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Mon Jan 5, 2015, 11:28 AM

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Where can I find the most clear, concise explanation of what is in the TPP agreement? Not opinions or predictions, just the facts.

I'd like one website to go to to check out statements made about it with what's really in it. Every search engine lists so many sites I don't know which if any is reliable...

Thanks so much...

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Mon Jan 5, 2015, 11:34 AM

2. YOU can't, the entire thing is very unlikely to be released to the public....

until just before it becomes official. And it only takes a couple of lines, out of hundreds of pages, to make it poisonous.

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Mon Jan 5, 2015, 12:02 PM

3. Interesting statement

This link doesn't say what's in the secretive agreement, but it does explain the delay somewhat:


"The majority of United States free trade agreements are implemented as congressional-executive agreements.[69] Unlike treaties, such agreements require a majority of the House and Senate to pass.[69] Under "Trade Promotion Authority" (TPA), established by the Trade Act of 1974, Congress authorizes the President to negotiate "free trade agreements... if they are approved by both houses in a bill enacted into public law and other statutory conditions are met."[69] In early 2012, the Obama administration indicated that a requirement for the conclusion of TPP negotiations is the renewal of "fast track" Trade Promotion Authority.[70] This would require the United States Congress to introduce and vote on an administration-authored bill for implementing the TPP with minimal debate and no amendments, with the entire process taking no more than 90 days.[71] The Obama Administration and TPP proponents plan to introduce fast-track legislation and legislation on the TPP following the 2014 elections.[72]"

THINGS WILL START TO HAPPEN soon according the last statement!

"Political difficulties, particularly those related to the passage of a Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) by Congress, within the US present another cause of delay for the TPP negotiations. Receiving TPA from Congress is looking especially difficult for Obama since members of his own Democratic Party are against them, while Republicans generally support the trade talks"

I just emailed the White House and politely asked for a link that THEY recommend...and a reply.

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