Well, it looks like the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty is in business. The standalone fast-track bill just passed the Senate by a hair, 60-37. Several Republicans defected and voted no even though they had voted yes the first time around, but only one Democrat defected. So now it goes to President Obama’s desk, where he’ll sign it.
Continue reading: Fast Track Passes. TPP Now Nearly Certain to Pass Too.
Commentary by The Secular Jurist: Game over, folks. Corporatism marches on. Thanks to all of you who fought so bravely to stop this democracy-destroying madness. It is heart-wrenching, however, that the President and elected representatives many of you voted into office would stab you in the back like this. If your faith in America’s political system wasn’t shaken before, it certainly will be now. The question is, where do we go from here?
I see some Senators didn’t make it to the vote. One wonders, how in the world does that happen?
Cowardliness? Guilt? Shame? It’s a good question.
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