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What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You
It has (so far as we’re able to find out) provisions which permit corporations to sue based upon our food and product safety laws being “too restrictive of trade”.
More Power to Corporations
From the Public Citizen link above:
Under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “free trade” agreement, foreign firms would gain an array of privileges:
Rights to acquire land, natural resources, factories without government review
Risks and costs of offshoring to low wage countries eliminated
Special guaranteed “minimum standard of treatment” for relocating firms
Compensation for loss of “expected future profits” from health, labor environmental, laws (indirect or “regulatory” takings compensation)
Right to move capital without limits
New rights cover vast definition of investment: intellectual property, permits, derivatives
Ban performance requirements, domestic content rules. Absolute ban, not only when applied to investors from signatory countries
A major goal of U.S. multinational corporations for the TPP is to impose on more countries a set of extreme for-eign investor privileges and rights and their private enforcement through the notorious “investor-state” system. This system elevates individual corporations and investors to equal standing with each TPP signatory country’s government- and above all of us citizens.
Under this regime, foreign investors can skirt domestic courts and laws, and sue governments directly before tribunals of three private sector lawyers operating under World Bank and UN rules to demand taxpayer compensation for any domestic law that investors believe will diminish their “expected future profits.” Over $3 billion has been paid to foreign investors under U.S. trade and investment pacts, while over $14 billion in claims are pending under such deals, primarily targeting environmental, energy, and public health policies.
Around the world, there are calls for robust regulations of banks and the financial sector. There is a new global conseunsus for reregulation in the aftermath of the 2008 global economic crisis. But there is a seeming total lack of awareness that most of the world’s countries are bound to expansive financial services deregulation requirements imposed by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and various Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). These terms lock in domestically, and export internationally, the model of extreme financial service deregulation that most analysts consider a prime cause of the global financial crisis. Deregulation (not only liberalization) of the financial service sector – including banking, insurance, asset management, pension funds, securities, and more – is among the most important, but least discussed, aspects of the WTO and FTAs. These onerous terms are being replicated and expanded in trade deals now under negotiation like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “free trade” agreement.
And you think that the ’06 Great Depression was bad?… brace yourself!
Thus, ultimately, it will have the effect of putting multinational corporations in charge of our food and product safety laws.
My problem with that?
Melamine in pet food and baby formula, WITH NO REGULATORY RECOURSE.
See Here: The TPP Attacks U.S. Environmental, Health Laws
The Ford Pinto (Which KILLED 27+ and maimed hundreds; and the exploding pickup truck they built about 15 years later) REPEATS… WITH NO REGULATORY RECOURSE.
Monsanto’s GMO corn which CAUSED corn pests to become resistant to BT, and thus require ever increasing doses of MORE TOXIC chemicals (which Monsanto “just happens” to make) to control those pests… To say nothing of the mass killings of pollinators (bees) caused by these chemicals.
Sorry, I just have a MAJOR problem with corporations being permitted to maim, kill, and poison Citizens without them facing the same repercussions that I would HAVE TO FACE.
The thing which REALLY disgusts and enrages me is that a man who claims to be some sort of “constitutional scholar” and who took an OATH to defend the Constitution has been bribed into treason (along with “our” Congress) and has, as a result of that bribery, committed treason against that Constitution by SUPPORTING the UN-REVIEWED passage of this fiat law!