USTR Says TPP Must Be Kept Secret, Because The Public Is Too Stupid To Understand It


While TPP negotiators had hoped to finish off the negotiations in Singapore over the past few days, it appears that did not happen, though they claim to have made substantial progress and will meet again next month. From the reports of people there, the negotiators made sure that public interest groups were excluded from even the press briefing about the negotiations, which should tell you all you need to know about what the negotiators think of the public. But, in case you weren’t sure, the USTR, Michael Froman, has finally explained why the TPP negotiating positions must be kept secret. Apparently, all of us in the public, are too stupid to understand the important work that he’s doing, and we might “misunderstand” it. Therefore, we peons must be kept in the dark, while important people like himself negotiate on our behalf.


One thought on “USTR Says TPP Must Be Kept Secret, Because The Public Is Too Stupid To Understand It

  1. ALL of us in the public are too stupid to understand what he is about? So much for HIS credentials! That is such a stupid comment that he should climb back and be a member of the public again. He couldn’t possibly be more wrong.
    He has provided the best possible reason we could have for scuppering the whole TPP scheme. What function does the WTO perform if not one very similar to that proposed for the TPP except that it is not so secretive or malign.
    Clandestine would b a more appropriate word.

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