Carper, Coons and Carney vote for Trans Pacific Partnership because NAFTA really didn’t eff things up enough

Filed in National by on January 27, 2014

Our congressional delegation just voted to give President Obama “fast track trade authority” on enacting the TPP, thereby denying Congress the right to debate or amend the pending trade agreement.

Just as NAFTA was rushed through Congress 20 years ago resulting in the loss of 700,000 manufacturing jobs to Mexico, the TPP has been fast-tracked by Democrats because… ? They need the big campaign donations, I guess. NAFTA didn’t eff things up enough? I don’t know.

Actually, the vote hasn’t happened yet – but let’s face it, Carper, Carney and Coons are going to vote for it. I’d say we should call them or something, but what is the point? This helps multi-national corporations find cheaper labor, so how the hell do you think they are going to vote?

We’re screwed and these guys will all sail to re-election.

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  1. kavips says:

    We should all still call and try to sound like that republican Clint Eastwood when we do. it a) might get more people to call (who wouldn’t want to quote Eastwood at Carper), b) make the poor hired help working for them enjoy taking the call ( we are still For THE People) and, c) it might just make our day….

    Sounds like one of those fun pranks that just could get off the ground… Like someone standing half naked at legislative hall on a flat cold January day to plead for open government… lol…

  2. Ezra Temko says:

    Sierra Club is hosting a forum on Saturday at 1pm at the Silverside Church in Wilmington re: TPP
    https://www.facebook.com/events/208355582694271/

    They are also taking action Friday outside Carney’s office in Wilmington at 3:30pm as part of an “Intercontinental Day of Action: 20th Anniversary of NAFTA” with the theme of Getting the TPP off the Fast Track.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1401893866729871/

  3. 151 Democratic congress members signed a letter to the President opposing the fast-tracking of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. See if you can find John Carney’s name here:

    http://delauro.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1455:delauro-miller-lead-151-house-dems-telling-president-they-will-not-support-outdated-fast-track-for-trans-pacific-partnership&catid=2&Itemid=21

    I couldn’t.

  4. Jason330 says:

    Fuuuuuck!!!! I knew he was going to give his vote to his business overlords, but I guess, deep down, I was hoping for a miracle.

  5. HT to TH for pointing out that Carney also voted for the terrible Farm Bill that cuts $8.7 billion in SNAP funding:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/29/1273428/-These-89-Democrats-Voted-to-Cut-8-7-Billion-from-Food-Stamps

    Remember when I told you that his phony ‘living on SNAP for a week’ stunt was nothing but empty public relations?

    It was true. In fact, cutting $8.7 bill from food assistance defines what Carney means by ‘bipartisanship’. He is absolutely terrible, and he’s not a Democrat.

    Do America’s needy a favor, John. Get the fuck out of office before you do even more damage.

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