our will or we will primary them. I promise you that I will work in every way to get you “Cantored” (primaried) in the next election. I demand representation for the good of MY district, not for the citizens of countries that have been taking advantage of us for years. Period.


  37. AmericaFirst says:

    In 2016 the UK voted for Brexit: They want to exit the European Union because they want to control what is left of their borders and their economy. Many see England as “lost” due to the overwhelming numbers of economic migrants and their behaviors, now a nightmare scenario. The EU began as simply a multi-country marketplace, and then grew to where the countries involved lost their autonomy.

    Our legislators have seen this 30 + year cautionary tale play out, yet they want to enter the US into a similar hell. Stupid, or just corrupt?


    • G. Combs says:

      “…Stupid, or just corrupt?”


      It is very very basic. There are only two forms of government.
      1,. A government BY the people formed to protect the RIGHTS of the individual no matter how weak or poor.
      2. A government FOR the Elite formed to exploit and enslave the general population for the EXCLUSIVE benefit of the chosen few.

      Or as Thomas Jefferson said:

      “The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.”

      The Rockefeller File by Gary Allen
      Published June 28th 1976

      “The master planners devised the strategy of a merger – a Great Merger – among nations.

      But before such a merger can be consummated, and the United States becomes just another province in a New World Order, there must at least be the semblance of parity among the senior partners in the deal. How does one make the nations of the world more nearly equal?

      The Insiders determined that a two-prong approach was needed; use American money and know-how to build up your competitors, while at the same time use every devious strategy you can devise to weaken and impoverish this country. [See Chasing the Dragon: Clinton’s China Policy for how Clinton implemented this plan. ] The goal is not to bankrupt the United States. Rather, it is to reduce our productive might, and therefore our standard of living, to the meager subsistence level of the socialized nations of the world.

      The plan is not to bring the standard of living in less developed countries up to our level, but to bring ours down to meet theirs coming up… It is your standard of living which must be sacrificed on the altar of the New World Order….

      Much of the spade work for setting up this ploy is being done by Henry Kissinger, who was a personal employee of Nelson Rockefeller for a decade before Rocky placed him in the Nixon Administration….

      This was validated by Pascal Lamy former World Trade Organization Director-General. He indicates that an European Union like super state has been the goal since the 1930s.
      The world is headed toward greater degrees of globalization — deeper integration, wider cooperation and greater sharing of responsibilities. To govern this globalized world, writes World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy, existing institutions will need to be reformed to ensure they work together optimally.

      Pascal Lamy: Whither Globalization?

      In the same way, climate change negotiations are not just about the global environment but global economics as well — the way that technology, costs and growth are to be distributed and shared…
      Can we balance the need for a sustainable planet with the need to provide billions with decent living standards? Can we do that without questioning radically the Western way of life? …

      Countries claim the right to use national resources as they see fit. But the byproduct can be greenhouse gases or disappearing fish stocks or raw material shortages — which impact the interconnected world we share….

      This raises a final challenge: How to provide global leadership? Mobilizing collective purpose is more difficult when we no longer face one common enemy, but thousands of complex problems
      The reality is that, so far, we have largely failed to articulate a clear and compelling vision of why a new global order matters — and where the world should be headed….

      All had lived through the chaos of the 1930s …including the defeated powers, agreed that the road to peace lay with building a new international order — and an approach to international relations that questioned the Westphalian, sacrosanct principle of sovereignty — rooted in freedom, openness, prosperity and interdependence.


      • AmericaFirst says:

        Thank you for this, I had not seen it before. I HAD read of the Cloward-Piven Strategy, which I have seen operating during the Poseur’s Administration, and which seems to have parallel goals.

        The more one reads about, knows about, how vast is the intent, how deep is the financial well, and for how long these efforts have been made in the US, the more amazing it is that the government as carefully laid out by our very prescient Founding Fathers has lasted as long as it has.


  38. G. Combs says:

    TwoLaine says: “Obviously NONE of these CongressCritters have paid ANY ATTENTION to what their constituents VOTED FOR (REPEATEDLY) and are demanding of them. We OVERWHELMINGLY voted a year ago to bring in the man who could fix our trade and deficit issues….”

    On the contrary TwoLaine they HAVE paid attention and they MOVED TO DESTROY US!!!

    In ~2010 a Rasmussen report showed the USA divided into ~1/3 DemonRat, ~1/3 Reboobs and ~1/3 Tea Party. Directly after the 2010 elections, when the power of the Tea Party became obvious the Swamp made its move. The Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society @ the University of Arkansas, together with the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, conducted a comprehensive national poll. “With over 3,400 respondents from across the nation, the Blair-Rockefeller Poll provides a distinctly accurate perspective on how Americans view each other and how they evaluate contemporary public policies.” Sounds good HUH?

    This is the report: Tea Party Distinguished by Racial Views and Fear of the Future

    How did they get Tea Party = Racists? By using trick poll questions:
    Like using four questions starting:
    “Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure that minorities…” I do not have to look to know what the Tea Party thinks are the responsibilities of the federal government do you?
    Plus four questions about Obummer.

    The MSM of course ran with THE TEA PARTY IS RACISTS, new polls show… and as a result the Tea Party lost many middle of the road blacks and whites.

    However that was not good enough for the Swamp.

    Aside from the Obummer Admin. using the IRS and other agencies to attack Tea party leaders and groups, they also fielded false organizations to suckup contributions. How We Killed the Tea Party – POLITICO Magazine

    And finally in 2015 the Chamber of Commerce Spent $100 Million to Destroy Tea Party – Breitbart

    So, yes I think that Congress is aware of us AND THEY HATE AND FEAR US!!!


  39. Thank you for this comprehensive explanation. I have been trying to explain this to people for nearly 7 years and have been scoffed at, primarily because I had not nearly what you have to back it up. All I had was first hand knowledge from having worked in corporate/government/regulatory and academia. Being a nobody makes my message ineffective, but you have provided a fantastic abundance of evidence.


  40. Polish Rifle says:

    Tom Donohue looks like Judge Smails. “Well, the world needs ditch diggers too!”, is what he would say to we Deplorables.


  41. Paul Killinger says:

    Anyone who believes the WTO and World Bank have US workers best interests at heart is an idiot. (I was going to say “believes in Santa Claus,” but we’d have a better shot if Chris Kringle actually existed.)

    However, it was thoughtful of these Congressmen to sign the above letter. Now we know the NAMES of several Swamp Dwellers SELLING US OUT who we need to REMOVE FROM OFFICE in next year’s election!


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