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We know what Obama is -- the Rich are just negotiating his price

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Aug 24, 2015 at 04:33

The most far-reaching act of the Obama Administration will likely not be Obamacare, which can easily be repealed by the next congress, nor the Iran Nuke Treaty, which changes very little in the world (Israel will probably have to take out the Iranians; but this has been the fact for some 15 years already. It's just a question of "When?").

The one act Obama is on track to do before leaving office, is to sign the TTIP free trade agreement with the European Union. That agreement will place under one legal umbrella, the US and all 28 EU members -- to be joined, no doubt in quick succession, by Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Norway, etc. and probably Australia, Japan and other Asian countries. Regardless of the terms of this agreement, it will constitute a legal precedent of the US being ruled, concerning vital issues such as labor laws, environmental laws, etc., not by elected representatives but by treaties negotiated by the Bill Gateses and Warren Buffets of the world. Our European and other partners, of course, will be subject to the same oligarchy. Once this treaty is ratified, it will become the framework for ever-increasing laws and obligations binding on the members.

As I said, it is Obama who will sign the treaty, under the "fast track" authority Congress has already granted him; and in this he has been supported and will continue to be supported not by Leftist Democrats but primarily by Conservative Republicans.

Again, as I said, this will probably be the act with the most far-reaching consequences brought about by the current US President, not just some minor matter that made it past his desk so he could have his way in other matters on his (Leftist? Muslim?) agenda. This man, it seems, who was raised as a Muslim and reared politically by Leftists, is now showing his true stripes as a...

Neoliberal!

It seems that millions of people are being taken for a ride by this man -- and by his ultra-wealthy financial backers. LIke the man soliciting a harlot, we know what Obama is; the Big Money people are just negotiating the price.

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