by William Skink
It doesn’t matter that we know what NAFTA did to American workers. It doesn’t matter that opposition against the TPP is strong and spread across the political spectrum. It doesn’t matter that people will literally die because the Obama administration prioritizes Big Pharma’s profits over increasing access to life-saving drugs.
None of that matters because people don’t matter when it comes to profit, and the Obama administration has made that abundantly clear. That is why a tremendous amount of political capital is about to be spent to push this through Congress.
I’m not sure if enough Democrats can be inspired to oppose this disastrous trade agreement to stop it. You would think the Big Evil of Big Pharma letting people die so they can protect billions of dollars of profit would be enough, but I’m not so sure. Maybe if Big Pharma was using guns to kill people there would be more interest.
And then there’s Hillary Clinton, who is totally going to have an opinion on TPP soon.
I’m not a paid political analyst, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say Hillary Clinton will say whatever she thinks is most expedient to winning the nomination. Just a hunch.
The Congressional battle to stop the TPP from further destroying our national sovereignty for the benefit of corporate profits is about to begin in earnest. What will Democrats do? What will Jon Tester do? Stay tuned…