Warren on Trans-Pacific Partnership: If people knew what was going on, they would stop it

Elizabeth-Warren“I have heard the argument that transparency would undermine the Trade Representative’s policy to complete the trade agreement because public opposition would be significant,” Warren explained. “In other words, if people knew what was going on, they would stop it. This argument is exactly backwards. If transparency would lead to widespread public opposition to a trade agreement, then that trade agreement should not be the policy of the United States.”

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3 comments on “Warren on Trans-Pacific Partnership: If people knew what was going on, they would stop it

  1. Martin Harris says:

    Although there is a link to this via the article, I thought it worthwhile putting a direct link up, as this nicely sums up why there would be an outcry “if people knew”…well, now you know..
    .http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/06/13/u-s-trade-proposal-would-let-corporations-overrule-laws/

  2. GregOs says:

    The TPPA also means that should our government change its laws and those law changes affect the bottom line of some big multinational (eg tobacco) then they can sue our government in some secret court, thats just wrong!!

  3. Martin Harris says:

    I recall when the Pacific Partners Forum # 4 was just getting underway in Chch there was some controversy brewing over the excessive secrecy..but of course it was quickly overshadowed by the Feb 22nd ‘quake and forgotten about.
    This TPPA is nothing but bad news.

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