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South Jersey JBS Freedom Campaign Meetup Message Board › ACTION: Stop Trade Promotion Authority

ACTION: Stop Trade Promotion Authority

Dave G
Group Organizer
Marlton, NJ
Post #: 513
Send a message to your Congressman to Stop Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).
Click HERE
Donna W.
user 4444626
Mantua, NJ
Post #: 581
Free Trade or Fair Trade
by Jacob G. Hornberger September 23, 2013

"Statists on the left side of the political spectrum oftentimes attack “free-trade agreements” like NAFTA by claiming that they aren’t “fair-trade agreements.” Free trade is fine, they love to say, but only if it’s fair. When they’re not fair, the “free-trade” agreements inevitably impose onerous conditions on workers, conditions that only government can rectify.

"There are at least three big problems, however, with this statist analysis.

"First, NAFTA and other “free-trade agreements” aren’t free-trade agreements at all. They are negotiated trade agreements between the governments of two nations that entail thousands of rules and regulations affecting private trading transactions between the two nations."

Read more HERE:­
Donna W.
user 4444626
Mantua, NJ
Post #: 609

Don't Let Congress Fast-Track TPP

Leaked Document Reveals a Hollywood Wish List of Harmful Digital Policies

The newly leaked “Intellectual Property” chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement confirms our worst fears: Big Content companies are pushing extreme copyright provisions in a secret trade deal that would put restrictive controls on the Internet. While Hollywood has had easy access to view and comment on draft texts—so it can get the provisions it wants—our own lawmakers have been mostly left out.

But a coming law threatens to make this undemocratic process even worse.

Stop Secret Copyright Treaties

Lawmakers in Congress are just about to introduce a bill to hand over their own constitutional authority to debate and modify trade law. It’s called Fast Track, or Trade Promotion Authority. It creates special rules that empower the White House to negotiate and sign trade agreements without Congressional oversight. Lawmakers won’t be able to analyze and change their provisions, and have only 90 days for an up or down, Yes or No vote to ratify the entire treaty. That means Internet and copyright provisions, buried in omnibus treaties, will get almost no oversight.

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