Attorney and public banking expert Ellen Brown says the recent Obama trade deal is bad news. Brown contends, “We don’t even know how bad it is. All we know we got out of WikiLeaks. It’s all secret. They are negotiating what would be called a treaty which should require a two-thirds vote under the Constitution. They are negotiating it for “fast-track” and it is completely secret. . . . These documents are supposed to be kept classified for four years after this thing passes. How is that even possible? There are two other agreements that are coming down the pipe that are also covered by “fast-track,” which means they go directly to an up or down vote. Only get a brief time to look at it. They don’t get to use filibusters. They don’t get to debate. Besides the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) which is bad enough because what we know of it is horrible, there is the Trans-Atlantic Agreement which is similar to the TPP with Pacific Rim countries. There’s another one that we only just heard about which is the TiSA, which is the Trade in Services Agreement. This covers 80% of the American economy and all sorts of services, including financial services, which means banking. So, we can’t regulate banking anymore, and that is basically what it means.”
So, instead of getting a government “Of the people, by the people and for the people,” we aregetting a government of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations. Brown contends, “That is totally correct. It is alarming what is happening. Corporations totally run our government. We think this is for the benefit of the American people, but it is for the benefit of the large American corporations, and they’re not even American corporations. They are large international corporations. These corporations can sue us, our local governments for trying to protect the people against whatever they want to destroy—our economy, our environment, our jobs.”
Obama’s secret trade deals greatly helps out big banks. Brown says, “It looks to me the banking system is in control. That’s where all the big money comes from, and that’s where the two big parties got their money. It’s been this way ever since Rockefeller and Morgan back then in 1900—the Democrats and the Republicans. Brown goes on to say, “The goal here is “they” want to own everything and rent it back to us. So, law is no longer a way to protect the people. Law is now to protect the corporations and serve the corporations.”
Brown does not give up hope and says, “To me, the only hopeful thing about all this is that it is so outrageous and so many people are upset that you hear the word treason bantered about. It is becoming obvious that neither party is representing us ‘we the people.’ People are coming together from the left and the right to oppose what we got, and hopefully to organize something else like a whole new movement. . . . a movement for the people that supports the people and defends the people instead of the big corporations.
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