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Thu Apr 2, 2015, 02:59 PM

U.S. expects Congress to pass fast-track trade bill within next month

Source: Reuters

Politics | Wed Apr 1, 2015 9:01am EDT

U.S. expects Congress to pass fast-track trade bill within next month

SINGAPORE

(Reuters) - The United States expects the trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation, which is seen as an important step to speed free trade deals, will be passed by the Congress over the next month, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.

"We believe that the votes are there to move forward," Catherine Novelli, U.S. under secretary of state for economic growth, energy and the environment, told reporters in Singapore.

"We do expect it to be passed soon, within the next month or so."

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Novelli said she expects negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal to be concluded in a relatively short time.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/01/us-usa-trade-tpp-idUSKBN0MS3KU20150401

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Eugene Apr 2015 OP
Faux pas Apr 2015 #1
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2naSalit Apr 2015 #5
djean111 Apr 2015 #4
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 03:03 PM

1. How do we stop this?

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 03:48 PM

2. Not sure but if it does go through,

the only choice is a general strike in both agreeing to do work, pay taxes or purchase any number of products. It will take that and many deaths but that's what it will take to stop it. I'm not thrilled with the idea but i am beginning to think that is our last recourse, which is really all we have since our alleged representatives regard us with such disdain as to ignore their true job description.


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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 04:10 PM

3. I didn't expect to live long enough

to see the total end of the USA. Sad, hard times ahead I fear 2naSalit. I feel for oir future generations.

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 05:44 PM

5. Same here.

I am concerned for the generations who are left with nothing but a cesspool of unfixable shit left by our last three generations.

What I find troubling are those who keep having children, I have to wonder if they even have a clue about the world they are bringing these new people into. I have one good friend who already had several children in multiple marriages but then got married to a much younger (and not really all that bright) woman only to begin hatching out a slew of more kids- at current count. I told him just the other day to get a f'ing vasectomy already, it will make him more of a man. I told him, flat out -because we are very good friends, to just stop having kids, period. I really think these baby factory types have no clue about the bigger picture and what is really happening in the world.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 04:53 PM

4. I expect to not vote for or support any politician who votes for Fast Track/TPP/TTIP.

 

After calling and email and signing things, that's all I can do, it seems.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 11:46 AM

6. Let's hope that "U.S. Official" was just a clueless spouting wishful hopes

Even though she is the U.S. under secretary of state for economic growth, energy and the environment

"Food & Water Watch" and "Communications Workers" are redoubling their efforts against it. Just got the latest notices.

We have to still have hope. But, yeah...I know. It isn't easy.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2015, 11:49 AM

7. Such comments are not worth a bucket of warm spit. nt

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