Washington and its fast-track hustle

This is truly the sickest proposal ever to come out of a craven corporate attorney’s mind. And shame on any member of Congress too corrupt not to immediately stand up in vociferous protest.

Shame on any member of Congress who does not demand fully transparent consideration and their full constitutional voting authority over the Trans-Pacific Partership itself in the full and unhurried light of day. Any proposal to cut Congress out of the loop by a deceptive fast-track hustle must be categorically rejected in any form.

What makes this all the more outrageous is their three man unilateral press release touts how their fast-track bill will promote “access to information.” Do they mean that as some kind of cruel joke!? No “trade” proposal before has ever been negotiated in such extreme secrecy, with members of Congress forbidden to disclose what they know about the TPP now, and journalists systematically excluded from access since talks on this began.

Shame on any member of Congress who does not demand fully transparent consideration and their full constitutional voting authority over the TPP itself in the full and unhurried light of day. Any proposal to cut Congress out of the loop by a deceptive fast-track hustle must be categorically rejected in any form.

Jerry Payne

Ripley