Thursday, June 18, 2015

Today: Did the Globaloney Crowd Buy Enough Votes?

Today Boehner will try again to facilitate the Globaloney Crowd's Wet Dream:  to demolish US sovereignty in favor of some worldwide "commission" of pasty-faced bureaucrats someplace.

 ...“It is essential that there be no misunderstanding: fast-track preapproves the formation of not only the unprecedentedly large Trans-Pacific Partnership, but an unlimited number of such agreements over the next six years,” Sessions said. “Those pacts include three of the most ambitious ever contemplated. After TPP comes the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union, followed by the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), seeking as one its goals labor mobility among more than 50 nations. Together, these three international compacts encompass three-fourths of the world’s GDP. Including the nations whose membership is being courted for after enactment, the countries involved would encompass nearly 90 percent of global GDP. Yet, through fast-track, Congress will have authorized the President to ink these deals before a page of them has been made public. Then, the Executive sends Congress ‘implementing’ legislation to change U.S. law—legislation which cannot be amended, cannot be filibustered, and will not be subjected to the Constitutional requirement for a two-thirds treaty vote.”...

Boehner and Paul Ryan have been furtively "conferencing" with congresscritters to obtain their votes.  In plain English, that means that they have been handing out envelopes stuffed with cash, OR promising lotsa Federal favors--which taxpayers will pay for at the point of the IRS' guns.  Or both.  Otherwise, those "conferences" would have been held in public, with reporters present.

Apparently Glen Grothman thinks he was elected to represent the Globaloney Crowd.  It remains to be seen whether Jim Sensenbrenner will stay on the side of the Constitution and US workers, both blue- and white-collar. 

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