Tell South Carolina Politicians No to TPP – We Want to Keep Our Jobs

The Dangers of the TPP

There is nothing good in the TPP for the American worker. I wish there was. And dangers or negatives listed below are the most obvious ones so this is hardly a comprehensive list; do your own research. Start by reading this blog post as a short background on Freetrade and then go read, read, read. Or YouTube. Educate yourself. But the bottom line is this: the TPP will force the few US companies still manufacturing in America to consider moving operations overseas, while it strips Congress of its ability to defend US Sovereignty. The middle class will be crushed. Like that Boeing Plant in Charleston? How long before it shuts down and moves overseas? Same for Bridgestone in Aiken, BMW in Spartanburg, etc.

Here are some facts about the #TPP and an illustration of how SC Republicans sold us out:

  1. Thanks to our SC representatives, as of June 2015, the TPP became almost impossible to stop. Our reps sided with Obama and voted to give him “fast track” authority. This allows Obama to submit trade deals to Congress for an up-or-down vote without amendments. Negotiators (i.e., corporate lobbyists and globalists) have said that process (fast track) is crucial to completing the 12-nation trade deal with countries around the Pacific Ocean. What does this really mean? It is now impossible for Congress to amend the TPP, and virtually impossible for them to stop it.
  1. US job losses are predicted to increase. Accochart5rding to Sen. Jeff Sessions, ” thousands of loyal Americans have been laid off and forced to train the foreign workers brought in to fill their jobs—at Disney, at Southern California Edison, across the country. Does Washington rush to their defense? No, the politicians and the lobbyists rush to move legislation that would double or triple the very program responsible for replacing them.”
  1. Negotiation of the treaty is secret. We don’t even know everything that’s in it! Members of Congress must view the text in a basement room of the Capitol and cannot take notes. I have no idea if any SC representatives took the time to glance at the treaty.
  1. Corporations have had greater access to the treaty and were allowed to examine it even before Congress or the public! A list of 605 is here.

SC Representatives Sold Us Out; What Can You do?

Lindsey Graham, Tim Scott, Tom Rice, Mark Sanford, Trey Gowdy and Joe Wilson – they all voted to fast track TPP and make it easier for Obama to pass. Despite all the mill closings that we’ve experienced since 2000 (see picture, right), these men decided to millignore the will of the people and go with the K-street lobbyists, allowing Obama to have almost total control of the TPP. Only up or down votes are allowed from now on – no amendments! This is a bill written by global corporations, for global corporations, and our representatives effectively just shrugged and said “screw the people.”

We can screw back.

All these men – with the exception of Graham – have primaries in June 2016 for their re-election. Call them now!!! Write them a letter. Set up a meeting to yell at them. Email them. All their contact info is below, but I’ll give you some advice: a phonecall is better than a letter, and a letter is better than an email. These men are sacrificing our families, our lives, our jobs so that they can appease corporations and maybe hang on to their job a little longer; let’s take it from them. If they won’t work for the people, then vote them out. At the very bottom are the contact information for people running against these corrupt incumbents. Take a look and get involved.

Now get to work.

Contact Information for SC Reps Who Approved TPP Fast Track:

Congressman Joe Wilson, 2nd District SC
2229 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
phone: (202) 225-2452
fax: (202) 225-2455

Congressman Tom Rice, 7th District SC
223 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-9895
Fax: (202) 225-9690

Congressman Trey Gowdy, 4th District SC
1404 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6030
Fax: (202) 226-1177

Congressman Mark Sanford, 1st District SC
2201 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-4001
Phone: (202) 225-3176

Senator Lindsey Graham
290 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Main: (202) 224-5972
Fax: (202) 224-3808

Senator Tim Scott
520 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6121, Toll Free: (855) 425-6324
Fax: (202) 228-5143

My Favorite Anti-Incumbent Candidates (Not necessarily anti-freetrade – still researching that!)

Jenny Horne (running against Mark Sanford)

Chris Fedalei (Democrat running against Trey Gowdy; I know, he’s a democrat. But if your primary goal is for jobs to stay in the US, this is your best chance for now)

More to come…

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