Obama Trade Deal Worse Than NAFTA
As a candidate, Obama promised to renegotiate NAFTA, the trade deal that has undermined workers and the environment. Now leaks of negotiations with eight Pacific countries reveal Obama's intention to out-NAFTA NAFTA.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal has been negotiated in secret (except for 600 corporate advisors). The TPP would:
--reward outsourcing of jobs to lower-wage countries;
--give foreign corporations immunity from U.S. laws;
--allow foreign corporations to challenge U.S. laws in foreign (secret) tribunals; and
--wipe out national protections for workers or the environment.
Take a minute to tell President Obama (and Congress) that we won't stand for it.