As I write this on June 23rd, the U.S. Senate committed an act of overt treason against the nation by approving by a vote of 60-37 the so-called Trade Promotion Authority(TPA). The TPA gives President Obama the “fast track” means to approve the Trans Pacific Partnership(TPP) trade agreement that will result in 11 more nations – most of them poor Third World countries – being given the opportunity to flood our country with products, which could have been made here.
After the U.S. Senate voted it’s approval, then came the admission by the senators who supported this treaty that it’s enforcement will result in more American workers losing their jobs all across this nation.
How many jobs will be lost? They don’t know but they did know before voting for this Treasonous Trade Treaty that thousands of Americans will be losing their jobs and will soon be using food stamps to survive.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill), who is running for another six-year term in 2016, voted in support of this treaty. He and the other 59 senators are simply delusional if they think closing down more American companies is the way to economic prosperity for this country.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said that his understanding of the treaty he voted for was that, in addition to the TPA, there was also to be the Trade Adjustment Authority (TAA), which is supposed to assist the newly unemployed American workers in obtaining training for new jobs or careers.
Like what? Provide Federal loans to attend Mcdonald’s Hamburger University? Or, former auto workers can drive their cars for Uber? Or, steel workers can learn to be butler’s, bellhops, or golf caddies for the one percent, “the Wall Street elite” who will benefit the most from this act of treachery.
Supposedly, this treaty will result in more U.S. products being exported to be purchased by the people of these 11 countries.
Oh really? The majority of these countries pay their workers less than $2 an hour. One of these countries, the workers’ paradise of Vietnam, pays 50 cents an hour and years after the NAFTA treaty with Mexico, the hourly wage there has climbed to an incredible 80 cents an hour!
Now, how are these pitifully poor people in these countries going to be able to afford to buy a bicycle made in America, let alone a car? Oh, excuse me, but we don’t make bicycle’s here anymore. So, what do we make here that they can afford to buy?
Nothing! All this treaty will do is allow more U.S. companies to export more American jobs to these slave-labor nations. There, they have no unions, so the products once made here – TV’s, VCR’s, cameras, tools, toys, clothing, shoes, furniture, cars, trucks, and bicycles – will be made there and imported back here to be sold at 10 times or more what it costs to make these products.
For example, last year I bought a cap for $12 at a store in Chicago with an eagle embroidered on the crown. It was made in Vietnam. As a Vietnam veteran, I’m not too keen on anything made in that unreformed Communist-run hell hole. So, I threw it away when I saw where it was made.
If the fat cats running this country wanted to build a factory there to make caps and tennis shoes, why didn’t they just do so and skip the war?
All this Treasonous Trade Treaty does is exactly what our pointless, wasteful wars in the Middle East are doing: making billionaires out of Wall Street millionaires at the expense of the American people, in lives lost in wars abroad and jobs lost at home.
Arthur J. Jones
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Statues of Jefferson Davis and Woodrow Wilson were removed from the campus of the University of Texas at Austin Saturday after a local Confederate heritage group failed to block the move at the State Supreme Court. Statue removal follows nation-wide campaign to take down historical items deemed to be “racist”.
According to the FBI, in 2007, 14,000 WHITE FEMALES of all ages, were raped and/or raped and then killed by BLACK MEN, but NOT ONE BLACK WOMAN was raped by any WHITE MEN in that same year.
Victor Ostrovsky, who was a former Israeli Mossad agent describes in his book, The Other Side Of Deception (Harper Collins Publishers 1995), the situation of U.S. military commitment in the Middle East on behalf of a foreign nation.
“What the Mossad really feared was that Iraq’s gigantic army, which had survived the Iran-Iraq war and was being supplied by the west and financed by Saudi Arabia, would fall into the hands of a leader who might be more palatable to the West and still be a threat to Isreal.” (p.315)
“By January 1989, the Mossad LAP machine was busy portraying Saddam as a tyrant and a danger to the world. The Mossad activated every asset it had, in every place possible, from volunteer agents in Amnesty International to fully bought members of the U.S. Congress. Saddam had been killing his own people, the cry went; what could his enemies expect? The gruesome photos of dead Kurdish mothers clutching their dead babies after a gas attack by Saddam’s army were real, and the acts were horrendous. But, the Kurds were entangled in an all-out guerrilla war with the regime in Baghdad and had been supported for years by the Mossad, who sent arms and advisers to the mountain camps of the Barazany family; this attack by the Iraqis could hardly be called an attack on their own people.” (p. 315-316)
“The media was supplied with inside information and tips from reliable sources on how the crazed leader of Iraq killed people with his bare hands and used missiles to attack Iranian cities. What they neglected to tell the media was that most of the targeting for the missiles was done by Mossad with the help of American satellites. The Mossad was grooming Saddam for a fall, but not his own. They wanted the Americans to do the work of destroying that gigantic army in the Iraqi desert so that Isreal would not have to face it one day on its own border. That in itself was a noble cause for an Isreali, but to endanger the world with the possibility of global war and the deaths of thousands of Americans was sheer madness.” (p. 316)
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According to the terms of the U.S.-Mexico Social Security Totalization Agreement, signed by the Social Security Administration and Mexico on June 2, 2004, millions of illegal aliens now in the U.S. will be able to receive Social Security benefits after working here illegally for only 6 quarters, or in other words, just 18 months!
By contrast, U.S. citizens have to work 40 quarters, or 120 months, which is 10 years before they can receive any Social Security benefits!
The U.S. General Accounting Office(GAO) did a study of this pending treaty, awaiting the signature of president Obama, and found it will cost $78 million in payouts the first year, but by 2050: $650 billion in payouts of benefits to millions of illegal aliens.
And we have similar “Totalization Agreements” with 20 other countries! These agreements qualify foreign workers in this country here legally and illegally, to count work performance in their native countries as part of the required working time required to qualify for Social Security benefits here!
How do we know the foreign workers did the work they claim, especially if they are here illegally? There is no way of verifying those claims of work. So, whether they deserve the benefits or not, we working Americans, end up giving it to them, while we have to fight hordes of federal bureaucrats to get our own benefits when it comes time to retire! And even then, many of us end up getting less than what we were entitled to!
No wonder Social Security is going broke.
Arthur J. Jones
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Could our “Free Trade” with China lead to the end of freedom in America? As we grow economically weaker, through our trade policies with China, the military forces of Communist China grow stronger with the threat of war with America growing ever greater.
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Red High Heels?
What a criminal waste of money and man power! How can America ever earn the respect of it’s allies and create fear in the mind of our enemies when we show the world that we are being led by fools and idiots who would humiliate our troops in such a manner as this.
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