Create new solid US jobs?
End the unemployment crisis?
That was never, ever Obama’s agenda.
And people who think it is are being betrayed.
There are several ways to show this, but perhaps the most important way is to sketch in the effects of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), which Obama is fully supporting and fronting for and defending.
He wants Congressional approval for the TPP this year.
As Public Citizen reveals: “The TPP is a massive, controversial ‘free trade’ agreement currently being pushed by big corporations and negotiated behind closed doors by officials from the United States and 11 other countries – Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam [and probably later, China will sign on].
“And U.S. TPP negotiators literally used the 2011 Korea FTA [Free Trade Agreement] – under which [US] exports have fallen and [US] trade deficits have surged [and 85,000 US jobs have been lost] – as the template for the TPP. Continue reading