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[–] Echo_of_Savages 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

They didn't pass the TPP. They passed the Trade Promotion Authority bill, which allows Congress to "fast track" the voting on the TPP.

Basically, they passed a bill which forces Congress to do simple yes/no votes on international treaties without the ability to amend or filibuster them.

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[–] alucard6219 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

So what exactly are they sneaking through with this bill? I thought it was just a trade agreement?

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[–] flock-o-turtles 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

If our government has a law that negatively affects a corporations future anticipated profits, they can sue the US. The case will not be tried in a US court. It will be decided by international corporate arbitrators, thereby giving our sovereignty away. This secretly formed treaty has been constructed by large corporations without our representatives. Its a terrible thing that will only hurt the vast majority of people it affects. The terms of the TPP and the TiSA are so secret that drafts of the negotiations are to remain classified for four years or five years, respectively, after the deals have been passed into law. How can laws be enforced against people and governments who are not allowed to know what was negotiated?

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[–] tentra 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I sure hope we can count on Obama to veto this shit!

/s

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[–] moe_shinola 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Wasn't he a main proponent of this?

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[–] Lord--Gaben 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yes.

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[–] k_digi 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Ha "Reddit" is the TPP of "information" that's why they attack Voat so much.

This TPP issue should be front page of this site, yet already has a "dislike"

let me ask the "dislike" guy please come here tell us why the TPP is good, lets have that discussion?

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[–] Dontalk2yourself 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

All media I've read on this topic recently has just been Democrats were worried about jobs. Nothing about the intellectual property issues or other things.