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TPP’s Last Hurdle: Today

Today’s the last hurdle for the TPP. How will Congress vote?

Thom Hartmann talks with Congressman Alan Grayson, U.S. Congressman (D-FL, 9th District) about multinational corporations, ‘fake’ trade agreements, and oligarchy.

Obama’s Fast-Track Trade Bill Poised to Clear Final Senate Hurdles

President Obama’s fast-track trade bill is poised to clear a procedural hurdle Tuesday in the Senate, all but ensuring it will win final passage this week and be sent to the White House for his signature.

Despite deep reservations from many in the president’s party, enough Democratic senators appear ready to join most Republicans to finish the legislation, which has sputtered in Congress but is a top White House priority.

— Lisa Mascaro, LA Times

Powerful figures in Congress are pressing to fast-track the TPP – for their own personal gain. It is BIG payback time for generous campaign contributions from wealthy special interest groups – and for future lucrative corporate lobbyist and consultant positions after leaving office.

I couldn’t be less interested in their careers.

But the true, long-lasting beneficiaries would be the multinational corporations. They would be able to globally exploit human beings and natural resources with greater ease and profit. They would become more powerful than nations.

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

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