I have evidence that the powers in Washington, DC are under some
kind of “mind control” device. No, I’m not off my meds, stay with
me here. Let me present my evidence, and you can decide if I’m out
of my mind.
When was the last time that the Republicans in Congress agreed with President
Obama on anything? Yes, I know, they managed to pass a budget, and ban
micro beads, which the soap manufacturers didn’t oppose much, but aside
from that, could you ever imagine the Republicans in Congress actually
giving up a Constitutionally specified power to President Obama, in
the Executive branch? They threaten lawsuits and impeachment over
perfectly valid Executive Orders, right? So giving Obama a power
reserved for Congress should be impossible.
And yet, that is exactly what has happened, after the mind-control device
was turned on Congress. Miraculously, Congress voted to approve a
thing called Fast Track Authority. What is that? The context is the
“trade” deal known as the Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP. The
Constitution says that Congress shall be in charge of trade regulation.
So the TPP should be debated by and voted upon by Congress before the
United States can “sign” the agreement.
President Obama, however, asked Congress for “Fast Track Authority”, which
means that he wants Congress to do a simple up or down vote on the TPP,
and then the President will sign it, and that will be that. Congress
doesn’t get any say in what is in the “trade” deal, and the assumption
is, since they approved Fast Track, that they will also vote to approve
Why would they give up power to President Obama? Why would they ever
agree to a trade deal that Hillary said was “the gold standard of trade
agreements” (before she changed her mind and opposed it.) My answer is
I know how it works, too. The name of the mind control device is “money”.
We were sold out long ago by most of Washington, and we are now owned
by big corporations. The TPP has lots of nice protections for corporate
interests, at our expense.
Do you like the meat you buy in the supermarket to be labeled with what
country produced it? Sorry, illegal. Congress explicitly passed a law
preventing such labeling just recently. This is them getting ahead of
the TPP requirement that they prevent such labeling. We wouldn’t want to
upset beef producers in China, would we?
The TPP says that if your government passes a law, that, for example,
outlaws cigarette advertising on TV, the tobacco companies and use what’s
called “Investor State Dispute System” (ISDS) to sue your government
for lost profits! Uruguay is being sued right now because it wants
to force tobacco products to have plain packaging. Germany is being sued
because it wants to shut down all it’s nuclear plants.
January 6, 2016