Why does Obama want Trans-Pacific Partnership to pass so badly?

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Why does Obama want Trans-Pacific Partnership to pass so badly?

In promoting a proposed trade pact covering 12 Pacific Rim nations, President Obama has cast the initiative as an instrument of equity. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would, in his words, “level the playing field” and “give our workers a fair shot.” But critics argue that within the hundreds of pages of esoteric provisions, the deal -- like similar ones before it -- includes a glaring double standard: It provides legal rights to corporations and investors that it does not extend to unions, public interest groups and individuals.



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Because he's under orders from Wall Street, Silicon Valley and the top multinationals to pass it.


At a time when nationally the Democrats should be making every effort to draw distinctions with the GOP, the Obama triangulation against the left and the base of his party on fast-track and the TPP only blurs the lines.  When the moment came to stand up for workers, which is still the most important responsibility of any Democratic president, Obama and the rest of the TPP crowd not only failed but sided with the oligarchs.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-a-palermo/transpacific-partnership-obama_b_7665862.html


King Obama, His Royal Court and the TPP  - by Ralph Nader


"The TPP - a global corporate noose..."