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Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership! No lame duck trade deal!

Bad trade deal will outsource production and jobs to countries that do not even like us.

This year, the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is likely to be considered during a lame duck session of Congress, after the general election when lawmakers will no longer be held accountable by voters.

The text of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) clocks in at just over 2,000 pages.  It includes thirty chapters, many loaded with the same corporate handouts and regulatory overreaches that littered NAFTA’s 2,000-plus pages.

America’s economy cannot afford another “rigged trade” deal.  Since 2000, when permanent normal trade relations with China was granted, our nation’s annual gross domestic product hasn’t eclipsed four percent.  Since 2005, it hasn’t grown by more than three percent. The U.S. market share of manufacturing exports worldwide as a percent of worldwide exported manufactures peaked in 1999 at 13.48 percent, and has been declining ever since, according to data compiled by the World Bank. By 2014, it was down to 7.45 percent.

As a result, labor participation for 16-64 year olds has collapsed, from more than a 77 percent rate in the late 1990s to just 72.6 percent in 2015, representing more than 10 million people who have either left the labor force or never entered on a net basis.

It would be a slap in the face of voters if the Republican-controlled Congress were to ship millions of more jobs overseas by adopting TPP in a lame duck session of Congress after the election.

Act now by telling Congress an emphatic "No!" to any lame duck TPP!

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Public Comments (1,060)
Sep 25th, 2016
Someone from Converse, TX signed.
Sep 23rd, 2016
Someone from Dallas, TX signed.
Sep 23rd, 2016
Marcia B. from Mesquite, TX writes:
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Nothing should be passed during lame duck
Sep 23rd, 2016
Dixie B. from Granbury, TX writes:
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Stop the TPP and do not let the internet go to the UN. Stop it now!
Sep 13th, 2016
Robert K. from Orlando, FL writes:
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STOP THE TPP & NO LAME DUCK SESSION OF CONGRESS!!!
Aug 5th, 2016
Maureen R. from Palo Alto, CA writes:
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It would be an insult to democracy to slip the TPP through during the lame duck session. The TPP contains unconstitutional rules that violate our governments rights.
Aug 3rd, 2016
Rae R. from Rockport, TX writes:
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Do your job, what's best for America! You are sworn God and country,be right.
Aug 3rd, 2016
Rae R. from Rockport, TX signed.
Aug 3rd, 2016
Rae R. from Rockport, TX signed.
Jul 27th, 2016
Victor D. from Pompano Beach, FL writes:
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NO LAME DUCK!!!

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