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    No Fast Track for Obama's Next Power Grab

    President Obama is seeking power the Constitution has assigned to Congress. Soon, he will formally ask Congress to surrender its constitutional authority and grant him “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority.

    And House Republicans are inexplicably ready to give it to him.
    Members of Congress who take our Constitution seriously will follow Nancy Reagan’s advice and Just Say No.
    Article One, Section 8 of the Constitution assigns Congress the exclusive responsibility to set the terms of “commerce with foreign nations” -- trade. The Founders established this clear check and balance to prevent the president from unilaterally negotiating deals that reward his supporters while harming opponents or the nation as a whole.

    Under Fast Track, Obama would be able to sign commercial trade agreements before Congress votes on them. Congress would not even be able to amend the agreements in any way -- it would only have an up-or-down vote when the president says so, before members could even read it.

    While Congress has delegated authority to presidents in the past, it was based on the premise that the legislative branch could trust the executive branch to respect Congress’ constitutional role. This administration has breached that trust.
    From the abuse of executive orders, to recess appointments, to the stonewalling of congressional oversight on Fast and Furious, Benghazi, NSA, IRS intimidation, and other scandals, this administration has shown contempt for the constitutionally mandated co-equal role of the Congress.
    Given this record, Congress must not cede its constitutional authority and instead reject President Obama’s request for “Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority.”

    President Obama wants fast track power so he can conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an expansive system of global governance that would deal a mortal blow to American sovereignty and our Constitution.

    Fast track overrides the Constitution once -- the Trans-Pacific Partnership overrides it forever.
    TPP is billed a free trade agreement, but it is actually protectionism for Wall Street bailout banks, insurance and drug companies profiting off Obamacare, and the corporatists pushing open borders and amnesty under the rubric of “immigration reform.” The cronies with “access” in Washington are writing the deal while the rest of us are shut out.
    TPP would subject the U.S. to the jurisdiction of foreign tribunals under the authority of the World Bank and United Nations. These unelected, unaccountable panels would constitute a judicial authority higher than the U.S. Supreme Court. They would have the power to overrule federal court rulings and order payment of U.S. tax dollars to enforce the special privileges granted to foreign firms that would be exempt from EPA and other regulations that strangle American firms.

    U.S. Trade Representative Mike Froman and his predecessor have said TPP is not about trade between independent nations, but about “integrating our economies” under a flag of global government. The European Union superstate, a graveyard of sovereign nations, was originally sold to citizens as a plan for “integrating economies.”

    All trade agreements come with predictions of new jobs for Americans, but those promises are always empty. Obama said our free-trade deal with Korea would be a major job creator, but after it went into effect, sales of U.S. goods fell and imports from Korea rose. When you hear someone say TPP will create jobs, hold on to your wallet.

    Chinese companies are already investing heavily in Vietnam to gain duty-free access to the American market under TPP and destroy the textile, shrimp, and catfish industries in the Southeast, a region that voted against Obama.
    We’re also told TPP shows our Asian allies we’re serious about confronting China. But it would actually weaken the U.S. As the Chinese People’s Liberation Army uses every means possible to infiltrate our command and control systems, TPP bans Buy American policies that require crucial equipment for our troops be produced in the U.S. We don’t need TPP to stop China’s military expansion - we need to tell the same crowd pushing TPP to stop transferring their capital and technology to that communist dictatorship.

    The American-in-name-only insiders who get special treatment in Washington will say anything to put their gravy train on the fast track. It’s up to those who love liberty, the Constitution, and the United States of America to slam on the brakes and tell Congress to say no to Obama’s next power grab
    No Fast Track for Obama's Next Power Grab

    To me it sounds familiar because we are experiencing the same thing in Europe. in fact the whole thing is a coup against Democracy, the nations sovereignty and the People.
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


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    There actually is another fast track for Obama and the current impasse may be playing right into his hands.

    Several economists have predicted another dip in the recession--deeper than the one we are already in. Obama knows it is coming and has created the impasse by refusing to negotiate. When the new recession hits, he will blame it on the Republicans and the liberal media will support him. This is a rope-a-dope scenario for the 2014 elections.

    FYI. Obama voted against raising the debt limit when Bush was president. He called it irresponsible to raise the debt limit. This is the type of info that our currently brain dead Republicans should be using against him. Every time they try to play by the rules against the Democrat street fighters who do not acknowledge rules, they end up with the bloody nose.

    I do not believe that there is any hope for this country if the Dems take over Congress in 2014 and Obomber is unimpeded for his last two years. The amount of damage that Obomber has already done may take decades to repair.

    Quote Originally Posted by Franc Tireur View Post
    To me it sounds familiar because we are experiencing the same thing in Europe. in fact the whole thing is a coup against Democracy, the nations sovereignty and the People.
    I'm not a big believer in conspiracy theories, but the way this is playing out around the world tends to make me believe that the One World Order gang is pulling the strings.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    There actually is another fast track for Obama and the current impasse may be playing right into his hands.

    Several economists have predicted another dip in the recession--deeper than the one we are already in. Obama knows it is coming and has created the impasse by refusing to negotiate. When the new recession hits, he will blame it on the Republicans and the liberal media will support him. This is a rope-a-dope scenario for the 2014 elections.

    FYI. Obama voted against raising the debt limit when Bush was president. He called it irresponsible to raise the debt limit. This is the type of info that our currently brain dead Republicans should be using against him. Every time they try to play by the rules against the Democrat street fighters who do not acknowledge rules, they end up with the bloody nose.

    I do not believe that there is any hope for this country if the Dems take over Congress in 2014 and Obomber is unimpeded for his last two years. The amount of damage that Obomber has already done may take decades to repair.

    I'm not a big believer in conspiracy theories, but the way this is playing out around the world tends to make me believe that the One World Order gang is pulling the strings.
    It's just politics, you will see that they will end making a deal. Why do you say that: "When the new recession hits"? We never went out of the real recession, all they did was manipulating the numbers and changed the calculation methods.

    Did you ever see a country going out of recession when millions jobs are sent overseas, when businesses are destroyed and almost 50 millions people are on food stamps? I don't, the whole thing is rigged!

    I respect your way of thinking that you don't believe in conspiracy theories, but the conspiracies exist and always existed. For example when some Nations have been asked by referendums if they were for Europe and said NO, the politicians ignored the people decision, and they conspired to vote and pass the Lisbon treaty which is the an re-actualized blueprint for Europe.

    Ask yourself, did your politicians asked to vote on a transatlantic treaty which merge Europe and NAFTA?

    The gold unlinked to the paper money is a big conspiracy, not theory. The death of Dollar and Euro will reappear under a merged currency, anyway that's their plan I guess.

    Anyway, it is not going to get better until these people realize their collective mistakes, the results will talk by itself.
    Last edited by Franc Tireur; 16 October, 2013 at 15:06 PM.
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


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    Quote Originally Posted by Franc Tireur View Post
    It's just politics, you will see that they will end making a deal. Why do you say that: "When the new recession hits"? We never went out of the real recession, all they did was manipulating the numbers and changed the calculation methods.

    Did you ever see a country going out of recession when millions jobs are sent overseas, when businesses are destroyed and almost 50 millions people are on food stamps? I don't, the whole thing is rigged!
    Agreed. There are three components in GDP: consumer spending, business spending and government spending. Consumer spending and business spending have not left the recession, but government spending makes it look like they have solved a problem because only the combined number is considered when calculating a recession.

    No country has ever spent their way out of a recession, but the politicians keep doing this because they can fraudulently convince people that their policies are working.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    If the Republicans can keep the heat on, the next election could be interesting. It is already starting to warm up.

    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    If the Republicans can keep the heat on, the next election could be interesting. It is already starting to warm up.
    You know that for me it doesn't mean anything

    Now it will be very interesting to know what kind of Democrats and Republicans are going to be elected. If they are still want this destroying globalist economic system, and if they do not keep in leash the predatory speculators aka hedge funds, and in general the banking system, we are sure it is game over.
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


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