Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: TPP is just one big power grab by corporations

The primary reason that the former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stated that Congress and the American people would have to wait until the bill (Obamacare) was passed to learn what was in it was because the bill was actually written not by Congress, but by the insurance industry and other corporations tied to healthcare.  And with this and many other precedents in already place, where Congress simply rubber stamps what their campaign contributors tell them to pass as law, it is not surprising that the nefarious Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty that is being written in secret and outside the purview of Congress is according to Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, a major power grab by corporations that would allow them to pretty much mandate most laws in the U.S. going forward.

Sounds alot like what Rothschild once stated… let me control the printing of a nation’s money and I care not who writes its laws.

The Transatlantic and Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnerships have nothing to do with free trade. “Free trade” is used as a disguise to hide the power these agreements give to corporations to use law suits to overturn sovereign laws of nations that regulate pollution, food safety, GMOs, and minimum wages.

The first thing to understand is that these so-called “partnerships” are not laws written by Congress. The US Constitution gives Congress the authority to legislate, but these laws are being written without the participation of Congress. The laws are being written by corporations solely in the interest of their power and profit. The office of US Trade Representative was created in order to permit corporations to write law that serves only their interests. This fraud on the Constitution and the people is covered up by calling trade laws “treaties.”

What the “partnerships” do is to make private corporations immune to the laws of sovereign countries on the grounds that laws of countries adversely impact corporate profits and constitute “restraint of trade.”

For example, under the Transatlantic Partnership, French laws against GMOs would be overturned as “restraints on trade” by law suits filed by Monsanto. – Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, The News Doctors

Within the last 10 days, the Senate voted to give President Obama ‘fast track’ powers which will eliminate the legislative branch’s ability to change or correct any provision within the treaty that does not legally concur with the Constitution, or serve the benefits of the American people.  Indeed, it was primarily the new GOP leadership who won the vote in the Senate, and will now limit passage of the treaty to a simple yes or no vote, with limited viewing because of its classified nature.


There has rarely been so obvious a trick to try to give away the sovereignty of a nation than by a trade agreement that is not only written in secret, but which will give corporations nearly unlimited power over sovereign governments.  And since any law that has been, or ever will be passed by Congress or a state legislature can be overturned if there is the slightest hint that it might affect the profitibility for a company, be prepared for corporations now to be the ones to declare wars at any given time, and mandate what you eat or consume, since your well being is no longer a consideration in a company’s pursuit of more money.

Kenneth Schortgen Jr is a writer for Secretsofthefed.comExaminer.com, Roguemoney.net, and To the Death Media, and hosts the popular web blog, The Daily Economist. Ken can also be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the Angel Clark radio show.