The Hightower Report: Be the "Wave" That Sweeps Away TPP

Jim Hightower wants YOU to stop TPP!

After years of negotiating the Trans-Pacif­ic Partnership behind closed doors, the corporate and governmental elites who've drafted this Declaration of Corporate Depend­ence are now demanding that our Congress critters rubber-stamp it, pronto. Most Ameri­cans have never even heard of it, and that's not by accident. In fact, all you need to know about TPP is that the Powers That Be don't want you to know anything about it – what it is, what's in it, where it came from ... nothing.

Trust us, they're now saying, for this is a phantasmagorical free-trade agreement that'll deliver a seven-course dinner to everyone! "Trust us"? I'd sooner trust a pack of coyotes with my last lamb chop! In fact, every bit of that seven-course dinner – the Dom Pérignon, truffled pâté, Beluga caviar, Chateaubriand, Cabernet Sauvignon, chocolate soufflé, Grand Marnier – goes to the corporate elites who effectively dictated this thing. They were part of the insider process that intentionally kept you and me from having a seat at the negotiating table. As the age-old adage puts it: "If you're not at the table, you're on the menu."

That's why there's such a rush to railroad this "free trade agreement" through Congress. It's not free, not about trade, and We the People would never agree to it. As The New York Times recently reported, the corporate beneficiaries of TPP know they must get Congress to approve it before the public learns what a raw deal it is – and before "a wave of opposition can sweep it away."

You and I are that wave! Let's build it into a political tsunami that sweeps through Washington, cleansing it of the immoral hypocrisy of those attempting to usurp our people's democratic sovereignty. For the lowdown on this, go to www.stoptpp.org.

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