While the nation is distracted by the ongoing South Carolina shooting tragedy and the resulting Confederate flag debate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, granted President Obama a huge victory toward the president’s goal of fast-track trade authority. The entirety of the sweeping Obamatrade legislation is likely to be passed later this week as it now only needs a 51-vote majority to pass.
As bad as the above sounds, DC Whispers now suggest the process has been hiding something potentially much-much worse to the future of the American economy – a globally binding climate change agreement that will be promoted in the coming months that will now only face the same 51-vote majority needed for passage.
“They kept this under wraps and now we are realizing the extent of the deception. Obamatrade is much more than just the more superficial exterior of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It’s real goal, at least a very significant part of it, is the climate change agenda. If you start to follow the money you see the real players behind the TPP – and a lot of it comes from the Middle East. We’ve had the Saudis lobbying for TPP, Qatar, the UAE, they all have their hands in this along with significant interest from Mexico so clearly this is more than just an agreement between the United States and nations from the Asian-Pacific region.
The Republican leadership keep saying the new law will lessen the president’s treaty negotiations power because it requires more Congressional input at the outset. That’s not true. Congress can advise, but it can’t force the president to do anything. What it will potentially change far more easily than ever before, and with only a simple majority now needed, is the president’s ability to re-write U.S. law. If a future treaty is a violation of existing American law, the Obamatrade legislation allows that law to be changed with only a simple majority vote.
Look up a map of the non-binding nations of the Kyoto Treaty. A couple things should jump out. First, the U.S. representatives agreed to the treaty but it was never ratified. The administration is preparing to push for full approval. Second, you should see the countries that are exempt from the treaty that includes the Middle East and all of the cooperating nations involved in the Obama administration’s proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty.
That is no coincidence. They were playing some serious long ball on this one and will have it wrapped up by the end of the week and it was the Republican leadership who allowed it to happen because they were only seeing the short term gains of keeping their Chamber of Commerce reps happy.
When it comes to Obamatrade, the TPP is only the first layer. Soon the climate change push will follow. If it doesn’t get quite done on Obama’s watch, Hillary’s people will promise to finish it up themselves.
As if 2016 wasn’t already important enough.”
UPDATE: Here is the Kyoto Treaty map as referenced above. The blue colored nations are those that are not bound by the agreement. Interestingly, China later ratified the treaty in 2012 but has yet to actually implement the treaty obligations, leading most to believe it was a gesture intended to put yet more pressure on the United States to ratify the Kyoto Treaty and then be forced, unlike China, to actually follow the protocols which will in turn cripple its economy more than it already is.