Jul 7, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews
In this edition of the show Max interviews Dr. Paul Craig Roberts from paulcraigroberts.org. Dr. Paul C. Roberts is an economist, author and now a blogger at paulcraigroberts.com. He was an Assistant Treasury Secretary in Reagan Administration. The US economy, TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) secret trade deal, American and foreign powerful corporations, Dr. Robert’s book entitled ‘Silent Spring for US’ and more issues are all discussed in this episode of On the Edge.
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Our U.S. trade team is negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement (TPP FTA). This would be the biggest trade agreement in U.S. history. If not done right, it could lead to more U.S. jobs being outsourced, the erosion of workers’ rights and Buy America provisions, and undermining of U.S. environmental and consumer safety protections.
We cannot afford to repeat the mistakes of past trade policy.
Therefore, we, the undersigned, call on you to ensure the TPP FTA:
1. Creates jobs in the United States and does not promote offshoring;
2. Improves working conditions and strengthens workers’ rights at home and abroad;
3. Allows governments to prioritize spending taxpayer funds locally; and
4. Protects the rights of sovereign governments to make policies in the public interest, including policies with respect to clean air and water, affordable medicines and food safety.
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