[Ip-health] TPP and Alan Grayson

George Carter gmcfiar at gmail.com
Wed Jun 19 04:00:20 PDT 2013


Forwarded message.

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>> For No Real Reason.
>> Dear Bruce:
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>> You spoke, they listened. 
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>> Last month, 10,000 of us submitted comments to the United States Trade Representative (USTR), in which we objected to new so-called free trade agreements. We asked that the government not sell out our democracy to corporate interests. 
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>> Because of this pressure, the USTR finally let a member of Congress - little ole me, Alan Grayson - actually see the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is a large, secret trade agreement that is being negotiated with many countries in East Asia and South America. 
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>> The TPP is nicknamed "NAFTA on steroids."  Now that I've read it, I can see why. I can't tell you what's in the agreement, because the U.S. Trade Representative calls it classified. But I can tell you two things about it. 
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>> 1)    There is no national security purpose in keeping this text secret. 
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>> 2)    This agreement hands the sovereignty of our country over to corporate interests. 
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>> 3)    What they can't afford to tell the American public is that [the rest of this sentence is classified].
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>> (Well, I did promise to tell you only two things about it.) 
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>> I will be fighting this agreement with everything I've got. And I know you'll be there every step of the way. 
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>> For now, I've set up an e-mail address where you can ask me questions on this topic or other topics: askalan at graysonforcongress.com
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>> I'll pick a few and answer them by video. 
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>> True Blue Democrats. Get ready. We're coming. 
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>> Courage,
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>> Congressman Alan Grayson
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