TPP trade deal: why it's great according to Obama's speech writer

Posted by livefree-NH 5 years, 6 months ago to Business
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The Register: "From a purely US perspective, the best pitch for the deal comes from President Obama who summed it up thus: 'The TPP means that America will write the rules of the road in the 21st century. When it comes to Asia, one of the world’s fastest-growing regions, the rulebook is up for grabs. And if we don’t pass this agreement – if America doesn’t write those rules – then countries like China will. And that would only threaten American jobs and workers and undermine American leadership around the world.'"

Sounds like Obama - just another pantload of irrelevant common expressions - "rules of the road", "punching above your weight" - with no real substance, regarding an incomprehensible legally obfuscated word salad generated by lawyers that talks about who can sue whom.

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  • Posted by freedomforall 5 years, 6 months ago
    The author does know something about the internet, but is not an expert on trade or givernment subterfuge.
    I will not depend on this article to assuage my trepidation regarding this secretly negotiated agreement.
    I want more details first.
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  • Posted by Lucky 5 years, 6 months ago
    ' The final text of a huge 12-country trade agreement has confirmed the “worst nightmares” of environmental groups, with no mention of climate change in its lone environment chapter and weak enforcement mechanisms, Australian academics say. '
    Maybe it isn't all bad! The text became available Nov 5.
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