Trade Secrets aka Obama Trade Document Leaked

Renee Copyright@ wtpotus blog

We have all heard the term “corporate takeovers”, but this is far beyond that term. We the people expect to be governed by those WE place in office, so what has happened ? Are we now ruled only by the elite and their global corporations ? Ineligible candidates keep swirling in the pot for our key positions in government, so is that it ? Must we have global control to be handled ? Now we have another leak too ? What is the story behind this one now ?

Another week, a new scandal…is anyone else tired of this non stop, filthy drama ?


22 responses to “Trade Secrets aka Obama Trade Document Leaked


    Obama Trade Document Leaked

    WASHINGTON — A critical document from President Barack Obama’s free trade negotiations with eight Pacific nations was leaked online early Wednesday morning, revealing that the administration intends to bestow radical new political powers upon multinational corporations, contradicting prior promises.


    “WASHINGTON — A critical document from President Barack Obama’s free trade negotiations with eight Pacific nations was leaked online early Wednesday morning, revealing that the administration intends to bestow radical new political powers upon multinational corporations, contradicting prior promises.

    The leaked document has been posted on the website of Public Citizen, a long-time critic of the administration’s trade objectives. The new leak follows substantial controversy surrounding the secrecy of the talks, in which some members of Congress have complained they are not being given the same access to trade documents that corporate officials receive.

    The outrageous stuff in this leaked text may well be why U.S. trade officials have been so extremely secretive about these past two years of [trade] negotiations,” said Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch in a written statement.

    Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has been so incensed by the lack of access as to introduce legislation requiring further disclosure. House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has gone so far as to leak a separate document from the talks on his website. Other Senators are considering writing a letter to Ron Kirk, the top trade negotiator under Obama, demanding more disclosure.

    The newly leaked document is one of the most controversial of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. It addresses a broad sweep of regulations governing international investment and reveals the Obama administration’s advocacy for policies that environmental activists, financial reform advocates and labor unions have long rejected for eroding key protections currently in domestic laws. [What is this? Barry triangulation? And leaked just in time for the election, but to be gone back on afterwards? I trust this guy about as far as I can throw him. If environmentalists, financial reform advocates and labor unions oppose it, we just might like it.]

    Under the agreement currently being advocated by the Obama administration, American corporations would continue to be subject to domestic laws and regulations on the environment, banking and other issues. But foreign corporations operating within the U.S. would be permitted to appeal key American legal or regulatory rulings to an international tribunal. That international tribunal would be granted the power to overrule American law and impose trade sanctions on the United States for failing to abide by its rulings. [NOPE. WE DO NOT LIKE IT, SAM I AM. So, something for everyone to HATE. Sounds like the Obamanation.]

    The terms run contrary to campaign promises issued by Obama and the Democratic Party during the 2008 campaign.

    We will not negotiate bilateral trade agreements that stop the government from protecting the environment, food safety, or the health of its citizens; give greater rights to foreign investors than to U.S. investors; require the privatization of our vital public services; or prevent developing country governments from adopting humanitarian licensing policies to improve access to life-saving medications,” reads the campaign document.

    Yet nearly all of those vows are violated by the leaked Trans-Pacific document. [One plus, apparently!] The one that is not contravened in the present document — regarding access to life-saving medication — is in conflict with a previously leaked document on intellectual property (IP) standards.

    “Bush was better than Obama on this,” said Judit Rius, U.S. manager of Doctors Without Borders Access to Medicines Campaign, referring to the medication rules. “It’s pathetic, but it is what it is. The world’s upside-down.””

    Yeah, well the world IS upside-down since GWB is gone, and we’re left here to suffer the Obamanation.

  3. we have a leaky boat here folks.

    • Foxy, Leaky is right, but more like a boat with NO bottom huh ?

      • More leaks Foxy…
        My children, you have been led astray again in Mockingbird, in no one save this blog in exclusive is asking the question of HOW A CIVILIAN, NOT IN THE US GOVERNMENT WAS ON CBS SPEAKING OF SECRET RUSSIAN ARMS SALES TO SYRIA?????

        Yes Colin Powelll who has no authority, today went public with intelligence which he should not have access to, but was given by the Obama regime, to turn up the heat on the Assad regime in Syria.

        What Colin Powell did was out deliberately intelligence channels in Russia and Syria, which have now alerted these two nations that the United States has the ability in a finite number of Russians and Syrians who have access to this information on Russian helicopters, to garner this specific intelligence.

        The US asset or assets who have divulged this privately now are in jeopardy of being murdered in the same way that dunce Dave Durenberger was bragging about intelligence in the Middle East after a Reagan operation it got piles if US assets murdered.

        This is an issue that Darrell Issa, John McCain and Diane Feinstein must investigate in hauling Colin Powell before Congress and demanding exactly who in the Obama regime fed him this classified intelligence.

    • Another Lefty blog – amazing how the Left gets their information – perhaps first hand!

      • This is filthy. No way.

        Trans Pacific Partnership | East Asia Forum – Similarto Trans Pacific Partnership | East Asia Forum

        May 17, 2012 … In Washington and Beijing last week there were important meetings that are likely to be influential in where the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) …

        Funny how Ron KIRK and Elizabeth Mooney KIRK always pop up huh ?

        Q2: What does it mean to say TPP will be a “21st century” trade agreement?

        A2: It will contain chapters that go beyond traditional tariff rate reduction measures to cover issues of cross-border services trade, standards, labor and environment, and intellectual property rights. The agreement will address cross-cutting issues such as the harmonization of rules of origin, supply chain management, competition policy, state-owned enterprises, government procurement, technical barriers to trade, regulatory coherence, competitiveness, and expanded opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises.

        Arguably, TPP is the most ambitious trade negotiation to date. Member countries intend for the agreement to incorporate state-of-the-art trade disciplines, positioning TPP to be the model for future agreements in the region. Following congressional approval last October of the U.S. bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama, the United States has become more credible as a future FTA partner. As a result, TPP negotiations recently garnered increased attention from outside parties, including Japan, Canada, and Mexico, which announced their interest in joining TPP at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Honolulu in November 2011. Other countries such as the Philippines are expected to give consideration to joining the talks if they progress.

        Q3: What are the implications of Japan’s interest in TPP?

        A3: U.S. trade representative (USTR) Ron Kirk welcomed the interest of Japan, Canada, and Mexico to join and has begun a consultation process with Congress and the private sector to determine if there is support in the United States for new TPP partners. USTR requested public comments on the three potential new negotiating partners, which were due by January 13, 2012.

        Too coincidental, Helen CLARK has been on my radar a couple of years as a connection to one unknown baby mama….hummm….smells ya’ll…

        On March 5, 2012 a group of people, protesting the agreement, disrupted an outside broadcast of 7News Melbourne’s 6pm bulletin in the city’s Federation Square.

        The TPP was previously known as the Pacific Three Closer Economic Partnership (P3-CEP), its negotiations launched on the sidelines of the 2002 APEC Leaders’ Meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico, by Chilean President Ricardo Lagos and Prime Ministers Goh Chok Tong of Singapore and Helen Clark of New Zealand. Brunei first took part as a full negotiating party in the fifth round of talks in April 2005, after which the trade bloc became known as the Pacific-4 (P4). Although all original and negotiating parties are members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the TPP is not an APEC initiative. However, it is considered as a pathfinder for the proposed Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP), an APEC initiative.

        The objective of the original agreement was to eliminate 90 percent of all tariffs between member countries by January 1, 2006, and reduce all trade tariffs to zero by the year 2015. It is a comprehensive agreement covering all the main pillars of a free trade agreement, including trade in goods, rules of origin, trade remedies, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade, trade in services, intellectual property, government procurement and competition policy.

    • Thanks so much 57th. Can you find more ? Note Brunei as I have found alot there.Interesting. I guess he is basic clean out person no ? Sent to take anything he can from America. Amazing how well it is working but WHO is running the janitorial company that contracted him ? 57 that map shows the eastern half of America is pretty covered huh ?

      Look here maybe ?
      Pritchard Industries Inc. is a private company categorized under Janitorial Services….
      Dominique France Picard, dit la Fortune, Fontaine etc…
      Over and over again…

      • That is all the info I have for the time being…. There are a couple of those pins no more than a mile or two from my house. Scary. What has happened to my/our country????

    • Turns out 57th State’s link is the best nutshell:

      “The White House wants to fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “free trade” agreement with Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. Japan is waiting in the wings, Canada and Mexico want in, Taiwan has announced its intention to meet membership requirements and China says it will “earnestly study” whether to seek entry into the agreement.

      Basically, the TPP is NAFTA on steroids. The White House wants to reach a deal prior to the election because they know all the apparatchiks feeding on the $1 billion in Obama campaign money flowing through the system will launch tribalistic attacks on anyone organizing against it (activists, labor unions, workers) for “helping Mitt Romney win” — thus facilitating its easy passage.

      Under TPP, foreign corporations would receive:

      •Compensation for loss of “expected future profits” if local health, labor or environmental laws limited their ability to do business
      •Rights to acquire land, natural resources and factories without government review
      •Risks and costs of offshoring to low wage countries eliminated
      •Special guaranteed “minimum standard of treatment” for relocating firms
      •Right to move capital without limits
      •New rights covering a vast definition of investment: intellectual property, permits, derivatives
      •A ban performance requirements and domestic content rules (no “made in the USA,” “buy local” or “green jobs”). An absolute ban, not only when applied to investors from signatory countries
      •Ability to extend drug patents and limit production of generic medicines that are used for global health programs
      •Rollback of regulations that were put in place to prevent another global economic crisis such as “too big to fail” remedies”

      I’m really puzzled about who supports this and why and where the conservatives in Congress might stand on this and why anybody would think this is a good deal. The light of day will force them to go scampering. We the People are never again going to sit by and see them pass something so later on we can find out what’s in it.

  4. “Another week, a new scandal…is anyone else tired of this non stop, filthy drama ?”

    Are you kidding? I grew tired of it by mid-summer 2009. I’d also determined by then that the constant onslaught of disgraces, scandals and criminal acts of the mob currently calling our White House their headquarters has been intentional, that they come at us – The People – at a pace that’s so “fast and furious” that we, as a group, are unable to focus on and target any one of them long enough and well enough to see it through to a just resolution.

    Have you ever walked too closely past a hedge that was buzzing with gnats? Or, when you were a kid, did you ever disturb a nest of bees, yellow jackets or wasps? In either incident, all you could do in defense was swat blindly and try to get out of the way of the little buggers before they chewed you or stung you (respectively) all over. On the other hand, may God have mercy on the lone gnat or bee who dares to enter your home or buzz your porch menacingly because you’ll sure as hell have no mercy on it at all. Scandals, disgraces and criminal acts are, apparently, much like gnats and bees in that when they come at us in large enough numbers, we’re powerless to deal with them effectively. I’m positive that Kenya Boy and his mob knew this long before Feb 2009.

    • Can somebody PLEASE put this “leak” in a nutshell for me? I’m still at the point where I think that IF the occupiers, the unions, and the environmentalists are against it, how can it be so terrible (other than a way for Barry to give away sovereignty to an international tribunal. That I DO oppose.)


        “Such foreign investment standards have also come under fire at home, from both conservative sovereignty purists and progressive activists for the potential to hamper domestic priorities implemented by democratically elected leaders. The North American Free Trade Agreement, passed by Congress in 1993, and a host of subsequent trade pacts granted corporations new powers that had previously been reserved for sovereign nations and that have allowed companies to sue nations directly over issues.

        While the current trade deal could pose a challenge to American sovereignty, large corporations headquartered in the U.S. could potentially benefit from it by using the same terms to oppose the laws of foreign governments. If one of the eight Pacific nations involved in the talks passes a new rule to which an American firm objects, that U.S. company could take the country to court directly in international tribunals.”

        Sounds bad to me now. They say it can prevent “buy American” clauses in government contracts. BULL!

        Basic public health and land-use rules would be subject to challenge before an international tribunal, as would bank regulations at capital levels that might be used to stymie bank runs or financial crises. The IMF has advocated the use of such capital controls, which would be prohibited under the current version of the leaked trade pact. Although several countries have proposed exceptions that would allow them to regulate speculative financial bets, the U.S. has resisted those proposals, according to Public Citizen.

        Trans-Pacific negotiations have been taking place throughout the Obama presidency. The deal is strongly supported by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the top lobbying group for American corporations. Obama’s Republican opponent in the 2012 presidential elections, Mitt Romney, has urged the U.S. to finalize the deal as soon as possible.”

        Ok. So what’s the catch?

  5. I hate to quote huffpo but,

    “The TPP probably would not have survived serious scrutiny by the press, the public, or even the larger community of policymakers. That’s why Kirk was on TV last month explaining that all the secrecy was necessary because public disclosure purportedly killed another major regional trade pact, the Free Trade Area of the Americas.

    You can read the text of the leaked document here.

    The initial appalled reaction of the indefatigable Lori Wallach of Global Trade Watch was this:

    The outrageous stuff in this leaked text may well be why U.S. trade officials have been so extremely secretive about these past two years of TPP negotiations. Via closed-door negotiations, U.S. officials are rewriting swaths of U.S. law that have nothing to do with trade and in a move that will infuriate left and right alike have agreed to submit the U.S. government to the jurisdiction of foreign tribunals that can order unlimited payments of our tax dollars to foreign corporations that don’t want to comply with the same laws our domestic firms do. … Despite the Trans-Pacific Partnership being nominally a “trade” agreement, it contains provisions that interfere with areas well beyond the bounds of trade. To wit, it would (again, Lori Wallach):

    • Limit how U.S. federal and state officials could regulate foreign firms operating within U.S. boundaries, with requirements to provide them greater rights than domestic firms.

    • Extend the incentives for U.S. firms to offshore investment and jobs to lower-wage countries.

    • Establish a two-track legal system that gives foreign firms new rights to skirt U.S. courts and laws, directly sue the U.S. government before foreign tribunals and

    • Demand compensation for financial, health, environmental, land use and other laws they claim undermine their TPP privileges.

    • Allow foreign firms to demand compensation for the costs of complying with U.S. financial or environmental regulations that apply equally to domestic and foreign firms. … We are signing away not just our democratic right to make our own laws, but also the integrity of our judicial system and its ability to function according to our Constitution and legal norms.”‘

    It’s amusing to see progressives suddenly start to defend the Constitution.

    • I have to wonder why these progressives imagined that Obama wouldn’t do to them what the DemoncRATS did to the entire country during the writing of Obamacare. How many citizens were in on that DEAL? How many secret meetings were held to write that thing? With the corporations and other interests that stood to make a bundle off THAT violation of our individual Constitutional rights? So why would Obama change his modus operandi? That was the complaint about Hillarycare, too–written in secret by the elite players, outside the boundaries of our government and oversight by the elected representatives of We the People. So NOW they care about states rights and the Constitution? They might have helped us try to hold the line on this administration’s unconstitutionality from the beginning. Actually, before the beginning, because the entire administration is INELIGIBLE to even hold power. This part right here is the DEAL KILLER:

      “Rights to acquire land, natural resources and factories without government review.” FOR CHINESE companies! No freaking way.

  6. Romney and the TPP:

    “Opening New Markets

    Every president beginning with Ronald Reagan has recognized the power of open markets and pursued them on behalf of the United States. George W. Bush successfully negotiated eleven FTAs, encompassing sixteen countries. He also had the vision to commence negotiations with a number of allies around the Pacific Rim to expand significantly the Trans-Pacific Partnership. All told, these agreements have enabled people across the world to come together and build a better future. Economists estimate that the agreements have led to the creation of 5.4 million new American jobs and support a total of nearly 18 million jobs. Looking beyond just our FTA partners, our total exports support nearly 10 million American jobs. These are not just jobs; they’re good jobs, paying significantly above average, and more than one-third are in manufacturing.

    •Reinstate the president’s Trade Promotion Authority
    •Complete negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership
    •Pursue new trade agreements with nations committed to free enterprise and open markets
    •Create the Reagan Economic Zone”

    Completeing negotiations is a far cry from whatever the hell Obama is ramming through. Is he rushing this so it’s on HIS terms, the NWO terms? What exactly would Romney negotiate? That’s the point. The next section on his page is about China.

    Romney’s campaign site says,

    “It is time to end the Obama administration’s acquiescence to the one-way arrangements the Chinese have come to enjoy. We need a fresh and fearless approach to that trade relationship. Our first priority must be to put on the table all unilateral actions within our power to ensure that the Chinese adhere to existing agreements. Anyone with business experience knows that you can succeed in a negotiation only if you are willing to walk away. If we want the Chinese to play by the rules, we must be willing to say “no more” to a relationship that too often benefits them and harms us.

    •Increase CBP resources to prevent the illegal entry of goods into our market
    •Increase USTR resources to pursue and support litigation against unfair trade practices
    •Use unilateral and multilateral punitive measures to deter unfair Chinese practices
    •Designate China a currency manipulator and impose countervailing duties
    •Discontinue U.S. government procurement from China until China commits to GPA”

    Who would we trust to hold the line on China MORE? Obama, with his brother in China and with Holder, who was complicit with the Clintons on deals with the Reds? Or Romney? I think I’ll go with door number two.

  7. ALLEN WEST ON HANNITY with Luntz focus group!!!! He was brilliant! Even the democrats in the group LOVED him and immediately raised their hand saying they would vote for him (except for one chunky kid voting for the first time and thinks he knows everything because he can repeat verbatim BO’s talking points unsubstantiated by actual facts)

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