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Trans-Pacific Partnership Threatens Jobs and Wages

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Jan 22, 2015


"How this Effect Us"

Trans-Pacific Partnership means the U.S. will be sending jobs normally available in our country to over seas corporations. There have been 2.7 million jobs lost since the U.S. and other nations allowed China to join the World Trade Organizations in 2001. Also, despite promises that 70,000 new jobs would be created, 60,000 jobs were lost under the Korea Free Trade Agreement since 2012. The fact is, TPP would make these statistics worse by giving outside countries rights and benefits to profit off of the citizen of our nation.For more information surrounding this topic click here.

How does President Barack Obama intend to use the State of the Union to push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) and the “fast-track” promotion authority? People should know that “trade” is a good and necessary thing although when used to benefit Wall Street and “big business” corporations, our country’s trade deficit is a significant factor to be considered. Many agree that our country benefit exponentially from trade, however a majority of “anti-trade deficit” policies are also need to protect the middle class working people in order to ensure economic growth for the “haves and have-nots”. 

"State of the Union"

President Obama reassuringly won over the hearts of the American people during his State of the Union Address speech. Expressing concerned efforts to assist the working families throughout the nation, Obama explained the accomplishment reached by congress and challenged political aggregates to raise wages through collective bargaining, better paying jobs, fair tax codes and overtime rules as well as expand access to education and earned leave. Fighting income inequality is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Now is the time for politicians to champion a Raising Wages agenda that ties all the pieces of economic and social justice together. We are ready to see what he and Congress will do about it. That is the ultimate standard of accountability.

"Problem to Come"

The proposed legislation will also have a diverse range of effects on a wide spectrum of nation policies. Other countries will now have the platform to argue internet restrictions, copywrite enfringment and taxpayer information. There is a place for the U.S. to benefit from the internet as a net exporter of digital information, however once countres catch up there won't be much of a monopoly left. 

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Written by: Josh Daves

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