TPPA – It’s A BAD Deal Unless It Benefits Working Class People

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Oct 06 2015
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It’s a deal!! The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, or simply TPPA, which represents the largest U.S. trade pact since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico in 1993, has been agreed upon by 12 nations – Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement TPPA - 12 Nations

Almost immediately, Obama administration celebrates the finalised deal as if they’ve won the World War III. The president proudly claims that the deal would open new markets for U.S. goods and services. But the public are still confuse, unimpressed and worry due to secrecy that shrouds the deal.


The deal is so secretive that American senators who wish to read the 1,000-plus pages of text must do so in a classified soundproof reading room in the basement of the U.S. Capitol building. Prior to access of technical jargon and confusing cross-references encyclopaedia-liked agreement, lawmakers must surrender their cellphones and other mobile devices.

Senator Elizabeth Warren - Accessing TPPA classified soundproof reading room - basement US Capitol building

Senator Elizabeth Warren - Why TPPA is Secretive

Nobody is allowed to take away any notes, photos, or copies, let alone talk about what he or she read with anyone unless they have “Top Secret” clearance. So, how can rhetoric king Obama claims the deal is good when the contents are guarded with military-grade confidentiality? And how many lawmakers have actually read the TTPA bible before voting for it?


In comparison, lawmakers were allowed a copy of the NAFTA entire text during Clinton administration. In fact, it’s easier to access certain CIA documents than TPPA information. Therefore, it’s safe to presume that not all the 60 senators who voted to approve fast-track authority for President Obama about 4-month ago in June, had done so knowing well what they were voted for.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement TPPA - Obama Silent

Now that it is finalised, Obama must notifies Congress of the TPPA deal, after which lawmakers  will have 30 days to review it before it is made public. The full text of the agreement must then be made public for at least 60 days. After that, President Obama can sign it.


Next, the U.S. International Trade Commission will conduct a full economic review of the deal. The agency has up to 105 days to complete that work. But by then, negotiations are no longer allowed and changes to the language can’t be made any more. What lawmakers can do is to fully approve the deal or reject it in its entirety.

US House of Congress

The burning question: is TPPA a good deal with win-win solutions for the 12 Pacific Rim nations who agreed to it? If Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is truly a great business deal negotiator as highlighted in his book – “The Art Of The Deal” – then it’s a screw up deal based on his latest reaction.


“The incompetence and dishonesty of the President, his administration and perhaps most disturbing – the Congress of the United States are about to place American jobs and the very livelihoods of Americans at risk … The only entities to benefit from this trade deal will be other countries, particularly China and Japan, and big corporations in America” – said Trump.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement TPPA - Donald Trump - Its A Bad Deal

How does Trump know it was a a bad deal from the beginning? Trump said that the lack of transparency throughout the secret negotiations should prove that the deal is horrendous. Hate to admit it but what the clown said is true – if this was such a good deal, why was there no transparency?


So, if the Americans are not benefitting from this deal, does this mean the other 11 nations would benefit at the expense of United States? Not really. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is facing a tough and rough re-election this month with opposition party declaring it would not be bound by the terms of the deal.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement TPPA - Kiwi New Zealand Protesters

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement TPPA - Canadian Protesters

Leaders of Australia and New Zealand are having tough time with a deal they couldn’t explain satisfactory. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak probably is as clueless as the public as to what his country could benefit from the agreement. As one of the countries with little transparency but lots of protection, cronyism, nepotism and corruption, has Najib brought another disaster to the country?


Amongst other, TPPA addresses tariff reductions for agriculture and automobiles, as well as intellectual-property rights for movies and pharmaceutical drugs, the free flow of information on the Internet, wildlife conservation, online commerce and dispute settlement practices for multinational corporations.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement TPPA - Obama and Najib

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement TPPA - Malaysian Protesters

So, does this mean Malaysia can sell locally-made Proton cars to the United States without the need to meet strict US automotive regulations? If not, then the reverse is true so has Najib administration agreed to slash excise and import duties and makes American cars cheaper locally?


Considering US is the largest exporter of pharmaceutical drugs, essentially all the 11 nations would lose out if its pharmaceutical companies are allowed a longer market exclusivity that they already enjoy on genetically engineered drugs. U.S. law allows 12 years of patent-style protections so with TPPA deal, will the same privilege applies, which will make drugs more expensive?

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement TPPA - Drugs More Expensive

Does TPPA participating leaders, such as Malaysian Najib Razak knows that if his long perceived arrogant government chooses to change laws or other regulations, whenever they like, which could or would affect US big corporations, the US can sue Malaysia for lost profits? Until participating nations can tell their citizens how the working class can benefit from the deal, it’s a BAD deal.


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It’s a good deal for mnc’s.

with the TPPA deal, Najib has just surrendered Malaysia’s sovereignty to Zionist US headed by the Rothschild Kabal. Najib has also signed our economic death warrant. fasten yr seat belt. economic tailspin just around the corner.

“TPPA – It’s A BAD Deal Unless It Benefits Working Class People”

Yes indeed.

Also to share this…

M’sia Will Lose RM75b in trade after TPPA…

Don’t let TPP jeopardise Malaysia’s future

* Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics, is University Professor at Columbia University and chief economist at the Roosevelt Institute. Adam Hersh is senior economist at the Roosevelt Institute and visiting scholar at Columbia University’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue. –


TPPA As explained by Joseph E. Stiglitz – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX3-ogcwFQ0

Jun 25, 2015 Bernie Sanders – TPP: A Raw Deal for America & the world – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNm1WL89JSc

TPP – Wikileaks has released another bombshell – http://www.youtube.com/watch?t=25&v=bPIsjH25GHo

Imagine the Bolehland’s negotiating Minister & team being aggressively patronised (maybe with lucrative incentives $$$…???)…

Oct 3 2015 The American Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia – Banking on TPP for Malaysia’s progress By AMCHAM President

“…AMCHAM, as the voice of American businesses in Malaysia, supports the successful conclusion of TPP as a further enhancement to U.S-Malaysia relations.

Our members believe that passage of this momentous agreement will create a variety of positive influences for business and market growth, and help bring our two nations closer together in a truly “win-win” partnership.

The American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) is an international non-profit, private-sector business association representing over 350 US-affiliated companies that maintains a close relationship with many government bodies and international associations in Malaysia in an effort to deepen relations between the two countries…”


This is the REAL REASON…!

Obama praises TPPA negotiation conclusion

“…According to trade experts, the TPP will become a free trade region of 800 million people, accounting for 30 per cent of global trade and about 40 per cent of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP).

Obama, who will relinquish office next year on completion of his second term, has espoused the TPPA cause aggressively, particularly, in his second term.

According to a statement released by the White House, the President said that “I’ve spent every day of my presidency fighting to grow our economy and strengthen our middle class.

“That means making sure our workers have a fair shot to get ahead here at home, and a fair chance to compete around the world”.

He emphasised that trade, should be governed by a “unifying principle” of creating a level-playing field for American workers and businesses “so (that) we can export more products stamped “Made in America” all over the world that support “higher-paying American jobs” here at home”.

According to US sources, this partnership will level the playing field for farmers, ranchers and manufacturers by “eliminating more than 18,000 taxes that various countries put on US products.”

It includes the strongest commitments on labour and the environment of any trade agreement in history, and “those commitments are enforceable”, unlike in past agreements.

Allaying the doubts of his skeptics, the president said that once negotiators finalised the text of this partnership, “Congress and the American people would have months to read every word before I sign it”…”


Dato’ Din Merican – “Who is selling off our beloved country?????

Nobody is selling.

Our economic sovereignty has been sold like a piece of real estate to American big business interests.

MITI Minister and his team are responsible for this.”

Also the TPPA has no expiration date, making it virtually impossible to repeal.

Once TPPA is agreed to, it has no sunset date and could only be altered by a consensus of all of the countries that agreed to it…!

Multinational Corporations and the Wealthiest Financial Institutions in the world…

Global Elite “Corporatocracy” Big Brother’s TPPA = Heads, I WIN, Tails, YOU LOSE…”

Sign it or else…!

With Bolehland’s Pariah status Globally…

Obama has got our UM.Oputra leader & Bolehland cornered to sign the TPPA deal…!

You be the judge.

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