Today is the day. Despite all of the evidence and hypocrisy, Congressional Republicans are planning on giving President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement with Asia on his own.
Here’s the problem: Most – if not all – of Congress hasn’t even read the bill. And they won't let you read it either.
We have been hounding Congress over this hypocrisy and it has been working. More and more Congressmen have come out in opposition to giving President Obama unlimited power to negotiate and write this trade agreement.
We have been clamoring for Congress to make the trade agreement’s text public and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) agrees. He has promised to make the trade agreement’s text public… after Congress votes to give Obama fast-track power! By that time, it will be too late.
This is coming from a man who campaigned on pointing out the hypocrisy of Nancy Pelosi’s claim that we had to pass Obamacare to learn what was in it. Now, he has turned around and said the same thing: we need to pass Obamatrade to learn what’s in it!
We warned you that Obamatrade would contain amnesty and immigration provisions. Well, guess what. It does! Provisions deep within Obamatrade would make it easier for immigrants from Asian countries to get visas. Pakistanis in particular will find it easier to come to the US.
We warned you that Obamatrade would include radical climate change provisions. You guessed it, it does! In Obama’s own words, the Trans-Pacific Partnership will focus on “one of [his] highest priorities,” which is climate change.
Those are just the aspects that have leaked out. The remainder of the trade agreement’s text is hidden behind a locked door. The text is being withheld on a need-to-know basis.
But do you know what else is locked behind that door and hidden away from the public? The logbook of every Congressman and Senator who has read the text.
They’re keeping the log hidden because they don’t want YOU to know that they’re voting for an 800 page trade agreement without reading it! And those who have read the text don’t want that used against them when the public reads it.
Enough is enough!
Yesterday, there was a procedural vote to move forward with the trade package. It was to determine the rules for debating the deal. It only passed by FIVE votes. That’s it. The final vote was 217-212.
A total of 34 courageous Conservative voted against their party and almost killed Obamatrade on a procedural vote.
We can stop this. YOU can stop this.
All it takes is swinging five more votes. That is all it takes to stop Congress from handing Obama even more power to enact his agenda. This is completely doable. We can stop this!
I know it’s Friday… I know you have a lot going on in your life… But this is important.
LINK I am begging you: please take the time and click to FaxBlast Congress demanding they shoot down the President’s trade agenda!
By this time tomorrow, Congress will have either defeated Obama’s agenda or given him more power. I pray it is the former and with your help, we can stop this!